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Founder Institute Mentors

Washington DC Fall 2022

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Washington DC program below.

Mentors

Alan

Alan Ocana

Founder & CEO, Consolhub and BBC CARGO
Allyson

Allyson Redpath

Board Member, Westchester Land Trust
Amelia

Amelia Friedman

Co-founder, Hatch
Angela

Angela Long

Brand Experience Officer , The American Marketing Association in DC
Anuj

Anuj Agrawal

Chief Marketing Officer, Earth Networks
Aydin

Aydin Bolkar

VP of International Operations, Alarm.com
Benjamin

Benjamin Young

CEO, Sworkit
Bill

Bill Stokes

Founder & Chairman, Washington Network Group (WNG)
Brant

Brant Cooper

FI Mentor
Brent

Brent Halliburton

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

Brian Bassett

FI Mentor
Bryan

Bryan Duarte

Managing Partner, BlackTech Capital
C. Derek

C. Derek Campbell

CEO, Blue Holding Oceans
Carlos

Carlos De Paula

Founder & Managing Director, Acadia Partners
Chintan

Chintan Oza

Advisor, Lloyds Ventures
Chris

Chris Haug

Founder and CEO, 360° Venture Management Group
Christie

Christie Thompson

Partner, Campfire & Co.
Christopher

Christopher Wink

Publisher and CEO , Technically Media
Christopher

Christopher Rogers

Partner, Lumia Capital
Cynthia

Cynthia Gilmer

FI Mentor
Dan

Dan Myers

Co-Founder & Partner, 42Phi Ventures
Dan

Dan Hnatkovskyy

CEO and Co-Founder, Propertymate
Daniel

Daniel Kroepfl

Vice President, TELE Controls Inc.
Danielle

Danielle Tate

Founder & CEO, MissNowMrs.com & Elegant Entrepreneur
Dave

Dave Mc Carthy

Executive Director, Potential Energy DC
Dave

Dave Hall

CEO, DLH Technology Advisors
David

David Giannini

Chairman and CEO, Cirrusworks, Inc.
David

David Roberts

CEO, Anovium
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
Eric

Eric Koefoot

Founder & CEO, PublicRelay, Inc.
Esmael

Esmael Dinan

Founder & CEO, Offino
Eylem

Eylem Senyuz

Director, Truist Wealth
Frances

Frances Reimers

Principal , Firestarter
Fred

Fred Cohen

Founder and CEO, Angel to Exit
Frederic

Frederic Gumbinner

Managing Partner , G2 Development Partners
Geneviève

Geneviève Nixon-Weems

Founder and CEO, Geneviève Global
Gira

Gira Wieczorek

Managing Partner / Co-Founder, Aleberry
Guc

Guc Ozenci

Tech-Entrepreneur | Mentor | Director, Founder Institute
Gül

Gül Branco

People and Culture Transformation Leader, Branco Development Group
Hank

Hank Yuan

Venture Partner, VU Ventures | , Venture Associate, Republic
Hannah

Hannah Kim

Shwappe, Founder & CEO
Henry

Henry Hunter

ceo, Incidr
Howard

Howard Eisenberg

Founder , EuroSort
Iskender

Iskender Uguz

Head of Small Business Lending and Decision Sciences, Capital One
Jamil

Jamil Ramsey

Founder and CEO, Snap Contacts
Jeb

Jeb Ory

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

Joe Daniels

Partner, Co-Chair - Emerging Companies, Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough
Johan

Johan Holmberg

Senior Associate, Second Century Ventures
John

John Holaday

Chairman and CEO, DisposeRx Inc.
Josh

Josh Rosenthal

Founder & CEO, CloudSploit
Justin

Justin Etheredge

Partner, Simple Thread
Kaitlin

Kaitlin Capobianco

Senior Manager, Fellow Community and Recruitment , Halcyon
Kathie

Kathie Brady

CEO Group Chair, Vistage
Keith

Keith Segerson

CEO, P3 Innovation Strategies
Ken

Ken Gordon

Co-founder and CEO, VALR
Kevin

Kevin Fulmer

Director, Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Kiki

Kiki Ramsey

Founder, Kiki Ramsey International
Kuzeyhan

Kuzeyhan Ozdemir

Technology Executive, Consultant, Coach and Mentor, Founder Institute
Kyle

Kyle Brown

FI Mentor
Laura

Laura Shibut

Program Manager, Lighthouse Labs RVA
Laura

Laura Clark

VP, Brand Development , MeatMe Pet Food
Leonardo

Leonardo Garcia

Senior IoT & 5G Solutions Consultant, AT&T
Lisa

Lisa Friedlander

Founder Board Member, Citrine Angels
Liz

Liz Sara

Managing Director, Best Marketing, LLC
Liza

Liza Rodewald

Co-founder, Instant Teams
Loni

Loni Faraci

Director of Product , Co-Star
Marcos

Marcos Filho

Full-time MBA student, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Mark

Mark Ein

Founder , Venture House Group
Mark

Mark Kass

Senior Counsel , Crowell & Moring LLP
Mashea

Mashea Ashton

Founder and CEO , Digital Pioneers Academy
Matt

Matt Mandell

Principal, PayNerd.com
Matt

Matt Hanson

Co-Founder, PAX Momentum
Matthew

Matthew Repetto

Associate , Crowell & Moring LLP
Matthew

Matthew Lowinger

Product Leader, Octaria
Maura

Maura O'brien Ali

CEO and Managing Director, American Growth Solutions
Melissa

Melissa Akkaway

Partner, The Particulars
Michael

Michael Riemer

Advisor, ABJJ Consulting
Michelle

Michelle Pham

Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP
Mirza

Mirza Baig

Partner, Aldrich Capital Partners
Murat

Murat Karabulut

FI Mentor
Nadine

Nadine Zerrini

Innovation Fund Manager, Harvard University
Naresh

Naresh Verma

Analyst - Mentor - Coach - Product Design, Data Visualization, Yoova
Neil

Neil Shah

Founder & CEO, ThinkNimble
Neil

Neil Kleinberg

FI Mentor
Nicola

Nicola Corzine

Executive Director , Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Nii

Nii Simmonds

Global Advisor, The Knowledge Pledge
Nimish

Nimish Jalan

COO, Big Red Group
Nitin

Nitin Pradhan

Founder and CEO , ScaleUP
Olivier

Olivier Meganck

Founder & CEO, TheList.wtf
Onur Kutlu

Onur Kutlu Gago

Founder & Growth Coach, Tale
Patty

Patty Simonton

Director, Be Green Business, Bethesda Green
Paul

Paul Singh

Chief Hustler, Results Junkies
Peter

Peter Ettinger

FI Mentor
Pierre

Pierre Gomez

Program Manager, Systems and Technology Research (STR)
Rajesh

Rajesh Rai

Partner, Montane Ventures
Randy

Randy Reade

Co-founder, Washington ArchAngels
Richard

Richard Rothstein

CEO, Rothstein Consulting
Rokas

Rokas Beresniovas

Head of Growth, Commercial and Small Business Leading, NIH Federal Credit Union
Ronit

Ronit Avni

Founder , Just Vision
Rosemarie

Rosemarie Truman

Founder and CEO, Ignite Social Impact
Sam

Sam Feigi

Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
Sameer

Sameer Sortur

Founder & CEO , SquareCircle Global
Sandy

Sandy Vasan

Founder , outcomes.work
Sanjay

Sanjay Prasad

Founder/ CEO, SurgiPrice/ SurgiConnect
Sean

Sean Makulowich

Founder/CEO, IdeaFire™
Sever

Sever Totia

Partner, 3TS Capital
Shahed

Shahed Amanullah

Managing Director, Frost Capital
Shashank

Shashank Aiisvari

Founder, Aiisvari
Simon

Simon Okeke

CEO, Jet Star Logistics
Spencer

Spencer Hansen

Director of User Experience & Design, Simple Thread
Stanley

Stanley Mc Chrystal

Founder , McChrystal Group
Stephen

Stephen Lehman

Chairman and CEO , CoFounders Lab
Steve

Steve Ryan

Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP
Steven A.

Steven A. Rodriguez

Director of Latinx Programs, 1863 Ventures
Tien

Tien Wong

Founder and CEO, Lore
Tom

Tom Smith

Co-founder, Truss
Tony

Tony Amer

Managing Partner, TRANSFORMity
Tyrone

Tyrone Taylor

President, Capitol Advisors on Technology, Former NASA Director
Ufuk

Ufuk Demirci

Global Head, Venture Funds, IFC
YouMon

YouMon Tsang

Founder and CEO, ChurnZero
Yvonne

Yvonne Quahe

Trainer, Facilitator, Coach and Author, WBFN
Zac

Zac Blanco

Senior Manager, Keiter

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