Spiegel Sohmer
Spiegel Sohmer is a firm of attorneys offering state-of-the-art expertise to a diversified business clientele seeking solutions that are innovative, concrete, and pragmatic. Our firm groups some forty five attorneys who concentrate principally within three broad specialties: business law (including Intellectual Property), tax law and litigation. Spiegel Sohmer has extensive experience representing companies at all stages of their life cycle, from start up through to exit, and also represents a wide array of investors: www.spiegelsohmer.com

Richter
Richter is, above all, a financial consulting services firm offering strategic support and has been a recognized member of the business community since 1926. Richter entire team consists of more than 450 partners, experts, high-level professionals and administrative employees. Because of this collective expertise, our firm has an unrivalled reputation and has earned the respect of the business community: www.richter.ca

Futurpreneur
Futurpreneur Canada is the only national, non-profit organization to provide financing, mentoring, and support tools for every business stage to aspiring business owners and startup founders: www.futurpreneur.ca

La Gare
La Gare is a collaborative workspace. A place to work, connect and learn in the heart of the Mile End. It is a rallying point for the community. It is a welcoming and collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs, designers, artists, freelancers, social entrepreneurs, small teams and entrepreneurially-minded employees. It also offers close proximity to a dense network of clients, suppliers, partners and collaborators.

Announcing the Winners of the 2012 Director Awards

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-11-13

The 2012 Founder Institute Director Awards recognizes those who are playing pivotal roles in their local startup ecosystems, helping aspiring entrepreneurs launch successful companies. 

Our 80+ Directors are the backbone of the Founder Institute - providing the passion, dedication, and support that helped launch over 650 businesses since the Institute was founded in 2009, and will help launch another 1,000 businesses by the end of 2013. Directors have have dedicated their time and energy to facilitate each Founder Institute chapter and have inspired our Founders to build the next generation of meaningful and enduring technology companies.

Among these great individuals, there are some Directors that stand out. This past Thursday, we celebrated these extraordinary Directors at our first annual Director Awards Luncheon, where we gave out the following awards: 

  • Best Overall Director - Jeanine Jacobson in Los Angeles & San Diego
  • Most Program Contributions - Gabe Zichermann & Bryan Janeczo in New York
  • Most Disruptive Graduates - Tuan Pham, Cong Tran, Cao Cong Minh in Vietnam 
  • Highest Rated International Director - Alan Colmenares in Colombia
  • Highest Rated U.S. Directors - Jill Stelfox & Cynthia Traeger in Washington DC
  • Highest Rated Sessions - Jon Nordmark, Mike Stemple, Jim Franklin & Adam Swiecki in Denver
  • Greatest Ecosystem Impact - Jeffrey Paine in Singapore
  • Best New Directors - Ramphis Castro & Marcos Polanco in Puerto Rico
  • Most Semesters Directed - Alain Baritault in Paris
  • Best Operational Director - Dave Parker in Seattle
  • Best Graduation Rate - Jason Jacobsohn in Chicago
  • Most Supportive Director - Misha Chellam in Silicon Valley & Brussels
  • Best Recruiting Director - Benjamin Chong in Sydney

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