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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:

  • Ada Van Der Veer Vergeer
  • Adeline Lee: Director of Growth, Framer
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO
  • Aditi Singh: Head of Amazon Launchpad, Europe, Amazon
  • Alessandro Mazzi: Founder/Owner, AM Legal
  • Alexander Ribbink: General Partner, Keen Venture Partners
  • Alexander Van Leeuwen: Entrepreneur & Investor
  • Alina Kornienko: COO, co-founder, Quppy
  • Alvin Khodabaks: Partner, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Andra Fola: SCM Portfolio Principle Manager, Vodafone
  • Andrea Volongo: Head of EU Delivery Experience, Amazon
  • Anna Noyons: Founder, (ink). Design & Innovation
  • Anna Radulovski: CEO & Founder, WomenTech Network & Tech Family Ventures
  • Anna C. Mallon: Senior Manager, Startups & Ecosystem Development, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Apoorva Prasad: Founder & CEO, The Outdoor Group
  • Arean Van Veelen: Co-founder & Strategic Advisor, OfferUp
  • Arjan Heinen: Director, Hedgehog Applications
  • Arnab Naskar: Founder , STOKR
  • Arthur Van De Graaf: CEO, Sublime Doing / Get A Crowd / Start Lean Funding / TYGERMOM.
  • Asbjørn Jørgensen: Founder & CEO, Maxwell.ai
  • Bart Jan Van Genderen: CEO, CMI
  • Bas Offers: COO, ReviMedia
  • Bastiaan Janmaat: Partner, Linse Capital
  • Ben Woldring: Founder & CEO, Bencom Group
  • Bert Nijmeijer: CEO, Technology Circle Twente
  • Carl Antony Nuttall: Principal, &c. Brand Think
  • Caroline Glasbergen: Founder, FitShe, New Female Leaders, Zentrepreneurship
  • Charlotte Christensen: Executive Director, Fintocat
  • Che Mott: Corporate development for growth & VC portfolio companies, Global Venture
  • Chitra Madhwacharyula: Customer & Partner Success, Consulting & Services Executive
  • Christiaan Kraaijenhagen: Founder and CEO, Helio Hub
  • Claire Boonstra: Co-Founder, Layar
  • Coen Van Hees: Co-founder, Story of AMS
  • Colin Winhall: Problem solver, No Code Zone
  • Cyndee Sugra: Founder, Chief UX and Product Strategist, The Werck Group
  • Cyrus Mossavar Rahmani: Principal, Keen Venture Partners
  • Daan Weddepohl: CEO & Founder, Peerby
  • Danielle Diamond: Marketing & Communications Educator, ex MICROSOFT.
  • Dave Dirks: Investor | Lawyer | Board Member | Strategic Advisor
  • David Holland: Business Coach, Author, Trainer & Speaker, Results Rules OK
  • Deka Dike: Founder & CEO, Omatochi
  • Dennis Huizing: Country Manager Netherlands, Leapfunder
  • Diederik Stols: Partner, Boekx Advocaten
  • Diego De Biasio: CEO, Technoport SA
  • Diethard Struelens: Founder/CEO, Artfuse BV
  • Drazen Nikolic: Founder
  • Ekaterina Stambolieva: Founder, Nina Space
  • Elena Mlotok: General Manager, Head of EU Newsstand, Amazon
  • Elisabeth Stevens: Angel Investor, LiberFly
  • Elitza Stoilova: Founder & CEO, Umni.co
  • Erik Evrard: Partner Director EMEA and APAC, Platform.sh
  • Erwin Van Rooijen: Advisor , 1985
  • Estelle Roux Stevens: Co-Founder, Mentorjam
  • Eva Arh: VC, 3VC
  • Ewoud Goorts: Managing Director, FlorAccess
  • Florestan Van 'T Hek: Founder/Partner , Venturelawyers
  • Floris Van Alkemade: Managing Partner, Solid Ventures
  • Frans Nauta: Cc, ff
  • Frans Jonker: Founder, Ticketscript
  • Freerk Bisschop: program director Smart Energy, Rockstart
  • Gael Gibert: Digital Director, Advent International
  • Galo Vargas: CEO & Founder, Inkspired
  • Gaspar Kocsis: Managing Director, Bondweaver
  • Geldolph Heyning: Managing Director, Gh
  • Genevieve Leveille: Principal Founder and CEO, AgriLedger
  • Genna Elvin: Co-founder , TaDaweb
  • Gernot Schwendtner: Co-Founder, WeGrow
  • Gerrit Brouwer: Founder, Keypath
  • Gijs Dutry van Haeften: Venture Consultant, Independent
  • Graciela Perez: Founder & Lean Start Up Coach, Lean Sigma Tech, LLC
  • Hanneke Stegweg: Founder & CEO, iLost
  • Hans Ruinemans: Boardroom Monk, Business Tales
  • Hendrik Halbe: Co-founder and Managing Partner , Halbe&koenraads
  • Henrique Boregio: CTO, Primephonic
  • Ian Wagner: Partner, Funktional OÜ
  • Irina Berkon: Member, Golden Seeds
  • Ivo Guerrini: Owner and investor, Independent
  • Ivo Radulovski: Founder, Tech Family Ventures
  • Ivo Radulovski: Co-Founder, Tech Family Ventures & WomenTech Network
  • Jacqueline Van den Ende: Partner, Peak Capital
  • James Hickson: Chief Executive Officer, Bloom Financial Group Ltd
  • Janne Saarikko: Ecosystem Evangelist / Food Ecosystems Specialist / Head of Think Tank, Founder Institute Food Ecosystems Accelerator
  • Jasmijn Bleijerveld: CEO & Founder, Jasmine Bee
  • Jaspar Roos: Founder, Incubator Exchange and Dutch Valley
  • Jeroen Bertrams: Online Marketing Consultant
  • Jeroen Van Duffelen: COO, Aidence
  • Jesper Vieveen: Marketing Manager, Symbid
  • Jim Stolze: Founder, TEDxAmsterdam
  • Joost Nauta: CEO, Fashiolista
  • Joris Van Heukelom: Partner , Makerstreet
  • Jorrit Kelderman: CFO, NightBalance
  • Jos Van Essen: Product manager, Growindigital
  • Julia Zhou: Co-Founder, Chief Development Officer, Tidal Impact
  • Kees Zegers: Founder and CEO, Dialogue Company
  • Kimberly Ofori: Founder , Growth Republic & GV Studio
  • Klaas Joosten: Founder/Owner, LinkPizza, ZEEF and M4N
  • Lana Hassounah: Life & Energy Coach, Lana Maher
  • Laura Bloomer: Founder, Backed Technologies
  • Leo Benkel: Founder, PURE LAMBDA
  • Lidia Gryszkiewicz: Co-founder & Partner, The Impact Lab
  • Lorenz Van Gool: Content Manager, SBIC Noordwijk
  • Luca Canducci: Engineering Manager, FindHotel
  • Lucien Engelen: Founder and Curator, The Future of Health at Radboud University Medical Centre
  • Lucien Burm: CEO, Kimengi
  • Maarten Lens Fitz Gerald: Founder, Hh
  • Maggie Feng: CEO, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences
  • Marc Van Der Heijden: CEO
  • Marc Van Oldenborgh: Founder & IP Portfolio Manager, Kepler Vision Technologies
  • Martijn Boomsma: CEO, Lab Rooms
  • Matias Mäenpää: Angel investor and serial entrepreneur, Several companies
  • Matteo Ressa: Founder & CEO, ChefPassport
  • Matthijs Otto: Founder & CEO
  • Merlijn Van Vliet: Owner, Co-Founder, KOKORO
  • Michael Hakopian: Founder , Jexia
  • Michael Van Lier: Founder & CEO, We.Are.Builders
  • Michael Koenka: Founder, MDK
  • Michelle George: CEO, founder, RubixPotential
  • Michiel Westermann: CEO, Motek Medical & Motek Entertainment
  • Michiel Buitelaar: COO, Sanoma Media NL
  • Michiel Muller: Advisory Board Member, Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Michiel Verberg: Strategic Partnership Manager EMEA, HERE Technologies, Founder of Whatser
  • Michiel Langezaal: Co-founder and CEO, Fastned
  • Mike Coumans: CEO, Sendsteps
  • Mircea Baldean: Principal, Purpose Consult
  • Mireille Buiel: Co-founder / COO, Leap Beyond Group
  • Nathalie Hennequin: Founder, Eve's Apple
  • 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
  • Oscar Kneppers: Founder, Rockstart
  • Patrick Van Der Pijl: CEO, Business Models Inc. | Author | Professional Speaker | Producer Business Model Generation
  • Patrick De Laive: Founder, Tech.eu
  • Paul Braam: CEO, Virtuagym
  • Paul Kikano: Head of Product, B2B Marketplace Europe, Amazon
  • Peter Van Gorsel: Educational Business Developer, University of Amsterdam / Serendip
  • Philip Jungen: coo, yes.com
  • Philip Grother: CEO & Founder, Stepping-Stone / Test my App
  • Pieter Bas Leezenberg: CEO and Co-founder, SkyGeo
  • Pouria Kay: Founder CEO, Grib
  • R Hofma: Partner, Result Executive Search
  • Rachel Sheppard: Digital Strategist & Startup Mentor - Helping Female Founders Launch & Grow Their Businesses Around the Globe, Founder Institute HQ
  • Regina Shmerlin: Venture Partner, Founder Institute
  • Richard Straver: Co-Founder, Tinypay.me
  • Richard Russell: Mr, Russell and Company
  • Rick Le Roy: Partner, UNITiD
  • Rixt Herklots: Operational Director, The Next Women
  • Robert Jan Hylkema: Managing Director, Result Mediation
  • Rodger Buyvoets: CEO & Founder, Crobox
  • Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz: Managing Director, Expon Capital
  • Roland Van Kralingen: Founder, Marketing Fund
  • Ronnie Overgoor: Co-founder , Social Chiefs
  • Rosen Dimov: CEO, Phasegrowth
  • Ryan Micheletti: Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
  • Sacha Martina: Founder, Bureau Zwart Wit
  • Saida Ibrahimava, Youth to Youth Initiative
  • Sanne De Jongh: Senior Investment Associate, Gilde Healthcare
  • Sebastiaan Hooft: CEO/Founder, Maschile Ventures - Quintessentially
  • Sergii Kalinchuk: Local Leader, Founder Institute Ukraine
  • Sharon Klaver: COO, Influentials
  • Sheila Struyck: Impact Investor , SHIFT invest
  • Simone Brummelhuis: Founder, The Next Women
  • Sjoerd Mol: Attorney-at-law and Partner Corporate / M&A, Benvalor
  • Sjoerd Boonstra: Founder, 5miles
  • Stefan Fountain: CEO, PR.co
  • Stefano Cutello: Founder & CEO, PastBook
  • Stephan Peters: Managing Director, SANZARU Group
  • Stéphane Ambrosini: European & Chartered Patent Attorney, Marks and Clerk
  • Thijs Cadier: Founder, AppSignal
  • Thijs Gitmans: Fund Manager / Investor, NBI Investors
  • Thijs Dijkman: Analyst, Peak Capital
  • Thomas De Leeuw: Co-founder, Ikbenfrits
  • Thomas Mensink: Analyst, Golden Egg Check
  • Thomas Dorwart: Asociate Attorney, Goosmann Law Firm
  • Ton Aan De Stegge: Ddssa, Shshsj
  • Valentine Van Der Lande: CEO, TenPages.com
  • Veronique Pauwels: Partner, Bain and Company
  • Vincent Kouwenhoven: Founder, eVentures Europe
  • Vinnie Lauria: Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures, Singapore
  • Vlad Cioinigel: Manager, Amazon
  • Xen Buijs: Founder, Geotender
  • Youri Doeleman: Partner, Antler
  • Yuri Van Geest: Founder and CEO, Trend8

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 billion. 

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 90+ 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 FI.co/apply/amsterdam.


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Alumni of the Founder Institute are creating some of the world's fastest growing startups, having raised over $1 billion in funding, and building products people love across over 200 cities worldwide.

See the most recent news from our Grads at FI.co/news, or learn more about their stories at FI.co/journey

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