Founder Institute Mentors

Washington DC Winter 2018

The Founder Institute carefully recruits 20-40 Mentors per semester, and we typically only accept Mentors that have built or led fast-growth technology businesses.  

Our Mentors lead the weekly training sessions, and their mandate is to help our participants by sharing their experience, outlining the latest tactics, and providing critical feedback on your progress. In addition, through the Founder Institute's Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program, and many have become formal advisors and investors to our Graduates. 

Mentors

Adam

Adam Mc Clard

Founder & CEO, Origo Games
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
AJ

AJ Buniak

Business Performance Advisor, Insperity
Ajay

Ajay Sravanapudi

CTO, Videology
Ali

Ali Sorbi

Principal, Pendulum Advisors
Allyson

Allyson Redpath

Board Member, Westchester Land Trust
Andrew

Andrew Lee

CEO, Esper
Andy

Andy Louis Charles

Vice President, Business Development, CustomInk.com
Ben

Ben Lieblich

FI Mentor
Benjamin

Benjamin Young

CEO, Sworkit
Bill

Bill Schafer

CEO, Digital DME
Bill

Bill Draper

Founder/CEO/CTO, Dovetail Systems, Inc
Brendan

Brendan Robinson

Cofounder and CEO, Deconstruction
Brent

Brent Halliburton

Brent Halliburton - VP of Products, Verve Wireless (Washington DC FI) , Verve Wireless
Chris

Chris Parker

CEO, New Horizon Wines
Chris

Chris Duffus

Co-Founder, Leaf College Savings, LLC
Chris

Chris Vizas

Founder and CEO, East Wind Partners
Christian

Christian Na

FI Mentor
Christina

Christina Hedberg

Founder, LiveEdge Business Development
Chuck

Chuck Teubner

Managing Director, Newport Board Group
Clifton

Clifton Mount

Associate Council, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
Cody

Cody Semrau

Founder and CEO, BetterMynd
Cynthia

Cynthia Traeger

FI Mentor
Cynthia

Cynthia Gilmer

FI Mentor
D.K.

D.K. Smith

Managing Director, Brooklyn Innovation Center
Dan

Dan Solomon

Managing Director, Builder LLC.
Dan

Dan Loague

President, DC ArchAngels
Danielle

Danielle Tate

Founder & CEO, MissNowMrs.com & Elegant Entrepreneur
Danny

Danny Krakower

FI Mentor
Dave

Dave Sandrowitz

Owner & Principal Consultant, Substrate LLC
David

David Greene

Vice President and Financial Advisor , Bernstein Global Wealth Management
David

David Giannini

Chairman and CEO, Cirrusworks, Inc.
Dede

Dede Haskins

FI Mentor
Devinder

Devinder Bawa

FI Mentor
Ed

Ed Broenniman

Managing Director and Founder, Piedmont Group, LLC
Ed

Ed Harrell

Managing Partner, Harrell Capital Partners LLC
Ed

Ed English

Chief Product Officer, Higher Logic
Ellis

Ellis Rosenberg

Vice President, Sales, WellDoc, Inc
Emily

Emily Liu

Patent Attorney , Foley & Lardner LLP
Eric

Eric Koefoot

Co-founder, Ascend Sales Partner
Eric

Eric Wechselblatt

Partner, Holland & Knight
Eric

Eric Malawer

CEO, DeepMile Networks
Eric

Eric Von Vorys

FI Mentor
Erica

Erica Mc Mannes

CEO/Co-Founder, HireMadSkills, Inc.
Frances

Frances Reimers

Principal , Firestarter
Fred

Fred Cohen

Founder and CEO, Angel to Exit
Genevieve

Genevieve Nixon

Founder and CEO, Planet with Friends
George

George Pappas

EVP Sales & Marketing, Presidium
Glen

Glen Hellman

Glen Hellman - Business Strategist, Driven Forward, LLC (Baltimore FI) , Driven Forward, LLC
Greg

Greg Lewin

FI Mentor
Henry

Henry Barrett

FI Mentor
Henry

Henry Hunter

ceo, Incidr
Isaac

Isaac Barnes

Chief Operating Officer, Eminent IT, LLC
J.S.

J.S. Gamble

Co-Founder and Managing Principal , Blu Venture Investors
Jacob

Jacob Smith

FI Mentor
Jake

Jake Heller

FI Mentor
Jamil

Jamil Ramsey

Founder and CEO, Snap Contacts
Janet

Janet Van Pelt

CEO, DualEnroll.com
Jeb

Jeb Ory

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Phone2Action, Inc.
Jeff

Jeff Hausfeld

Chairman of the Board and Founder , Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
Jeffery

Jeffery Porro

Speechwriter, Porro LLC
Jill

Jill Stelfox

Co-Founder , Graffiti Sports
Jim

Jim Condon

Managing Partner, The CC Group
Joe

Joe Derrigo

FI Mentor
John

John Shomaker

CEO, AdJuggler
John

John Doe

FI Mentor
John

John Holaday

Chairman and CEO, DisposeRx Inc.
John R

John R Dallas Jr

CEO, Hillview Partners Network LLC and ENCLAVE for Entrepreneurs Foundation Inc.
Jonathon

Jonathon Perrelli

Founder & General Partner, Fortify Ventures
Joseph

Joseph Daniels

Partner, Co-Chair -- Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Group , McCarter & English, LLP
Joshua

Joshua Konowe

Founder & CEO, Uppidy.com
Judy

Judy Schramm

CEO, ProResource, Inc.
Justin

Justin Maddox

CEO , CrowdTrust
Kathie

Kathie Brady

CEO Group Chair, Vistage
Kevin

Kevin Siskar

Managing Director, Founder Institute NY
Kiki

Kiki Ramsey

Founder, Kiki Ramsey International
Kristi

Kristi Hedges

Principal/CEO, The Hedges Company
Kyle

Kyle Brown

FI Mentor
Lex

Lex Mc Cusker

FI Mentor
Lex

Lex Mc Cusker

FI Mentor
Lilian

Lilian Ting

Founder, Urban Haven
Liz

Liz Sara

Managing Director, Best Marketing, LLC
Liza

Liza Rodewald

Co-founder, Hire Mad Skills
Marisa

Marisa Terrenzi

Partner, Holland & Knight
Mariya

Mariya Bouraima

FI Mentor
Matt

Matt Mandell

Principal, Mandell Enterprises
Maura

Maura O'brien Ali

CEO and Managing Director, American Growth Solutions
Maxim

Maxim Wheatley

Program Manager, Springboard Enterprises
Michael

Michael Pratt

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Beck

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Riemer

Advisor, ABJJ Consulting
Mike

Mike Malloy

Founder and CEO, Waveborn
Nancy

Nancy Carter

CEO, Carter & Associates
Naresh

Naresh Verma

FI Mentor
Neil

Neil Kleinberg

Founder/CEO, DiliVer
Panos

Panos Anastassiadis

Former CEO, Cyveillance
Paul

Paul Schwinn

Associate Attorney, Shulman Rogers
Per

Per Jacobsen

FI Mentor
Peter

Peter Ettinger

FI Mentor
Pramod

Pramod Raheja

CEO, MyStaffNow, Inc.
Raymond

Raymond Bolton

CEO & Founder, Diversified Advantage Group, Inc.
Richard

Richard Ambrose

Co-Founder, LaunchPosse
Rick

Rick Milter

FI Mentor
Roger

Roger Yee

Roger Yee - Investor/LP, Fortify Ventures , Fortify Ventures
Ronald

Ronald Uba

Senior Business Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce
Rosemarie

Rosemarie Truman

FI Mentor
Sanjay

Sanjay Prasad

Founder/ CEO, SurgiPrice/ SurgiConnect
Sarah

Sarah Van Dell

CEO, Plum Relish
Sean

Sean Mc Dermott

Founder & CEO, Windward IT Solutions
Sean

Sean Makulowich

Founder/CEO, IdeaFire™ Consulting
Shahed

Shahed Amanullah

Co-Founder, LaunchPosse
Stephen

Stephen Candelmo

CEO and Co-Founder, Klaggle
Sunjay

Sunjay Pandey

Product Head , Amazon Simple Workflow/ Amazon Simple Queue Service
Tanya

Tanya Renne

Cofounder and CEO, Subscribo.com
Thom

Thom Kozik

Thom Kozik - CEO, Village Green Network (Los Angeles FI) , Village Green Network
Tianran Yan

Tianran Yan Yan

Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP
Tien

Tien Wong

Chairman and CEO , Tech 2000, Inc.
Tien

Tien Wong

Founder and CEO, Lore
Tim

Tim Keough

Founder & CEO, WythMe
Tom

Tom Brooke

Partner, Holland & Knight
Tom

Tom Basile

FI Mentor
Tonya

Tonya Harmon

CEO, CareWorks
Tyrone

Tyrone Taylor

President, Capitol Advisors on Technology, Former NASA Director
William (Bill)

William (Bill) Martinez

Deputy Director for Programs, Center for Civil-Military Relations
You Mon

You Mon Tsang

Founder and CEO, ChurnZero

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