The Founder Institute, the world's premier startup launch program, is currently exploring a new semester launch in Austin for 2017 to help local entrepreneurs build meaningful companies.

If you'd like the Founder Institute to help you launch your startup, then fill out an Interest Form or attend a FREE event to learn and learn from top startup experts. If enough people complete this form by the Launch Deadline (2019-06-11), the Founder Institute will formally launch a 2017 program in your city.

To test the demand for a Austin Summer 2019 program, the Founder Institute will host several FREE startup events in Austin:

Leading the Founder Institute's efforts in Austin are local startup leader Martín Aguirre Martinez (Founder, A-Player Management).

Other successful entrepreneurs who have pledged their support to mentor founders in a Austin Founder Institute program include:

  • Aaron Ali: CEO, HeLiX
  • Adam Weinroth: CMO & Advisor, Various Startups
  • Adrienne Oujezdsky: Investor, Native Hostel Austin
  • Alan Godfrey: Managing Member, Recurring Capital Partners
  • Alan Miller: Founder, Collide Agency, LLC
  • Allison Scarborough: Southwest Regional Director, National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)
  • Amber Gunst: Head of Sales
  • Andrea Kalmans
  • Andy Fruhling: SVP, Nokia
  • April Dominguez: Founder & CEO, Tradiies
  • Arturo Pina: Founder, Elli
  • Ashley Jennings: Co-Founder, Spero Labs
  • Ashley Connell: CEO & Founder, Prowess Project
  • Austin Distel, Proof
  • Barbara Kelso
  • Ben Chaib
  • Beth Harwood: Senior Business Development Manager, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Bill Blackstone: General Manager, The Riveter Austin
  • Bill Douglas: CEO, OpticWise
  • Billy Murphy: Founding Partner, Dwyer Murphy Calvert LLP
  • Brad Bentz: Partner, ATX Seed Ventures
  • Brett Hunoldt: Chief Security Architect, Cyber Security Advocate, UnitedHealth Group
  • Brian Dillavou: Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Brian Massey: The Conversion Scientist™
  • Brian Williams: CTO, BDTNDR
  • Candace Ohm: Senior Product Scientist, Bypass POS
  • Candice Digby: Vice President, Growth and Development, Best Practice Media
  • Cara Mccarty: Co-Founder, Code Pilot
  • Carrie Chitsey Wells: Co-Founder & CEO, One Touch Video Chat
  • Cassandra Cuellar: Associate, Sherman & Sterling, LLP
  • Charlie Plauche: Partner, S3 Ventures
  • Chris Palmisano: COO, Rocket Dollar
  • Chris Michael Harris: CFO, Co-Founder , nürltec
  • Chris Perez: CEO & Creative Director, Left Right Media
  • Chris Shonk: General Partner, ATX Seed Ventures
  • Chris Turnley: Chief Revenue Officer
  • Corey Butler: CTO, MediaTech Ventures
  • Cortney Hope: Founder & CEO, My Marketplace Builder
  • Dan Dillard: Founder, foundingAUSTIN
  • Dana Rygwelski: Founding Director, MassChallenge Texas
  • Dana Callender: Co-Founder & COO, DivInc
  • Dana Marruffo: Principal, Buzz Public Relations, LLC
  • David Hughen: Co-Founder, Austin HR
  • David Blake: Owner, Spirit Pieces
  • Dean Cruse: Principal, DC Marketing
  • Dean Dzurilla: Founder & CEO, The New Office
  • Elisa Sepulveda: General Manager, The Riveter Austin
  • Elise Krentzel: Consultant - Strategic Growth, Marketing & Communications Strategist, EK Consulting
  • Erin Pitts: Founder / Creative Partner, The Label Collective
  • Eunice Chendjou: Founder | CEO, Datagig
  • Farhaj Mayan: Co-Founder & CEO, FADE
  • Gary O'neal: Director of Recruiting , Austin HR
  • Gary O'Neal: Director of Recruiting , Austin HR
  • Giancarlo Anania
  • Gina Morales: Founder & CEO, a Mana Project
  • Guy Parker: Chief Strategy Officer, Workhorse Marketing
  • Guy Goldstein: CEO, WriterDuet
  • Harold Hughes: CEO
  • Ian Greenleigh: Director of Marketing, data.world
  • Janice Omadeke: CEO, The Mentor Method
  • Jason Ford: Chief Innovation Officer, Saturn Five
  • Jason St. Peter: Founder & President, Palomar Consulting TX
  • Jd Weinstein: Head of Startup Ecosystem, ORACLE
  • Jenn Gooding: Principal, PRIME|PR
  • Jennifer Evans: Founder, Jenerosity
  • Jessica Miller Merrell: Founder, Workology
  • Jim Brown: Managing Director, Meaningful Ventures
  • Joe Daniels: Partner, Co-Chair -- Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Group, McCarter & English, LLP
  • Joe Merrill: Partner, Sputnik ATX / Linden Ventures
  • John Heintz: CEO, Aptage
  • John Federico: CEO, EventHero
  • John Zozzaro: Co-Founder, MediaTech Ventures
  • Jon Placa: Senior Director of Finance & Operations, NarrativeDx
  • Jonathan Libby: Partner Development Manager, Tableau
  • Joyce Durst: CEO & Co-Founder
  • Kathryn Mc Elroy: Creative Director, Argo Design
  • Kevin Mayes: Healthcare tech and services executive, FI Austin
  • Krishna Vattipalli: Founder and CEO, Imaginnovate Techsolutions
  • Lance Vaughn: Founder, CEO & Enabling Startup CTO, CabForward
  • Lauren Washington: Co-Founder, Black Women Talk Tech/Fundr
  • Laurie Felker Jones: Founder & CEO, JuiceBox Hero
  • Lisa Fritsch: CEO
  • Lyn Graft: Founder, Storytelling for Entrepreneurs
  • Maggie Louise: CEO & Creative Director
  • Marc Nathan: Founder, Start Up Houston
  • Marc Rankin: Principal, Adventum Funds & Advisory, LLC
  • Marcus Carey: CEO, ThreatCare
  • Maren Miller: Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
  • Martin Martinez: Managing Director, Founder Institute Texas
  • Mat Thompson
  • Michael Morton: Mentor, FI Austin
  • Michael Manning: President, Rocksauce Studios
  • Michael Odiari: Founder, Check App
  • Mike Breck: Principal, Acuity Thinking
  • Mitch Jacobson: Director, Austin Technology Incubator
  • Moby Hayat: Host & Pitch Coach, The Fire Show
  • Myles Leighton
  • Nada Lulic: Head of Talent, Zenoss
  • Nathan Ryan: CEO and Co-Founder, Blue Sky Partners
  • Neal Murthy, Haven Holdings
  • Nicolia Wiles: Principal, PRIME|PR
  • Paul O'Brien: Founder, MediaTech Ventures
  • Philip Wheat: Co-Founder & CTO, WBC Drone
  • Prasad Jaladi: FI, Mentor
  • Q Manning: CEO & Principal Designer, Rocksauce Studios
  • Rachelle Oribio: Founder & CEO, ValorUp
  • Raymond Westwater: Founder, ZPEG
  • Renji Bijoy: Founder and CEO, ImmersedVR
  • Riley Knox: Founder, Accelerate3D
  • Robert Hansen: CTO, BitDiscovery
  • Roman Zrazhevskiy: Founder & CEO, Ready To Go Survival, Inc.
  • Ruben Cantu: CEO, LevelUp Institute
  • Russell Williamson: Founder, President & Chief Product Officer
  • Rusty Shelton: CEO, Zilker Media
  • Ryan Rafols: CEO, Newchip
  • Sabine Resoagli: Co-Founder, Accelerat3d, Inc.
  • Sabrina Marshall Wojtewicz: Regional Executive Director, Bunker Labs
  • Sara Brinton
  • Scott White: Fractional CTO/Founder, Orange Robot
  • Seth List: Director of Market Development, Free Agent
  • Shane Walsh: Founder & General Partner, Arena Growth Partners
  • Shaquille Gould: Principal, Quake Capital
  • Shari Wynne Ressler: Co-Founder + President, RWR Legal
  • Shauna Martin: Founder & CEO, Daily Greens
  • Shuchi Vyas: Founder, Guestbox
  • Siri Chakka: Co-Founder , Reset
  • Sloan Foster: CEO, AutoThink
  • Steve Pearson: Founder, Pearson Strategy Group, LLC
  • Susan Madden: Founder, Quiltful
  • Ted Patrick: Co-Founder and CTO , VestU.com
  • Tim Segars: Consultant, Former VP of Ops and Customer Delivery, WayBlazer
  • Tim Ryan: Demand Gen and Product Marketing, Free Agent
  • Tyler Johnson: CO-Founder, CEO & President, Your6, Inc.
  • Venu Shamapant: Partner, LiveOak Venture Partners
  • Will Cox: Growth, Pingboard
  • Will Simpson: Founder & CEO, Ten Eleven Twelve
  • William Hart: Advisor, a Mana Project
  • William Leake: CEO, Apogee Results
  • Ylan Kunstler: Principal, Productive Engagements

  • And many more to be announced.

Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 180 cities and 65 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch some of the fastest-rising startups across 6 continents, including 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.

The Founder Institute is the most challenging and effective step-by-step startup launch program for talented and motivated aspiring entrepreneurs. Our program gives you a structured process and constant feedback from expert mentors and a global network of entrepreneurs. 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.

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.

Help bring the Founder Institute to Austin and fill out an Interest Form today.

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