Sunday is Your Last Chance to Apply to the Berlin Founder Institute

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-07-25

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

Applications to the Berlin Fall 2016 Semester are due very soon (2016-11-13). 

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Berlin, 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 7 years of operation, over 2,002 graduate companies across 135 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 Berlin are Didier Vermeiren, founder of SmartCheckups; and Sascha Karstaedt, founder and CMO of Carving Dreams.

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

  • Adam Moalla: Founder & Managing Director, Teambay
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alexander Piutti: CEO & Founder, GameGenetics
  • Andreas Stammnitz: Director Digital Business, dfv media group
  • Anna Kaiser: Founder & CEO, Tandemploy GmbH
  • Anton Skornyakov: Agile & lean startup coach
  • Axel Hesse: CEO
  • Benedikt Franke: Founder, Helpling
  • Benjamin Thym: CEO, barcoo
  • Benjamin Föckersperger: Founder,,,
  • Christian Wolf: Founder,
  • Christoph Sollich: Christoph Sollich - The Pitch Doctor, Startup Consultant (Warsaw FI) , Startup Consultant
  • Christoph Weigler: General Manager Germany, Uber
  • Daan Loening: CPO, Helpling
  • Dirk Müller Dornieden: Director
  • Emil Kendziorra: CEO, Medlanes GmbH
  • Eren Bali: Chairman & Co-founder, Udemy
  • Felix Huber: Head of DACH and Nordics, Stripe
  • Felix Pantlen
  • Filip Coertjens: Founder, Frametales
  • Florian Kosak: Founder & CEO, tab ticketbroker gmbh, 50HOURS
  • Gabriel Yoran: Founder, Managing Director, Steganos Software GmbH
  • Geoffrey Lewis: Principal, Founders Fund
  • Gerrit Jan Reinders: Founder & CEO, Box at Work
  • Hannes Kleist: Co-Founder, stanwood
  • Heiko Rauch: Heiko Rauch - Co-Founder of UFOstart (Berlin FI),
  • Holger Dieterich: Product Manager, Freelancer
  • Hristo Odiseev: CEO & Founder, Stark Founders Group
  • Ionut Ciobotaru: Co-Founder & Managing Director, PubNative GmbH
  • Jana Scharfschwerdt: CEO
  • Jana Tepe: CEO | Founder, Tandemploy GmbH
  • Jawed Karim: Partner, youniversity Ventures
  • Joe Betts Lacroix: Co-Founder, OQO
  • Joe Bezdek: Co-founder, DivX, Inc.
  • José Matías ´ del Pino: Senior Venture Architect, BCG Digital Ventures
  • Julia Derndinger: CEO, die Gründertrainerin
  • Koen Stevens: Founder, CEO, Ambassify
  • Luise Gruner: Principal, GMPVC German Media Pool GmbH
  • Marius Kraemer: Founder, TennisBuddy
  • Mathis Wilke
  • Matthias Ernst: Managing Director & Founder, XLETIX GmbH
  • Moritz Daan: Founder
  • Nora Heer: Co-Founder & Managing Director, Loopline Systems
  • Ofer Valencio Akermann: International Turnaround Expert & SEOmaster, The institute of masters of SEO
  • Oliver Richter: CEO, XOUNTS Hamburg GmbH
  • Patrick Burkert: Co-founder, Go—PopUp
  • Philipp Clauss
  • Philipp Bouteiller: CEO, Tegel Projekt
  • Rene Gurka: CEO, BigRep GmbH Fullscale 3D Printers
  • Roger Yee: Roger Yee - Investor/LP, Fortify Ventures (Andalucia FI) , Fortify Ventures
  • Sascha Karstädt: Cofounder , Jasada Labs
  • Sebastian Fittko: Founding Partner, EISBLINK GmbH
  • Stefan Jørgensen: CEO,
  • Stefan Kellner: CTO & Co-Founder, Allryder
  • Stefan Kimmel: Senior Manager, KPMG Legal
  • Stephanie Kaiser: Head of Studio, wooga
  • Sven Hock: CEO | Founder, Service Partner ONE GmbH
  • Thom Cummings: CMO, Grover
  • Tobias Tschötsch: Founder & Managing Director, Contorion
  • Weston Hankins: Founder, Footstep Ventures

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


Sunday is Your Last Chance to Apply to the Berlin Founder Institute

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