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Founder Institute, World’s Largest Startup Accelerator, testing New Semester in Orange County

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-08-19

The Founder Institute (, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, announced today that it is exploring a new semester launch in Orange County this Autumn.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 150 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 2,000 companies, which have created over 20,000 new jobs. The company's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

If you'd like to help bring a semester to Orange County, then fill out an Interest Form. If enough people complete this form by Sunday, October 5th 2014, then the Founder Institute will formally launch an Autumn 2014 Orange County program.

The Founder Institute is a part-time, four-month program where promising entrepreneurs can "learn by doing" and launch a company through structured training courses and expert feedback from business mentors. Plus, you are not required to quit your day job to participate, so you can begin building a business around your ideas without putting your livelihood at risk.

In order to test demand for a Autumn 2014 Orange County program, the Founder Institute will host several free startup events; 


Leading the Founder Institute's efforts in Orange County are two leaders of the local startup scene - Aman Singha, and Henri Duong.

Aman Singha has worked with startups since 1997, as a corporate lawyer, then moving on to venture capital and private equity, as well as executive management.

I believe the Founder Institute will provide a platform for people who are wishing to take the plunge into entrepreneurship but have not had a clear path. FI can add to the startup ecosystem in Orange County by collaborating and adding to the initiatives that already exist." - Aman Singha

Henri Duong was worked with startups since 2003. He has held multiple Director and Co-Founder roles in digital advertising agencies, online social networks, online video and e-commerce.

I wish there was something like FI back when I was starting up here in OC.  I would have saved so much travel time to Silicon Valley and beyond.  Having a platform that provides core startup lessons and direct mentorship from local and relevant tech CEOs is a much needed experience here in Orange County. I’m thrilled to be a part of giving back to my hometown." - Henri Duong

Other successful entrepreneurs who have pledged their support to mentor founders in a Orange County Founder Institute program include:

  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Andrew Bermudez: CEO, Digsy
  • Anoj Willy: Director Product Development, Trace3
  • Anurag Bist: Founder, Ashmar
  • Atul Patel: Founder, OneScreen
  • Azad Virk: Corporate Attorney, Stradling
  • Bob Drobish: Investor / Board Member / Advisor
  • Brendon Kensel: Founder & President, PrimaHealth Credit
  • Carey Ransom: Chief Product Officer, Experian Consumer Services
  • Chris Dover: CEO/Founder, Geniusly
  • Chris Hawkins: Founder, SignNow
  • David Gerken: COO & VP Business Development, AnyMeeting
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Fred Thiel: Former CEO & Chairman, Local Corporation
  • HenrI Duong: COO , Sidebench
  • Jason Taylor: Executive Director
  • Jason James: President, Regents & Park
  • Jeff Jackel: Jeff Jackel - CEO, BuzzMob (Orange County FI), BuzzMob
  • Jeff Curie: CEO, Bitvore
  • Josh Stomel: CEO, Neohire
  • Malcolm Lewis: Founder & CEO, RefGo
  • Matthew Hannus: Founder & CEO, Bound -
  • Pete Deutschman: CEO, The Buddy Group
  • Rizwan Kassim
  • Russell Stern: CEO, Solarflare Communications, Inc
  • Sergey Sundukovskiy: Head of Engineering - Technology Innovation, Capital One
  • Shawn Ahmed: Senior Director, Business Analytics, Splunk
  • Thomas Poletti: Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Tim Chan: Founder | CEO, Level3 Apps, Inc.
  • Vince Bianco: CEO, Advanced Medical Reviews

  • And many more to be announced.


Help bring the Founder Institute to Orange County and fill out an Interest Form today.


About The Founder Institute

The Founder Institute ( is the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. 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.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 150 cities and 60 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 2,000 companies, which have created over 20,000 new jobs. The company's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

The Founder Institute was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi.

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