Cerrahoglu Law Firm

Cerrahoglu Law Firm is one of Turkey's leading legal council offices and also advice top technology companies, venture capital funds and startup companies.  Cerrahoglu supports Founder Institute by educating and helping founders to set up their company with the appropriate legal infrastructure.

Sabanci University

Sabanci University is ranked the top private entrepreneurial university in Turkey according to Turkish Ministry of Industry and Trade.  The university hosts the SUCOOL Preincubation Center that supports early stage entrepreneurs and also supports Founder Institute by shared resources, network and providing space.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2009-10-08

Each week during the four month semester of the Institute, two or three successful startup CEOs have 30 minutes to present their views on a specific company-building topic. After the talks, all of the CEO Mentors take questions on the topic, followed by the "Founder Hotseat," where three program participants are quizzed by the Mentors about their business.

In many cases, the CEO Mentors reveal financial information and controversial opinions that they do not want shared publicly. As a result, the Institute does not publish any of the 30 to 40 talks throughout a semester. In a rare opportunity, the CEO of Mint.com, Aaron Patzer, a company that recently sold for $170 MM, re-used one of his two Founder Institute presentations at the Juice Pitcher event and gave permision to publish the footage. The topic is "Startup Accounting Tactics," and Aaron initially turned down doing this session. That would have been a mistake.

Below is a video that shows a small part of what the Founder Institute has to offer each week. Thank you, Aaron, and enjoy!

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Juice Pitcher Aaron Patzer from Adeo Ressi on Vimeo.

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