The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, is in the final stage of testing for the opening of its newest chapter in Manila for the Spring of 2014.
The testing phase ends 2014-04-13, so if you'd like to help bring this great program to Manila, please fill out this form today and then spread the word.
In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising 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.
Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 66 cities and 40 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,129 companies, which have created over 10,000 new jobs. The company's mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.
In order to complete the testing phase in Manila, the Founder Institute is hosting free startup events this week;
Leading the Founder Institute’s efforts in Manila are Dale David, Founder of Pickld, who also founded the non-profit organizations MightyMinds, FilipinoMatters and GoTOTO; David Elefant, a startup incorporation specialist who has successful mentored numerous startups; and Allan Tan, Founder of Ideyatech, creative software application company and has spent the last 10 years working in information technology.
Other successful entrepreneurs who have signed on to mentor founders in the program include:
- Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
- Allan Tan: CEO/President, Ideyatech, Inc.
- Alvin Juban: President, Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP)
- Arup Maity: President , BlastAsia & Xamun Inc.
- Calen Legaspi: CEO, Orange and Bronze Software Labs
- Carlos Hanzyl Ang: CEO and Founder, Suds Laundry
- Christian Blanquera: Me ?, Openovate Labs
- Christoph Sollich: The Pitch Doctor, Startup Consultant
- Dave Condon: Founder & CEO , Axon
- David Elefant: Founder, Dayanan Business Consultancy
- Earl Valencia: CEO and CoFounder, IdeaSpace Foundation
- Erick Garayblas: Founder, KuyiMobile.com
- Ferdinand Sarfati: President & CEO, Transcenture
- Graeme Perkins: Director, Pouch
- Israel Keys
- Jay Fajardo: CEO, Proudcloud Inc.
- Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
- Jessica Mah: CEO/Founder, inDinero
- Joey Gurango: CEO, Gurango Software
- Jojo Flores: Co-Founder & Vice President, Plug and Play
- Jorge Azurin: Director, Freelancer.com
- Joselyn Capistrano: CEO, SQME Professionals
- Joseph Benjamin Ilagan: Co-Founder and CEO, Seer Technologies, Inc.
- Kevin Leversee: CEO, Startup Dragons
- Krisanto Karlo Nicolas: Founding Partner, Nicolas & De Vega Law Offices
- Ma Rosario Gruet: VP-Business Development, CPI
- Nick Galan: CEO, SCI Ventures
- Oron Barber: Co-Founder and CEO, Leadya Services Inc.
- Pepe Tan: Managing Partner, Ivant Technologies and Business Solutions, Inc.
- Rio Ilao, Perxclub
- Ron Hose: CEO, Coins.ph
- Sedarius Tekara Perrotta: President, Neuron Global
- And many more to be announced.
(Manila photo by Shutterstock)