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Today, the Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Silicon Valley Spring 2023 program!

If you could use a structured process and a lifetime of support from Silicon Valley's top investors and entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the Silicon Valley Spring 2023 Founder Institute today.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200+ cities worldwide, the Founder Institute provides high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the devoted support network and structured growth process needed to get to traction and funding. Participants in the 4-month core program also get access to a lifetime of support through the Founder Institute's industry-leading post-programs.

Since 2009, the Founder Institute has helped over  6,500 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).

To celebrate the launch, we will host several free startup events in Silicon Valley, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs and hear more about the program:

Silicon Valley Events: 

  • Connect with Aspiring Entrepreneurs (Online Networking Event) on 10:00am, Jan 04, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/312040 
  • SEO 101 with Nick Jordan on 10:00am, Jan 09, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/312508 
  • How To Identify a Viable Business Idea (Online) on 10:00am, Jan 11, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/311938 
  • How to Win with Peep Laja on 10:00am, Jan 16, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/312509 
  • How to use social media as a Founder with Andrew Miller on 10:00am, Jan 23, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/312510 
  • Get Friendly Feedback on Your Idea from Experts (Online Roundtable Event) on 10:00am, Jan 25, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/312152
  • How to build an MVP for your startup idea with Aram Melkoumov on 10:00am, Jan 30, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/312511 
  • Founder Showcase: Pre-Seed Startup Pitch & Networking Event (Online Conference) on 10:00am, Feb 08, 2023 (America/Los_Angeles): https://FI.co/e/310451 

Global or Regional Events: 

The Silicon Valley program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Joy Chen (EIR, GSV), Mercedes Bankston (Founder, Jump Start VC), Russell Brand (Managing Director, Responsible Solutions Limited).

In addition, some of Silicon Valley's top investors, entrepreneurs, and CEOs will be participating in the program, providing them with expert feedback and evaluation. The list of startup mentors for the Silicon Valley Founder Institute includes:

  • Aakash Bakrania: Strategy Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Aalap Shah: Co-Founder, SoMe Connect
  • Aaron Patzer: Founder and CEO, Mint.com & Fountain
  • Aaron Abram: Entrepreneur with 1 exit & Advisor., Pricestack, Kangarootime, & Osurv
  • Adam Fridman: Founder, Mabbly and ProHabits
  • Adam Spector: Co-Founder, AbstractOps
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Afzaal Mauthoor: Senior Partner, Profoundly
  • Aki Balogh: President, MarketMuse
  • Aki Ohashi: Vice President, Evolution Ventures
  • Alan Chiu: CEO, Enya.ai
  • Alejandra Perez: Founder - Lawyer, Investability
  • Aleksandar Bradic: Chief Technology Officer, Supplyframe
  • Alex Rampell: CEO, TrialPay
  • Alex Sok: Co-Founder/CEO, Elluva
  • Alexander Garcia Tobar: Principal, AGT Group, Inc
  • Alexander Morsink: Managing Director, Equivesto
  • Alexandra Johnson: Managing Director, DFJ Aurora
  • Alexey Semeney: Founder & CEO, DevTeam.Space
  • Alex M. Dascalu: Lead Director, Founder Institute Eastern Europe
  • Aline Hemmo: Consultant, Pilsoft
  • Ana Baltodano
  • Andrea Ramoino: Chief Strategy Officer, Solaris
  • Andrea Monti: Managing Director Impact and Sustainability, Founder Institute
  • Andrew Lee: CEO, Esper
  • Andrew Goldner: Co-Founder & CEO
  • Andrew Filev: Founder&CEO, Wrike
  • Andrew Lockley: Investor and Strategy Consultant, Andrew Lockley
  • Andrew Osipov: Founder & CEO, Visual Craft
  • Andrew Schwaab: Partner/Registered Patent & Trademark Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Andrew Miller: Andrew Lee Miller, Andrewstartups
  • Andy Cox: Principal Consultant, Digital Gurus
  • Angela Rastegar: Director, West Coast and Asia Pacific, Circle Surrogacy and Egg Donation
  • Anthony Duran: Sr Product Manager, Wolters Kluwer
  • Anthony Rose: Founder & CEO, SeedLegals
  • Aram Melkoumov: CEO, Crowdlinker
  • Asta Sendonaris: Strategy advisor, Consultant
  • Atul Yadav: Founder, Reclayu
  • Aurelie Guerrieri: CMO, Open Systems
  • Avery Lyford: Chief Customer Officer, Infostretch
  • Aviv Shalgi: CEO, Solar Simplified
  • Ayhan K. Isaacs: Head of Global Growth, Founder Institute
  • Ben Larson: Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Vertosa
  • Ben Stacey: Regional Manager, Founder Institute
  • Benjamin Young: CEO, Sworkit
  • Beth Pennington: Partner, Pennington LP
  • Bhavin Shah: CEO, Refresh, Inc.
  • Bill Hunt: CTO & Co-Founder, Dianomic
  • Bob Rosin: Investor and Advisor, Bob Rosin
  • Bob Christopher: Director of Innovation, Diamond Edge Ventures
  • Bojan Maric: Co-Founder, Workello
  • Bow Rodgers: CEO
  • Bram Cohen: Founder/Chief Scientist, BitTorrent
  • Branden Spikes: CEO, CTO, and Founder, Spikes, Inc.
  • Brandon Steelman: Founder, Clear Gene, Inc.
  • Brett Murray: Vice President, Marketing, View, Inc.
  • Brian Liu: Chairman & Co-Founder, LegalZoom.com
  • Brian Wong: Founder & CEO, Kiip
  • Brian Proffitt: Partner, Disruptive Capital Finance
  • Brian M Pasalich: Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder, Syntoniq
  • Brice Scheschuk: CEO, Globalive Capital
  • Bryan Duarte: Managing Partner, BlackTech Capital
  • Carlos Ochoa: Founder & CEO, Alpha Impact 8
  • Carmela Abraham, Xiggit
  • Carmine Di Maro: Venture Associate
  • Caroline Arzoo: Partnerships, TurboSBIR
  • Carter Laren: Founder/CEO, Inara Ventures
  • Chandler Koglmeier: VP, Product, Guild Education
  • Charles Cathlin: CEO & Founder, TruGenomix
  • Charlie Cliff: CTO
  • Charlie Regis: Co-Founder, Styliff Tech
  • Chase Harmer: CEO, ProfitPay
  • Chaya Jadhav: Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurial Wave
  • Chester Ng: Co-Founder & CMO, SweetLabs
  • Chintan Oza: Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
  • Chris Hogg: Founder & CEO, 100Plus
  • Chris Holloway: Pilot, defense analyst for Cubic Applications, F-5 pilot in USMCR
  • Chris Garrett: Founder and CEO, Devil's Canyon Brewery
  • Chris Foltz: Entrepreneur In Residence, Founder Institute + Responsible Solutions Ltd + IRG 100 CMO's & Change Agents
  • Chris Praet: President, Progress Carolina
  • Christina Trampota: Managing Director, Innovate :: Grow :: Scale
  • Christina Holloway: Executive Coach, Compass Enterprises LLC
  • Christina Laskowski: Business Transformation, VMware
  • Ciaran Byrne: Product Marketing & Product Management Executive, CB Consulting
  • Cindy Mallory: Emerging Tech Strategist, Worldwide TechServices
  • CJ Johnson: Marketing Consultant , Team Friday
  • Connie Kwan: CEO, Product Maestro
  • Conrad Kimball: CEO, ADU Works
  • Costa Alexoglou: Co-Founder & CEO, VisaulEyes
  • Craig Kanarick: CEO , Mouth Foods
  • Dan Arkind: Founder & CEO, JobScore
  • Dan Gertsacov: Dan Gertsacov - CEO, Americas Region (Bogota FI)
  • Dan Rubins: Founder & CEO, Legal Robot
  • Dan Lopez: Chief Strategy Officer, Arkisys
  • Dana Loberg: CEO, Leo AR
  • Daniel Saccani: President, Ravix Group, Inc.
  • Daniel Takabayashi: CTO, Laguro.com
  • Daniel Francavilla: Founder & Creative Strategist, Now Creative Group
  • Daniel Faber: CEO, Orbit Fab
  • Daniyal Ashraf: Social Media Lead, Founder Institute
  • Daoud Ghannam: Founder & CEO, uMake Coworking
  • Daria Boldyreva: Founder, Wunderdogs
  • David Kidder: Co-Founder and CEO, Bionic Solution LLC
  • David Sacks: CEO, Yammer
  • David Wu: General Partner, Maveron Capital
  • David Anderson: GM, Kilby Silicon Valley Labs at Texas Instruments
  • David Hare: Advisor, ServTrans
  • David Yeng: Founding CEO, InsureVite
  • David Clark: Venture Partner, Tera VC
  • Dayo McIntosh: Founder & CEO, Yateou
  • Deepak Ghosh: Vice President, Product & Growth, Abra
  • Diane Bailey: Head of Accelerator Growth, Founder Institute
  • Diraj Goel: CEO, Managing Partner, GetFresh Ventures
  • Dominique Kim, MPH: Health and Healthcare Transformation Leader, Meta
  • Dr. Arundhati Banerjee​: Commercialization Specialist, NASA
  • Dr. Hanan El Basha: Founder, The Business Doctor & The Global Businesswomen
  • Dustin Betz: Content & Community, Founder Institute
  • Duygu Oktem: Investment Advisor, European Investment Fund
  • Dylan Taylor: Chairman & CEO, Voyager Space Holdings
  • Earl Martin Valencia: Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Plentina
  • Ed Lam: Partner, Kilby Silicon Valley Labs at Texas Instruments
  • Eddie Hartman: co-Founder, LegalZoom
  • Edmond Banayan: Entrepreneur / CEO / VP of Biz Development / Board Observer / Investor / Mentor, See LinkedIn
  • Edward Liu: Director, EasyIOT
  • Eileen Brewer: Director, Takween Accelerator
  • Emiliya Strahilova: Content Marketer, Founder Institute
  • Emin Can Turan: Award-Winning Marketing Strategist | Go-to-Market Consultant | Lecturer at GA, Various
  • Emna Ghariani: Chapter Lead Director, The Founder Institute
  • Eren Bali: Chairman & Co-founder, Udemy
  • Erette Dunn: Founder , Rever
  • Erin Pangilinan: Founder, FASTER
  • Eugene Lee: CEO, Socialtext
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Felix Halcartegaray
  • Fion Lee Madan: Cofounder and COO, Fairly AI
  • Florent Groberg: Azure Global Government Expansion, Microsoft
  • Frank Mastronuzzi: Founding Partner, Punch Financial
  • Fred Joyal: Fred Joyal - CEO & Co-Founder, Futuredontics (Los Angeles FI) , Futuredontics
  • Frederic Voyer: Senior Product Innovation Lead, Multiple (HR, BVI & SWAAAP)
  • Gabe Zichermann: CEO, Failosophy
  • Gabriel Isserlis: Founder , Tutti
  • Gary Gaessler: SaaS Community Builder, Nylas, Co-Founder of CloudElements
  • Gautam Chandna: CEO & Co-Founder, TikkTalk
  • Geir Wavik: Advisor, Miles
  • George Bandarian Ii: Founder & Managing Partner, ValueScaler
  • Gerhard Diedericks: Founder & Venture Architect, Triniti
  • Gina Bianchini: Cofounder, Ning
  • Giselle Bisson: Managing Director, Chain Reaction PR
  • Gleb Budman: Co-founder and CEO, Backblaze
  • Gopi Mattel: Founder CEO, MaxBlox, Inc.
  • Gopi Rangan: Cofounder, INSEAD Angels
  • Govind Wakhlu: Product Manager, Facebook
  • Greg Lindahl: CTO, Tobiko
  • Guiti Navabi: Talent Acquisition Leader, Poynt
  • Habibullah Khan: Founder, penumbra
  • Hanny Sunarto: CEO/Co-founder, Mike's Naturals
  • Hans Kim: Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Harmony Oswald: Founder & CEO, Legalucy, Inc.
  • Harold Hughes: CEO, Bandwagon
  • Harry D'Andrea: General Partner, Global Impact Fund
  • Hieg Khatcherian: Senior Partner / CTO, GetFresh Ventures
  • Himakara Pieris: CEO, Hydra.ai
  • Himanshu Khurana: Director of Engg, LinkedIn
  • Hussein Kurji: General Partner, Portfolio Strategy, GetFresh Ventures Advisory Inc.
  • Imran Azhar: Founder & CEO, AzCorp Entertainment
  • Ingeborg Gasser Kriss: Board Member, Advisor , Founder Institute
  • Irina Berkon: Member, Golden Seeds
  • Iris Charabi Berggren: Leadership Coach, IRIS cb
  • Isabel Starck: Founder/Co-Founder, Starck Coaching, SportsCarBoutique
  • Ivaylo Ivanov: Director, Founder Institute Eastern Europe
  • Ivelin Ivanov: co-founder, FI Web 3
  • James Hong: Co-founder, HOT or NOT
  • James Kaskade: CEO, Janrain Inc.
  • James Jensen: Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Janet Todorova: Head of Expansion, Founder Institute
  • Jared Goralnick: VP of Product, Upwork
  • Jason Calacanis: Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Author, LAUNCH, This Week in Startups
  • Jason Nazar: Jason Nazar - Co Founder & CEO, Crew32
  • Jason Freedman: Founder, 42Floors
  • Jason Jacobsohn
  • Jason Waller: Founder, Jason R. Waller Executive Coaching
  • Jay Jamison: Founder & President
  • Jay Singh: Senior Technology Transfer Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Jeff Stewart: Managing Director , Global Public Offering Fund
  • Jeff Bonforte: Jeff Bonforte - SVP, Yahoo (Silicon Valley FI) , Yahoo
  • Jeff Lee: Founder & CEO, Cost Cooperative
  • Jeff Hancock: Founder & CEO, coinpass.com
  • Jeffrey Dachis: CEO, One Drop
  • Jeni Chang: SVP Commercial Ops, VSP
  • Jeremy Geiger: CEO, Funding Lab LLC
  • Jeremy Glassenberg: Product Management, APIs, Developer Experiences, Marketplaces, API Strategist
  • Jeremy Imlach: CEO, Argona Partners
  • Jessica Alter: Founder/CEO, Founder Dating
  • Jessica Korthuis: Founder & CEO, SOHUIS
  • Jill Stelfox: Co-Founder , Graffiti Sports
  • Jim Chappell: Managing Director, DoublEagle Management Group
  • Jim Brenner: Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Joanna Riley: CEO & Co-Founder, Censia
  • Joaquin Ayuso De Paul: CEO, Rayo
  • Joe Betts Lacroix: CTO, Vium
  • Joe Bezdek: Co-founder, DivX, Inc.
  • Joe Garza
  • John Lee: Vice President, Early Stage Banking, Silicon Valley Bank
  • John Ozuysal: Head of growth, Optimonk
  • Johny Tay: Entrepreneur-in-Residence (FI Silicon Valley), Idealogy (Founder)
  • Jonathan Abrams: Founder and CEO, Nuzzel
  • Jonathan Benassaya: Owner , Milestone Factory
  • Jonathan Greechan: Co-Founder & CEO, Founder Institute
  • Jonathan Sun: Founder, Nifty
  • Jonathan Zaremski: SVP, Product Management and Marketing , Consultant
  • Jonathan Okanlawon: Co-Founder/Board Executive , Global Croft Ltd
  • Jordan Jocius: Director, Founder Institute Waterloo-Toronto
  • Jordan Vande Kamp: Founder, Klick Media Buying
  • Joseph Prabhakar: CEO, Power Communication Corp.
  • Joy Chen: EIR, GSV
  • Juan Polanco: Founder & CEO, Optimo Capital
  • Justin Moore: CEO, Axcient, Inc.
  • Justin Wilcox: Founder, Customer Development Labs
  • Justine Reichman: Founder, NextGenChef
  • Kaan Senol: General Manager, Voyoger Consulting DOO
  • Kamal Hassan: Founding Partner, Loyal VC
  • Karen Johana Guillot: Co-Founder, CFO, Salvatio
  • Karl Shaikh: Founder , Interpreters-On-Call
  • Kate Connally: Director of Growth, Dolby Laboratories
  • Kelly Fitzsimmons: Co-Founder, Custom Reality Services
  • Ken Ross: Founder/CEO, ExpertCEO
  • Kevin Ye: Corporate Relations, Silicon Foundry
  • Kevin Gabayan: CEO, Stealth Company
  • Kimberly Minafra: Program Specialist, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Kimberly Ofori: Founder , Growth Republic & GV Studio
  • Kimberly Hines: Technology Transfer Office Chief, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Kimberly Wiefling: Founding Member, Silicon Valley Alliances
  • Kirill Makharinsky: Co-founder, Ostrovok.ru
  • Kristopher Francisco: CEO, Evolute Inc.
  • Lance Cottrell: Founder, Feel the Boot
  • Larsen Jensen: Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Laura Bryce: Co-Founder & CMO, loopt
  • Lauren Chan Lee: Senior Director of Product Management, Care.com
  • Leila Banijamali: Leila Banijamali - CEO & Founder, Startup Documents (San Francisco FI) , Startup Documents
  • Leon Farrant: CEO, Agile Human Solutions
  • Lesa Hammond: CEO, ProfHire
  • Lev Mazin: CEO, AYTM
  • Linda Carlberg: CEO/Founder/CCO, SpotSyt Inc.
  • Liza Rodewald: Co-founder, Instant Teams
  • Lorenzo Thione: Managing Director, Gaingels
  • Lucas Rocha: Investor, Unshackled Ventures
  • Lucas Fox: Head of Relationship Management, Brex
  • Luis Mauro Yap: Advisor, Multiple Companies
  • Lukman Raimi: Dr. Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
  • Madalena Costa: Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley
  • Madeline Duva: Board Member, Fluxx.io
  • Mahati Kumar: Staff Software Engineer , Meta
  • Manolo Obaya: Startup Coach & Head of International Growth, Founders Loft
  • Mara Rada: CEO & Chief of Strategy, Feral (thinkferal.com)
  • Marc Bodner: Sr. Director of Business Development, Worldwide TechServices
  • Marco De Biasi: Managing Partner , LATIN AMERICAN ANGELS SOCIETY
  • Marcos Polanco: CTO, VC3
  • Mariah Lichtenstern: Founder-CEO, DiverseCity Ventures
  • Mark Frohnmayer: Founder, Arcimoto
  • Mark Montalban: Founder & CEO, MindfulText
  • Marlon Nichols: Partner, Intel Capital
  • Marshall Hughes: Freight Manager, Freight Companies Australia
  • Martín Martinez: Entrepreneur in Residence, Founder Institute
  • Marvin Mc Taw: CEO, Sched
  • Matt Mandell: Principal, PayNerd.com
  • Matt Belitsky: Start Up Consultant, The Data Guy
  • Matt Shapiro: CEO, Co-Founder, siyea
  • Matt Kozlov: Managing Director, 1863 Ventures
  • Matt Kuta: Co-Founder & President, Voyager Space Holdings
  • Matthew Willis: General Manager Americas, Broadbean Technologies | Green Planet Group
  • Matthew Cahill: President, Percipio Company
  • Max Shevyakov: Co-Founder & CEO, BorrowLenses.com
  • Mayra Motta: CEO & Founder, Mayra Motta Advogados Associados
  • Megan Todd: Head of Admissions , Founder Institute
  • Melissa Li: Managing Partner and Head of Community, Dorm Room Fund
  • Mercedes Bankston: Founder, Funderstar LTD
  • Michael Arrington: Editor, TechCrunch
  • Michael Diamant: CEO, Skip Hop
  • Michele Chaboudy: President, MacAbbey & Associates
  • Mike Suprovici: Head of Acceleration, VC Lab
  • Mike Lingle: Entrepreneur / Mentor, Rocket Pro Forma
  • Mike Castagna: CEO, MannKind
  • Mike Sherbakov: General Partner, The Veteran Fund
  • Minda Aguhob: Chief People Officer & Co-Founder, Vytality Health
  • Misha Chellam: Cofounder & COO, Scanadu
  • Moazzam Kamran: Director Business Transformation , REDtone
  • Mona Defrawi: CEO & Founder, Radivision
  • Moni Jefferson: CEO, Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE)
  • Monica Phillips: President, Spark Plug Labs
  • Naval Ravikant: Co-founder, AngelList
  • Neil Patel: CEO / Founder, Kabuni
  • Neil Gehani: Principal Founder, Katen.AI
  • Neil Tiwari: Business Operations, Pulley
  • Neil Ashman: Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, N2
  • Newton Paskin: President & CEO, Explorer Technologies
  • Nicholas Bennett: Director of Market Strategy, Franki Global
  • Nicholas Sopuch: Talent Associate , Entrepreneur First
  • Nicholas Johnson: CEO, Orange Charger
  • Nick Jordan: CEO, Content Distribution
  • Nicole Kelsey: General Counsel and Secretary, Amyris, Inc.
  • Nir Eyal, AdNectar
  • Nitin Pachisia: Founding Partner, Unshackled
  • Noah Wallach: Founder, Hope OS
  • Nykki Yeager: CEO, Flight CX
  • Omar Valle: Startup Business Development, Innovation Bay
  • Paloma Lecheta: Regional Director - LatAm, Founder Institute
  • Patrick Lee: Co-Founder, Rotten Tomatoes
  • Patrick Mork: Chief Story Teller, Mad Mork Stories
  • Paul D'souza: President and CEO, The D'Souza Group
  • Paul Mc Lean: Trademark and Copyright Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Peep Laja: CEO, Wynter
  • Pete Biggam: Co-Lead FI San Francisco / CEO of, Blacksite Solutions
  • Peter Holtz: President, Peter Holtz CPA
  • Phani Nagarjuna: President, HBSANC
  • Phil Libin: Founder & CEO, All Turtles
  • Philip Kaplan: Founder and CEO, ADHD Labs
  • Phnam Bagley: Partner and Creative Director, Nonfiction Design
  • Pinaki Saha: Founder & CEO, Anshar Labs
  • Poon Da Qian: CEO, Butler
  • Pradeep Rathinam: Chief Customer Officer, Freshworks
  • Pranay Suresh: Engineering Leader, Rivian Automotive
  • Prem Kumta: Co-Founder Up All Night / CEO Flavor Group , Up All Night
  • Rachel Sheppard: Digital Strategist & Startup Mentor - Helping Female Founders Launch & Grow Their Businesses Around the Globe, Founder Institute HQ
  • Raj Singh: Managing Director, JetBlue Technology Ventures
  • Raj Sahu: Founder and CEO at , Utobo Inc.
  • Rajesh Setty: Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot
  • Rajkumar Sheth: CEO, Decalab
  • Raluca Bujoreanu: Product Management Consultant , Zalando
  • Randy Eager: CEO, Aqualibrium LLC
  • Rashad Haque: Corporate V.P., New York Life Insurance
  • Rashmi Sinha: CEO, SlideShare
  • Ravishankar Gundlapalli: CEO & Founder, MentorCloud, Inc.
  • Razi Sharir: CEO, Product Management & Strategy, Xeround Inc
  • Rebecca Enonchong: Founder & CEO, AppsTech & Board Chair Afrilabs.
  • Ricardo Morales: Latam Merck CH Integration Leader and Health Care Associated Director, Procter & Gamble
  • Rich Maloy: Managing Partner, SpringTime Ventures
  • Ron Gentile: Founder, Moodfit
  • Roxette Miranda: Director of Web3, Founder Institute
  • Russ Fradin: Chairman & CEO, Dynamic Signal
  • Russell Brand: CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
  • Ryan Frederick: Principal, AWH
  • Ryan Micheletti: Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
  • Saira Qayyum: Head of WECON Movement
  • Sajiv Shrivastva: CEO, Milad Marble
  • Sam Merullo: CEO, ScootFleet Group
  • Sameer Sortur: Founder & CEO , SquareCircle Global
  • Sanjai Marimadaiah: Managing Director, Spinnovation LLC
  • Sathya Prasad: Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Scott Heiferman: CEO, Meetup
  • Scott Painter: Co Founder, BrightHouse
  • Scott Landers: Co-Founder, Systems Engineer, Figure 8 Logistics
  • Scout Tweedie Yates: Regional Manager , The Founder Institute HQ
  • Sean Casey: Managing Director, Silicon Valley Space Center
  • Sergey Sundukovskiy: Co-Founder, CTO and Chief Product Officer, Certemy
  • Seth Sternberg: co-founder & ceo, Meebo
  • Shaahin Cheyene: President
  • Shauna Turner: Founder Partner, Strategic Incite Investing
  • Shawn O'Garo: Business Development, Worldwide TechServices
  • Sheela Ursal: Founder, Fintech Next
  • Shubhit Khaneja: Senior Product Manager, Zalando
  • Siddharth Dalmia: Founder, Wealthisle Future Private Limited
  • Simon Turner: Founding Partner, Groundbreaking, Managing Director, FI Ghana
  • Sneha Lundia Agrawal: Founder & CEO, Step2Growth
  • Srdjan Kovacevic: Vice President, Sizmek, Inc.
  • Stacy Carlson: X, X
  • Stanley McChrystal: CEO and CoFounder, McChrystal Group
  • Stefano Tresca: General Partner, Purplehat Capital
  • Stephen Meade: Founder & CEO, MonetaPro
  • Steve Bennet: Managing Director, Bodega Partners
  • Steve Mc Kay: CEO, Entone, Inc. and others
  • Steven Frisch: Serial Entrepreneur & Advisor, CentralSpark.io
  • Steven Morley: Business Advisor, Success4Execs
  • Subha Shetty: vice president, product and design, zenfolio
  • Suhas Ghante: Entrepreneur, SVEthos
  • Sujee Maniyam: Founder / Principal, Elephant Scale
  • Sukan Makmuri: CEO, Stealth startup
  • Suman Talukdar
  • Sunil Sharma: Managing Director, Techstars Toronto, Founder Institute Toronto
  • Surina Piyadasa: Lead Coach/Founder/CEO, Dynamically Speaking
  • Suz Somersall: CEO, KiraKira
  • Sylvester Kaczmarek: Executive, exCEO, exEntrepreneur, Board Advisor, NASA / ESA / Toyota
  • Tadhg Bourke: Head of People and Places, Nuro
  • Taj Adhav: Founder, Leasecake
  • Tanvi Shah: Group Product Manager, Wish
  • Tarun Gulati: Founder & CEO, Adios Contemplator
  • Thomas Hogan: Founder and Partner, Crowded Ocean
  • Thomas Buckholtz, PhD: Founder, T.J.Buckholtz & Associates
  • Tim Seears: General Partner, Fourth State Ventures
  • Tom Charman: Co-Founder/CEO, Rassa
  • Tony Scherba: President, Yeti LLC
  • Torrey Smith: Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
  • Trevor Longino: Chief Marketing Officer, Unito
  • Tript Singh Lamba: Group Director, Youtube Ads, Google
  • Troy Foster: Partner, Perkins Coie
  • Tucker Hamilton: Commander, F-35 Integrated Test Force, US Air Force
  • Unnat Bak: Co-Founder, Chief Strategy & Partnerships, TABS Suite, Revscale
  • Vasanth Shenai: VP Finance
  • Vasily Nikonov: Founder & CEO, Velvet.Capital
  • Vassilis Magklaras: HEAD OF GROWTH, GRECA.CO
  • Victor Chapela: Victor Chapela - Founder & CEO, Suggestic (Silicon Valley FI)
  • Victor A. Robledo: Founding Partner, Five Oak Grove Holdings
  • Vincent Lui: Managing Director, Rhapsody Ventures
  • Virender Ahluwalia: EVP Finance, Singularity University
  • Wade Larson: CEO and Co-Founder, EarthDaily Analytics
  • Walter Roth: CEO, inward.me
  • Wayne Willis: Managing Partner, Nodal Partners
  • Wendy Ryan: Managing Director, Golden Seeds
  • Wendy Kam: Head of Ecosystem Partnerships, Google Assistant
  • Xiaoxu Kang: CEO, KangarooHealth Inc.
  • Yaschin Mohabir: Chief of Staff and Head of Special Projects, Qatar Freezone Authority
  • Yuval Schwartz: Retired, Having fun Advising Founders
  • Ziv Gillat: Co-Founder, Recogni Inc.`

  • And many more to be announced.

The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas. FI's mission is to create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Join us in Silicon Valley to build a great company in 2023. 

Apply to the Silicon Valley Spring 2023 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

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