In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs participate in weekly training and feedback sessions that are led by Founder Institute Mentors.
Our Mentors provide the passion, experience, and support that helps our Founders launch meaningful and enduring companies.
Rather than bringing in consultants and academics who teach theory, we bring in experienced Founders and CEOs to give our companies the most relevant and valuable advice. In a confidential setting, they share horror stories, best practices, and realistic feedback to help our Founders avoid "rookie mistakes" and be successful.
In the upcoming Montreal Spring 2015 Semester, we have secured a truly exceptional roster of Founder Institute Mentors, including many from out of town.
See the full list below;
- Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
- Alex Nemeroff: Co-Founder, Head of Design & UX, Dynamo
- Angelique Mannella: Founder & CEO, Decode Global
- Benjamin Du Haÿs: Founder & CEO, Mobeewave
- Beth Thouin: Beth Thouin - Digital Marketing Expert, Consultant (Montreal FI), Consultant
- Bruno Morency: Head of Operations, Poka
- Caithrin Rintoul: Caithrin Rintoul - Co-Founder & CEO, Provender (Montreal FI), Provender
- Chris Arsenault: Managing Partner, Poka
- Claude Théoret: Founder & CEO, Nexalogy Environics
- Daleyne Guay: CEO, NewDeal Brewery Inc
- Dax Da Silva: Founder/CEO, LightSpeed
- Ethan Song: Co-Founder & CEO, Frank & Oak
- Ferhan Patel: CCO / Director Risk & Compliance, PAYZA
- Firoz Patel: Founder & Executive Vice President, PAYZA
- François Poirier: Founder & CEO, MakerBloks
- Gian Carlo Di Tommaso: VP Finance & Operations, Luxury Retreats
- Giselle Bisson: CEO, Visibility Shift
- Hicham Ratnani: Co-Founder & COO/CFO, Frank & Oak
- Ian Jeffrey: VP Produ Marketing Marketing, PasswordBox
- Isaac Souweine: Technology Product and Marketing Expert, Consultant
- Jay Ferst: Managing Partner, Ferst Capital Partners
- Jon Soberg: Partner, Expansive Ventures
- Julien Denaes: Founder & CEO, Logrr
- Justin Wilcox: Founder, Customer Development Labs
- Louis François Hogue: General Manager and Partner
- Louis Philippe Maurice: Louis Philippe Maurice - Founder/CEO, Busbud (Montreal FI), Busbud
- Luc Filiatreault: Luc Filiatreault - VP Venture Development, OpenText (Barcelona FI), OpenText
- Magaly Charbonneau: COO & Shareholder, PasswordBox
- Marcus Daniels: Co-Founder & CEO, Highline VC
- Mauro Repacci: Co-Founder & CEO, NAVUT
- Mazen Elbawab: Founder & CEO, Heddoko
- Mike Grandinetti: Managing Director, Southboro Capital
- Pierre Luc Laparé: Co-Founder, Golf Avenue
- Raff Paquin: Co-Founder, Alveo
- Rajesh Setty: Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot
- Sergio A. Escobar: Director, Montreal Chapter, Founder Institute
- Sophie Boulanger: Co-Founder & VP Merchandising, BonLook
- Vicken Kanadjian: Co-Founder & Managing Director, Cesium Inc.
- And many more to be announced.