Founder Institute Mentors

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 your success both during and after the program, and many have become formal advisors and investors to our Graduate companies. 

See some highlights from our global network of 14,000+ mentors below.

Mentors

Aaron

Aaron Patzer

Founder, Mint.com
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
Alexandra

Alexandra Johnson

Managing Director, DFJ VTB Aurora
Alexandra

Alexandra Wilson

Founder, Investor & Advisor, Gilt Group, Montage Ventures
Alexis

Alexis Beechen

Co-Founder & CEO, The Drop, Mangrove Estates
Bob

Bob Richards

Founder & CEO, Moon Express
Bram

Bram Cohen

Founder, BitTorrent, Chia Network
Cheryl

Cheryl Yeoh

Founder, Investor & Advisor, Reclip.It, MaGIC
Claire

Claire Mc Gregor

Co-Founder, Appbot
David

David Sacks

Founder & Investor, Yammer, Paypal, Zenefits
David

David Wu

General Partner, Maveron Ventures
David

David Rose

Author & CEO, Gust, New York Angels
Divya

Divya Gugnani

Co-Founder, Send the Trend, Wander Beauty
Emna

Emna Ghariani

Global Director, Founder Institute MENA
Eren

Eren Bali

Founder, Udemy, Carbon Health
Eric

Eric Ries

Author & Founder, The Lean Startup, Long Term Stock Exchange
Garrett

Garrett Camp

Founder, Uber, Expa, StumbleUpon
Gina

Gina Bianchini

Founder & CEO, Mighty Networks, Former CEO of Ning
Heather

Heather Harde

CEO, TechCrunch
Holly

Holly Liu

Co-Founder, Kabam
Jason

Jason Calacanis

Author, Investor & Founder, Inside.com, LAUNCH Accelerator
Jason

Jason Johnson

Founder & CEO, August
Jeffrey

Jeffrey Paine

Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Jessica

Jessica Alter

Entrepreneur & Advisor, Tech for Campaigns, Social Capital
Jessica

Jessica Mah

Founder & CEO, inDinero, Impact Collective
Jill

Jill Stelfox

Co-Founder, Graffiti Sports, Binary Group
Jilliene

Jilliene Helman

CEO, RealtyMogul.com
Joanna

Joanna Lord

CMO, ClassPass
Jonathan

Jonathan Greechan

Co-Founder, Founder Institute
Jonathan

Jonathan Abrams

Founder, Nuzzel, Friendster
Justin

Justin Moore

CEO & Investor, Axcient
Kenneth

Kenneth Hogrefe

CEO and Founder, Tech Africa Pte. Ltd.
Kirsten

Kirsten Rose

Head of Low Emissions, BHP, Clean Energy Entrepreneur
Lucy

Lucy Beard

Founder & CEO, feetZ
Mark

Mark Pincus

Founder, Zynga
Michael

Michael Seibel

CEO & Partner, Y Combinator
Nitin

Nitin Pachisia

Founding Partner, Unshackled Ventures
Phil

Phil Libin

Founder, All Turtles, Former CEO of Evernote
Rashmi

Rashmi Sinha

Co-Founder, SlideShare
Robin

Robin Chase

Co-Founder & Former CEO, Zipcar
Rosemarie

Rosemarie Truman

Founder & General Partner, Gazelle Futures, Center for Advancing Innovation
Sam

Sam Yagan

Co-Founder, OK Cupid, ShopRunner, Techstars Chicago
Scott

Scott Heiferman

Co-Founder & CEO, Meetup
Scott

Scott Painter

Founder, Fair.com, TrueCar, CarsDirect.com
Sergio

Sergio Maziano

Founder & CEO, NEXT Solutions
Tim

Tim Ferriss

Angel Investor & Author, 4-Hour Workweek

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