Top Local Entrepreneurs Pledge to Support a Founder Institute in Brunei

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-06-18

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

The testing phase ends soon (2014-09-07), so if you'd like to help bring this great program to Bandar Seri Begawan, 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 Bandar Seri Begawan 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 Bandar Seri Begawan Founder Institute program. 

This list of entrepeneurs includes: 

  • Chee Tuan Yong: CEO, YI Ecomodern Solutions
  • Dr Mona Kassim: Principal, Bridges Talent Management Consultants
  • Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Joshua Lew: Founder, En Pointe Academy of Dance
  • Keeran Janin: Founder, Chrends
  • Kian Guan Ang: Principal Consultant, GoodLife Financial Planning
  • Nicky Wong: Owner, Linknet Solutions
  • Simon Soo: CEO, Giftbox Enterprise
  • Soon Loo: Director, JFDI
  • Timothy Ong: Chairman, Asia Inc Forum
  • Yansen Kamto: Chief Executive, Kibar

  • And many more to be announced. 

 

In the Founder Institute's structured, step-by-step program, these mentors will provide promising startup entrepreneurs in Bandar Seri Begawan 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 Bandar Seri Begawan 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 85 cities and 40 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,249 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 Bandar Seri Begawan and fill out an Interest Form today.

 

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