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Since launcing in Miami in 2015, the Founder Institute has helped launch several promising companies in the region, like Dronelancer, LiVi , and VoiceYourVoice, and our efforts in Miami have also been profiled by several high profile media channels, including the South Florida Insider, the Miami Herald, and the South Florida Technology Alliance.

Today, the Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Florida Fall 2022 Semester!

If you are serious about launching a startup in Miami and could use expert training and feedback, then apply to the Miami Founder Institute today, or attend a free event.

Those who apply by the Early Admissions Deadline (Aug 14, 2022) will have their application fees waived (typically $50), and if you enroll by the Early Deadline you are also eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships.

The Founder Institute is the most challenging and effective step-by-step startup launch program the Founder Institute can give you the structured process, constant feedback and evaluation from expert mentors, and global network of entrepreneurs you need to start an enduring company. In addition, the Founder Institute is the only program of its kind that focuses on people versus ideas, accepts founders with day jobs, and shares equity with all participants.

In order to celebrate the launch, the Miami Founder Institute will several free startup events for the general public, where you can meet top entrepreneurs and learn more about the program:

  • Founder Institute Online Information Session:


Leaders of the world’s fastest-growing startups have used the Founder Institute to transition from employee to entrepreneur, test their startup ideas, build a team, get their first customers, raise funding, and more - like Udemy, Realty Mogul, iCarsClub, Itembase, goplaceit, and Appota. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 200 cities and 100 countries, the Founder Institute's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Running the Founder Institute's efforts in Miami include local startup leaders Enrique Sierra (Managing Director, Nadevco), Gustavo Fernandez (Managing Member/CFO, Royal Oak Kapital, LLC), and Juan Meza (Strategic Business Development Manager, Sony Electronics Inc).

In addition, some of Miami's top entrepreneurs will mentor founders in the program, providing them with expert training, feedback, and evaluation. The list of mentors for the Florida Fall 2022 includes:

  • Aaron Chavez: Managing Partner, Argent Strategies
  • Alessandro Annoscia: Founder & CEO, 1Apeiron
  • Alexander Rodriguez: Partner, International Blockchain Legal LLP
  • Alexander Loveyko: Attorney, ChaseLawyers
  • Alexander McElfish: Partner, Argent Strategies
  • Alfredo Ferrari
  • Amlan Nanda
  • Andreas Calabrese: General Partner, Tampa Bay Ventures
  • Andres Hurtado Rangel: Founder, & President, BiZiON GROUP
  • Andres Hurtado: CEO, SynerTechCloud
  • Angel Lacret: Founder & Head of Engineering, CoBuild
  • Angelo Biasi: FoundeR & CEO, MassiveU
  • Antonio Garrido: President, and Co-Founder, Absolute Sales Development, Sandler Miami
  • Ashley Flucas: Angel Investor, Flucas Ventures
  • Benjamin Vides: Director, Products, Watsco Ventures
  • Bianca Diosdado: VP, Octagon Technology
  • Bo Megginson: Managing Partner, Gold Coast Angel Investors
  • Bob Dakin
  • Brandon Evans: Purpose Driven Founder // Advisor // Investor Focused on High Growth + Social Impact Companies, 1heart
  • Brian Boroff: Founder & CEO, AdFone
  • Carlos Garrido: CEO, Absolute Sales Development
  • Carlos Icaza: CTO, RCTSports
  • Carlos Blanco: CEO, Pigs on the Roof
  • Carlos Romero: CEO, LiVi - Live stream by request
  • Carolina Forero: Director Digital Solutions, Visa Inc.
  • Carolina Mandil: CEO, DIGIREP
  • Casey Pond
  • Chris Anderson: General Partner,
  • Chris Adamo: Investor & Senior Advisor, Conscience VC
  • Chris Houghtaling
  • Claudio Pairot: CEO, Puntilla Films
  • Colin Howes: Founder, Series-A
  • Dan Holahan: Director of Member Experience, Embarc Collective
  • Daniel Buelhoff: Founding Partner, Springtech Partners
  • Daniel Nelson: Recovering Accountant, Startup Economics
  • Daniel Di Maria
  • Daniel Pardo: CEO , DPC Labs
  • David Collado: Investment Banker, 1st BridgeHouse
  • David Koretz: Founder & CEO, Plum
  • David Zinn: Managing Director, Ocean Azul Partners
  • David Chitester: Founder, SeedFunders
  • Dean Hatton: Founding Partner, Las Olas VC
  • Deon Bradley
  • Derick David: Cofounder & CEO, Hikre School
  • Diana Sanchez
  • Donna Abood: Principal, Managing Director - Miami, Avison Young
  • Douglas Scott: Co-Founder & CEO, The HighBoy
  • Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland: Managing Director, Laspainc Consulting
  • Edwin Rivera
  • Elisabetta Bell: Marketing Operations Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
  • Emiliano Abramzon: Co-founder & Head of Customer Success, Nearpod
  • Esteban Reyes: Founding Partner, Las Olas Venture Capital
  • Federico Halperin: Founder & CEO, Kubikware
  • Felipe Fernandez: Executive Partner, Altenergy & Ecosolutions
  • Fernando Cariello
  • Gabriel Cabrera: Omni Channel Strategist, Avon
  • Gabriel Cabrera: Advisor to the Board, Silverback Concepts, LLC
  • Gary Aksamit: Founder, Aksamit Resource Management
  • German Hornstein: Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Greg Taffet: Managing Partner and CIO, Taffet Associates
  • Gregory Sukornyk: Founder & CEO, Good World Games
  • Guillermo Sierra: Founder & CEO, Alentha Inc
  • Gustavo Fernandez: Founding Member, Royal Oak Kapital
  • Hector Figallo: Managing Partner, TamboWorks
  • Howard Marks: Founder, StartEngine
  • Hubert Reinfeld: Creative Director, TOTUMA COMMUNICATIONS & DESIGN
  • Hugo Perez: Managing Partner, United Data Technologies (UDT)
  • Imran Khan: Founder & CEO,
  • Jason Blilie: Owner, Blilie Law
  • Jeff Brown: Founder | Accredited Angel | Mentor, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation, FIU SJMC
  • Jeff Brown: Founder, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation
  • Jeff Alexander
  • Jeffrey Harris: Founder, SpringBIG
  • Jessica Shraybman: CEO, Shraybman Law
  • Jim Ryan: Founder and CEO-Chairman, Talk2Rep, TechNearshore
  • Joe Daniels: Partner, Co-Chair - Emerging Companies, Partner & Co-Chair, Emerging Companies Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
  • Joe Tremols: CEO, StreamGuard
  • John Price: Managing Director, Americas Market Intelligence
  • John Wensveen: Chief Innovation Officer, Nova Southeastern University
  • Jon Doe
  • Jonathan Cole: Managing Director, Rio Vista Advisors
  • Jonathan Fichman
  • Jose Rocha: Assistant Professor of Management, Gus Machado School of Business, St. Thomas University
  • Juan Meza: Director, Visa
  • Juan Colmenares: Growth Lead, Graphite Growth
  • Juan Patron: CEO, The 2020 Agency
  • Kathy Chiu: Managing Partner, DeepWork Capital
  • Ken Roberts: President, WorldCity
  • Ken Hall: Vice President, DeepWork Capital
  • Kerstin Holm: Founder & CEO, Summus Inc.
  • Kevin Levy: Shareholder and Chair of Technology Business Law, GrayRobinson, P.A.
  • Kirsty Barany: CEO / Founder, RxGenesys Biotech / Clear Sparrow / Kompass Group
  • Kjell De Orr: Managin Director, Newlink Research
  • Kjell De Orr: Managing Partner, Newlink Group
  • Kristen Corpion: Founder, CORPlaw
  • Kristina Momchilova: Founder, The Better Kind
  • Laura Gonzalez Estefani: CEO, The Venture City
  • Leonel Azuela: CEO & Founder , Quaxar
  • Lorenzo Thione: Managing Director, Gaingels
  • LUIS Murguia: Managing Partner, Murguia Associates LLC
  • Luis Antonio Bergas Vilardell: Partner , AI8 Ventures
  • Madeline Aufseeser
  • Mara Rada: CEO & Chief of Strategy, Feral (
  • Marcos Polanco: CTO, Bellwether Coffee
  • Mario Cruz: Founder & CTO, Choose Digital
  • Mario Cruz
  • Mark Volchek: Founder, Las Olas Venture Capital
  • Mark Cuda: Founder, Ancient Strength
  • Marshall Swatt: Founder, SocialSplendor
  • Martín Martinez: Executive Director, Founder Institute Texas
  • Marty Schultz: Founder, Objective Ed
  • Mary Ann Knaus
  • Matthew Lally: CEO, Lex Lally Corp
  • Matthew Capala: Founder, Alphametic
  • Melissa Krinzman: Co-Founder, Krillion Ventures
  • Michael O'donnell: Principal, LLC
  • Michel Legros: CEO & Founder, Normandy Print
  • Michel Triana: CEO, Mean DAO
  • Miguel Molina Cosculluela: Managing Partner & Co-Founder , Analytikus
  • Mike Dannheim: Founder & CEO at SENSIE, Former VP at Groupon
  • Mike Teichberg: Founder, InventivHR
  • Mike Mumola
  • Nathaniel Vasel: Associate, Las Olas Venture Capital
  • Neil Steinhardt: Founder, ClassWallet
  • Nelly Yusupova: Founder,
  • Nelson Telemaco: CEO, Proximity Works, LLC
  • Nestor Villalobos: CEO, Tudor Ice Company
  • Nico Berardi: Partner, Magnetico Ventures
  • Oren Klein: Director of Strategy, Finaben llc
  • Oscar Perez: COO, 8Base
  • Oscar Perez: COO, Infosys Consulting
  • Pablo Trench: Founder & CEO, THE LAB IDEAS
  • Pandwe Gibson: Founder , ECOTECH VISION
  • Peter Livingston: Entrepreneur & Investor
  • Pilar Fernandez Hermida: Founder i-Expand (We help Health Tech companies go global), i-expand
  • Ramit Singh: Director of Startup & Entrepreneurship Programs, Tampa Bay Wave
  • Randy Wood: Co-Founder, Citrix
  • Ricardo Taveras: Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Taveras Private Holdings
  • Richard Greco: Managing Member, Treasure Investments LLC
  • Rob Strandberg: Founder & CEO, Datamax Inc
  • Rob Panepinto: President , Florentine Strategies
  • Rob Matzkin: Co-Founder , //
  • Rob Lundstrom
  • Robert Robert Himelfarb: Partner, Randall Investment Partners
  • Robert Hacker
  • Rodo Novarini: Managing Partner, INCUBING
  • Rodolfo Novarini: Director, Founder Institute South Florida
  • Rodolfo Saccoman: CEO & Co-Founder,
  • Roger Hoss
  • Ron Tarro: VP, New World Angels
  • Ronaldo Bastos: Partner, Weston Capital Insights
  • Roxette Miranda: Director of Web3, Founder Institute
  • Roy Wolman: Finance Director , Diamonds International
  • Ryan Whittemore: Chief Investment Officer, Florida Funders
  • Sandi Finn
  • Satish Movva: Founder & CEO, CarePredict
  • Scott Greenhouse: Founder
  • Scott Rivello: Partner, EY
  • Spencer Lyon: Director of Industry Relations , Realdax
  • Sujee Jeganathan: Managing Director, Pursuit SCC Inc.
  • Tahl Milburn: Investor, New World Angels
  • Terence Bentley: Cofounder, The Venture Mentor Team
  • Terri Ann Brown: Mentor, Venture Team
  • Thomas "Tigre" Wenrich: CEO, LAB Miami Ventures
  • Tigre Wenrich: CEO, LAB Miami Ventures
  • Tim Hasse: Founder, General Provision, T R I M
  • Tim Hawkes
  • Timothy Cartwright: Chairman, Tamiami Angel Funds
  • Valerie Lopez: CEO, Shoot My Travel
  • Vojkan Dimitrijevic: Principal, Blackloft Ventures
  • Walter O’Leary: Managing Partner, South Pointe Capital

  • And many more to be announced.


                                We hope you will join us in Miami and launch a company in 2016.


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