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Silicon Valley Founder Institute Final Deadline Extended!

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-03-25

The Founder Institute is excited to announce that the Final Application Deadline for the Silicon Valley semester has been extended till Sunday, March 30th. The deadline for this special semester, which will be co-lead by Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi and features some of the top-rated mentors in the world, was extended in honor of the exciting "Elevator Pitch to Adeo Ressi" event taking place this week in Santa Clara.

To join the exclusive Silicon Valley Spring 2015 Semester, you must complete an application by this Sunday (2015-03-18).

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can begin building a business around their ideas without putting their livelihood at risk.

In only 5 years of operation, over 1,563 graduate companies across 92 cities have used the Founder Institute to validate their idea, develop their plans, refine their product, build an advisory board, prepare for seed funding, and more. 

The Bay Area Chapter will begin 2015-03-23, and will be co-led by Adeo Ressi, an eight-time entrepreneur who has created $2 billion in shareholder value and his previous Silicon Valley semesters have spawned great companies like UdemyRetailigenceCake HealthGetableBreezyShopalizeSkimbleYumvyZirtualSpikes, and many more. During the semester, Adeo will host recurring one-on-one Office Hours with Founders, providing insight and feedback to help them build meaningful and enduring companies. 

In addition, participants in Bay Area will receive expert training and feedback from an impressive list of mentors, including; 

  • Aaron Patzer: Founder and CEO, Mint.com
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alejandro Rivas Micoud: CEO, Userlytics Corporation
  • Alexander Garcia Tobar: Principal, AGT Group, Inc
  • Andrew Goldner: Co-Founder & CEO
  • Andrew Lee: CEO, Esper
  • Andrew Filev: Founder&CEO, Wrike
  • Avery Lyford: Chief Customer Officer, InfoStretch
  • Ben Larson: Director, Founder Institute Silicon Valley
  • Benjamin Young: CEO, Nexercise
  • Bhavin Shah: CEO, Refresh, Inc.
  • Bjoern Lasse Herrmann: CEO, Compass (formerly Startup Genome)
  • Bob Rosin: VP Business Development, LinkedIn
  • Brian Beaver: VP, Executive Creative Director, Sony Corporation
  • Bubba Murarka: Partner, DFJ
  • Carter Laren: Founder/CEO, Inara Ventures
  • Chris Hogg: Founder & CEO, 100Plus
  • Dan Arkind: Founder & CEO, JobScore
  • David Weekly: Product Manager, internet.org @ facebook
  • David Wu: General Partner, Maveron Capital
  • Eddie Hartman: co-Founder, LegalZoom
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Gagan Biyani: CoFounder, Fresh
  • Giselle Bisson: CEO, Visibility Shift
  • Gleb Budman: Co-founder and CEO, Backblaze
  • Holly Liu: CoFounder, Chief of Staff, Kabam
  • Ian Mc Carthy: COO, BrightSky Labs
  • Iris Charabi Berggren: Leadership Coach, IRIS cb
  • Jared Goralnick: Founder & CEO, AwayFind
  • Jared Hansen: Founder & CEO, Breezy
  • Jason Calacanis: CEO, Mahalo.com
  • Jason Nazar: CEO, Docstoc
  • Jay Jamison: Founder & President
  • Jeff Bonforte: CEO, Xobni
  • Jeff Lee: Founder & CEO, Cost Cooperative
  • Jeremy Geiger: CEO, Retailigence
  • Jill Stelfox: VP & GM, Location Solutions, Zebra
  • Joanna Riley Weidenmiller: CEO, 1-Page
  • Joe Betts Lacroix: Co-Founder, OQO
  • Joe Bezdek: Co-Founder and Former Brand Director, DivX, Inc.
  • John Albietz: CTO, Co-Founder, Airstack.io
  • John Mc Intyre: Managing Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator
  • Jonathan Greechan: Partner, Founder Institute
  • Justin Wilcox: CTO, Nimbus Health
  • Justin Mares: Co-author, Traction book
  • Karl Shaikh: Founder , Interpreters-On-Call
  • Kate Rutter: Co-Founder, LUXr
  • Leila Banijamali: CEO & Founder, Startup Documents
  • Madeline Duva: Advisor, Eye-Fi
  • Marcos Polanco: CEO, Clearshore
  • Mark Manning: VP Worldwide Technical Services, Vorstack Corporation
  • Marlon Nichols: Partner, Intel Capital
  • Matt Belitsky: Start Up Consultant, The Data Guy
  • Michael Seibel: CEO, Socialcam
  • Misha Chellam: Cofounder & COO, Scanadu
  • Munjal Shah: CEO, Like.com
  • Nir Eyal: Founder and Former CEO, AdNectar
  • Nitin Pachisia: Founding Partner, Unshackled
  • Patrick Lee: Co-Founder, Hobo Labs
  • Peter Pham: CEO, BillShrink
  • Peter Shanley: Evangelist , Neo Innovation
  • Rajesh Setty: Serial Entrepreneur and Author. co-founder and President, WittyParrot
  • Ruben Rohde: Brand Experience, Acano
  • Russ Fradin: Chairman & CEO, Dynamic Signal
  • Russell Klusas: Founder, Tradecraft
  • Sami Inkinen: Co-Founder, Board Member, Trulia
  • Seth Sternberg: co-founder & ceo, Meebo
  • Taek Chung: CEO and Founder, AdHusky
  • Tim Ferriss
  • Tim Hyer: Founder & CEO, Getable
  • Victor Chapela: Founder & CEO, Suggestic
  • Walter Roth: CEO, inward.me
  • Wayne Willis: Managing Partner, Nodal Partners
  • Will Bunker: Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of One-and-Only (became Match.com)
  • Ziv Gillat: Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, Eye-Fi
 

                                        We hope you will join us in Bay Area and launch a company in 2014.

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