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Founder Institute Mentors

Finland Virtual Fall 2020

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

Our Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. 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 Alumni. 

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

Mentors

Aape

Aape Pohjavirta

Founder, Leader, Funzi
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder institute
Alessio

Alessio D'antino

FI Mentor
Ali

Ali Omar

Co-Founder & Board Member, Med Group Oy | Growth-Entrepreneur, Med Group Oy
Aline

Aline De Santa Izabel

FI Mentor
Amel

Amel Gaily

CEO, FiBAN
Amir

Amir Zaidman

FI Mentor
Anna

Anna Martinsen

Chief Happiness Officer, Kisko Labs
Antti

Antti Akonniemi

Founder, CEO, Kisko Labs Oy
Antti

Antti Salminen

Senior Specialist, Business Finland
Arto

Arto Tolonen

FI Mentor
Ayşegül

Ayşegül Özkavukcu

Business Development Manager, Migros Ticaret A.Ş.
Björn

Björn Sjolund

Co-founder & CTO, Walkbase Oy
Bram

Bram Pareyt

FI Mentor
Charlotte

Charlotte Aschim

CEO and Co-Founder, TotalCtrl
Christelle

Christelle Theis

Senior Director Innovation Excellence , GEA Group
Christer

Christer Schoultz

Investor & Board Professional, Vöner | Kantamo
Christos

Christos Granqvist

CEO, ProLocalis
Claudia

Claudia Parms

Head of Marketing & Communications, Alberts
Damien

Damien Mongrand

Operation & Scale-up Lead, BlinkIn.io
Dmitri

Dmitri Sarle

CEO, Arctic15
Donna

Donna Kivirauma

CEO, VIrtualtraveller
Eeppi

Eeppi Nieminen

Business Development Manager, Taiste
Eero

Eero Kukko

FI Mentor
Eeva

Eeva Tiainen

Senior Manager, New Business and Open Innovation, Fazer
Eeva

Eeva Hellsten

FI Mentor
Eino Antti

Eino Antti Kuuskoski

Founder, CEO, Kotia Finland Inc.
Erkki

Erkki Aaltonen

DIrectore of Venture Investments, Yara International
Fabian

Fabian Geyrhalter

Founder and Principal, Finien
Fernanda

Fernanda Vanoni Matta

Co-founder, ABACC
Fernando

Fernando Goldman

Head of Supply & Growth, deBetti
Gagan

Gagan Biyani

Gagan Biyani - CoFounder, Fresh (San Francisco FI) , Fresh
Glen

Glen Hellman

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

Hanno Nevanlinna

Founder, Director of Culture, Futurice
Hannu

Hannu Kossila

Founder, Senior Marketing Researcher, Mware
Hans Joerg

Hans Joerg Ill

Chief Procurement Officer, Bühler Group
Harri

Harri Hursti

FI Mentor
Harsh

Harsh Shah

FI Mentor
Helene

Helene Auramo

CEO, Okimo Clinic
Ifat

Ifat Peled Dinstag

CPA, IPD - Finance Strategy
Ilkka

Ilkka O.Lavas

CEO, EatAndTheCity
Ilkka

Ilkka Alarotu

SVP, S-Group
Inka

Inka Mero

Co-Founder & Chairman, KoppiCatch
Itziar

Itziar Tueros

FI Mentor
Jan Erik

Jan Erik Nyrövaara

FI Mentor
Janne

Janne Saarikko

CMO Mentor / Creator of Firsts / Ecosystem Evangelist, www.jannesaarikko.com
Jari

Jari Jaanto

Co-Founder, IRC-Galleria, Ninchat & Heimo
Jesper

Jesper Ryynänen

Mr, GraphoGame
Jiri

Jiri Koivuniemi

Founder, Visionist
Joaquim

Joaquim Macedo De Sousa

Executive Director, Smart Rural HIESE
Jon

Jon Hautamäki

Partner, Nordic Law
Juha

Juha Ruohonen

FI Mentor
Juha

Juha Huttunen

CEO, Grafetee
Juhani

Juhani Polkko

Founder & CMO, San Francisco Oy
Juliet

Juliet Bray

FI Mentor
Julius

Julius Miikkulainen

Board Member, Investor, Vöner Oy
Jussi

Jussi Markula

Entrepreneur, Prominda
Justine

Justine Reichman

Founder, Next Gen Chef
Jyri

Jyri Partanen

FI Mentor
Kalle

Kalle Ek

FI Mentor
Katharina

Katharina Breme

FI Mentor
Kristoffer

Kristoffer Lawson

Head of Product, Attractive.ai
Laura

Laura Camurri

FI Mentor
Lauri

Lauri Reuter

Founder & Partner, Nordic FoodTech VC
Lauri

Lauri Kokkila

Investment Manager, Inventure
Lj

Lj Suzuki

Fractional CFO, CFOshare
Luca

Luca Morandi

FI Mentor
Mar

Mar Serra

FI Mentor
Mar

Mar Eroles Navarro

Founder, Mandarina Capital
Marc

Marc Dillon

COO, VIrtualtraveller
Marisol

Marisol Giacomelli

Global Category Leader, Nestle
Marko

Marko Jappinen

Marketing Lead, Suppilog
Marko

Marko Suksi

CEO, Founder , Poppamies
Marko

Marko Kaasila

CEO, Bitbar Oy
Martin

Martin Sohr

Strategy Director, Nestle
Matti

Matti Copeland

FI Mentor
Matti

Matti Santala

CEO, A21
Max

Max Atallah

Senior Associate Lawyer, Nordic Law Ltd.
Max

Max Pecherskyi

CEO, PromoRepublic
Max

Max Leveau

FI Mentor
Memi

Memi Genosar

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Hiles

FI Mentor
Micke

Micke Paqvalén

International business builder, Investor & Speaker, Trä Group
Mike

Mike Bradshaw

Head Coach, Sampo Accelerator
Mikko

Mikko Honkakorpi

Partner, Digital Nature Oy
Mikko

Mikko Ikola

Co-founder, Ambronite
Mikko

Mikko Pohjola

CEO, Monttu Ventures
Mikko

Mikko Koskinen

Co-founder, Kyrö Distillery
Mikko

Mikko Honkanen

Co-founder, Vainu
Mikko

Mikko Nikkilä

FI Mentor
Olaf

Olaf Gruess

FI Mentor
Olavi

Olavi Mertanen

Commercialization expert, Aalto University
Oswaldo

Oswaldo Da Costa E Silva

FI Mentor
Päivi

Päivi Juolahti

Head of Fazer Lab, VP at Fazer Group, Fazer Group
Pantea

Pantea Lotfian

FI Mentor
Paolo

Paolo Mazzatorta

R&D, Nestle
Paulina

Paulina Janiak

Senior Consultant, Independent
Pekka

Pekka Viilto

Co-Founder, Rundit
Perttu

Perttu Jalkanen

FI Mentor
Peter

Peter Sazonov

CEO, Treamer
Petri

Petri Lehmuskoski

Co-Founder, Gorilla Ventures Oy
Petri

Petri Aukia

CEO, Codento Oy
Pia

Pia Erkinheimo

Partner, Director, Fingertip Ltd
Pouria

Pouria Kay

CEO, Founder, Grib
Ramkumar

Ramkumar Nair

Founder & CEO, Mycorena AB
Reetta

Reetta Noukka

COO, Finnish Design Shop
Reidar

Reidar Wasenius

Managing Director, Finnish Business Angels Network - FiBAN
Risto

Risto Rautakorpi

Co-dounder, Gorilla Ventures Oy
Saga

Saga Forss

Board Member, Co-owner, Soppakeittiö (Soup&More Oy)
Sami

Sami Inkinen

Co-Founder, Board Member, Trulia
Sami

Sami Häkkinen

FI Mentor
Sampsa

Sampsa Fabritius

CEO & Founder, Kieku Labs
Scott

Scott Landers

Co-Founder, Systems Engineer, Figure 8 Logistics
Seamus

Seamus Holohan

CEO, The Helsinki Distilling Company
Shira

Shira Rosen

owner, Shira rosen
Stefan

Stefan Lindberg

FI Mentor
Suzanne

Suzanne Fanning

FI Mentor
Tania

Tania Villares Balsa

Investment Director, Cambridge Enterprise
Tasha

Tasha Tolmacheva

Co-Founder, Haze Shift
Tiina

Tiina Zilliacus

Founder and CEO, Gajatri Studios
Tomi

Tomi Kaukinen

Founder, Licence to Fail
Toni

Toni Perämäki

Action-oriented Enabler & Experienced Business Developer, Microsoft Finland
Torsti

Torsti Tenhunen

Spinnaker Ventures, Angel Investor, Member Board Of Directors at Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN), FiBAN
Trevor

Trevor Smith

FI Mentor
Tugce

Tugce Ergun

Partner & Chief of Innovation, SAF Nutrition
Tuomas

Tuomas Wuoti

CEO, Walkbase
Tuomas

Tuomas Wuoti

CEO, Walkbase
Udi

Udi Klier

FI Mentor
Ulla

Ulla Engeström

Founder & CEO, Thinglink
Vahid

Vahid Mortezaei

Food Designer, Vahid Mortezaei Studio
Vesa

Vesa Perälä

Entrepreneur | Disrupting Education | Top 100 Global Education Influencer, Claned
Virpi

Virpi Jonson

Innovation Manager, R&D, Valio
Vladimir

Vladimir Sijakovic

CEO, VOZZi
William

William Laratta

FI Mentor
Windi

Windi Muziasari

FI Mentor
Yogi

Yogi Yoganathan

CEO/Co-Founder, RemitBee

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