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Founder Institute Mentors

Washington DC Virtual 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. 

Mentors

Adam

Adam Mc Clard

Founder & CEO, Origo Games
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder institute
AJ

AJ Buniak

Business Performance Advisor, Insperity
Ajay

Ajay Sravanapudi

CTO, Videology
Ali

Ali Sorbi

Principal, Pendulum Advisors
Allyson

Allyson Redpath

Board Member, Westchester Land Trust
Amelia

Amelia Friedman

Co-founder, Hatch
Andrew

Andrew Lee

CEO, Esper
Andy

Andy Louis Charles

Vice President, Business Development, CustomInk.com
Arman

Arman Eshraghi

Founder & Chairman, LogiXML
Ben

Ben Lieblich

FI Mentor
Benjamin

Benjamin Young

CEO, Sworkit
Bernadette

Bernadette Hyland

Founder & CEO, Zepheira
Bill

Bill Schafer

CEO, Digital DME
Bill

Bill Draper

Founder/CEO/CTO, Dovetail Systems, Inc
Bob

Bob Smith

Director , I-Corps
Brendan

Brendan Robinson

Cofounder and CEO, Deconstruction
Brent

Brent Halliburton

Brent Halliburton - VP of Products, Verve Wireless (Washington DC FI) , Verve Wireless
Chris

Chris Duffus

Co-Founder, Leaf College Savings, LLC
Chris

Chris Vizas

Founder and CEO, East Wind Partners
Chris

Chris Parker

CEO, New Horizon Wines
Christian

Christian Na

FI Mentor
Christina

Christina Hedberg

Founder, LiveEdge Business Development
Chuck

Chuck Teubner

Managing Director, Newport Board Group
Clara

Clara Conti

Consultant CEO, Aurora Technology Solutions
Clifton

Clifton Mount

Associate Council, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
Cody

Cody Semrau

Founder & CEO, BetterMynd
Cynthia

Cynthia Gilmer

FI Mentor
Dale

Dale Coyner

Founder, Communicast
Dan

Dan Loague

President, DC ArchAngels
Dan

Dan Solomon

Managing Director, Builder LLC.
Danielle

Danielle Tate

Founder & CEO, MissNowMrs.com & Elegant Entrepreneur
Danny

Danny Krakower

FI Mentor
Dave

Dave Sandrowitz

Owner & Principal Consultant, Substrate LLC
David

David Giannini

Chairman and CEO, Cirrusworks, Inc.
David

David Greene

Vice President and Financial Advisor , Bernstein Global Wealth Management
Derek

Derek Campbell

CEO, Blue Holding Oceans
Devinder

Devinder Bawa

FI Mentor
Don

Don Britton

CEO & Founder, Network Alliance
Ed

Ed Harrell

Managing Partner, Harrell Capital Partners LLC
Ed

Ed English

Chief Product Officer, Higher Logic
Ed

Ed Broenniman

Managing Director and Founder, Piedmont Group, LLC
Ellis

Ellis Rosenberg

Vice President, Sales, WellDoc, Inc
Emily

Emily Liu

Patent Attorney , Foley & Lardner LLP
Eric

Eric Von Vorys

FI Mentor
Eric

Eric Koefoot

Co-founder, Ascend Sales Partner
Eric

Eric Wechselblatt

Partner, Holland & Knight
Eric

Eric Malawer

CEO, DeepMile Networks
Erica

Erica Mc Mannes

CEO/Co-Founder, HireMadSkills, Inc.
Fahad

Fahad Hassan

Founder/CEO, Always Prepped
Frances

Frances Reimers

Principal , Firestarter
Fred

Fred Cohen

Founder and CEO, Angel to Exit
Genevieve

Genevieve Nixon

Founder and CEO, Planet with Friends
George

George Pappas

EVP Sales & Marketing, Presidium
George

George Roche

FI Mentor
Gira

Gira Wieczorek

Managing Partner / Co-Founder, Aleberry
Glen

Glen Hellman

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

Greg Lewin

FI Mentor
Henry

Henry Barrett

FI Mentor
Henry

Henry Hunter

ceo, Incidr
Howard

Howard Eisenberg

Founder , EuroSort
Isaac

Isaac Barnes

Chief Operating Officer, Eminent IT, LLC
J.S.

J.S. Gamble

Co-Founder and Managing Principal , Blu Venture Investors
Jake

Jake Heller

FI Mentor
Jamil

Jamil Ramsey

Founder and CEO, Snap Contacts
Janet

Janet Van Pelt

CEO, DualEnroll.com
Jared

Jared Goralnick

Founder & CEO, AwayFind
Jeb

Jeb Ory

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Phone2Action, Inc.
Jeff

Jeff Butler

Founder & CEO, Privia Health
Jeffery

Jeffery Porro

Speechwriter, Porro LLC
Jen

Jen O'daniel

Senior Associate, CIT GAP Funds, Center for Innovative Technology
Jill

Jill Stelfox

Co-Founder , Graffiti Sports
Joe

Joe Derrigo

FI Mentor
Joe

Joe Bezdek

Co-founder, DivX, Inc.
Joe

Joe Betts Lacroix

CTO, Vium
John

John Doe

FI Mentor
John

John Holaday

Chairman and CEO, DisposeRx Inc.
John

John Shomaker

CEO, AdJuggler
John R

John R Dallas Jr

CEO, Hillview Partners Network LLC and ENCLAVE for Entrepreneurs Foundation Inc.
Jonathon

Jonathon Perrelli

Founder & General Partner, Fortify Ventures
Joseph

Joseph Daniels

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

Joshua Konowe

Founder & CEO, Uppidy.com
Judy

Judy Schramm

CEO, ProResource, Inc.
Justin

Justin Maddox

CEO , CrowdTrust
Justin

Justin Harrison

FI Mentor
Kashi

Kashi Tahir

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Envictus.com
Kathie

Kathie Brady

CEO Group Chair, Vistage
Keith

Keith Segerson

CEO, P3 Innovation Strategies
Kevin

Kevin Siskar

Managing Director, Founder Institute NY
Kiki

Kiki Ramsey

Founder, Kiki Ramsey International
Kristi

Kristi Hedges

Principal/CEO, The Hedges Company
Kurt

Kurt Baumann

FI Mentor
Kyle

Kyle Brown

FI Mentor
Laura

Laura Clark

VP, Brand Development , MeatMe Pet Food
Lex

Lex Mc Cusker

FI Mentor
Lex

Lex Mc Cusker

FI Mentor
Lilian

Lilian Ting

Founder, Urban Haven
Lisa Beth

Lisa Beth Ferstenberg, M.D.

CEO, Lisa Beth Ferstenberg, MD. LLC
Liz

Liz Sara

Managing Director, Best Marketing, LLC
Liza

Liza Rodewald

Co-founder, Hire Mad Skills
Marisa

Marisa Terrenzi

Partner, Holland & Knight
Mariya

Mariya Bouraima

FI Mentor
Mark

Mark Ein

Founder , Venture House Group
Mashea

Mashea Ashton

Founder and CEO , Digital Pioneers Academy
Matt

Matt Mandell

Principal, Mandell Enterprises
Matt

Matt Baker

FI Mentor
Matt

Matt Howard

CEO, ZoomSafer
Matthew

Matthew Bromberg

Group GM, Electronic Arts
Maura

Maura O'brien Ali

CEO and Managing Director, American Growth Solutions
Maxim

Maxim Wheatley

Program Manager, Springboard Enterprises
Melissa

Melissa Akkaway

Partner, The Particulars
Michael

Michael Pratt

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Beck

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Riemer

Advisor, ABJJ Consulting
Mike

Mike Malloy

Founder and CEO, Waveborn
Mirza

Mirza Baig

Partner, Aldrich Capital Partners
Nancy

Nancy Carter

CEO, Carter & Associates
Naresh

Naresh Verma

Analyst - Mentor - Coach - Product Design, Data Visualization, Yoova
Neil

Neil Kleinberg

FI Mentor
Nick

Nick Magliato

CEO, Trust Digital
Nitin

Nitin Jain

CEO, SproutUp.co
Nitin

Nitin Pradhan

Founder and CEO , ScaleUP
Odysseas

Odysseas Papadimitriou

CEO & Founder, Evolution Finance
Panos

Panos Anastassiadis

Former CEO, Cyveillance
Paul

Paul Schwinn

Associate Attorney, Shulman Rogers
Per

Per Jacobsen

FI Mentor
Peter

Peter Ettinger

FI Mentor
Peter

Peter Bianco

Founder/Managing Partner, Benchmark Executive Search
Phillip

Phillip Merrick

Chairman & Co-founder, VisualCV
Pramod

Pramod Raheja

CEO, MyStaffNow, Inc.
Prashanth V

Prashanth V Boccasam

Founder, Approva
Raymond

Raymond Bolton

CEO & Founder, Diversified Advantage Group, Inc.
Richard

Richard Ambrose

Co-Founder, LaunchPosse
Rick

Rick Milter

FI Mentor
Robert

Robert Schumann

President & Co-Founder, Quay Consulting
Rodrigo

Rodrigo Sepúlveda Schulz

Managing Director, Expon Capital
Roger

Roger Yee

Roger Yee - Investor/LP, Fortify Ventures , Fortify Ventures
Ronald

Ronald Uba

Senior Business Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ronit

Ronit Avni

Founder , Just Vision
Rosemarie

Rosemarie Truman

FI Mentor
Sanjay

Sanjay Prasad

Founder/ CEO, SurgiPrice/ SurgiConnect
Sean

Sean Makulowich

Founder/CEO, IdeaFire™ Consulting
Sean

Sean Mc Dermott

Founder & CEO, Windward IT Solutions
Shahed

Shahed Amanullah

Co-Founder, LaunchPosse
Simon

Simon Rakoff

CEO, FocusLab
Stanley

Stanley Mc Chrystal

Founder , McChrystal Group
Stephen

Stephen Candelmo

CEO and Co-Founder, Klaggle
Stephen

Stephen Smith

President, COO & Founder, myRete
Steven

Steven Woda

CEO & Co-Founder, uKnow.com
Sue

Sue Wang

Partner, Clarity Law Group
Sunjay

Sunjay Pandey

Product Head , Amazon Simple Workflow/ Amazon Simple Queue Service
Susan

Susan Nickbarg

Principal, SVN Marketing
Tanya

Tanya Renne

Cofounder and CEO, Subscribo.com
Thom

Thom Kozik

Chief Commercial Officer, Loyyal
Tianran Yan

Tianran Yan Yan

Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP
Tien

Tien Wong

Chairman and CEO , Tech 2000, Inc.
Tien

Tien Wong

Founder and CEO, Lore
Tim

Tim Keough

Founder & CEO, WythMe
Tim

Tim Mclaughlin

President, Siteworx
Tom

Tom Basile

FI Mentor
Tom

Tom Brooke

Partner, Holland & Knight
Tom

Tom Smith

Co-founder, Truss
Tonya

Tonya Harmon

CEO, CareWorks
Tyrone

Tyrone Taylor

President, Capitol Advisors on Technology, Former NASA Director
Vinnie

Vinnie Lauria

Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Wes

Wes Mc Gee

CEO, EyeMaker Systems
William (Bill)

William (Bill) Martinez

Deputy Director for Programs, Center for Civil-Military Relations
You Mon

You Mon Tsang

Founder and CEO, ChurnZero

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