The Institute is happy to announce the addition of three new Summer 2009 Mentors:

  • Jason Calacanis is the CEO of, a human powered search engine. He was previously the co-founder of Weblogs, Inc. with Brian Alvey, and the GM of Netscape. Jason serves on the board of ThisNext and is a partner on TechCrunch50.
  • Peter Pham is CEO of a free site that helps consumers save money on every day bills, and recently raised $8M in financing at the end of 2008. In 2005 he joined Photobucket as the 5th employee where he was VP of Business Development and was responsible for driving user acquisition, strategic partnerships and corporate development. Photobucket was acquired in 2007 by Fox Interactive Media, and when he left in early 2008, the site had over 61M users. He is a serial entrepreneur with a background in enterprise hardware/software and the consumer internet space.
  • Jay Jamison is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and President of Moonshoot, an early-stage online gaming company with the mission to spark English language learning in children everywhere.   Prior to starting Moonshoot, Jay held leadership roles in product management and marketing for Microsoft in Redmond and Tokyo for over 9 years.

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