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Kabul Founder Institute Final Deadline This Sunday

Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-10-19

Join us this year and launch a company in Kabul with the Founder Institute!

Applications to the Kabul 2015 Semester are due very soon (2015-10-30). 

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Kabul, then apply today.

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup 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.

In only 6.5 years of operation, over 1,850 graduate companies across 100 cities have used the Founder Institute to validate their idea, develop their plans, refine their product, build an advisory board, prepare for seed funding, and more.

Leading the Founder Institute’s efforts in Kabul are Roia Shefayee, a legal adviser to tech entrepreneurs and tech startups; Edriss RahaPresident of MetaMarketing; and Omar Ansari, a senior entrepreneur and researcher in ICT.

In addition, participants in Kabul will receive expert training and feedback from an impressive list of mentors, including:

  • A. Erhat Nalbant: Cofounder, Founder Institute Istanbul, Sabanci University SUCool Accelerator
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Ahmad Baseer Baheer: Cofounder/ VP, TechNation
  • Ahmad Fahim Didar: Founder and CEO, Aghaez Business Consulting
  • Ali Karabey: Managing Director, 212ltd Venture Capital Fund
  • Asiyah Sharifi: Partner, Afghanistan Legal Services
  • Chris Mehrabi: Venture Partner, Blue Tiger Ventures
  • David Fox: CEO / Founder, Afghanistan Monitoring & Research
  • Dirk Hanekom: Partner, Rosenstock Legal Services
  • Edriss Raha: President, MetaMarketing
  • Eileen Guo: Founder, Impassion Afghanistan
  • Emal Dusst: Director, Strategy & Business Development, Saint-Gobain
  • Ertan Atay: CEO, LojiPlatform
  • Evanna Hu: CEO and Co-Founder, g.Maarifa
  • Farhad Timuri: Managing Director, Infrontier LTD
  • Farshid Ghyasi: Founder & CEO, Netlinks
  • Hanan Khader: CEO,
  • Haroon Mokhtarzada: Founder & CEO,
  • Jeffrey Paine: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
  • Jes Kaliebe Petersen: Jes Kaliebe Petersen - Co-Founder, Paywast (Kabul FI), Paywast
  • Karim Khoja: Karim Khoja - CEO, Roshan (Kabul FI), Roshan
  • Mohammad Gul Khulmi: CEO, WASEL Telecom
  • Naveen Lakkur: Co-Founder, Values Centred Innovation Enablement Services
  • Omar Mansoor Ansari: President , TechNation
  • Qadir Ulfat: Partner in Charge and Senior Associate, Schema Legal Services
  • Roia Shefayee: Roia Shefayee - Principal & Founder, Wellspring Advisers, P.C. (Kabul FI) , Wellspring Advisers, P.C.
  • Sajad Ghanizada: Sajad Ghanizada - Growth Engineer, EventStir (Kabul FI)
  • Sanzar Kakar: Sanzar Kakar - Chairman, Afghanistan Holding Group (Kabul FI) , Afghanistan Holding Group
  • Srikanth Acharya: CEO,
  • Syed Shujauddin: Co-Founder & Director Operations, Koan Digital Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  • Walid Tamim: President, Aria TV-Exclusive channel for Children and Teenagers in Afghanistan
  • Wazhma Frogh: Founder & President , Research Institute for Women Peace & Security-Afghanistan
  • Yousef Mehrabi: Investment Manager, InFrontier
  • Zabihullah Hidayat: Founder & CEO, 786 Pharmacy
  • Zakia Wardak: President, Z Plus Group

                                        We hope you will join us in Kabul and launch a company in 2015.

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