Great Startup Mentors Confirmed for the Puerto Rico Founder Institute

Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-12-02

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs participate in weekly training and feedback sessions that are led by Founder Institute Mentors.

Our Mentors provide the passion, experience, and support that helps our Founders launch meaningful and enduring companies.

The Founder Institute is about practical, actionable training and feedback - not theory. To achieve this, we bring in experienced Founders and CEOs to give our companies the most relevant and valuable advice. In a confidential setting, they share horror stories, best practices, and realistic feedback to help our Founders avoid "rookie mistakes" and be successful. 

In the upcoming Puerto Rico 2016 Semester, we have secured a truly exceptional roster of Founder Institute Mentors, including many from out of town.

See the full list below:

  • Adam Begueli: CTO, Dynamite Labs, Inc.
  • Aman Advani: CEO and Co-Founder, Ministry of Supply
  • Andrew Lee: CEO, Esper
  • Andrew Weinreich: CEO, MeetMoi
  • Angel L Perez: Vice President, Rock Solid Technologies Puerto Rico
  • Antonio Tangarife: Co-Founder, Puerto Rico Ventures
  • Bob Dorf: Partner, K&S Ranch
  • C.J. Acosta: Co-founder, Datacrowd
  • Carlos Cobian: Co-Founder & VP of Marketing, Wireless Idea Corp
  • Charles Kwon: Managing Director, Bridge Partners
  • Chris Stahl: Chris Stahl - President, G4i (Puerto Rico FI), G4i
  • Chris J Snook: Chris J Snook - Managing Partner/Venture Catalyst in Residence, Launch Haus (Denver FI), Launch Haus (
  • Dana Montenegro: Chief Innovation Catalyst & Idea Engineer, SeriouslyCreative
  • Daniel Hoffer: Co-Founder, Couchsurfing
  • Dave Watkins: Founder, CEO, FeedYak, Inc
  • David Beatty: Managing Director, Golden Seeds
  • David Macknet: Dr. David T. Macknet, Macknet and Associates
  • Eduardo Emanuelli: Angel Investor, (Investment Network)
  • Emilio Fuentes: Senior Director, Citrix
  • Eugenio Torres: Capital Member, Ferraiuoli LLC
  • Fernando Lloveras: Executive Director, Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico
  • Francisco Uriarte: Principal, ESP Group
  • Gary Gaessler: Gary Gaessler - Co-Founder & Market Builder, Cloud Elements (Chicago FI)
  • Giancarlo Gonzalez: CEO, MAX Web Group
  • Giovanni Collazo: Co-founder, Blimp LLC
  • Glen Hellman: Glen Hellman - Business Strategist, Driven Forward, LLC (Baltimore FI) , Driven Forward, LLC
  • James Gonzalez: Principal, Verum Corporate Development
  • Jason Shuman: Venture Capitalist, Corigin Ventures
  • Jeffrey Dachis: CEO, One Drop
  • Jonathan Gonzalez: CEO, Kytelabs
  • Jorge Torres: Managing Director, VenSeed
  • Jorge Nazario: CEO, CEGsoft
  • Justin Wilcox: Founder, Customer Development Labs
  • Kendall Quiñones: CEO, Sparkative
  • Kenneth Kay: Founder and Chairman, San Juan Tech Meetup
  • Lisa Morales-Hellebo: Founder, LMH Consulting
  • Luke Todesco: Luke Todesco - CEO, Gustazos Canada (Puerto Rico FI), Gustazos Canada
  • Luke Beatty: Vice President & General Manager, Yahoo!
  • Manny Morales: Founder, TiX.By
  • Manuel Rosso: Founder, Food on the Table
  • Marcos Polanco, Clearshore
  • Michael Jimenez: President, Asserts
  • Rachid Molinary: Senior Vice President - Digital Strategy, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
  • Rajesh Setty: Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot
  • Ramphis Castro: Partner, Mindchemy
  • Ricardo Burgos: Cultural Conector, Espacio Conector
  • Ryan Bettencourt: Ryan Bettencourt - Co-Founder, Cursive Labs , Cursive Labs
  • Sebastian Vidal: Executive Director, Parallel18
  • Sofia Stolberg: CEO, Piloto 151
  • Steve Armbruster: Executive Director, V2A Capital
  • Thomas Farb: Cofounder, EVP of Corporate Development & CFO, Atherio, Inc. (IT Services in US, UK & India)
  • Tom Steinke: Retired
  • Toni Gemayel: Founder, Banyan
  • Urayoan Camacho: CEO, GSL-DNE-Bioesign
  • Wallace González, Independent Financial Services Professional
  • Wesley Cullen: CEO, Spotery
  • Ziv Gillat: Co-Founder, Eye-Fi & Forq

And many more to be announced.

                                     We hope you will join us in San Juan and launch a company in 2016.


Great Startup Mentors Confirmed for the Puerto Rico Founder Institute

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