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Founder Institute Mentors

Florida 2024

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 Florida program below.

Mentors

Aaron

Aaron Chavez

Managing Partner, (un)conventional ventures
Alessandro

Alessandro Annoscia

Founder & CEO, 1Apeiron
Alexander

Alexander Rodriguez

Partner, International Blockchain Legal LLP
Alexander

Alexander Loveyko

Attorney, ChaseLawyers
Alexander

Alexander McElfish

Partner, Argent Strategies
Alfredo

Alfredo Ferrari

FI Mentor
Amlan

Amlan Nanda

FI Mentor
Andrea

Andrea Chico

Business Development Manager, Ferguson Ventures
Andreas

Andreas Calabrese

General Partner, Tampa Bay Ventures
Andres

Andres Hurtado Rangel

Founder, & President, BiZiON GROUP
Andres

Andres Hurtado

CEO, SynerTechCloud
Angelo

Angelo Biasi

FoundeR & CEO, MassiveU
Antonio

Antonio Garrido

President, and Co-Founder, Absolute Sales Development, Sandler Miami
Ashley

Ashley Flucas

Angel Investor, Flucas Ventures
Aviv

Aviv Shalgi

CEO, Solar Simplified
Benjamin

Benjamin Vides

Director, Products, Watsco Ventures
Bernardt

Bernardt Vogel

Sr.Associate, VU Venture Partners
Bianca

Bianca Diosdado

VP, Octagon Technology
Bo

Bo Megginson

Managing Partner, Gold Coast Angel Investors
Bob

Bob Dakin

FI Mentor
Brandon

Brandon Evans

Purpose Driven Founder // Advisor // Investor Focused on High Growth + Social Impact Companies, 1heart
Brian

Brian Boroff

Founder & CEO, AdFone
Carlos

Carlos Garrido

CEO, Absolute Sales Development
Carlos

Carlos Icaza

CTO, RCTSports
Carlos

Carlos Blanco

CEO, Pigs on the Roof
Carlos

Carlos Romero

CEO, LiVi - Live stream by request
Carolina

Carolina Forero

Director Digital Solutions, Visa Inc.
Carolina

Carolina Mandil

CEO, DIGIREP
Casey

Casey Pond

FI Mentor
Chelsea

Chelsea Oppenheim

FI Mentor
Chris

Chris Anderson

General Partner, A2ZVenture.com
Chris

Chris Adamo

Investor & Senior Advisor, Conscience VC
Chris

Chris Houghtaling

FI Mentor
Christian

Christian Busch

Venture Scout, GGV Capital
Christos

Christos Kritikos

Startup Consultant - Product and Growth | 100+ Startups, $15M+ Raised, Emerging Humanity
Claudio

Claudio Pairot

CEO, Puntilla Films
Dan

Dan Holahan

Director of Member Experience, Embarc Collective
Daniel

Daniel Buelhoff

Founding Partner, Springtech Partners
Daniel

Daniel Nelson

Recovering Accountant, Startup Economics
Daniel

Daniel Di Maria

FI Mentor
Daniel

Daniel Pardo

CEO , DPC Labs
David

David Collado

Investment Banker, 1st BridgeHouse
David

David Koretz

Founder & CEO, Plum
David

David Zinn

Managing Director, Ocean Azul Partners
David

David Chitester

Founder, SeedFunders
Dean

Dean Hatton

Founding Partner, Las Olas VC
Deon

Deon Bradley

FI Mentor
Derick

Derick David

Cofounder & CEO, Hikre School
Diana

Diana Sanchez

FI Mentor
Donna

Donna Abood

Principal, Managing Director - Miami, Avison Young
Douglas

Douglas Scott

Co-Founder & CEO, The HighBoy
Dr. Lascelle A.

Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland

Managing Director, Laspainc Consulting
Edwin

Edwin Rivera

FI Mentor
Elisabetta

Elisabetta Bell

Marketing Operations Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
Emiliano

Emiliano Abramzon

Co-founder & Head of Customer Success, Nearpod
Eryka

Eryka Gemma

Director, Timelock Ventures
Esteban

Esteban Reyes

Founding Partner, Las Olas Venture Capital
Esteban

Esteban Elias

Expert Lawyer, PAG.law
Etienne

Etienne Gillard

Head of Ventures, Mana Tech
Federico

Federico Halperin

Founder & CEO, Kubikware
Felipe

Felipe Fernandez

Executive Partner, Altenergy & Ecosolutions
Fernando

Fernando Cariello

FI Mentor
Gabriel

Gabriel Cabrera

Omni Channel Strategist, Avon
Gabriel

Gabriel Cabrera

Advisor to the Board, Silverback Concepts, LLC
Gary

Gary Aksamit

Founder, Aksamit Resource Management
Geoffrey

Geoffrey Keith

Chair of Managers Committee, Seedfunders LLC
German

German Hornstein

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Goutam

Goutam Jain

CEO, Sygnius, LLC
Greg

Greg Taffet

Managing Partner and CIO, Taffet Associates
Gregory

Gregory Sukornyk

Founder & CEO, Good World Games
Guillermo

Guillermo Sierra

Founder & CEO, Alentha Inc
Gustavo

Gustavo Fernandez

Founding Member, Royal Oak Kapital
Hector

Hector Figallo

Managing Partner, TamboWorks
Howard

Howard Marks

Founder, StartEngine
Hubert

Hubert Reinfeld

Creative Director, TOTUMA COMMUNICATIONS & DESIGN
Hugo

Hugo Perez

Managing Partner, United Data Technologies (UDT)
Imran

Imran Khan

Founder & CEO, TechNerds.com
Jahn

Jahn Karsybaev

Founding Partner, Big Sky Capital VC
Jamaila

Jamaila Holder

CEO/Lead Advisor, Holder Advisory and Associates
James

James Irvine

Founder, 305 Works and Pitch Night NYC
Janet

Janet Todorova

Head of Expansion, Founder Institute
Jason

Jason Blilie

Owner, Blilie Law
Jeff

Jeff Herman

CEO, HotShoo, Inc.
Jeff

Jeff Brown

Founder | Accredited Angel | Mentor, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation, FIU SJMC
Jeff

Jeff Brown

Founder, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation
Jeff

Jeff Alexander

FI Mentor
Jeffrey

Jeffrey Harris

Founder, SpringBIG
Jessica

Jessica Shraybman

CEO, Shraybman Law
Jim

Jim Ryan

Founder and CEO-Chairman, Talk2Rep, TechNearshore
Joan

Joan Zhang

Chapter Co-Director, Startup Grind Miami
Joe

Joe Daniels

Partner, Co-Chair - Emerging Companies, Partner & Co-Chair, Emerging Companies Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Joe

Joe Tremols

CEO, StreamGuard
John

John Price

Managing Director, Americas Market Intelligence
John

John Wensveen

Chief Innovation Officer, Nova Southeastern University
Jonathan

Jonathan Greechan

Co-Founder & CEO, Founder Institute
Jonathan

Jonathan Cole

Managing Director, Rio Vista Advisors
Jonathan

Jonathan Fichman

FI Mentor
Jose

Jose Rocha

Assistant Professor of Management, Gus Machado School of Business, St. Thomas University
Juan

Juan Meza

Director, Visa
Juan

Juan Colmenares

Growth Lead, Graphite Growth
Juan

Juan Patron

CEO, The 2020 Agency
Kathy

Kathy Chiu

Managing Partner, DeepWork Capital
Ken

Ken Roberts

President, WorldCity
Ken

Ken Hall

Vice President, DeepWork Capital
Kerstin

Kerstin Holm

Founder & CEO, Summus Inc.
Kevin

Kevin Levy

Shareholder and Chair of Technology Business Law, GrayRobinson, P.A.
Kirsty

Kirsty Barany

CEO / Founder, RxGenesys Biotech / Clear Sparrow / Kompass Group
Kjell

Kjell De Orr

Managin Director, Newlink Research
Kjell

Kjell De Orr

Managing Partner, Newlink Group
Kristen

Kristen Corpion

Founder, CORPlaw
Kristina

Kristina Momchilova

Founder, The Better Kind
Kwamara

Kwamara Thompson

Founder, TEC, LLC
Laura Gonzalez

Laura Gonzalez Estefani

CEO, The Venture City
Leonel

Leonel Azuela

CEO & Founder , Quaxar
Logan

Logan Paull

Investment Banker, Growthink Capital
Lorenzo

Lorenzo Thione

Managing Director, Gaingels
Lorenzo

Lorenzo De Leo

Managing Director, Rokk3r
LUIS

LUIS Murguia

Managing Partner, Murguia Associates LLC
Luis Antonio

Luis Antonio Bergas Vilardell

Partner , AI8 Ventures
Madeline

Madeline Aufseeser

FI Mentor
Marcelo

Marcelo Ricigliano

CEO, 4Geeks Academy
Marcos

Marcos Polanco

CTO, Bellwether Coffee
Mario

Mario Cruz

Founder & CTO, Choose Digital
Mario

Mario Cruz

FI Mentor
Mark

Mark Volchek

Founder, Las Olas Venture Capital
Mark

Mark Cuda

Founder, Ancient Strength
Marshall

Marshall Swatt

Founder, SocialSplendor
Marty

Marty Schultz

Founder, Objective Ed
Mary Ann

Mary Ann Knaus

FI Mentor
Matt

Matt Quinn

Ecosystem Growth Director, Nervos Foundation
Matthew

Matthew Lally

CEO, Lex Lally Corp
Matthew

Matthew Capala

Founder, Alphametic
Melisa

Melisa Pinto-Rivera, MS

Consultant/ Founding Partner , Stella Sophia Global
Melissa

Melissa Krinzman

Co-Founder, Krillion Ventures
Michael

Michael O'donnell

Principal, StartupBiz.com LLC
Michel

Michel Legros

CEO & Founder, Normandy Print
Michel

Michel Triana

CEO, Mean DAO
Miguel

Miguel Molina Cosculluela

Managing Partner & Co-Founder , Analytikus
Mike

Mike Dannheim

Founder & CEO at SENSIE, Former VP at Groupon
Mike

Mike Lingle

Entrepreneur / Mentor, Rocket Pro Forma
Mike

Mike Teichberg

Founder, InventivHR
Mike

Mike Mumola

FI Mentor
Molly

Molly Walsh

Director, Founder Institute Dallas
Nathaniel

Nathaniel Vasel

Associate, Las Olas Venture Capital
Neil

Neil Kleinberg

FI Mentor
Neil

Neil Steinhardt

Founder, ClassWallet
Nelly

Nelly Yusupova

Founder, TechSpeak.co
Nelson

Nelson Telemaco

CEO, Proximity Works, LLC
Nestor

Nestor Villalobos

CEO, Tudor Ice Company
Nev

Nev Terzieva

Co-Founder & President, Clinical Solutions Division, ChronWell, Inc
Nico

Nico Berardi

Partner, Magnetico Ventures
Noah

Noah Wallach

Founder, Hope OS
Oren

Oren Klein

Director of Strategy, Finaben llc
Oscar

Oscar Perez

COO, 8Base
Oscar

Oscar Perez

COO, Infosys Consulting
Pablo

Pablo Trench

Founder & CEO, THE LAB IDEAS
Pandwe

Pandwe Gibson

Founder , ECOTECH VISION
Peter

Peter Livingston

FI Mentor
Pilar

Pilar Fernandez Hermida

Founder i-Expand (We help Health Tech companies go global), i-expand
Rajeev (Raj)

Rajeev (Raj) Seshadr

CFO, Escalon
Ramit

Ramit Singh

Director of Startup & Entrepreneurship Programs, Tampa Bay Wave
Randy

Randy Wood

Co-Founder, Citrix
Ricardo

Ricardo Taveras

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Taveras Private Holdings
Richard

Richard Munassi

FI Mentor
Richard

Richard Greco

Managing Member, Treasure Investments LLC
Rob

Rob Strandberg

Founder & CEO, Datamax Inc
Rob

Rob Panepinto

President , Florentine Strategies
Rob

Rob Matzkin

Co-Founder , myQuest.co // RobMatzkin.com
Rob

Rob Lundstrom

FI Mentor
Robert

Robert Robert Himelfarb

Partner, Randall Investment Partners
Robert

Robert Hacker

FI Mentor
Rodo

Rodo Novarini

Managing Partner, INCUBING
Rodolfo

Rodolfo Novarini

Director, Founder Institute South Florida
Rodolfo

Rodolfo Saccoman

CEO & Co-Founder, AdMobilize.com
Roger

Roger Hoss

FI Mentor
Ron

Ron Tarro

VP, New World Angels
Ronaldo

Ronaldo Bastos

Partner, Weston Capital Insights
Roxette

Roxette Miranda

Director, Founder Institute Florida
Roy

Roy Wolman

Finance Director , Diamonds International
Ryan

Ryan Whittemore

Chief Investment Officer, Florida Funders
Sameer

Sameer Sortur

Founding Partner, SquareCircle Ventures
Sandra

Sandra Finn

Founding Partner, EdgeCraft Advisors
Satish

Satish Movva

Founder & CEO, CarePredict
Scott

Scott Greenhouse

FI Mentor
Scott

Scott Rivello

Partner, EY
Silvio Frank

Silvio Frank Pupo

CEO, Logos Capital Group
Spencer

Spencer Lyon

Director of Industry Relations , Realdax
Sujee

Sujee Jeganathan

Managing Director, Pursuit SCC Inc.
Tahl

Tahl Milburn

Investor, New World Angels
Terence

Terence Bentley

Cofounder, The Venture Mentor Team
Terri Ann

Terri Ann Brown

Mentor, Venture Team
Thomas "Tigre"

Thomas "Tigre" Wenrich

CEO, LAB Miami Ventures
Tigre

Tigre Wenrich

CEO, LAB Miami Ventures
Tim

Tim Hasse

Founder, General Provision, T R I M
Tim

Tim Hawkes

FI Mentor
Timothy

Timothy Cartwright

Chairman, Tamiami Angel Funds
Valerie

Valerie Lopez

CEO, Shoot My Travel
Vojkan

Vojkan Dimitrijevic

Principal, Blackloft Ventures
Walter

Walter O’Leary

Managing Partner, South Pointe Capital

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