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The Amsterdam Founder Institute, the local chapter of the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is proud to announce the newest Alumni from the Amsterdam - Silicon Valley Virtual 2021 program.

Over 1300 people applied to the program, and after an intense four months of aggressive business-building sprints and constant evaluation and feedback from investors and mentors, just fourteen companies were able to make it through. 

Each of these Founders have demonstrated a high level of perseverance and creativity, and their businesses have been thoroughly vetted and supported by a panel of Amsterdam's top startup experts and investors.  

And now, without further ado, we present the newest Alumni of the Amsterdam program: 

The new Amsterdam - Silicon Valley program Alumni invite members of the public to join them for a graduation online event this Thursday, May 27th, 2021 - click here to learn more and RSVP free

The Amsterdam - Silicon Valley Virtual 2021 program would not have been possible without help, because it truly takes a city to raise a startup. We would first like to thank the Local Leaders of the Amsterdam Founder Institute: Anna Radulovski (Co-founder & CEO, WomenTech Network) and Ivo Radulovski (CEO, Jump Start Venture Capital). Our Local Leaders play an incredibly important role in building the local Founder Institute program, and creating an environment and network in the Netherlands that is conducive to building to great companies.

Some of Amsterdam’s top startup mentors helped our founders in the program, including:

  • Aaditya Damani: Managing Director, Autosys Industrial Solutions Private Limited
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
  • Aditi Singh: Global Head, B2C startups BD, AWS
  • Alina Kornienko: COO, co-founder, Quppy
  • Anastasia Rivodeaux: Managing Partner, Get Funded Tools
  • Anastasios Avranas: Managing Partner, Interfima
  • Andra Fola: SCM Portfolio Principle Manager, Vodafone
  • Andrea Volongo: Head of EU Delivery Experience, Amazon
  • Anna Radulovski: CEO & Founder, WomenTech Network & Tech Family Ventures
  • Anna C. Mallon: Senior Manager, Startups & Ecosystem Development, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Anna Boroshok
  • Apoorva Prasad: Founder & CEO, The Outdoor Group
  • Arnab Naskar: Founder , STOKR
  • Ashli Weiss: Attorney, Weiss Law LLP
  • Balazs Kos
  • Belen Suarez Lopez: Team Leader ,
  • Ben Sufiani: Founder + Growth Marketer, Pirate Skills
  • Benjamin Rieder: Co-Founder, Levenue
  • Brian M Pasalich: Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder, Syntoniq
  • Carl Antony Nuttall: Principal, &c. Brand Think
  • Catherine Schreiber: Deputy CEO / COO, ADVITOS GmbH
  • Cecile Schott
  • Cedric Devroye: Senior Vice President , United Trademarks Group
  • Charlotte Christensen: Executive Director, Fintocat
  • Chintan Oza: Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
  • Chris Foltz: Entrepreneur In Residence, Founder Institute + Responsible Solutions Ltd + IRG 100 CMO's & Change Agents
  • Daan Weddepohl: CEO & Founder, Peerby
  • Danielle Diamond: Marketing & Communications Educator, ex MICROSOFT.
  • David Holland: Business Coach, Author, Trainer & Speaker, Results Rules OK
  • David Vlerick
  • David Dessers: Founding Partner, Cresco
  • Deka Dike: Founder & CEO, Omatochi
  • Dennis Huizing: Country Manager Netherlands, Leapfunder
  • Diogo Saraiva de Ponte: Head of Investments, STAG Fund Management
  • Drazen Nikolic: Founder
  • Dusica H. Lukac: Partner, DL Capital Partners
  • Elena Mlotok: General Manager, Head of EU Newsstand, Amazon
  • Elena Obukhova
  • Elena 伊莲 Bucciero: Executive Business Coach , European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)
  • Erik Evrard: Partner Director EMEA and APAC,
  • Estelle Roux Stevens: Co-Founder, CEO, Mentorjam
  • Eva Arh: VC, 3VC
  • Ferry Tillekens: Strategy & Partnerships Manager, Startup Village Amsterdam
  • Galo Vargas: CEO & Founder, Inkspired
  • Genevieve Leveille: Principal Founder and CEO, AgriLedger
  • Genna Elvin: Co-founder , TaDaweb
  • Glenn Gezels: Head of Community / Founder , The CFO Roundtable
  • Graciela Perez: Founder & Lean Start Up Coach, Lean Sigma Tech, LLC
  • Gunther De Backer: Partner, backstage communication
  • Hugo Valdivia: Founder, Silentus
  • Idowu Akinde: Founder, Boolean Labs
  • Ioan Carpus: CEO, Six Paths Consulting
  • Irina Berkon: Member, Golden Seeds
  • Isabel Holguera Vera: EYnovation program manager , EY Luxembourg
  • Ivo Radulovski: Co-Founder, Tech Family Ventures & WomenTech Network
  • Ivo Radulovski: Founder, Tech Family Ventures
  • James Hickson: Chief Executive Officer, Bloom Financial Group Ltd
  • Jan Vandenbussche: Business Director, Robert Half
  • Janne Saarikko: Director, Food Ecosystems Accelerator, Founder Institute
  • Jenny Said: Business Mentor & Advisor, Freelancer through Cool Company
  • Jeremie Vanopdenbosch
  • Jeroen Maudens: Partner, ONEtoONE Corporate Finance
  • Joel Walker: Chief Operations Officer, THE KNOWLEDGE GROUP SERVICES LIMITED
  • Juha Peralampi: Manager | Investor | Speaker & Coach, Cresciamo
  • Julia Zhou: Co-Founder, Chief Development Officer, Tidal Impact
  • Karl-Michael Molzer: Co-Founder & CFO, CCEX Cloud Commodities Exchange GmbH
  • Karolis Pranckevicius: CEO, Blue Orange
  • Katia Radermacher
  • Katia (Ekaterina) Stambolieva: Founder, Cosmos Pics
  • Kimberly Ofori: Founder , Growth Republic & GV Studio
  • Lana Hassounah: Life & Energy Coach, Lana Maher
  • Laura Bloomer: Founder, Backed Technologies / Redaim
  • Leo Benkel: Founder, PURE LAMBDA
  • Lidia Gryszkiewicz: Co-founder & Partner, The Impact Lab
  • Lorenzo Escobal: Entrepreneur & Founder , Industriasys Corp.
  • Majed Yaghi
  • Mamoon Ismail Khalid: Mamoon Ismail Khalid, Rokk3r, Clearco,
  • Marco Croella: Executive Business Consultant, Founder Institute
  • Marek Ostrowski: CEO, Prosoma
  • Marin Njavro: Co-Founder and Managing Director, Luxembourg School of Business
  • Martín Martinez: Entrepreneur in Residence, Founder Institute
  • Matias Mäenpää: Angel investor and serial entrepreneur, Several companies
  • Matteo Ressa: Founder & CEO, ChefPassport
  • Michael Goossens
  • Michel De Kemmeter: Entrepreneur and Adjunct Professor , Brussels School of Governance (BSoG)
  • Michel Fransen: CFO, Spliethoff
  • Michelle George: CEO, founder, RubixPotential
  • Mircea Baldean: Principal, Purpose Consult
  • Mireille Buiel: Co-founder / COO, MB Development
  • Mohammed Amine Khobba: Program Manager, Founder institute BENELUX
  • Moritz Spangenberg: CEO, Founder, Unlock LinkedIn
  • Mouctar Bah: Business Development Manager, Nagelmacker
  • Nadia Pace
  • Natascha Glanzer Fuerst: Co-Founder , Abundance Gate
  • Naveen Bhati
  • Nedeljko Milosavljević: Co-Director, Founder Institute Serbia
  • Nima Azarmgin: Publishing Partner , Carbon Fire
  • Nitin Mittal: Senior Business Development Manager, Amazon
  • Oleg Croitoru: Principal Manager Global HR and Mobility SCM, Vodafone Group
  • Oliver De Leeuw: Local Director, The Founder Institute Amsterdam
  • Orkun Ozbatur: Director & Founder, FI Benelux & Concio
  • Otitooluwa Dosumu: Senior Consultant, PwC Belgium
  • Paul Kikano: Head of Product, B2B Marketplace Europe, Amazon
  • Philip Grother: CEO & Founder, Stepping-Stone / Test my App
  • Piotr Klodnicki: Chief Business Officer, PayEye
  • Piotr Garlej: Presentation Expert,
  • Predrag Krupez: CEO, Blue Coast Brewing Company
  • Primoz Kreft
  • Rachel Sheppard: Digital Strategist & Startup Mentor - Helping Female Founders Launch & Grow Their Businesses Around the Globe, Founder Institute HQ
  • Rachel Dowling: Founder and CEO, Equal Time
  • Rafael De La Cuadra: CEO, Global Marketsens Strategies
  • Remi Saint-Jean: Founder,
  • Richard Russell: Mr, Russell and Company
  • Robert De Vries: Lawyer | Advocaat, De Roos Advocaten
  • Roeland Reinders: Executive Board Member - CCO, Closelink
  • Rose Mary Nakasenge Bbosa: Founder, MARBO GLOBAL INVESTMENTS LTD
  • Rosen Dimov: CEO, Phasegrowth
  • Roxana Lupascu: Business Lead/ Innovation Driven/ Sustainable Evolve/ Growth and Strategic Partner, binnno, EIC, MSP
  • Ryan Micheletti: Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
  • Saida Ibrahimava, Youth to Youth Initiative
  • Saskia Thornton: CoFounder / Brand & Marketing Strategist, FTN Motion & Saskia Thornton Consulting
  • Sergii Kalinchuk: Local Leader, Founder Institute Ukraine
  • Shashank Aiisvari: Founder, Aiisvari
  • Simone La Torre: Managing Partner, Elite Circle Sarl
  • Stephan Peters: Managing Director, SANZARU Group
  • Stéphane Ambrosini: European & Chartered Patent Attorney, Marks and Clerk
  • Stephen Meade: Founder & CEO, MonetaPro
  • Stevica Kuharski
  • Sunil Padmanabh: Digital Strategist , Start-Up Mentor & Industry Influencer, Ex Oracle, Gartner, IBM, Infosys, Wipro
  • Tarik Galijasevic
  • Teodora Ivin: Global Marketing Manager, Pernod Ricard
  • Thomas Friederich: CEO, EarthLab Luxembourg S.A.
  • Vahid Hajjehforoosh: Founder, Bridgium
  • Vlad Cioinigel: Business Development & Sales Manager, Marketplace Expansion EU, Amazon
  • Xavier Aubry: CEO, Appear Networks
  • Youri Doeleman: Partner, Antler
  • Yuri G. Rabinovich
  • Zoey McKenzie: Director, Strategic Partnerships, Haloo

In the Founder Institute's pre-seed accelerator program, early-stage entrepreneurs and teams build their business alongside a critical support network of local startup experts that share equity in their success, and through a structured and challenging business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $1.75BN. 

After Graduation, the new Amsterdam - Silicon Valley Founder Institute Portfolio Companies now have a fast-growing company that has been fully validated by experienced startup founders, with access to the Founder Institute's global network and post-graduate support programs to continue building their business. 

Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to raise funding, building a co-founding team, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities and 95+ countries, the Founder Institute’s mission is to Globalize Silicon Valley and empower talented and motivated entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million new jobs.

The next Founder Institute Amsterdam - Silicon Valley Virtual Fall 2021 program cohort is enrolling founder applications now. If you are interested in applying, visit


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