Denver Founder Institute Confirms Top Local Entrepreneurs as Mentors

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-30

The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, is in the final stage of testing demand for opening a new chapter in Denver for the Summer of 2014.  

The testing phase ends soon (2014-11-04), so if you'd like to help bring this great program to Denver, please fill out this form today and spread the word. It only takes five minutes, and there is no obligation.

Over the last few weeks, the feedback we have received in Denver has been positive, and we have received a large amount of support from local startup and economic development organizations. In addition, we have reached out to some of the area's top technology entrepreneurs to support the program. 

We are humbled by the list of top local and global entrepreneurs that have pledged their support to mentor new companies in a Denver Founder Institute program. 

This list of entrepeneurs includes: 

  • Adam Swiecki: Founder, Swiecki Enterprises
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Anke Corbin: VP Marketing, Splickit
  • Barbary Brunner: Principal, Promoveo Partners
  • Bob Ogdon: CEO, Swiftpage
  • Bradley Brown: CEO, InteliVideo
  • Brenton Mix: Founder/CEO, FitGame Inc, TMG Marketing Inc
  • Brian Brown: CTO and Co-Founder, Broadnet
  • Bryan Leach
  • Dan Daugherty: Founder & CEO, rentbits.com
  • Denise Hulce: VP, Sales and Business Development
  • Edward Roberto: CEO
  • Eric Laughlin: Founder & CEO, Robotly (VoipReview.org)
  • Erik Mitisek: Co-Founder, NextGreatPlace, Inc.
  • Frank Traylor: Principal, Zero Creek
  • Gary Gaessler: VP Sales & Marketing, Cloud Elements
  • Jason Haislmaier: Partner, Bryan Cave HRO
  • Jim Franklin: CEO, SendGrid
  • John Allen: CEO, Fluorofinder
  • Jon Nordmark: Co-Founder, CEO, UsingMiles.com (Wambo, eBags)
  • Jonas Tempel: Chairman, Factory Design Labs
  • Kevin Fallon: Managing Partner, Breosla LLC
  • Krista Paul: Founder, VP Marketing
  • Manny Ladis: Co-Founder, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Dizzion, Inc.
  • Mark Roebke: Director, Product Innovation, The Active Network
  • Max Miller: Director, eCommerce, Craftsy (Sympoz)
  • Michael Clark: CTO, Photobucket
  • Michael Tognetti: Vice President and General Counsel, SendGrid, Inc.
  • Mike Stemple: Founder
  • Paul Guerin: CEO, Rebit
  • Rick Emery: Director - Business Development, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Sandy Grason: CEO, Sandy Grason Unlimited
  • Scott Yates: Co-Founder, CEO, BlogMutt

  • And many more to be announced. 

 

In the Founder Institute's structured, step-by-step program, these mentors will provide promising startup entrepreneurs in Denver with expert feedback and support to build their companies. In addition, participants 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.

If we get enough demand to officially launch a Denver Founder Institute chapter, then we will secure approximately 10 - 20 additional mentors. In fact, in most Founder Institute semesters the ratio of Mentors to Founders is greater than 1:1. 

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 66 cities and 40 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,129 companies form and improve their business ideas, develop their marketing strategy, create an advisory board, recruit co-founders, improve their pitch, launch a product, prepare to raise capital, bootstrap to profitability, generate revenue, and more. 

 

Help bring this world-renowned program to Denver and fill out an Interest Form today.

 

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