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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 Winter 2016 Semester close this Sunday (2016-01-17). 

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 6.5 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. 

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
  • Alyssa Richard: Founder
  • Amber Mac: President, Konnekt
  • Ami Shah: Co-Founder, Peekapak
  • Andrew D'Souza: Founder and CEO, Clearbanc
  • April Dunford: Former COO, Tulip Retail
  • Aran Hamilton: President & Co-Founder, Vantage
  • Ariel Garten: CEO, InteraXon
  • Ben Yoskovitz: VP Product, VarageSale
  • Ben Baldwin: Founder, ClearFit, The ScaleDriver Project
  • Ben Zifkin: CEO, Hubba
  • Brice Scheschuk: CEO, Globalive Capital
  • Casper Wong: Co-Founder and COO, Financeit
  • Farhan Thawar: CTO Co-Founder, Stealth Startup
  • Frank Erschen: Co-Founder, Powernoodle
  • Heather Anne Carson: Co-Founder, Repable
  • Howard Gwin: Ambassador, Upside Foundation of Canada
  • Ian Collins: Founder and CEO, Crowdcare
  • Jason Atkins: CEO, 360incentives
  • Jeff Brunet: Founder and President, Crowdcare
  • Jeremy Potvin: Founder, World of Angus
  • John Philip Green: Chief Executive Dad, CareGuide
  • Kamal Hassan: CEO
  • Karl Martin: CEO, Nymi Inc.
  • Kevin Gervais: Co-Founder and CEO, Statflo
  • Leila Boujnane: CEO, Tin Eye
  • Madusha Cooray: Director, Founder Institute (Waterloo)
  • Mark Skapinker: Founder , BrightSpark
  • 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
  • Michael Katchen: Founder & CEO, WealthSimple
  • Michele Romanow: Head of Marketing, Groupon (SnapSaves)
  • Mike Silagadze: CEO, Top Hat
  • Nicole Verkindt: Founder and CEO, OMX
  • Phil Jacobson: Co-Founder, PumpUp
  • Philippe LeBlanc: CEO, Flixel Photos Inc
  • Ravin Shah: Co-CEO & Founder, QuickTapSurvey
  • Razor Suleman: Chairman & Founding CEO, Achievers
  • Richard Hyatt: Chief Scientist and Co-founder, BlueCat Networks
  • Richard Reiner: CTO, Safe Identity
  • Sahand Sojoodi: Co-Founder and Managing Director, Extreme Innovations
  • Sanjay Singhal: Co-Founder and CEO, audiobooks.com
  • Saul Colt: Director of Non-Traditional Marketing, Hubba
  • Sheetal Jaitly: Founder, Tribal Scale
  • Shrad Rao: CEO, Wagepoint
  • Somen Mondal: CEO & Co-Founder, Ideal Candidate
  • Sunir Shah: Chief Marketing Olarker, Olark
  • Trevor Coleman: Founder and Product Manager, InteraXon
  • Wade Larson: CEO and Co-Founder, Urthecast
  • Wendy Robertson: Managing Director, Assemble Inc.
  • Winston Mok: CEO, Simply Good

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

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