Founder Institute Mentors

Boston Fall 2019

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

Aaron

Aaron O'Hearn

Director, Techstars Boston
Ace

Ace Bhattacharjya

Founder and CEO, Medicalrecords.com
Adam

Adam Brod

Head of Technology & Engineering, BookBub
Adam

Adam Blake

Co-Founder & COO, ThriveHive
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
Alexei

Alexei Erchak

Founder, Luminus Devices
Ally

Ally Yost

Associate, The Engine (Built by MIT)
Amir

Amir Eldad

Founder, Aternity
Amir Alexander

Amir Alexander Hasson

Founder, Oxigen USA
Ande

Ande Lyons

Startup Coach, Startup Life with Ande Lyons
Andrea

Andrea Jackson

Vice President, Biopharma, Mitra Biotech
Avner

Avner Schneur

Founder, Emptoris
Barry

Barry Coffman

Angel Investor & Mentor, Launchpad Venture Group
Ben

Ben Littauer

Angel Investor, Walnut Venture Associates
Bill

Bill Wade

Founder & CEO, Company.com
Brian

Brian Gilman

Vice President Business Development & Sales, Gamalon Labs
Brian

Brian Bartlett

Partner, The DMF Group
Brian

Brian Denenberg

Managing Partner, Agile Sales Method
Brian

Brian Shin

Founder and CEO, Visible meaures
Byron

Byron Morgan

Founder, Vinylmint
Catherine

Catherine White

Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Caya

Caya (Jose) Cayasso

CEO, Slidebean
Chandra

Chandra Briggman

Director, Venture Cafe Kendall
Charles

Charles Hadsell

Founder & CEO, ePropertyCare
Charlie

Charlie Tillett

FI Mentor
Chris

Chris Petty

Co-Founder, 908 Devices
Chris

Chris Bouton

CEO, Vyasa
Christian

Christian Magel

Founder, Venture Lane Boston
Christos

Christos Perakis

CEO, Zoottle
Clement

Clement Cazalot

Managing Director, Techstars Boston
Colin

Colin Mahony

SVP, HP MEDICAL
Dan

Dan Olschwang

President & CEO, Jumptap
Deb

Deb Pine

Executive Director, Center for Women and Business, Bentley University
Dipul

Dipul Patel

Co-CEO, Ecovent
Doug

Doug Brenhouse

FI Mentor
Doug

Doug Levin

Founder, Black Duck
Edward

Edward Finn

Principal, The DMF Group
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Gazda

Co-Founder, Doni
Emily

Emily Burns

CEO, Learnivore
Eric

Eric Asquith

CEO, Residential Way
Eric

Eric Bosco

Former CEO, ChoiceStream
Fady

Fady Saad

Co-Founder & Director of Partnerships, MassRobotics
Frank

Frank Days

CMO, Tesora
Fred

Fred Joyal

Fred Joyal - CEO & Co-Founder, Futuredontics (Los Angeles FI) , Futuredontics
Furqan

Furqan Nazeeri

Founder/President/CEO, Viridus, inc.
Gregory

Gregory Karelitz

Head of Partnerships & Growth, HubSpot for Startups
Howie

Howie Hecht

Co-Founder, Appanite AdsSciences
Ian

Ian Lamont

Founder & President, i30 Media Corporation
Ignacio

Ignacio Castro

Managing Director, Founder Institute Boston
Igor

Igor Belagorudsky

President, FastCTO
James

James Schermerhorn

VP Sales, Spark::red
Jamie

Jamie Oldershaw

SVP Product Development & Strategy, DealerRater
Jason

Jason Reynolds

Lead UX Design Instructor, General Assembly
Jason

Jason Whaley

Board Director (former CEO), Manus Biosynthesis
Jay

Jay Jamison

FI Mentor
Jenn

Jenn Gooding

Principal, PRIME|PR
Jeremy

Jeremy Singh

MBA Student, Babson
Joel

Joel Abdinoor

CFO, NewStore
John

John Prendergast

Founder, Blueleaf
Jonathan

Jonathan Greechan

Co-Founder, Founder Institute
Joseph

Joseph Daniels

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

Joyce Bell

CFO, Brand Networks
Juan

Juan Leung Li

Senior Associate, General Catalyst
Julian

Julian Awad

CEO Founder, Smart Genetics
Jung

Jung Starrett

Principal & Co-founder, SoulCo LLC
Keith

Keith Kocho

Co-Founder & CEO, OrbitHCI
Kelly

Kelly Perdew

CEO, TargetClose
Kevin

Kevin Siskar

Managing Director, Founder Institute NY
Liz

Liz Powers

Chief Happiness Spreader, ArtLifting
Manrique

Manrique Feoli

Founder, Hound Software
Matt

Matt Walsh

Founder, Noted Analytics
Matt

Matt Johnson

FI Mentor
Matthew

Matthew Galica

IP Attorney, Mintz
Max

Max Faingezicht

Co-Founder & CEO, ThriveHive
Michael

Michael Burtov

Founder & CEO, GeoOrbital
Michael

Michael Hayes

Director, Project 32 at MIT CSAIL
Michael

Michael Schumann

VP of Sales, Keysoft Solutions
Mike

Mike Grandinetti

Managing Director, Southboro Capital
Nachi

Nachi Junankar

CEO and Co-founder, Avrio
Nadia

Nadia Shalaby

CEO, ITE Fund
Nars

Nars Krishnamachari

Founder, RueBaRue
Nicos

Nicos Vekiarides

CEO, Attestiv Inc.
Norm

Norm Laviolette

Co-Owner/Founder, Improv Asylum / Laugh Boston
Ory

Ory Zik

Founder CEO, kWhal
Pano

Pano Anthos

CEO, Hangout.net
Phil

Phil Libin

Co-Founder and Chairman of Evernote, Managing Director at General Catalyst, General Catalyst
Poorvi

Poorvi Patodia

Founder, Biena Foods
Preeti

Preeti Tadikonda

Financial Advisor & Consultant, Independent Consultant
Rachel

Rachel Spekman

Director of Programming, MassChallenge
Radhika

Radhika Dutt

Founder & Product Management Mentor, Likelii
Rebecca

Rebecca Xiong

CEO, GrowEpic
Richard

Richard April

CMO, IMMUNIO
Richard

Richard Soley

CEO, Object Management Group
Richard

Richard Dulude

Co-Founder, Underscore VC
Rick

Rick Myers

Co-Founder & CTO, JogNog
Rishi

Rishi Dean

GM, Publisher Solutions, Visible Measures
Rob

Rob Stevens

Executive in Residence / Consultant, Bolt & Matrix
Robin

Robin Smith

CEO, Orig3n
Rohanna

Rohanna Wise

Founder, CPO, Wise Trading Technologies
Ross

Ross Palley

General Manager, Venture Lane
Roy

Roy Rodenstein

Founder, Going, Inc.
Rupal

Rupal Patel

Founder, VocaliD
Sapna

Sapna Tyagi

FI Mentor
Satish

Satish Tadikonda

Managing Partner, Avigo Solutions
Scott

Scott Miller

CEO, Brio Systems
Scott

Scott Miles

EVP, Partnerships and Emerging Markets, Invaluable.com
Sean

Sean Lindsay

Co-Founder, CTO, Viximo
Senofer

Senofer Mendoza

General Partner, Mendoza Ventures
Sergey

Sergey Gribov

Partner, Flint Capital
Sergio

Sergio A. Escobar

CEO & Partner, BCF Ventures
Simeon

Simeon Simeonov

Founder & CTO, Shopximity
Simon

Simon Holroyd

Director, Pivotal Labs
Stephany

Stephany Lapierre

CEO, Tealbook
Stephen

Stephen Smith

President & CEO, G7 Research
Steven

Steven Kane

CEO, LuckyLabs
Sundar

Sundar Narasimhan

SVP, President for Sabre Labs and Product Strategy, Sabre Labs
Suzy

Suzy Sharpe

Founder & CEO, CastingQual
Thara

Thara Pillai

Principal, TNP Consulting
Thos

Thos Niles

COO, Brio Systems
Tony

Tony Liu

Co-Founder, JobGet
Vasilios

Vasilios Roussos

Managing Director, DCU FinTech Innovation Center
Vivek

Vivek Soni

Managing Director, TiE Angels
Winston

Winston Chen

Founder, Voice Dream
Yoav

Yoav Shapira

FI Mentor

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