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Time is Running Out to Apply to the Toronto Founder Institute

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-06-13

Join us this Summer and launch a company in Toronto with the Founder Institute!

Applications to the Toronto Summer 2015 Semester close this Sunday (2015-07-05). 

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Toronto, 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.

In only 6 years of operation, over 1,550 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. 

Leading the Founder Institute’s efforts in Toronto is Kamal Hassan, the CEO of entrepreneurial management platform VentureLynxIlona Hassan, a fashion entrepreneur and communication specialist; and Sunil Sharma, the co-founder of Toronto-based Extreme Startups, one of Canada's leading technology accelerators. 

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

  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Ali Nawab: Founder and CEO, Kiwi Wearables
  • Allen Lau: CEO and co-founder, Wattpad
  • Andrew D'Souza: Entrepreneur
  • April Dunford: Former COO, Tulip Retail
  • Aran Hamilton: President & Co-Founder, Vantage Analytics
  • Ariel Garten: CEO, InteraXon
  • Brian Church: Country Manager, Canada, LinkedIn
  • Brice Scheschuk: Co-founder and CFO, Wind Mobile
  • Claudio Gambetti: Engineering Director, Desire2Learn
  • Dean Mc Call: CEO, Appficient
  • Derrick Fung: CEO, Tunezy
  • Frank Erschen: Co-Founder, Powernoodle
  • Ian Collins: Founder and CEO, Crowdcare
  • Jason Atkins: CEO, 360incentives
  • Jeff Brunet: Founder and President, Crowdcare
  • Jeremy Potvin: Founder, World of Angus
  • John Stix: President, Fibernetics
  • Jon Walsh: CEO, Fuse
  • Kamal Hassan: CEO, IncMind
  • Karl Martin: CEO, Nymi Inc.
  • Karthik Ramakrishnan: CEO, Gallop Labs
  • Michael Hyatt: Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, BlueCat Networks
  • Michael Young: Co-founder and CTO, Architelos
  • Michael De Monte: Co-Founder, ScribbleLive
  • Michael Kosic: CEO, XYZInteractive
  • Michele Romanow: Head of Marketing, Groupon (SnapSaves)
  • Mike Silagadze: CEO, Top Hat
  • Oleg Gutsol: Co-Founder, 500px
  • Phil Jacobson: Co-Founder, PumpUp
  • Pierre Seguin: Founder and CEO, Brili
  • Richard Hyatt: Chief Scientist and Co-founder, BlueCat Networks
  • Sahand Sojoodi: Co-Founder and Managing Director, Extreme Innovations
  • Sanjay Singhal: Co-Founder and CEO, Audiobooks
  • Shrad Rao: CEO, Wagepoint
  • Trevor Coleman: Founder and Product Manager, InteraXon
  • Wendy Robertson: Partner, Mediagenic
  • Winston Mok: CEO, Simply Good
  • Yuri Navarro: Executive Director, National Angel Capital Organization

                                        We hope you will join us in Toronto and launch a company in 2014.

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