Founder Institute Mentors

Helsinki 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

Aape

Aape Pohjavirta

Founder, Leader, Funzi
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
Aki

Aki Järvilehto

Executive Vice President, Remedy Entertainment
Ali

Ali Omar

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

Amel Gaily

CEO, FiBAN
Amir

Amir Morris

Enterprise Architect, Caroom Oy
Anssi

Anssi Uimonen

CEO, Cloudbounce
Antti

Antti Akonniemi

Founder, CEO, Kisko Labs Oy
Antti

Antti Salminen

Senior Specialist, Business Finland
Anu

Anu Kaukovirta Norja

Senior Vice President, Research and Technology, Valio
Arto

Arto Tolonen

FI Mentor
Björn

Björn Sjolund

Co-founder & CTO, Walkbase Oy
Charlotte

Charlotte Aschim

CEO and Co-Founder, TotalCtrl
Christos

Christos Granqvist

CEO, ProLocalis
Dmitri

Dmitri Sarle

CEO, Arctic15
Donna

Donna Kivirauma

CEO, VIrtualtraveller
Eeppi

Eeppi Nieminen

CEO & Founder, Coachilla
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
Hanno

Hanno Nevanlinna

Founder, Director of Culture, Futurice
Hannu

Hannu Kossila

Founder, Senior Marketing Researcher, Mware
Harri

Harri Hursti

FI Mentor
Helene

Helene Auramo

CEO, Okimo Clinic
Ilkka

Ilkka O.Lavas

CEO, EatAndTheCity
Ilkka

Ilkka Alarotu

SVP, S-Group
Inka

Inka Mero

Co-Founder & Chairman, KoppiCatch
Jan Erik

Jan Erik Nyrövaara

FI Mentor
Jan Erik

Jan Erik Nyrövaara

President, Homerun Venture Partner
Janne

Janne Saarikko

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

Janne Aaltonen

CEO, Moosedog
Janne

Janne Järvenoja

Director, Regional Legal Lead - Nordics, ASG & NL, IP Lead - EALA, Avanade
Jari

Jari Jaanto

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

Jesper Ryynänen

Mr, GraphoGame
Jiri

Jiri Koivuniemi

Founder, Visionist
Jon

Jon Hautamäki

Partner, Nordic Law
Juha

Juha Ruohonen

FI Mentor
Juha

Juha Huttunen

CEO, Grafetee
Juha

Juha Mattsson

FI Mentor
Juhani

Juhani Polkko

Founder & CMO, San Francisco Oy
Jussi

Jussi Markula

Entrepreneur, Prominda
Jyri

Jyri Partanen

FI Mentor
Kalle

Kalle Ek

FI Mentor
Kristoffer

Kristoffer Lawson

Head of Product, Attractive.ai
Lauri

Lauri Reuter

Senior Specialist, Disruptive Technologies, VTT
Lauri

Lauri Kokkila

Investment Manager, Inventure
Marc

Marc Dillon

COO, VIrtualtraveller
Marko

Marko Jappinen

Marketing Lead, Suppilog
Marko

Marko Suksi

CEO, Founder , Poppamies
Marko

Marko Kaasila

CEO, Bitbar Oy
Matti

Matti Copeland

FI Mentor
Matti

Matti Santala

CEO, A21
Max

Max Atallah

Senior Associate Lawyer, Nordic Law Ltd.
Max

Max Pecherskyi

CEO, PromoRepublic
Michael

Michael Hiles

FI Mentor
Micke

Micke Paqvalén

International business builder, Investor & Speaker, Trä Group
Mika

Mika Marjalaakso

CEO, Oak Ventures Ltd.
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
Ola

Ola Sundell

Entrepreneur, Royalty, Inc.
Olavi

Olavi Mertanen

Commercialization expert, Aalto University
Päivi

Päivi Juolahti

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

Pekka Viilto

Co-Founder, Rundit
Perttu

Perttu Jalkanen

FI Mentor
Peter

Peter Vesterbacka

FI Mentor
Peter

Peter Sazonov

CEO, Treamer
Petri

Petri Aukia

CEO, Codento Oy
Petri

Petri Lehmuskoski

Co-Founder, Gorilla Ventures Oy
Pia

Pia Erkinheimo

Partner, Director, Fingertip Ltd
Pouria

Pouria Kay

CEO, Founder, Grib
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
Seamus

Seamus Holohan

CEO, The Helsinki Distilling Company
Stefan

Stefan Lindberg

FI Mentor
Suvi

Suvi Haimi

CEO, Sulapac
Tasha

Tasha Tolmacheva

Co-Founder, PropTech Finland
Tiina

Tiina Zilliacus

Founder and CEO, Gajatri Studios
Tino

Tino Singh

CEO, TwoDads Oy
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
Tuomas

Tuomas Wuoti

CEO, Walkbase
Tuomas

Tuomas Wuoti

CEO, Walkbase
Ulla

Ulla Engeström

Founder & CEO, Thinglink
Vesa

Vesa Perälä

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

Ville Mujunen

CEO & Co-Founder , Ninchat.com
Ville

Ville Vesterinen

CEO & Co-founder, Grey Area
Virpi

Virpi Jonson

Innovation Manager, R&D, Valio
Voitto

Voitto Kangas

CEO, Maria01
Voitto

Voitto Kangas

CEO, Maria 01
Windi

Windi Muziasari

FI Mentor

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