Renowned Startup Experts to Mentor the Puerto Rico Founder Institute

Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-07-16

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.

Rather than bringing in consultants and academics who teach theory, 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;

  • 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
  • David Beatty: Managing Director, Golden Seeds
  • David Macknet: Dr. David T. Macknet, Macknet and Associates
  • Eduardo Emanuelli: Angel Investor, (Investment Network)
  • 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
  • Jorge Torres: Managing Director, VenSeed
  • Jorge Nazario: CEO, CEGsoft
  • Justin Wilcox: Founder, Customer Development Labs
  • Kendall Quiñones: CEO, Sparkative
  • 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, Grasslark
  • Manuel Rosso: Founder, Food on the Table
  • Marcos Polanco, Clearshore
  • Rachid Molinary: 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 (Kuala Lumpur FI) , Cursive Labs
  • 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)
  • Toni Gemayel: Founder, Banyan
  • Urayoan Camacho: CEO, GSL-DNE-Bioesign
  • Ziv Gillat: Ziv Gillat - Co-founder, Eye-Fi (Silicon Valley FI), Eye-Fi, Drop, Fluxx

  • And many more to be announced. 
                                     We hope you will join us in San Juan and launch a company in 2014.

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