Sunday is Your Last Chance to Apply to the Berlin Founder Institute

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-07-25

Join us this Summer and launch a company in Berlin with the Founder Institute!

Applications to the Berlin Fall 2016 Semester are due very soon (2016-11-20). 

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Berlin, 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 8.5 years of operation, over 2,000 graduate companies across 150 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 Berlin are Didier Vermeiren, founder of SmartCheckups; and Sascha Karstaedt, founder and CMO of Carving Dreams.

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

  • Adam Moalla: Founder & CEO, teambay GmbH
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alexander Piutti: Cofounder,
  • Andreas Stammnitz: Director Digital Business, dfv media group
  • Anja Thonig: Consultant, Crowdfunding Campus
  • Anja Thonig: CCO,
  • Anna Kaiser: Founder & CEO, Tandemploy GmbH
  • Anton Skornyakov: Agile & lean startup coach
  • Arnim Falk Bonow: Managing Director, JMES Investments
  • Axel Hesse: CEO
  • Benedikt Franke: Founder, Helpling
  • Benjamin Thym: CEO, barcoo
  • Benjamin Föckersperger: Founder,,,
  • Carolin Sandfort: Founder & Managing Director,
  • Christian Wolf: Founder,
  • Christoph Sollich: Christoph Sollich - The Pitch Doctor, Startup Consultant (Warsaw FI) , Startup Consultant
  • Christoph Weigler: General Manager Germany, Uber
  • Daan Loening: CPO, Helpling
  • Daria Markova: Managing Director and Cofounder, Space Shack coworking
  • Derek Rey: Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, CloudApp.
  • Derk Marseille: Head of Media,
  • Dirk Müller Dornieden: Director
  • Emil Kendziorra: CEO, Medlanes GmbH
  • Eren Bali: Chairman & Co-founder, Udemy
  • Felix Huber: Head of DACH and Nordics, Stripe
  • Felix Pantlen
  • Felix Baer: Founder & CEO, Bruno
  • Filip Coertjens: Founder, Frametales
  • Florian Kosak: Founder & CEO, tab ticketbroker gmbh, 50HOURS
  • Florian Eberhart: CEO & Founder, StartYourSales
  • Gabriel Yoran: Founder, Managing Director, Steganos Software GmbH
  • Geoffrey Lewis: Principal, Founders Fund
  • Gerrit Jan Reinders: Founder & CEO, Box at Work
  • Hannes Kleist: Co-Founder, stanwood
  • Heiko Rauch: Heiko Rauch - Co-Founder of UFOstart (Berlin FI),
  • Holger Dieterich: Product Manager, Freelancer
  • Hristo Odiseev: CEO & Founder, Stark Founders Group
  • Ionut Ciobotaru: Co-Founder & Managing Director, PubNative GmbH
  • Jakob Freund: CEO, Camunda
  • Jana Scharfschwerdt: CEO
  • Jana Tepe: CEO | Founder, Tandemploy GmbH
  • Janet Todorova: Co-Director, Founder Institute Sofia
  • Jawed Karim: Partner, youniversity Ventures
  • Joe Betts Lacroix: Co-Founder, OQO
  • Joe Bezdek: Co-founder, DivX, Inc.
  • José Matías del Pino: Senior Venture Architect, BCG Digital Ventures
  • Julia Derndinger: CEO, die Gründertrainerin
  • Koen Stevens: Founder, CEO, Ambassify
  • Kyrill Zlobenko: Regional Manager, DACH, Seedrs
  • Luise Gruner: Principal, GMPVC German Media Pool GmbH
  • Lukas Kawka: Manager (Tax), KPMG Deutschland
  • Marco Borchers: Founder and CEO, My Impact Education GmbH
  • Marius Kraemer: Founder, TennisBuddy
  • Mathis Wilke
  • Matthias Ernst: Managing Director & Founder, XLETIX GmbH
  • Michael Varley: Co-Founder, acclr8
  • Michael Wendt: Co-Founder, Locafox
  • Moritz Daan: Founder
  • Nora Heer: Co-Founder & Managing Director, Loopline Systems
  • Ofer Valencio Akermann: International Turnaround Expert & SEOmaster, The institute of masters of SEO
  • Oliver Richter: CEO, XOUNTS Hamburg GmbH
  • Patrick Burkert: Co-founder, Go—PopUp
  • Philipp Clauss: Founder, The Mighty Deer UG
  • Philipp Bouteiller: CEO, Tegel Projekt
  • Ramona Liberoff: CEO, Spring Accelerator
  • Rene Gurka: CEO, BigRep GmbH Fullscale 3D Printers
  • Roger Yee: Roger Yee - Investor/LP, Fortify Ventures , Fortify Ventures
  • Sascha Karstädt: Cofounder , Jasada Labs
  • Sebastian Fittko: Founding Partner, EISBLINK GmbH
  • Sergiej Soft (Rewiakin): Founder,
  • Stefan Jørgensen: CEO,
  • Stefan Kellner: CTO & Co-Founder, Allryder
  • Stefan Kimmel: Senior Manager, KPMG Legal
  • Stephanie Kaiser: Head of Studio, wooga
  • Sven Hock: CEO | Founder, Service Partner ONE GmbH
  • Thom Cummings: CMO, Grover
  • Tobias Tschötsch: Founder & Managing Director, Contorion
  • Tom Lesmana: Founder & Managing Director, Where Are My People Inc.
  • Val Racheeva: Founder, Wefound
  • Weston Hankins: Founder, Footstep Ventures
  • Yatan Blumenthal Vargas: Co-founder, Berlin Hardware Accelerator

                                        We hope you will join us in Berlin and launch a company in 2014.


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