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+
  • Alexander Finn: VP of Software Development, Solu Machines
  • Alexandr Lyskovskiy: CEO, Alawar
  • Alexei Kozlov: CEO, Habilect
  • Alexey Stepanenkov: ТОП-менеджер, Embria
  • Alexey Koren: Founder, Excursia Inc
  • Alexey Komarov: Tracker, IIDF
  • Alexey Smirnov: Founder, Profiscope
  • Alfiya Muhametova: CEO , IdealMachine
  • Andrei Komarovski: Director, Founders Institute Saint-Petersburg
  • Andrei Maiboroda: CEO , GreenBusiness
  • 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
  • Ilya Antipov: Co-Founder, Biomedical Modeling LLC
  • 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,
  • Luiza Alexandrova: CEO, Saint-Petersburg Business Angels Organization
  • Lyubov Simonova: Principal, Almaz Capital
  • Mark Khavkin: Director: Strategic partnerships, Elance - oDesk
  • Mark Martemianov: Creative Director, PLUS8
  • Max Malyy: Analyst, IdealMachine
  • Maxim Rydlev: Sales Director,
  • Maxim Smirnov: CEO,
  • Michael Kechinov: Founder, REES46
  • Michael Averbah: Managing Partner, Ideal Machine
  • Mike Fedorov: Founder, Plan B media
  • Mikhail Penkovsky: Inside Sales Director, Veeam Software
  • Mikhail Belyaev: Regional Manager , 1C-Bitrix
  • Nikolay Strakh: Трекер, ФРИИ
  • Nikolay Vyatkin: Deputy CIO, Lenta
  • Oleg Shchegolev: CEO, SemRush
  • Olga Pavlova: Founder,
  • Pavel Belov: Co-Founder, Web Ready
  • Pavel Pravdin: Partner,
  • Roman Polyak: VP Business Development, Dengi Online
  • Sasha Andreev: Founder and CEO, SoftJoys
  • Sergey Gribov: Partner, Flint Capital
  • Sergey Galeev: CEO, AddReality
  • Sergey Suchkov: СEO, Radario
  • Tatyana Savelieva: General manager of the Russian branch, Wrike
  • Yaroslav Pankov: CEO, Cup.Li
  • Zoya Nikitina: CEO & Founder, E-Contenta
  • Алексей Сидоренко: CEO, Go+
  • Валентин Домбровский: Head of Market Relations, Excursiopedia
  • Григорий Петров: Технический Евангелист, Voximplant
  • Даниил Павлючков: CEO, MailBurn
  • Евгения Барченко: Consultant, Ingria
  • Любовь Симонова: Principal , Almaz Capital
  • Михаил Зельдин: Со-основатель, Crowdhunters
  • Михаил Раяк: Исполнительный директор, ФППИ
  • Наташа Гермогентова: UX-copywriter, Yandex.Money
  • Ник Филатов: Director,
  • Николай Тихвинский: CPO & co-founder, Go+
  • Павел Тимофеев: Founder, Student Loan Hero
  • Сергей Дулин: CEO, Teslawatch
  • Юлия Пославская: PR Director, Veeam Software

  • And many more to be announced. 

In only 6.5 years of operation, over 1,850 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.


Saint Petersburg Founder Institute Early Applications Due Sunday

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