Apply
Founder Institute Image

This is the time to build: the world needs entrepreneurs to lead the way in creating a better future, for everyone.

Whether you have already launched a startup or are still in the idea-phase, now is the time to act. 2020 brought havoc to our health, our society, and our economy, and what remains is a world filled with reshuffling industries and new problems that need to be solved. As we continue through the remainder of 2021 and beyond, each and every entrepreneur has the opportunity to play a part in helping shape that better future.

That's why we are excited to announce applications are now open for the Eastern Europe Fall Virtual 2021 program.

If you could use a structured process and a lifetime of support from Eastern Europe's top investors and entrepreneurs to build something meaningful, then apply to the Eastern Europe Fall Virtual 2021 Founder Institute today.

We will be hosting several free startup online events in Eastern Europe over the coming weeks, where you can learn virtually from top entrepreneurs from the comfort of your home:

Eastern Europe Events:

  • European Founder Showcase: Local Founders Pitch Event: 8:00pm, Jul 11, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/350758
  • FI Eastern Europe Fall 2024 Graduation: Meet the New Portfolio Companies: 6:00pm, Jul 30, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/349691

Global or Regional Events:

  • Founder Institute Online Information Session: https://FI.co/infosession
  • How to Turn your Value Proposition into Product Market Fit : 8:00pm, Jun 24, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/347728
  • How to Remove Bias from Your Startup Investment Decisions, with Loyal VC: 7:00pm, Jun 25, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/350087
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 8:00pm, Jun 26, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/347699
  • Venture Trailblazers, featuring Mike Maples Jr (Founding Partner at Floodgate): 7:00pm, Jun 27, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/351522
  • How Founders Beat Anxiety for Peak Performance : 8:00pm, Jul 03, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352434
  • How to Acquire your First 100 B2C Customers: 8:00pm, Jul 08, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352353
  • How to Launch your MVP with No-Code: A Bubble Workshop: 8:00pm, Jul 10, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352113
  • Adam Robinson’s Path to Bootstrapping Success: From Idea to $22 Million Revenue: 7:00pm, Jul 12, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/348717
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 3:00am, Jul 16, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352444
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 8:00pm, Jul 17, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352454
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 3:00am, Jul 23, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352464
  • How to Build a Personal Brand: The Startup Founders Guide to Thought Leadership: 8:00pm, Jul 24, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352472
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas : 8:00pm, Jul 29, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352477
  • The Entrepreneurial Mindset with Lost and Founder Author Rand Fishkin: 9:00pm, Jul 31, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/351894
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 3:00am, Aug 06, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352537
  • How to Achieve Product-Market Fit: Insights from Seedstars: 8:00pm, Aug 07, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352545
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 8:00pm, Aug 12, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352553
  • The Startup Founder’s Guide to Building AI Products Quickly & Easily : 8:00pm, Aug 14, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/347920
  • Pitch Lounge: Practice Pitching Your Business Idea to Startup Experts : 3:00am, Aug 20, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352564
  • Venture Trailblazers, featuring Warren Packard (Operating Partner at AI Fund): 7:00pm, Aug 22, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/351693
  • Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A with a Venture Capitalist: 3:00am, Aug 27, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352577
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 3:00am, Aug 29, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352586
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder: 3:00am, Sep 03, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352637
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 3:00am, Sep 10, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352646
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 8:00pm, Sep 16, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352654
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 8:00pm, Sep 25, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352670
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 8:00pm, Oct 02, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352704
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 3:00am, Oct 15, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352715
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 3:00am, Oct 24, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352727
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 7:00pm, Oct 30, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352734
  • Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Make the Transition to Startup Founder : 8:00pm, Nov 04, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352817
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 3:00am, Nov 07, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352825
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 3:00am, Nov 19, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352837
  • What is Entrepreneur DNA? Insights from 15 Years of Social Science Research: 3:00am, Nov 26, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352847
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 8:00pm, Nov 27, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352854
  • Startup Pitch Practice: Share Your Idea and Get Expert Feedback: 8:00pm, Dec 02, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352863
  • What is the DNA of an Entrepreneur? Insights from 15 Years of Research: 8:00pm, Dec 04, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352871
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner: 8:00pm, Dec 09, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352880
  • How to Come Up with Great Startup Ideas: 8:00pm, Dec 16, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352887
  • Startup Fundraising Q&A: Meet Investors from the FI Venture Network: 3:00am, Dec 24, 2024 (Europe/Sofia): https://FI.co/e/352897

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute is designed to help you build an enduring business that can survive and thrive in this “new normal.” We do this by giving you a clear process combined with constant feedback from a devoted network of international entrepreneurs and investors. Participants in the 4-month core program also get access to a lifetime of support through the Founder Institute's industry-leading free post-programs.

The Eastern Europe accelerator is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Alex M. Dascalu, Bozhidar Georgiev, Janet Todorova, and Patritsiya Kostadinova. In addition, some of Eastern Europe's top investors, entrepreneurs, and CEOs will be participating as mentors in the program, providing expert feedback and evaluation. The list of startup mentors for the Eastern Europe Founder Institute includes:

  • Abdellah Aouf: Chief Executive Officer, GO PLATFORM
  • Adam Matalon: Founder & CEO, Message HQ
  • Adeo Ressi: CEO, Decile Group / VC Lab
  • Aditi Singh: Chief Product Officer, WineChain
  • Adrian Stanica: Founder
  • Adrian Zarnescu: CTO, SysWin
  • Adrian Stoica: Founder, Soft Galaxy
  • Adriana Iordan: VP Product Management, Microanalytics
  • Ajay Naqvi: Founder, The Blue Renaissance
  • Aleksandar Karaviloski: Founder, VE DOG FOOD LCC
  • Aleksandar Hinkov: Community Evangelist, BESCO - The Bulgarian Startup Association
  • Alex Dona: Founder , TimesNewRoman.ro
  • Alex Cernatescu: CEO, Co-Founder & Global Head of Strategy, Stefanini Infinit - US & EMEA
  • Alex Mincu: CEO, Safer Work
  • Alex Paduraru: Founder, Creative Tim
  • Alexander Ribbink: General Partner, Keen Venture Partners
  • Alexander Naydenov: Head of Sales, GraphCMS
  • Alexander Sumin: co-founder, Chief Marketing Officer, ClaimCompass
  • Alexander Swaab: Senior Program Manager, Btomorrow Ventures
  • Alexandra Karapidaki: Co-Founder, Bizrupt
  • Alexandru Gheorghiu: CCO@ABC Data Distributie, Founder@IBWT
  • Alex M. Dascalu: Lead Director, Founder Institute Eastern Europe
  • Alina Kornienko: COO, co-founder, Quppy
  • Alina Balan: Partner, designthinkingsociety.com
  • Ana Iorga: CEO, Buyer Brain
  • Ana Maria Udriste: Founder & CEO , Avocatoo
  • Ana Maria Manda: Global Innovation Managmenet Senior Consultant, SAP
  • Anastasia Angelova: CSO & Co-Founder, Noble Hire
  • Andon Simeonov: VP @ SoftServe | Bulgaria Country Manager, SoftServe
  • Andreea Suciu: Managing Partner, Suciu | The Employment Law Firm
  • Andrei Pitis: CEO, Simple Capital
  • Andrei Cretu: co-founder
  • Andrei Cretu: Co-founder of 7card
  • Andrei Ostacie: Founder, Business Development Manager, OKAPI
  • Andrei Roth: Commercial Pricing Director, UiPath
  • Andrei Muscalu: CEO, SUNMARKET.IO
  • Andres Jordan: Founder, Factor6, LLC
  • Andrew Crawford: Head of Finance
  • Aneida Bajraktari Bicja: Serial Entrepreneur, Balkans Capital / Doll'App / Adams Chips
  • Angel Angelov: Managing Partner, Innovation Capital
  • Anil Pillai Dr.: Founder and CEO, Buyer Brain
  • Anita Jovic: Founder, PurpleBlock and AI Serbia
  • Anna Radulovski: Partner , Tech Family Ventures
  • Antonio Eram: Founder & CEO, NETOPIA Payments
  • Ashli Weiss: Attorney, Weiss Law LLP
  • Assim Ishaque: Co-Director, Founder Institute Midlands, Director, The Entrepreneurs Trust
  • Atanas Atanasov: Agile Master, Bosch Digital Bulgaria
  • Bartosz Drapikowski: CEO, Debonair Beast
  • Benjamin Rameau: Founder, Smile Research
  • Bilyana Dimitrova: Managing Partner, Dimitrova and Staykova Law office
  • Bogdan Iordache: Founder, How to Web, TechHub Bucharest, TechAngels
  • Bogdan Oprea: Founder, Aventurine
  • Boris Kolev: Founder and Managing Partner, DigiMark Ventures
  • Boris Hristov: Founder and CEO, 356labs
  • Borys Musielak: Partner, SMOK Ventures
  • Boyan Pavlov: Investor, ConnectedBin Ltd.
  • Bozhidar Georgiev: CEO & Founder
  • Bozhidar Georgiev : Founder and CEO, Work & Share Coworking
  • Bozhidar Hristov: Founder, Streebl
  • Bülent Duagi: Digital Business Strategist
  • Calin Lupsan: Founder, CEO, Intelligence
  • Catalin Grigorescu: Managing Partner, bpv GRIGORESCU STEFANICA
  • Charlotte Aschim: CEO and Co-Founder, TotalCtrl
  • 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
  • Christo Peev: Co- Founder & CEO, Motion Software
  • Claudia Falkinger: Co-Founder, Women in Mobility
  • Colin Howes: Founder, Series-A
  • Constantino Navarro: CFO, - Jumia / Taparo / World Bank
  • Corina Toma: Founder, Hub Eleven Advertising
  • Corneliu Manescu: Principal Software Development Engineer, Microsoft
  • Cosmin Pasnicu: Founder, KOFITI
  • Cosmin Curticapean: Founder, iFactor
  • Costin Baroiu: Founder, Heroo
  • Cristi Badea: Co-founder & CEO , MavenHut Games
  • Cristian Orasanu: Co-Founder, Paybilla
  • Cristian Negrutiu: Partner, Sparking Capital
  • Cristian Munteanu: Partner, Early Game Ventures
  • Cristian Onetiu: Entrepreneur, Life Care Corp
  • Cristina Daianu: Partner, Dentons
  • Cristina Bucur: Counsel, DLA Piper Global Law Firm
  • Daan Weddepohl: CEO & Founder, Peerby
  • Dan Mihaescu: Founding Partner , Gapminder Venture Partners
  • Dan Calugareanu: Partner, Early Game Ventures
  • Dan Huru: Co-Founder, Meetgeek
  • Danail Hadjiatanasov: Engineering Manager, MUI
  • Danail Koev: Co-Founder & CEO, VEDA
  • Daniel Lorer: Advisory Board Member, Quadrodynamics
  • Daniel Vaduva: Founder, Kalium Labs
  • Daniel Rogoz: Founder, Kinderpedia
  • Daniel Ratke: CTO, rhome
  • David Llorente: Founder and CEO, Narrativa (AI-Generated Content)
  • Diana Aladzhova: Founder , CFO Insights
  • Dilyan Dimitrov: Partner, Eleven Ventures
  • Dimitar Giulev: CEO, Antipodes
  • Dimitar Savov: Founder & Head of Marketing, Startup Masters
  • Dimitar Vouldjeff: Co-founder and CEO, Enhancv
  • Dimitris Polychronopoulos: Oslo Chapter Director, FI Mentor
  • Diyan Mihaylov: Co-Founder, ProductTank
  • Dora Petrova: Founder, FemGems
  • Dragos Preda: Co-Founder & CEO, PrimeRenting
  • Elena Mlotok: General Manager, Head of EU Newsstand, Amazon
  • Elena Nikolova: Community Manager, CEO Angels Club, Co-Founder, ESCREO
  • Elena Gramatova-Andreeva: Director of Product Development / Program Manager Generative AI, Bosch Digital Bulgaria
  • Eli Zhabevska: Senior Associate, South Central Ventures
  • Elif Güngör Reis: Food Technology & Entrepreneur Expert, Istanbul Arel University
  • Elina Halatcheva: Managing Director, BrightCap Ventures
  • Elina Zheleva: Managing Partner, launchlabs Sofia
  • Elitza Stoilova: Founder & CEO, Umni.co
  • Emmett King: Co-Founder, Transylvania Angels Network (T.A.N.)
  • Eric Bartha: Head of Investment Management, Seedblink
  • Erik Barna: CEO and Founder, LIFE IS HARD SA
  • Erik Evrard: Partner Director EMEA and APAC, Platform.sh
  • Evelina Necula: Co-Founder, kinderpedia.co
  • Florian Zgunea: CEO, Remantec AG
  • Florin Cioaca: Founder, Traderion
  • Florin Grosu: Co -founder, Traderion
  • Frane Sesnic: CEO, Zagreb Innovation Centre
  • Frederik Bohn: Manager Venture Development, CreativeDock
  • Gabriel Paunescu: CEO, Naologic
  • Gabriel Paunescu: CEO, Naologic
  • Gabriel Barcaru: Managing Partner, BRIDCON Business and Management Consulting
  • Gabriela Milcev: Partner, MILCEV BURBEA Intellectual Property & Law Office
  • Gabriel Alin Zainescu: Founder & CEO, Zainescu Consulting
  • Galia Jordanova: CEO, Gaida.ai
  • Galina Markova: Angel Investor, Angel Investor
  • George Brashnarov: General Manager, Nemetschek OOD Bulgaria
  • George Dita: Founder, WiseUp
  • George Petrov: Founder, Trevor Labs ltd.
  • George Sidjimkov: General Partner , Sofia Angels Ventures
  • George Cretu: ALECHMIST, AXIOBIT LIMITED
  • George Rimpeff: CEO, Prudentia Sarl
  • Georgi Malchev: Managing Partner, XploraBG
  • Georgi Milenchev: CEO, Fonio
  • Georgi Ivanov: Founder & CEO, Noble Hire
  • Georgi Kadrev: Co-Founder & CEO, Imagga & Kelvin Health
  • Gergana Stoitchkova: Investment Associate, Eleven Ventures
  • Gold Hood: Founder, Ads4Earth
  • Gregoire Vigroux: Co-Founder & Vice-President, TELUS International
  • Hristo Hristov: CEO, Darik
  • Hristo Chernev: Founder and CEO, TaxiMe
  • Hristo Neychev: Founder & CEO, Tryad Games
  • Hristo Tenchev: Co-Founder, Softuni
  • Hristomir Hristov: CEO, Prikazkite.bg
  • Idowu Akinde: Founder, Boolean Labs
  • Idowu Akinde: Founder, Boolean Labs
  • Idris Revert, Time for the Planet
  • Ihar Mahaniok: Managing Partner, Geek Ventures
  • Illia Kolomoiskyi: Founder, Boatscribe
  • Inga Driksne: Operations Lead & Advisor, Early stage SaaS startups
  • Ioan Cocan: Managing Partner, Tremend
  • Ioan Iacob: Founder & CEO, FLOWX.AI
  • Ionut Tata: President, Cluster for Innovation and Technology
  • Ionut Patrahau: Managing Partner, Corporate Development, SeedBlink
  • Irena Teneva: CEO, Space Pro Ltd.
  • Irina Obushtarova: Co-founder & CEO, The Recursive
  • Iskren Mitev: Co-Founder & Wizard of Light-bulb moments, Co-Founder, ESCREO
  • Iskren Krusteff, VC LAW FIRM
  • Iulian Circiumaru: Managing Partner
  • Ivan Bjelajac: CEO, MVP Workshop
  • Ivan Dzheferov: Community Manager & GM for Bulgaria, Vereign AG
  • Ivan Ivanka: General Partner, i1x
  • Ivan Germanov: Regional Success Manager, Founder Institute
  • Ivan Ivanka: General Partner, Camel Capital
  • Ivan Draganov: Senior Innovation Analyst, Dealroom.co
  • Ivan Osmak: CEO & Co-Founder, Quantive (formerly Gtmhub)
  • Ivan Guberkov: VP & GM, Hybrid Work Division, OfficeRnD | Flex & Hybrid Work Software
  • Ivan Germanov: RSM, Founder Institute HQ
  • Ivaylo Slavov: CEO, Bulpros
  • Ivaylo Hristov: Founder, DEV.BG
  • Ivaylo Simov: Founder, Eleven Ventures
  • Ivaylo Ivanov: Director, Founder Institute Eastern Europe
  • Ivelin Ivanov: Mentor, FI
  • Ivo Vasilev: Founder and CEO, Reloyalty
  • Ivo Radulovski: Partner, Tech Family Ventures
  • Jaco Fok: Founder, equalifai.com
  • Jamal Maxey, Pitch Lounge
  • James Song: Co-Founder, HOTPOT NETWORK
  • Janet Todorova: Head of Expansion, Founder Institute
  • Janet Todorova: Head of Expansion, Founder Institute
  • Janne Saarikko: Director, Food Ecosystems Accelerator, Founder Institute
  • Jascha Willimek: Managing Partner, neusta group
  • Jeroen Bertrams: Online Marketing Consultant
  • Jeroen Maudens: Partner, ONEtoONE Corporate Finance
  • Jivko Ivanov: Managing Partner, Simbula Ltd.
  • Joel Walker: Chief Operations Officer, THE KNOWLEDGE GROUP SERVICES LIMITED
  • Konstantinos Vassakis: Co-founder, Bizrupt
  • Konstantinos Karvounakis: Principal, Metavallon VC
  • Kostas Karolemeas: Founder, CEO, Allcancode
  • Krasimir Nikolov: CEO & Co-founder, Quark VR
  • Krasimir Kehayov: Investment Manager, DYNAX Invest
  • Kristijan Mileski: Program Director, Business Impact Lab
  • Lars Wiechen: Partner in Charge, Deloitte
  • Laura Bloomer: Founder, Backed Technologies / Redaim
  • Laurentiu Balasa: Founder, Founder at BookVitals
  • Lenard Adanov: CEO, Adan Media Ltd.
  • Leo Mart: Founder, Sunrise VR Studio
  • Leona Aslanova: Founder and CEO, Innovation Starter Box
  • Liviu Dragan: Founder, DRUID
  • Luca Stirbat: Founder, Creative Motion
  • Lucas Jacquet: Chief of Staff, Umiami
  • Lucia Cerchlan: Co-Founder, Lumus Investment
  • Luka Ivicevic: CEO, Index Health
  • Lukasz Owczarek: Head of Growth, MIT Enterprise Forum CEE
  • Lyubomir Yanchev: Founder and CEO, MClimate
  • Maciej Zawadzinski: General Partner, Hard2beat
  • Magdalena Jabłońska: CEO, MIT Enterprise Forum CEE
  • Maher Santarissy: Managing Director, moment
  • Maksym Moneta: CEO and Founder, Startupers Online
  • Malin Iulian Stefanescu: Vice President, TechAngels
  • Maria Mihes: Storyteller, FI EE Director, UiPath alumni
  • Marian Ignev: CEO, TeachableHub
  • Marian Dinu: Managing Partner, DLA Piper Dinu
  • Mariola Bitner: Director, Founder Institute Poland
  • Marius Ursache: CEO & Co-founder, MetaBeta
  • Marius Dosinescu: CEO, AYSA.ai
  • Marius Deak: CEO, AVANDOR & Green Pixel
  • Marius Dosinescu: Founder, AYSA.ai
  • Marius Costin: CEO, PayU
  • Mark Rogers: CEO, Futurist Labs
  • Marvin Liao: Partner, GAMEGROOVE Capital & Diaspora Ventures
  • Matiullah Rahmaty: Founder/President , BrightPoint Consulting Services
  • Matteo Ressa: Founder & CEO, ChefPassport
  • Mattia Raffaelli: CEO & Co-Founder, RoomMate
  • Max Gurvits: Managing Partner, Vitosha Venture Partners
  • Maya Zlatanova: Co-Founder & CEO, FindMeCure
  • Mester Catalin: Founder, Bookups & I Love Failure
  • Mihai Sfintescu: Managing Director, Abilito Capital
  • Mihai Darzan: Founder, RINGHEL
  • Mihai Rotaru: FOUNDER, CLEVER TAXI
  • Mihai Stefanescu: Senior Advisor at Innovation Norway, innovasjonnorge.no
  • Mike Suprovici: Head of Acceleration, VC Lab
  • Mila Petrova, TeamUp services
  • Milen Ivanov: Managing Partner, Sofia Angels Ventures, Co-Founder, CEO Angels Club
  • Milena Kraeva: Founder & CEO, Nexus Impact Ventures
  • Mircea Vadan: Founder, Cluj Startups, MVP Academy
  • Mircea Capatina: Founder, smartbill.ro
  • Mirella Yordanova: Network & Community Manager, Seedcamp
  • Miroslav Nedyalkov: Co-founder & CTO, OfficeR&D
  • Miroslav Miroslavov: Co-Founder and CEO, OfficeRnD
  • Miroslav Nedyalkov: Software Architect & Co-founder, OfficeRnD
  • Monica Georgieff: CMO, School Space
  • Myrto Papathanou: Partner, Metavallon VC
  • Nadia KANOUN: CEO, Senior Adviser, Trainer & Coach, IHSCEN for Startups
  • Naimul Abd: CEO, Connect East
  • Nancy Brito: Partner - Investor, Ground Capital
  • Natalya Bagrova: Co-Founder, Art Director, Brand Strategist , Suva Inc.
  • Natanail Stefanov: Executive Director
  • Nathan Evans: Director, Founder Institute
  • Nick Saunders: Chairman, Golden Media OOD
  • Nick Todorov: Founder & CEO, LimeChain
  • Nicolas Boitout: Co-Founder, Beyond Business School
  • Nikita Kharchenko: Startup Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Nikolai Nedelchev: CEO, Publicis Groupe Bulgaria
  • Nikolas Samios: Managing Partner, PropTech1 Ventures
  • Nikolay Yarmov: Founder and CEO, CEED
  • Nina Nikolikj: SwissEP Program Officer, Swisscontact
  • Oana Petrescu: CEO, Blueair
  • Olena Bochulia: Co-Founder, Severus
  • Olivia Marcu-Iordanescu: Founder, Chief Legal Strategist, https://spotlegal.io
  • Orkun Ozbatur: Director & Founder, FI Benelux & Concio
  • Ovi Negrean: Chief Executive Bee, SocialBee.io
  • Ozana Giusca: CEO & Founder, BeYou.BeFree
  • Paloma Lecheta: LatAm Regional Director, Founder institute founder institute
  • Patrick O'Connor-Read: AI || Blockchain || Product, Architect & CTO
  • Paul Kikano: Head of Product, B2B Marketplace Europe, Amazon
  • Paul G. Putz: Managing Partner, Danube Angels GmbH
  • Pavel Kaminsky: Founder & CEO, 7Security GmbH
  • Pavlina Dzhartova: COO, HyperAspect
  • Pedro Conceição: Director of Growth, Kencko
  • Petar Zaharinov: CTO, DiFOLD
  • Petar Tsachev: Investor, Launchub Ventures
  • Petar Petrov: Chief AI Officer, Eleven Ventures
  • Peter Barta: CEO, FPP
  • Peter Lozanov: Co-founder and CEO, BattlePass Studio
  • Petko Karamotchev: Director
  • Petya Angelova: Strategic Sourcing Lead, EnduroSat
  • Philip Grother: CEO & Founder, Stepping-Stone / Test my App
  • Piotr Boulangé: Director, Founder Institute Poland
  • Pouria Kay: Mentor, Founder Institute
  • Radoslav Nikolov: Managing Director, SAP Labs Bulgaria
  • Radoslav Stankov: Head of engineering, Product Hunt
  • Radostina Tsenova: Lead Manager of Tech Tour Investors Club, Tech Tour
  • Radoy Stoyanov: FSI Leader, DIGITALL
  • Radu Savopol: CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL MANAGER, 5-To-Go
  • Radu Ionicioiu: National Quantum Coordinator, Romanian Quantum Network
  • Radu Ticiu: Co-Founder, Growceanu Angel Investment
  • Radu Balaceanu: Co FOunder, LifeBox
  • Radu Sebastian Amarie: CTO, Findie.me
  • Rali Ivanova: Head of Venture Studio, Appolica
  • Razvan Dinu: Founder, RoboSelf
  • Razvan Tapu: Chief Digital Officer, Stefanini
  • Regine Harr: Investor , Regine Investements
  • Remi Saint-Jean: Founder, delighting.io
  • Ricardo Monagas: CTO, TotalCtrl
  • Rina Onur: General Partner, 500 Istanbul
  • Rita Vilas Boas: Investor & Advisor, Ground Capital
  • Robert Wijers: Founding Partner, Value & PurposeValue
  • Robin Teurlings: Founder / CEO, The Startup Buddy
  • Rodrig Naska: Founder, Revido
  • Roland Van Kralingen: Founder, Marketing Fund
  • Ruben Seoane: CEO, Damocles Analytics
  • Rumen Iliev: Partner, LAUNCHub
  • Ruslan Bocancea: Owner, Bocancea Law Group
  • Ruslan Leteyski: Founder & CEO, Vanga AI
  • Russell Brand: CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
  • Ryan Riegg: Senior Associate, Adams Corporate Law, Inc
  • Salim Virani: Founder, Source Institute
  • Sam Olawale: Founder, DGL
  • Sasha Bezuhanova: Founder and Chairperson, MoveBG
  • Serban Alexandrescu: CEO, Headvertising
  • Sergiu Petre: Senior PR Consultant, Graffiti Public Relations
  • Sergiu Gîdei: Founder, Boanță, Gîdei și Asociații
  • Sergiu Maier: Founder, Plaeto
  • Shahar Hillel: Software Solutions Specialist, Innovation-Hill
  • Silvia Axinescu: Managing Associate, Reff & Associates SCA
  • Silyana Bojilova, Nebula Coworking Space
  • Simona Bali: Head of Investor Program, GoingVC
  • Simona Irmova: Eastern Europe Program Manager & HQ Operations Associate, Founder Institute
  • Sinisha Djukic: General Manager, Bosch Digital Bulgaria
  • Sorina Conea: Co-Founder, EduMagic
  • Stanislav Sirakov: Partner, LAUNCHub
  • Stefan Jørgensen: CEO, itembase.com
  • Stefan Vladimirov: Creative Director, monolig.
  • Stefano Glauser: Founder, Startup Jam
  • Stephane Gantchev: Co-Founder, Mobile Monday Sofia
  • Stéphane Ambrosini: European & Chartered Patent Attorney, Marks and Clerk
  • Stoyan Nedin: Venture Partner, Vitosha Venture Partners
  • Svetla Simidchieva: Founder and CEO, Placement Feed
  • Svetlin Nakov: Co-founder, Software University Ltd.
  • Svetoslava Georgieva: Founder, Talent Hub
  • Svetozar Georgiev: Co-Founder, Telerik, Telerik Academy, Campus X
  • Tatjana Kalezic: Founder, Serbia Start Up
  • Tatyana Mitkova: Co-Founder and CEO, ClaimCompass
  • Teodor Panayotov: CEO, CourseDot
  • Thibaut Taittinger: Founder & CEO, Puzl CowOrKing
  • Till Kaestner: Founder, Managing Director, BrightSide Holding UG
  • Timo Kugler: Co-Founder, NASH + BANKS
  • Todor Kolev: Founder and CEO, Farstar
  • Tomasz Kolodziejak
  • Torrey Smith: Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
  • Valentin Mihov: CTO, Santiment
  • Valentina Zaharia: Actor & Coach, The National Theater In Bucharest
  • Vasile Tamas: CEO, Beez
  • Vassil Popovski: CEO & Co-founder, Connecto.ai (Acquired by Leanplum)
  • Veroniek Vermeulen: Founder, Silatha
  • Victor Schiller: President, R Cubed Group
  • Viktor Bilyanski: Chief Technology Officer, ScaleFocus
  • Viktor Petrov: Co-Founder & COO, Crypto APIs
  • Viktor Minchev: VC Investor, Eleven Ventures
  • Vittoria Casanova: Investment Manager, The Index Project
  • Vlad Sarca: Partner, Sparking Capital
  • Vlad Tudorie: Founder, Fuse Press
  • Vladimir Sijakovic: Founder, Cvik & Partners
  • Vladimir Rusev: Regional Manager Eastern Europe, Turkey and Israel, Leanplum
  • Volen Vulkov: Co-Founder, Enhancv
  • Xenia Muntean: Founder, Planable
  • Yasen Rusev: Co- Founder & CEO, Escreo
  • Yavor Gochev: Director, Rinker Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Zbigniew Barwicz: Managing Partner, Freya Capital
  • Zoya Todorova: Partner, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm
  • Zsofi Toth: Co-founder and Navigator, Puzl CowOrKing Budapest

  • And many more to be announced.

Since 2009, the Founder Institute has helped over  7,000 Alumni raise over $1.75BN funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more (see the FI 10 Year Impact Report here).

Join us in Eastern Europe to help build the future. 

Apply to the Eastern Europe Fall Virtual 2021 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

---


Related Insights

More insights
Founder Institute Image
FI News

Build a Great Startup in 2024 with the FI Eastern Europe Startup Accelerator

By Sana Balti on Jun 20, 2024
Founder Institute Image
FI News

Build a Great Startup in 2024 with the FI South Asia Startup Accelerator

By Sana Balti on Jun 20, 2024
Founder Institute Image
FI News

Build a Great Startup in 2024 with the FI Kyrgyzstan Startup Accelerator

By Sana Balti on Jun 14, 2024

Are you ready to apply to the world's largest pre-seed accelerator?

Apply to the Program