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Founder Institute Mentors

Houston - Texas 2023

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 Texas program below.

Mentors

Aaron

Aaron Hines

Co-founder, Darbe
Aaron

Aaron Gathmann

Executive Director, North Texas Angel Network
Aaron

Aaron Chavez

Managing Partner, Argent Strategies
Abe

Abe Chu

Co-founder & CMO, NextSeed
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

FI Mentor
Alex

Alex Mc Donald

CEO, SIteCoach
Allie

Allie Danziger

Founder, Integrate
Ana

Ana Rojas Bastidas

Founder & CEO, Orolait
Andres

Andres Gomez

FI Mentor
Armando

Armando Mualumene

Founder and Project Developer & Team Leader, The iDEASLab
Ashley

Ashley Connell

CEO & Founder, Prowess Project
Ashley

Ashley DeWalt

Managing Director, DivInc
Atul

Atul Patel

CEO and Founder, Orbee
Bade

Bade Aluko

Managing Partner, White Hibiscus Capital
Bram

Bram Cohen

Founder/Chief Scientist, BitTorrent
Bryon

Bryon Morrison

CEO, Proxxy
Cara

Cara McCarty

CEO, Betterleave
Carolyn

Carolyn Rodz

Founder and CEO, Hello Alice
Chantell

Chantell Preston

Co-founder/CEO, Facilities Management Group
Charles

Charles Dauber

CEO, Warm Commerce
Chintan

Chintan Oza

Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
Christine

Christine Galib

Director, Ion Smart Cities Accelerator
Christy

Christy Cardenas

Managing Partner, Grit Ventures
Christy

Christy Metcalf

Business Advisor, Coach, Keynote Speaker, 2 Smart Girls
Courtnay

Courtnay Siegfried

FI Mentor
Craig

Craig Fischer

CEO, Eminence MSO
Dana

Dana Abramovitz

Founding Team, SXSW
Dana

Dana Marruffo

Owner, Buzz Public Relations, LLC
Denise

Denise Giordano

Commercial Training & Development Manager, BP Energy - Retired
Dustin

Dustin Cox

Co-Founder, BRIEF
Eduardo

Eduardo Buelna

Director Structured Products, BP Energy
Eléonore

Eléonore Cluzel

Director, Gener8tor
Elisa

Elisa Sepulveda

Director, Founder Institute Austin
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Gore

President, Hello Alice
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Tsai

Founder & CEO , HiOperator
Eric

Eric Fishhaut

President, Gelber & Associates
Erin

Erin Mc Clarty

Principal, Erin McClarty, PLLC
Gabe

Gabe Zichermann

CEO, Failosophy
Gaby

Gaby Rowe

CEO, The Ion
Gina

Gina Bianchini

Cofounder, Ning
Gina

Gina Morales

Founder & CEO, a Mana Project
Giselle

Giselle Bisson

Managing Director, Chain Reaction PR
Grace

Grace Rodriguez

CEO, Impact Hub Houston
Graciela

Graciela Perez

Founder & Lean Start Up Coach, Lean Sigma Tech, LLC
Guillermo

Guillermo Barrera

Founder and Managing Partner, SOPLIX
Gustavo

Gustavo Sanchez

FI Mentor
Guy

Guy Parker

Chief Strategy & Creative Officer, Ambient Way
Harini

Harini Bhamidipati

Founder & CEO, Bearable
Heath

Heath Butler

Founder/Managing Partner, Gestalt Growth Advisors
Heather

Heather Harde

Former CEO, TechCrunch
Huan

Huan Le

General Counsel, DiCentral
Indrajit

Indrajit Datta

Advisor, ETTMA Inc.
James

James Phelan

Co-Founder & CCO, Village Insights
James

James Kaskade

CEO, Janrain Inc.
Jasmine

Jasmine Victoria

Founder & CEO, The Cathexis Project
Jason

Jason Assir

Principal Consultant, Opex Digital Consulting
Javier

Javier Fadul

Chief Innovation Officer, HTX Labs
Javy

Javy Martinez

Dallas Director | Startup Advisor | Venture Partner, Founder Institute
Jay

Jay Steinfeld

CEO/Founder, Blinds.com/Global Custom Commerce [Home Depot]
Jay

Jay Jamison

FI Mentor
Jay

Jay Patel

Co-Founder & CEO, Enlight
Jc

Jc Garrett

Chief Executive Officer, Dashfire
Jeff

Jeff Reichman

Principal, January Advisors
Jeff

Jeff Scott

Founder/CEO, iDOMOCILIO
Jess

Jess Hughes

Founder and President, Citizen Pilates
Jessica

Jessica Reitmeier

Co-Founder, Pandata Tech
Jessica

Jessica Seidel

Principal, Signify Marketing
Joe

Joe Betts Lacroix

CTO, Vium
Joey

Joey Jones

Co-Founder/Chief Revenue & Compliance Officer, CurveBlock Ltd
John

John Greensage

CEO & Mentor, Startup Launch Advisors
John

John Young

principal, Alkimie Pte. Ltd.
Jonathan

Jonathan Abrams

Founder and CEO, Nuzzel
Joseph

Joseph Daniels

Partner, Co-Chair -- Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Group , Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough
Joy

Joy Hutton

Founder and CEO, Joy of Consulting
Juan Felipe

Juan Felipe Campos

Partner, Manos Accelerator via Google Launchpad
Juliana

Juliana Garaizar

Lead Investor, Portfolia
Julie

Julie Hartman

Founder/President, J. Hartman
Justin

Justin Moore

CEO, Axcient, Inc.
Katie

Katie Wallace

Founder, Hux Sustainables
Kelsey

Kelsey Ruger

VP Product, Hello Alice
Ken

Ken Cohen

Managing Principal, Grow Associates, LLC
Kenley

Kenley Clark

Founder and CEO, TC Energy
Kennie

Kennie Matthews

Chairman & CEO, M Infrastructure, Inc.
Kerry

Kerry Rupp

General Partner , True Wealth Ventures
Kian

Kian Gohar

Founder & CEO, Geolab
Krishna

Krishna Vattipalli

Founder and CEO, Imaginnovate Techsolutions
Levi

Levi Baer

Co-Founder, Second Shift
Levi

Levi Velez Reed

Cofounder, Head of US GTM, Eunimart
Levi

Levi Nøttveit

Management Consultant, Implement Consulting Group
Levi Test

Levi Test Cermak Test

FI Mentor
Lila

Lila Smith

Founder, #SayThingsBetter
Lindsay

Lindsay Eulenfeld

Senior Director of Operations, MassChallenge
Lori

Lori Freese

Principal, FreeseMediaGroup
Lyndon

Lyndon Mouton

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, New Paradigm Technology Partners / Veiled Growth
Mara

Mara Rada

CEO & Chief of Strategy, Citronade Naming and Branding
Marco

Marco Antonio Morales

Co-Founder, SOPLIX
Marcos

Marcos Polanco

CTO, Bellwether Coffee
Margaret

Margaret Santiago

CEO, Lavendale
Maria

Maria Fernanda Burgos

Founder & CEO, Startup Advisor
Mark

Mark Friedman

Mentor, retired
Martín

Martín Martinez

Entrepreneur in Residence, Founder Institute
Matt

Matt Mandell

Principal, PayNerd.com
Miao

Miao Yan

Corporate Development Manager-Renewable Energy, NOV
Michael

Michael Umansky

Co-Founder & CEO, Edgy Labs
Michael

Michael Girdley

Investor and Entrepreneur, Geekdom Fund
Michelle

Michelle Witt

Principal, Propelled Marketing
Mike

Mike Breck

Principal, Acuity Thinking
Mike

Mike Francis

CEO, Nanotech
Molly

Molly Walsh

Director, Founder Institute Dallas
Mona

Mona Defrawi

CEO & Founder, Radivision
Munjal

Munjal Shah

CEO, Like.com
Natasha

Natasha Gorodetsky

Product Strategist, Equilibrium Ventures
Neal

Neal Hamil

President, Carnan Properties
Neal

Neal Murthy

Chairman, Haven Holdings
Nigel

Nigel Singh

Senior Advisor, ExxonMobil
Olayinka

Olayinka James

President/CEO, AKEA Services Inc
Oleg

Oleg Lysiak

Partner Success Manager, Honeycomb Software
Paul

Paul O'Brien

CEO, MediaTech Ventures
Paul

Paul Kwiatkowski

Co-Founder and CTO, GroupRaise
Phil

Phil Libin

Founder & CEO, All Turtles
Phil

Phil Clarke

CEO, Ecosweet, Inc.
Philip

Philip Kaplan

Founder and CEO, ADHD Labs
Rachel

Rachel Chang

Manager, Legacy West
Rahul

Rahul Agarwal

Lead Technical Product Manager, Boomi
Rahul

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Investor / Mentor, Day One
Raja

Raja Mawad

Founder, Thrv.health
Rajesh

Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot
Rajneesh

Rajneesh Dwivedi

Co-Founder and CEO, Second Medic
Rebecca

Rebecca Councill

Chief Social Officer, CLR Digital Media Services
Richard-Sebastian

Richard-Sebastian Alexander

Founder & CEO, Darbe.co
Rick

Rick Jones

Partner, Retired
Riley

Riley Knox

CEO & Co-Founder, Accelerate3D
Robert

Robert Tucci

Managing Director, HALO
Roberto

Roberto Moctezuma

Founder and CEO, Fractal River
Roman

Roman Zrazhevskiy

Founder & CEO, MIRA Safety
Ron

Ron Palmeri

Founder/CEO , Layer, Inc/MkII Ventures
Russ

Russ Fradin

Chairman & CEO, Dynamic Signal
Ryan

Ryan Micheletti

Fouder, Illuminate Nootropics
Saima

Saima Siddiqui

Director of Product Management, Joyride.com
Santiago

Santiago Sanchez

Founder & CEO, Etailers Ecommerce
Sarah

Sarah Vega

Former Product Owner, Innowatts
Sarah

Sarah Hein

Director of Development, Courier Therapeutics
Sarika

Sarika Tyagi

Chief Product & Operations Officer, My22BMI
Sarika

Sarika Tyagi

Product Leader, ScarletFreshShoe | Amazon
Sebastien

Sebastien Long

Founder & CEO, Lodgeur
Shlomi

Shlomi Podgaetz

Director/CEO, Rizasmart Consulting
Sloan

Sloan Foster

Principal , Envisage Associates
Sneha

Sneha Lundia Agrawal

Founder & CEO, Step2Growth
Sophia

Sophia Clark

Founder & Creative Director, Galiatea
Stephanie

Stephanie Campbell

Managing Directo , Houston Angel Network
Stephen

Stephen Meade

Founder & CEO, MonetaPro
Steve

Steve Jennis

Founder and CEO, Jennis Consulting Group
Steve

Steve Jennis

Founder and CEO, Jennis Consulting Group LLC
Stewart

Stewart Pisecco

Director of Innovation (Ret.), Pearson
Tabbie

Tabbie Saenz

Founder, Business and Trade Alliance
Tiana

Tiana Laurence

GP, Laurence Innovation
Tim

Tim Marx

Venture Partner, Baird Capital
Tim

Tim De Silva

Founder & CEO, Culture Pilot
Travis

Travis Crabtree

Founder & President, Swyft Filings
Trey

Trey Smith

CPA, Beaumont Inc.
Ty

Ty Audronis

Founder/ ceo, Tempest Droneworx
Wael

Wael Doukmak

CEO, Rillet, Inc.
Wenceslao

Wenceslao Casares

CEO, Bling Nation
Will

Will Bunker

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of One-and-Only (became Match.com)
Winston

Winston Choe

Founder/CEO, Innoscape
Yared

Yared Akalou

CEO/Founder, Alcove Group
Yogesh

Yogesh Kondaskar

CEO, Bizteon
Ziv

Ziv Gillat

Co-Founder, Recogni Inc.`

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