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Today, the Founder Institute, the world's premier pre-seed startup accelerator, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Sydney Virtual Spring 2020 program!

If you could use a structured process and feedback from Sydney's top entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the Sydney Virtual Spring 2020 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 critical support network and structured process needed to build an enduring company. Since 2009, the program has helped over 4,300 Graduates 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, the Founder Institute will host several free startup events in Sydney, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs and hear more about the program:

The Sydney program is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Benjamin Chong (Partner, Right Click Capital)Chris Clark (Founder/Chair, FuseSport), and Paul Krajewski (Sr. Product Manager, Pivotal).

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

  • Adam Long: Chief Growth Officer, Humanitix & CEO @ TheEthicalCEO.com
  • Adelina Lalic: Co-founder, Kiddsbay
  • Adeline Chu: Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Remarkable Tech
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder institute
  • Adrian Enright: Director of Partnerships, Tasman Environmental Markets
  • Aivee Robinson: Co-Founder, Catalyser
  • Alan Jones: Chief Growth Hacker, BlueChilli
  • Albert Bielinko: Venture / growth investor, Telstra Ventures
  • Alec Lynch: Managing Director, DesignCrowd
  • Alissa Cronau: Founder, Maven Music
  • Alistair Hart: Head of Digital, Techwitty
  • Allan Lalic: Co-founder, Kebloom
  • Allen Liao: Founder, Tzukuri
  • Amanda Suefong: GM Customer Experience & Communications, Greencross
  • Andrea Gardiner: Founder & CEO, Jelix Ventures
  • Andrew Campbell: Co-founder, goCatch
  • Andrew Davies: CEO, B Lab Australia and New Zealand
  • Andy Edwards: Founder and CEO, GeoSnapShot
  • Andy Farquharson: Sales Architect, Winning By Design
  • Angela Kwan: Co-founder, Catalyser & Board Member HaymarketHQ
  • Anna Robson: Co-Founder & CEO, Refugee & Migrant Talent
  • Anna Cheng: Growth Marketing Manager, Brighte
  • Anna Crabb: Head of Strategy and Partnerships, B Lab Australia and New Zealand
  • Anne Moore: Work Futurist. Creator of Now to Next: Frames for the New Way We Work, Ex-CEO, Plando
  • Anne Marie Elias: Lab Director, wellbeing/social impact accelerator unboxd.org.au
  • Anselm Waterfield: Partner, AGT Group
  • Anthony Millet: Partner, Antler ANZ
  • Ari Klinger: Partner, Right Click Capital
  • Ashton Bishop: CEO , Tripod Coffee
  • Aston Domes: Lawyer, General Standards
  • Balder Tol: General Manager, Australia, WeWork
  • Ben Pecotich: Design & Innovation Director / Founder, Dynamic4
  • Ben Reid: Co-Founder, Crave (Entrepreneur in Residence, Remarkable)
  • Benjamin Chong: Partner, Right Click Capital
  • Brendan Yell: Director, Twilio Startups
  • Brent Clark: CEO & Founder, Wattblock
  • Brent Kerr: Founder, GetSport
  • Brian Menzies: VP, Commercial Development, Vast Solar
  • Bridget Loudon: CEO, Expert360
  • Bronwen Kaspers: Employee and Customer Experience Manager, Employment Innovations | Founder of SuperHireo
  • Cameron Adams: Co-founder & CPO, Canva
  • Caroline Lepron: CEO & Founder, Skoutli
  • Cate Hull: Managing Director, FreightExchange
  • Charlotte Connell: Founder, The Sustainability Collective
  • Cheryl Mack: National Head of Community, Stone & Chalk. Activator at SheEO™
  • Chloe Sesta Jacobs: Head of People & Culture (APAC), Deputy
  • Chris Clark: Co-Founder, Spark Festival
  • Christian Stevens: Chief Financial Officer, Tramada Systems
  • Clare Hallam
  • Claudia Barriga Larrivere: Head of People, BlueChilli
  • Colette Grgic: Chief Innovation Officer, BlueChilli Group
  • Colin Fabig: Chairman, LivingSocial Australia
  • Conrad Yiu: Conrad Yiu, Arden Point
  • Craig Blair: Partner, AirTree Ventures
  • Damien Andreasen: Co-founder, LawPath
  • Damien Messina: Manager, Impact Angel Network
  • Dane Eldridge: CEO, 4mation Technologies
  • Daniel Ringrose: Business Coach, Future Results
  • Danny Adams: Founder, GoFar
  • Darin Walters: Managing Director, Jetabroad
  • Darren Younger: Director, IPscape
  • Dave Tong: Co-founder, Employment Hero
  • David Theodorou: CEO, Black Nova Group and Experience Digital. & CTO Goanna Group
  • David Quan: Co-Founder, Traktion Digital
  • David Siegel: Partner, Tripod Coffee
  • David Jones: Founder, StreetHawk
  • David Peters: Founder, na
  • David Kenney: Partner, Hall Chadwick
  • David Jack: CEO, Social Impact Institute
  • Dean Mc Evoy: Non Executive Director, Investor and Adviser, TechSydney
  • Debra Taylor: Non Executive Director, Stone and Chalk
  • Dominic Bressan: CEO, AirService
  • Eitan Bienstock: Managing Director, Sigma Ventures and Founder at Everything IoT
  • Elie Wehbe: Founder, Wiso Global
  • Elizabeth Kaelin: Head of Client Experience, Terem Technologies
  • Elizabeth Zealand
  • Elke Keeley: Co-Founder; Co-CEO, UrbanYou
  • Emily Yue: Co-founder, Expert360
  • Eric Frost: CEO and Co-Founder, Simple KYC
  • Evan Wong: CEO, Checkbox.AI
  • Franziska Iseli: Founder, Basic Bananas
  • Fraser Taylor: CMO, Outlier Ventures
  • Garry Visontay: General Partner, Right Click Capital
  • Gary Ng: CEO, E-Web Marketing
  • Gen George: Founder and MD, OneShift
  • Glenn Bartlett: Strategy Director, Tripod Coffee
  • Graham Christie: Co-Founder, CX360, BEERLOVE
  • Graham Meyerowitz: Entrepreneur & Experienced Technology Professional, Mentor, Stone & Chalk
  • Greg Moshal: Founder and Joint CEO, Prospa
  • Guy Pearson: Founder, Interactive Accounting, Practice Ignition, DMRUS
  • Hamza Shoaib: Data Scientist, ResMed & Founder Data Science Training Sydney Meetup
  • Harold Lucero: CEO, Lucsan
  • Hugo Rourke: CEO and Co-Founder, Perx
  • Ian Gardiner: Co-founder, Innovation Bay
  • Ilter Dumduz: Co-founder, Blys
  • Jack Qi: Director, William Buck
  • Jacquie Fegent Mc Geachie: CEO and Founder, Sustainovate
  • Jafeth Rodriguez: Chairman, RecruitAdvantage
  • James Theophane: Co-Founder and Creative Partner, Theo+Theo
  • James Wakefield: Managing Director & Co-Founder, Institchu
  • James Chin Moody: CEO, Sendle
  • James Taylor: Founder and CEO, Particular Audience
  • James Breeze: CEO, Objective Digital
  • Jared Kristensen: Co-founder, Audience Republic
  • Jeff Perlman: CEO, OneSaas onesaas.com
  • Jeffrey Cooper: General Manager, Tripod Coffee
  • Jenna Leo: CEO and Co Founder, Home Care Heroes
  • Jeremy White: CEO, Connect Golf
  • Jeremy Levitt: Co-Founder, ServiceSeeking
  • Jeremy Meltzer: Founder & CEO, i=Change
  • Jessica Sarkis: Creator, The Animo Affect
  • Jethro Marks: Managing Director, The Nile
  • Joanne Jacobs: Co-CEO, Disruptor's Handbook
  • Jodi Boylan: Executive Producer and Producer, Lune Media
  • Jonathan Greechan: Co-Founder, Founder institute
  • Jonathan Chak: Senior Advisor, Client Engagement - Startup Team, Jobs for NSW (Govt)
  • Jonathan Barouch: Founder and CEO, Roamz
  • Jonathan Lui: Co-Founder & COO, Airtasker
  • Jonathon Wilkinson: Co-founder, Equitise
  • Julia French: Managing Director, Founders for Founders
  • Justus Hammer: MR, Axis7
  • Kate Clugston: Partnership and Development Manager, The Social Outfit
  • Kate Ringvall: Co-Founder, Galactic Cooperative
  • Katherine Maree Pace: Founder, ELANATION & Vame.me
  • Kathryn Apte: Investor/Mentor, Pick & Shovel Ventures
  • Katrin Suess: Founder, House of UX
  • Katryna Dow: CEO, Meeco
  • Keyvan Kasaei: CTO, Tell Me Group
  • Kurt Falkenstein: Founder, General Standards
  • Kylie Frazer: Co Founder & Partner, Eleanor Venture
  • Lars Janowski: HEAD OF INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY, hka.com
  • Lauren Fried: Managing Director, Pulse Marketing
  • Lisa Rubinstein: Board Chair & Co Founder, Fund to Fly
  • Lockie Cooke: Founder, iyarn
  • Mandar Karlekar: Product Management Consultant, Thiga
  • Mandeep Sodhi: CEO, Effi
  • Maria Mac Namara: CEO, Advance.org
  • Mariam Mohammed: Co-Founder, MoneyGirl
  • Mark Reading: Head of Foundation, Atlassian
  • Marta Higuera: Co-founder, OpenAgent.com.au
  • Matt Allen: Partner, Pick & Shovel Ventures
  • Matt Knee: Founder, Work Ninja
  • Matt Trustrum: Investor, Mindconnect
  • Matthew Browne: CEO & Co-Founder, @Donesafe donesafe.com, Co-Founder @Whispli, Investor @Black Nova Group etc
  • Maxine Sherrin: Program Director, Spark Festival
  • Maz Zaman: Head of Sales, Macrovue & Founder, taxfox.com.au
  • Megan Donnelley: Senior Product Manager , Fusion Labs
  • Michelle Moffatt: Director, ISACA
  • Mike Nicholls: Partner, Main Sequence Ventures
  • Mikel Lindsaar: Founder, reinteractive, flood.io, exec.io
  • Murray Hurps: Director of Entrepreneurship, University of Technology Sydney
  • Ned Moorfield: Product Manager, Google
  • Neil Smith: CTO, Simple KYC
  • Neil Roodyn: Director, nsquared solutions
  • Nicola Rushton: Product designer & lean user researcher, nicolarushton.com
  • Nicola Farrell: Program Manager, muru-D
  • Nicole Kersh: Former MD - 4Cabling, Current Founder - The Content Folk
  • Noga Edelstein: Director, SBE Australia
  • Paul Krajewski: Co-Director, Founder Institute Sydney & Sr. Product Manager
  • Paul Wenck: Managing Director, Chair Checkbox
  • Paul Chan: CEO, pureprofile
  • Peter Browne: Owner, Intangible Communications
  • Phil Morle: Partner, Main Sequence Ventures
  • Philip Freeman: Director of Impact, OpenSC
  • Rachel White: RachelCFO, Self employed
  • Rajeev Gupta: Managing Partner, Alium Capital
  • Rayn Ong: Director, Ong Heng Investments
  • Rebekah Campbell: CEO, Zambesi
  • Richard Druce: Co-Founder, Y-Receipts yreceipts.com
  • Richard Frawley: Consulting Director, Black Ink Networks
  • Rob Rattray: Non-executive Director, easyinvoice.io
  • Robert Kinkade: Co-Founder , CX360, BEERLOVE
  • Robin Mc Gowan: Managing Director & Co-Founder, Institchu
  • Roby Sharon Zipser: CFO, hipages Group
  • Rod Bishop: CEO, Poye
  • Rui Rodrigues: Managing Partner, Tank Stream Ventures
  • Ryan Cross: Technology & Product Leader, ribit.net
  • Sally Giblin: Co-Founder, Pure Bundle
  • Scott Crowe: Lead Recruiter, Canva
  • Sean Pollock: Co-founder, Opus Medical
  • Sebastien Eckersley Maslin: CEO, BlueChilli
  • Shaun Thambyah
  • Sibel Buyukbaykal: Chief of Staff, Shippit
  • Simon Litchfield: CTO, Fusesport
  • Simon Lee: CEO, PromisePay
  • Simon Foster: GM, APAC, Storecove
  • Sorrel Osborne: Head of Operations and Commercial, Audience Republic
  • Stephen Rutter: Founder, The Scale Institute
  • Steve Fanale: CEO, DriveYello
  • Subhaga Amarasekara: Co-Founder, FLAYR
  • Taryn Williams: CEO, THERIGHT.FIT
  • Theresa Lim: Founder & CEO, Play2Lead & Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Fusion Labs
  • Tim Prosser: Start Up Business Mentor, Remarkable Tech
  • Tim Fung: CEO, Airtasker
  • Tim Silverwood: Co-Founder, Ocean Impact Organisation
  • Timo Kugler: Co-Founder, NASH + BANKS
  • Tom Dawkins: Founder/CEO, The Social Outfit
  • Tristan Cole: Co-Founder, Sempo
  • Ursula Hogben: Lawyer, Advisor, Director, Founder & Investor, Zero Emisssions SN Inc
  • Valentina Zarew: Sustainability Manager, Spell & The Gypsy Collective
  • Vaughan Knight: Founder, Bit Rave
  • Vinko Grgic: Head of operations, Poye
  • Will Davies: CEO, Car Next Door
  • William Wang: Founder/CEO, Moroku

  • And many more to be announced.

The Founder Institute is designed for founders and teams all throughout the pre-seed stage, including aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies that are pre-funding. The Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Join us in Sydney to build a great company in 2019. 

Apply to the Sydney Virtual Spring 2020 Founder Institute today, or learn more at FI.co/overview.  

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