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Founder Institute in Afghanistan? World’s Largest Startup Accelerator Testing a Launch in Kabul

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-29

The Founder Institute (http://fi.co), the World’s Largest Startup Accelerator, announced today that it is exploring a new chapter launch in Kabul this Summer 2014.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 135 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 2,002 companies, which have created over 15,000+ 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 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.

If you'd like to help bring this great program to Kabul, then fill out an Interest Form. If enough people complete this form by 2016-10-11, then the Founder Institute will formally launch a Kabul Chapter for the Summer of 2014.

In order to test demand in Kabul, the Founder Institute will also host several free startup events; 

 

I believe that private sector growth is the key to developing a sustainable and diversified economy. With its young demographic and budding IT sector, I believe technology entrepreneurship can be a vital ingredient for the Afghanistan’s development. The initial response in Kabul has been positive, and hopefully we can drum up more support and find enough demand to open a local chapter”         - Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute

Other successful entrepreneurs who have signed on to mentor founders in the program include:

  • A. Erhat Nalbant: Cofounder, Founder Institute Istanbul
  • Abdul Ghayoor Bawary: Founder & CEO, Experts Valley
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
  • Ahmad Fahim Didar: Founder and CEO, Aghaez Business Consulting
  • Ajmal Paiman: Director/Co-Founder, Shetab, Afghanistan Center for Business and Social Innovation
  • Akmal Arzhang: Founder & CEO, ToNext
  • Asiyah Sharifi: Partner, Afghanistan Legal Services
  • Aziza Mohmmand: Founder & CEO, Muska Soccer Balls
  • Danish Karokhel: CEO & Editor-in-Chief , Pajhwok Afghan News
  • David Fox: CEO / Founder, Afghanistan Monitoring & Research
  • Dirk Hanekom: Partner, Rosenstock Legal Services
  • Edriss Raha: President, MetaMarketing
  • Eileen Guo: Founder, Impassion Afghanistan
  • Elham Kohistani: Founder & CEO, Course.af
  • Ertan Atay: CEO, LojiPlatform
  • Evanna Hu: CEO and Co-Founder, g.Maarifa
  • Farshid Ghyasi: Founder & CEO, Netlinks
  • Hanan Khader: CEO, HelloWorldKids.org
  • Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Jes Kaliebe Petersen: Jes Kaliebe Petersen - Co-Founder, Paywast (Kabul FI), Paywast
  • Karim Khoja: Karim Khoja - CEO, Roshan (Kabul FI), Roshan
  • Murtaza Zargar: Founder and CEO, Afghan Booking
  • Naikbeen Naikpay: Founder & CEO, SmartMaktab
  • Najlla Habibyar: Co-Founder, Ark Group
  • Naveen Lakkur: Co-Founder, Values Centred Innovation Enablement Services
  • Omar Mansoor Ansari: President , TechNation
  • Roia Shefayee: Roia Shefayee - Principal & Founder, Wellspring Advisers, P.C. (Kabul FI) , Wellspring Advisers, P.C.
  • Sajad Ghanizada: Sajad Ghanizada - Growth Engineer, EventStir (Kabul FI)
  • Sanzar Kakar: Sanzar Kakar - Chairman, Afghanistan Holding Group (Kabul FI) , Afghanistan Holding Group
  • Suleman Fatimie: Managing Partner, Afghanistan Center for Excellence
  • Syed Shujauddin: Co-Founder & Director Operations, Koan Digital Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  • Tom Kraemer: Attorney, Rosenstock Legal Services
  • Wazhma Frogh: Founder & President , Research Institute for Women Peace & Security-Afghanistan
  • Yousef Mehrabi: Investment Manager, InFrontier
  • Yousuf Dawran: Founder, Afghanistan Business Center
  • Zabihullah Hidayat: Founder & CEO, 786 Pharmacy
  • Zakia Wardak: President, Z Plus Group
  • Zen Parry: Executive Director, International Center for Afghan Women's Economic Development

Leading the Founder Institute’s efforts in Kabul are Roia Shefayee, a legal adviser to tech entrepreneurs and tech startups; Ian Hoffbeck, a solar energy entrepreneur, and Omar Ansari, a senior entrepreneur and researcher in ICT.

The Founder Institute is coming to Afghanistan at the right stage in the country’s history. Afghanistan has a strong ICT infrastructure and is working on taking its technology sector to the next level. I am very excited to be a part of this program and to helping pave the way for Afghan entrepreneurs to build successful companies." - Roia Shefayee 

Other successful entrepreneurs who have signed on to mentor founders in the program include:

  • A. Erhat Nalbant: Cofounder, Founder Institute Istanbul
  • Abdul Ghayoor Bawary: Founder & CEO, Experts Valley
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
  • Ahmad Fahim Didar: Founder and CEO, Aghaez Business Consulting
  • Ajmal Paiman: Director/Co-Founder, Shetab, Afghanistan Center for Business and Social Innovation
  • Akmal Arzhang: Founder & CEO, ToNext
  • Asiyah Sharifi: Partner, Afghanistan Legal Services
  • Aziza Mohmmand: Founder & CEO, Muska Soccer Balls
  • Danish Karokhel: CEO & Editor-in-Chief , Pajhwok Afghan News
  • David Fox: CEO / Founder, Afghanistan Monitoring & Research
  • Dirk Hanekom: Partner, Rosenstock Legal Services
  • Edriss Raha: President, MetaMarketing
  • Eileen Guo: Founder, Impassion Afghanistan
  • Elham Kohistani: Founder & CEO, Course.af
  • Ertan Atay: CEO, LojiPlatform
  • Evanna Hu: CEO and Co-Founder, g.Maarifa
  • Farshid Ghyasi: Founder & CEO, Netlinks
  • Hanan Khader: CEO, HelloWorldKids.org
  • Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Jes Kaliebe Petersen: Jes Kaliebe Petersen - Co-Founder, Paywast (Kabul FI), Paywast
  • Karim Khoja: Karim Khoja - CEO, Roshan (Kabul FI), Roshan
  • Murtaza Zargar: Founder and CEO, Afghan Booking
  • Naikbeen Naikpay: Founder & CEO, SmartMaktab
  • Najlla Habibyar: Co-Founder, Ark Group
  • Naveen Lakkur: Co-Founder, Values Centred Innovation Enablement Services
  • Omar Mansoor Ansari: President , TechNation
  • Roia Shefayee: Roia Shefayee - Principal & Founder, Wellspring Advisers, P.C. (Kabul FI) , Wellspring Advisers, P.C.
  • Sajad Ghanizada: Sajad Ghanizada - Growth Engineer, EventStir (Kabul FI)
  • Sanzar Kakar: Sanzar Kakar - Chairman, Afghanistan Holding Group (Kabul FI) , Afghanistan Holding Group
  • Suleman Fatimie: Managing Partner, Afghanistan Center for Excellence
  • Syed Shujauddin: Co-Founder & Director Operations, Koan Digital Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  • Tom Kraemer: Attorney, Rosenstock Legal Services
  • Wazhma Frogh: Founder & President , Research Institute for Women Peace & Security-Afghanistan
  • Yousef Mehrabi: Investment Manager, InFrontier
  • Yousuf Dawran: Founder, Afghanistan Business Center
  • Zabihullah Hidayat: Founder & CEO, 786 Pharmacy
  • Zakia Wardak: President, Z Plus Group
  • Zen Parry: Executive Director, International Center for Afghan Women's Economic Development

  • And many more to be announced.

 

Help bring the Founder Institute to Kabul and fill out an Interest Form today.

 

About The Founder Institute

The Founder Institute (www.FI.co) is the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. 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.  

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 135 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 2,002 companies, which have created over 15,000+ new jobs. The company's mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide. 

The Founder Institute was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi. 

(Afghani Village on the Hill photo by Shutterstock)

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