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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 Saint Petersburg Fall 2015 program!

If you could use a structured process and support from Saint Petersburg's top investors and entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the Saint Petersburg Fall 2015 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. Since 2009, the program has helped over  4,300 Alumni raise over $950M funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more.

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

The Saint Petersburg program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Arcady Khotin, Jane Smorodnikova, Pavel Pravdin (CoffeeLab).

In addition, some of Saint Petersburg'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 Saint Petersburg Founder Institute includes:

  • Alexey Stepanenkov: ТОП-менеджер, Embria
  • Alfiya Muhametova: CEO , IdealMachine
  • Andrei Maiboroda: CEO , GreenBusiness
  • Andrey Jeglov: CMO, CoffeeLab
  • Andrey Mima: Co-founder, Qbaka
  • Anna Kuchuganova: Сhief product officer, MailBurn
  • Anton Gladkov: Founder, feasy.me
  • Arkadiy Hotin: Founder, Arcadia
  • Diana Sorina: Co-founder, Piligrimxxi
  • Dmitry Platonov: Vice President Intellectual Property, Yota Devices
  • Dmitry Dubograev: Managing Partner, Femida.us
  • Ilya Chernetski: Product Executive, Fotostrana.ru
  • Ilya Kurilin: CEO, Octopod, Inc
  • Ilya Antipov: Co-Founder, Biomedical Modeling LLC
  • Ivan Kuts: CEO , VIRTUAL FITNESS
  • Jan Erik Nyrövaara: Jan Erik Nyrövaara (Saint Petersburg FI)
  • Jane Smorodnikova: CEO, CoffeeLab.vc
  • Konstantin Gladyshev: Business development manager
  • Konstantin Kalinov: Founder, Aviasales.ru
  • Kristina Stoyanova: Head of User Experience, Yandex.Money
  • Luiza Alexandrova: CEO, Saint-Petersburg Business Angels Organization
  • Lyubov Simonova: investment manager, RVC SeedFund
  • Mark Martemianov: Creative Director, PLUS8
  • Max Malyy: Analyst, IdealMachine
  • Maxim Rydlev: Sales Director, Segmento.ru
  • Maxim Smirnov: CEO, Aglaya.net
  • Mike Fedorov: Founder, Plan B media
  • Mikhail Belyaev: Regional Manager , 1C-Bitrix
  • Nikolay Strakh: Трекер, ФРИИ
  • Nikolay Vyatkin: Deputy CIO, Lenta
  • Oleg Shchegolev: CEO, SemRush
  • Olga Pavlova: Founder, Pavlova.cc
  • Pavel Pravdin: Partner, CoffeeLab.vc
  • Pavel Timofeev: Co-Founder
  • Roman Polyak: BizDev, VP, Engageya
  • Sasha Andreev: Founder and CEO, SoftJoys
  • Sergey Galeev: CEO, AddReality
  • Sergey Suchkov: СEO, Radario
  • Tatyana Savelieva: General manager of the Russian branch, Wrike
  • Yaroslav Pankov: CEO, Cup.Li
  • Yulia Poslavskaya: PR Director, Veeam Software
  • Zoya Nikitina: CEO & Founder, E-Contenta
  • Валентин Домбровский: Head of Market Relations, Excursiopedia
  • Григорий Петров: Технический Евангелист, Voximplant
  • Даниил Павлючков: CEO, MailBurn
  • Евгения Барченко: Consultant, Ingria
  • Любовь Симонова: Principal , RVC SeedFund
  • Михаил Зельдин: Со-основатель, Crowdhunters
  • Наташа Гермогентова: UX-copywriter, Yandex.Money
  • Ник Филатов: Director, Go2See.ru
  • Николай Тихвинский: CPO & co-founder, Go+
  • Сергей Дулин: CEO, Teslawatch

  • 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 Saint Petersburg to build a great company in 2020. 

Apply to the Saint Petersburg Fall 2015 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

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