The Founder Institute (http://FI.co), the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, announced today that it is exploring a new semester launch in Belgrade this Winter 2016.
Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200 cities and 90 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 5,000 companies - including fast-rising startups across 6 continents like Udemy, Realty Mogul, iCarsClub, Itembase, goplaceit, Appota, and many more. The company's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.
If you'd like to help bring a semester to Belgrade, then fill out an Interest Form. If enough people complete this form by the Launch Deadline (Mar 15, 2017), then the Founder Institute will formally launch a Winter 2016 program.
There is an abundance of human talent in the natural sciences, information technology, and engineering industries in Serbia," says Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute. "However, there lacks basic training and education in how to become founder and build successful and lasting companies. With the Founder Institute's training and mentorship, we hope to help push Belgrade towards becoming a leading startup ecosystems in Europe."
The Founder Institute is a part-time, four-month program where promising entrepreneurs can "learn by doing" and launch a company through structured training courses and expert feedback from business mentors. Plus, you are not required to quit your day job to participate, so you can begin building a business around your ideas without putting your livelihood at risk.
In order to test demand for a Winter 2016 program, the Founder Institute will host several free startup events:
The Founder Institute will help to build a culture and ecosystem that will lead to more entrepreneurship in Serbia, cultivate great and new ideas, and ultimately create jobs and growth across the region" - Daniel Boehi, Co-Director of the Belgrade Founder Institute
Leading the Founder Institute's efforts in Belgrade are Aleksandar Bijelic (Management Consultant, Prova), Daniel Boehi (Founder and Investor, FoodPrint and MAD Capital), Milan Dobrota (Managing Director, LOGIT Solutions), and Tatjana Kalezic (a business consultant and startup coach, and Founder of the Serbia Start Up).
The Founder Institute will bring to Belgrade precious experience and worldwide best practices to provide startups, founders and entrepreneurs, with know-how indispensable in creating competitive advantages for their business" - Milan Dobrota, Co-Director of the Belgrade Founder Institute
Other successful entrepreneurs who have pledged their support to mentor founders in a Belgrade Founder Institute program include:
- Aleksandar Bibovski: Founder, KickAssGrowth
- Aleksandar Nedeljkovic: CFO, Mainstream
- Boris Krstovic: Head of Product
- Lea Stankovic: Executive Director, Communis DDB
- Leo Ivanisevic: SEO Content Writer, LF Industry Marketing Agency
- Maša Komnenić: Legal Specialist , Augmented Health
- Nikola Stanojevic: Co-Founder and CTO, Augmented Health
- Rade Joksimović: CEO , Loyalis
- Sascha Österle: Business Development, System Industrie Electronic Holding AG
- Sava Marinkovich: co-Founder, MySkin
- Snežana Marković: Copywriter & Copywriting consultant, ŽMK
- Vladimir Nikolić: CEO, LimundoGrad
- And many more to be announced.
Founder Institute`s unique training and startup launching program will greatly improve Serbia`s startup scene through its emphasis on a structured process, and strong collaboration" - Tatjana Kalezic, Co-Director of the Belgrade Founder Institute
Help bring the Founder Institute to Belgrade and fill out an Interest Form today.
About The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute (www.FI.co) is the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs "learn by doing" and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can begin building a business around their ideas without putting their livelihood at risk.
Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200 cities and 90 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 5,000 companies, which have created over 25,000 new jobs. The company's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.
The Founder Institute was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi.
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