Join us this Fall and launch a company in Los Angeles with the Founder Institute!

Applications to the Los Angeles Winter 2019 Semester are due very soon (2019-02-10). 

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Los Angeles, then apply today.

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.

In only 9 years of operation, over 3,500 graduate companies across 180 cities have used the Founder Institute to validate their idea, develop their plans, refine their product, build an advisory board, prepare for seed funding, and more.

The Los Angeles Chapter will be led by local leader Jeanine Jacobson, a serial entrepreneur who has served as Executive Director/President for seven years with Athena, and Alex Lightman, Chairman of the Board at Everblaze.

In addition, participants in Los Angeles will receive expert training and feedback from an impressive list of mentors, including:

  • Aaron Abram: Founder , Osurv
  • Aaron Ross: Author, Predictable Revenue
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alexey Semeney: Founder & CEO, DevTeam.Space
  • Allison Silvers: Early-Stage Investor; Startup Advisor, Tech Coast Angels
  • Andy Abramson: CEO, Comunicano, Inc
  • Angela Lee: CEO & Co Founder, From Fat to Finish Line
  • Angelo Di Leva: Founder & CEO , Simply I Do, Inc.
  • Anthony Mazzarella: CEO
  • Brian Liu: Chairman & Co-Founder,
  • Chas Rampenthal: General Counsel,
  • Chris Bechtel: Managing Partner, Growth Engine Labs
  • Christopher Harz: Vice President, VirtualAgility
  • Dale Fox: Advisor, Serial Entrepreneur
  • David Johnson: Co Founder & Chairman of the Board, From Fat to Finish Line
  • Delilah Panio: Vice President, Capital Formation, TMX Group
  • Derrick Oien: CEO & Founder, ScoreStream
  • Dimitri Villard: CEO, Facet Capital Partners, LLC
  • Dolly Singh: CEO & Founder, Thesis Couture
  • Don Di Pietro: Co-Founder/COO, XIRKL Networks
  • Don Swan: Private Equity Associate, Skyview Capital
  • Donna Antebi: CEO
  • Eddie Hartman: co-Founder, LegalZoom
  • Edmond Banayan: Founder & CEO, Chronaly Inc.
  • Eric Pulier: CEO and Founder, ServiceMesh, Inc
  • Evan Rifkin: CEO,
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Founder and Principal, Finien
  • Fabrice Gould: Founder & CEO, Diggen
  • Fred Joyal: Fred Joyal - CEO & Co-Founder, Futuredontics (Los Angeles FI) , Futuredontics
  • Gabe Zichermann: CEO, Onward
  • Gaurav Bhattacharya: CEO & Co-Founder , Involve
  • Gioia Messinger: Gioia Messinger - Founder and Chairman, Avaak, Inc. (San Diego/Orange County FI), LinkedObjects, Inc.
  • Henri Duong: Founder, Principal, Enclave Web Group (EWG)
  • Jad Meouchy: CTO, Angel Investor
  • Jason Nazar: Jason Nazar - Co Founder & CEO, Crew32
  • Jay Tsao: CEO & Founder, GM Technologies
  • Jayla Siciliano: Founder, Bon Affair
  • Jeff Jackel: CEO, Chatter
  • Jesse Dylan: CEO, Wondros
  • Jilliene Helman: Jilliene Helman - Co-Founder & CEO, Realty Mogul (Los Angeles FI) , Realty Mogul
  • Joe Bezdek: Co-founder, DivX, Inc.
  • Joe Bayen: CEO, Credit Plus
  • Joe Betts Lacroix: CTO, Vium
  • Jon Funk: Founder & President, Ocean Road Partners
  • Jonathan Storper: Partner, Hanson Bridgett
  • Justin Wu: Founder,
  • Kelly Perdew: CEO, TargetClose
  • Kevin Yamazaki: CEO & Founder, Sidebench
  • Krishna Vanka: Founder & Chief Shoperoo, MyShoperoo
  • Larry Benet: CEO & Co Founder, Speakers and Authors Networking Group
  • Lucy Beard: Lucy Beard - CEO & Founder, feetZ
  • Manoj Khani: CEO & Founder, Memorita
  • Mark Landay: Managing Director, Dynamic Synergy
  • Mark Hellinger: Chief Marketing Officer, InvolveSoft
  • Mark Wald: Managing Director, Supporting Strategies
  • Matt Walker: Founder, DayPoint
  • Michael Green: President , Tech Coast Angels
  • Michael Jenkins: Founder, MCJ Creative
  • Mike Williams: CEO & Founder,
  • Nick Cates: Founder & CEO,
  • Oren Klaff: Director of Capital Markets, Intersection Capital
  • Patrick Barry: Founder and CEO, Kinduce
  • Peter Guber: CEO, Mandalay Entertainment
  • Reichart Von Wolfsheild: Chief Software Architect, CTO & Co-Founder, Qtask
  • Richard Koffler: CEO, Greenwings Biomedical
  • Robert Tercek: President, General Creativity Consulting
  • Ryan Kaltman: CEO, Brevity Inc
  • Sam Saddigh: CEO / Founder, Knightsbridge Branding
  • Sam Strasser: Founder & CEO, Treasure
  • Saumya Bhatnagar: CTO & Co-Founder, Involve
  • Scott Wayman: Founder & CEO, Kangarootime
  • Scott Painter: Co Founder, BrightHouse
  • Sergey Sundukovskiy: CTO/CPO, Co-Founder, Raken
  • Seth Shapiro: President
  • Shar Ghoudsifar: Founder & CEO, Helpkin
  • Shuki Lehavi: CEO & Co-Founder, Gumiyo
  • Simon Mainwaring: CEO, Mainwaring Creative
  • Siobhan Oldham: CEO & Founder , Azestfor, Inc.
  • Steen Strand: Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer, ICON Aircraft
  • Stephane Fymat: Founder & CEO, Smartplane Inc.
  • Stephen Meade: Founder & CEO, MonetaPro.IO
  • Steve Hansen: CEO, Weplay
  • Susy Pang: Director, InvolveSoft
  • Taryn Rose: CEO
  • Thom Kozik: Chief Commercial Officer, Loyyal
  • Tom Andrus: GM & SVP
  • Tony Karrer: Tony Karrer - CEO/CTO, TechEmpower (Los Angeles FI), TechEmpower
  • Tony Greenberg: Chairman and Founder, RampRate
  • Travis Schmidt: Founder, WorldFare
  • Walter O'brien: CEO, Scorpion Computer Services
  • Wayne Bos: Chairman, Minergy
  • William Quigley: CEO, OPSkins and WAX Token

                                        We hope you will join us in Los Angeles and launch a company in 2015.


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