In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs participate in weekly training and feedback sessions that are led by Founder Institute Mentors.

Our Mentors provide the passion, experience, and support that helps our Founders launch meaningful and enduring companies.

The Founder Institute is about practical, actionable training and feedback - not theory. To achieve this, we bring in experienced Founders and CEOs to give our companies the most relevant and valuable advice. In a confidential setting, they share horror stories, best practices, and realistic feedback to help our Founders avoid "rookie mistakes" and be successful. &nbsp:

In the upcoming San Diego Fall 2017 Semester, we have secured a truly exceptional roster of Founder Institute Mentors, including many from out of town.

See the full list below:

  • Al Bsharah: Al Bsharah, VP Data and Analytics (San Diego FI) , Seismic
  • Amanda Lettmann: CEO, COO & Co-Founder, Kardia Ventures/ SimpleDisability, Inc.
  • Amir Emadi: CEO, Skylift Global
  • Amy Chang: CEO, Delta Nutrassentials
  • Bryan Hall: Principal Architect (San Diego FI), Seismic
  • Charlie Jackson: Founder, Silicon Beach Software
  • David Stevens: Founder & CEO, Hydroponic Creations
  • Derrick Oien: CEO & Founder, ScoreStream
  • Ellen Chang: Partner, Lightspeed Innovations
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Farooq Anjum, Ph D: Co Founder & CEO, Gro Guru
  • Jason Pang: COO, WHIFF, Inc
  • Jenny Rodriguez: CEO & Founder, IVOREEZ
  • Jimmy Hendricks: Jimmy Hendricks - CEO & Co-Founder, , Light Post Digital & Deal Current Network
  • Joe Bezdek: Co-founder, DivX, Inc.
  • John Girard: CEO, CIENCE
  • Kim Walpole: CEO & Co Founder,
  • Liz Gasser: Managing Partner, High Camp Ventures
  • Lucy Beard: Lucy Beard - CEO & Founder, feetZ
  • Mark Hellinger: Chief Marketing Officer, InvolveSoft
  • Matthew Hedayat: CEO and COO, Stanford Technical Group
  • Mike Fleck: Vice President, Security, CipherPoint (a Covata Ltd. company)
  • Renee Zau: Co-Founder & CEO, DonationMatch
  • Sarah Apsel: Angel Investor, 37 Angels
  • Sergey Sundukovskiy: CTO/CPO, Co-Founder, Raken
  • Taylor Cavanah: CEO & CO-Founder, Locai, Inc.
  • Tim Drees: Co Founder & Prior CEO
  • Tim Suski: Co Founder, Rush Cycle
  • Tom Walpole: CTO, TrialsAi
  • Trevor Jensen: CEO, Bullibone
  • Vidya Dinamani: Co Founder & Principal, Product Rebels

  • And many more to be announced.
                                     We hope you will join us in San Diego and launch a company in 2014.


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