Founder Institute HQ
3337 El Camino Real
Palo Alto

  • Start Date: Wed Apr 17, 2019
  • Starts at: 06:30 PM
  • Ends at: 09:00 PM


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Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder Institute

Mike Suprovici


Ryan Micheletti

Director of Global Operations, Founder Institute

Jonathan Greechan

Co-Founder, Founder Institute

Rachel Sheppard

About the Event

About the Keynote Speaker

Adeo Ressi is CEO of the Founder Institute, a pre-seed accelerator that operates in nearly 200 cities worldwide, and he is a recognized mentor for fast-growing technology businesses. He has pioneered innovations in the protection of founder rights, the raising of early-stage capital and the scaling of new businesses.

Previous to the Founder Institute, Adeo has helped to create nearly $2 billion in shareholder value by founding or running nine businesses, including TheFunded, Game Trust, Xceed and Total New York. In addition, the Founder Institute has helped to create approximately $20 billion more in shareholder value by launching over 3,500 technology companies that have raised an estimated $1 billion from investors.

Adeo previously served on the Board of the X Prize Foundation to pursue his interests in space exploration and techniques to motivate human achievement. He studied architecture and spent time living on a commune to explore his interests in designing better ways to live. Adeo is passionate about inspiring people to achieve greatness.

Who Should Attend?

  • Angel and early-stage investors looking to invest in startups
  • Graduates, Mentors, and Friends of the Founder Institute
  • Anyone interested in launching a technology company in Silicon Valley
  • Anyone who is interested in innovative companies coming out of Silicon Valley 


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