Founder Institute Testing an Autumn Semester in Brussels

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-06-25

The Founder Institute, the World’s Largest Startup Accelerator, announced today that it is exploring a new semester launch in Brussels this Autumn 2014. Previous semesters held in Brussels have spawned 31 companies and entrepreneurs in the region, including top local startups like Bububox, 2houses, Vinogusto, and many more. 

If you'd like to help bring this great program to Brussels this Autumn, then fill out an Interest Form. If enough people complete this form by Sunday, August 31, 2014, then the Founder Institute will begin enrolling for a Brussels Semester in the Autumn of 2014.

If you would like to learn more, then please join us for a free, upcoming event: 

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 85 cities and 40 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 companies, which have created over 10,000+ 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. 

Leading the Founder Institute's efforts in Brussels are Bryan Cassady, Managing Director of Fast Bridge Consulting, and Pieter Dubois, Interim Manager & Senior Management Consultant at

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

  • Aaron Patzer: Founder and CEO,
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Bart Becks: Co-Founder and CEO , SonicAngel
  • Bryan Cassady: Founder/Director
  • Dan Seidman: Founder / CEO, Promotional Communications LLC
  • David Hachez: Founder, The After
  • David Friedensohn: Founder, BigStar
  • Diederik Stols: Partner, Boekx Advocaten
  • Filip Tack: Co-Founder / Chief Executive Officer, Nomadesk
  • Folke Lemaitre: Co-Founder & CEO, Engagor
  • Frank Bekkers: CEO, Mobile Vikings
  • Frank Maene: Managing Partner, Volta Ventures
  • Gabe Zichermann: Author, Speaker, Advisor, Gamification Co
  • Gill Ruidant: Founder & CEO, 2Houses
  • Jean-Louis Van Marcke: Founder / CEO
  • Kester Goh: Founder, Incubaid
  • Koen Blanquart: Chief Strategy, Agyx (and other organisations)
  • Koen Stevens: Founder, CEO, Bubobox
  • Koen Matthijs: Founder, SpartaNova
  • Lorenz Bogaert: Co-Founder CEO, Netlog
  • Maarten Van Laere: Founder, CEO, ServersCheck
  • Marc Roisin: CEO
  • Matthew Bromberg: Group GM, Electronic Arts
  • Michael Daun: Founder, Incloode
  • Nico Perez: Co-Founder,
  • Niko Nelissen: CEO, TapCrowd
  • Noam Perski: CEO, JamesList
  • Patrice Roulive: COO & Co-Founder, Telemis
  • Pieter Mees: CEO,
  • Raf Weverbergh: Founder, Whiteboard
  • Robin Wauters: Editor , The Next Web
  • Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz: President, Sepulveda Capital
  • Roger Yee: Investor/LP, Fortify Ventures
  • Roland Siebelink: CEO, Topicmarks
  • Sebastien De Halleux: COO & Co-Founder, Playfish
  • Thibaud Elzière: Founder & CEO, Fotolia
  • Thomas Vande Casteele: Founder, &
  • Thomas Vande Casteele: CEO, indio
  • Toon Coppens: Co-Founder / CTO, Netlog
  • Toon Vanagt: Founder & Managing Partner, Various Companies
  • Tyler Crowley: Founder & CEO, Skweal
  • Wim Vernaeve: Co-founder, Green Park Investment Partners
  • Wim Dewaele: CEO, iMinds
  • Xavier Damman: Co-Founder & CEO, Storify
  • Yves Vekemans: Found/CEO, Hercules Trophy International
  • Ziv Gillat: Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, Eye-Fi

  • And many more to be announced.

Help bring the Founder Institute to Brussels this Autumn by filling out an Interest Form today.

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