Saint Petersburg Founder Institute Early Applications Due Sunday

Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-08-17

The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, is preparing to launch a very promising Saint Petersburg Fall 2015 Semester.

We have many great startup mentors confirmed, and impressive founders are beginning to enroll in the program as well. But, time is running out to apply. 

This Sunday (2015-08-23) is the Early Application Deadline. If you apply by Sunday, you get to take the Predictive Admissions Test for free ($50 value), and are also eligible to receive one of several Founder Institute Fellowships.

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Saint Petersburg, then apply today.

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.

The Founder Institute Leading's efforts in Saint Petersburg are local leaders Jane SmorodnikovaCEO at; Pavel PravdinPartner at; and Arcady KhotinManaging Director at Ardin Software OY.

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

  • Alex Lifanov: Founder,
  • Alexander Grankin: Founder, Go+
  • Alexandr Lyskovskiy: CEO, Alawar
  • Alexei Kozlov: CEO, Habilect
  • Alexey Stepanenkov: ТОП-менеджер, Embria
  • Alfiya Muhametova: CEO , IdealMachine
  • Andrei Komarovski: Director, Founders Institute Saint-Petersburg
  • Andrey Kupriahin: CEO, United Fun Traders
  • Andrey Jeglov: CMO, CoffeeLab
  • Andrey Gershfeld: Executive investment manager, ABRT Fund
  • Andrey Mima: Co-founder, Qbaka
  • Anna Kuchuganova: Сhief product officer, MailBurn
  • Anton Gladkov: Founder,
  • Arkadiy Hotin: Founder, Arcadia
  • Diana Sorina: Co-founder, Piligrimxxi
  • Dmitry Platonov: Vice President Intellectual Property, Yota Devices
  • Dmitry Dubograev: Managing Partner,
  • Eugene Barulin: CEO,
  • Igor Rozhdestvenskiy: CEO, Ingria
  • Ilya Chernetski: Product Executive,
  • Ilya Kurilin: CEO, Octopod, Inc
  • Inna Efimchik: Partner, White Summers Caffee & James LLP
  • Jan Erik Nyrövaara: Jan Erik Nyrövaara (Saint Petersburg FI)
  • Jane Smorodnikova: CEO,
  • Kate Kharchenko: CEO, Brusnika
  • Konstantin Gladyshev: Business development manager
  • Konstantin Kalinov: Founder,
  • Kristina Stoyanova: Head of User Experience, Yandex.Money
  • Lisa Shevchuk: CPO,
  • Lyubov Simonova: Principal, Almaz Capital
  • Mark Khavkin: Director: Strategic partnerships, Elance - oDesk
  • Mark Martemianov: Creative Director, PLUS8
  • Maxim Rydlev: Sales Director,
  • Michael Kechinov: Founder, REES46
  • Michael Averbah: Managing Partner, Ideal Machine
  • Mike Fedorov: Founder, Plan B media
  • Mikhail Penkovsky: Inside Sales Director, Veeam Software
  • Oleg Shchegolev: CEO, SemRush
  • Olga Pavlova: Founder,
  • Pavel Belov: Co-Founder, Web Ready
  • Pavel Pravdin: Partner,
  • Sasha Andreev: Founder and CEO, SoftJoys
  • Sergey Gribov: Partner, Flint Capital
  • Sergey Galeev: CEO, AddReality
  • Zoya Nikitina: CEO & Founder, E-Contenta
  • Алексей Сидоренко: CEO, Go+
  • Валентин Домбровский: Head of Market Relations, Excursiopedia
  • Григорий Петров: Технический Евангелист, Voximplant
  • Любовь Симонова: Principal , Almaz Capital
  • Михаил Зельдин: Со-основатель, Crowdhunters
  • Ник Филатов: Director,
  • Николай Тихвинский: CPO & co-founder, Go+
  • Павел Тимофеев: Founder, Student Loan Hero
  • Сергей Дулин: CEO, Teslawatch

  • And many more to be announced. 

In only 6.5 years of operation, over 1,650 graduate companies across 100 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.  

                                  We hope you will join us in Saint Petersburg and launch a company in 2015.


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