Founder Institute Mentors

Washington DC Winter 2018

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

Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
Ajay

Ajay Sravanapudi

CTO, Videology
Ali

Ali Sorbi

Principal, Pendulum Advisors
Allyson

Allyson Redpath

Board Member, Westchester Land Trust
Ben

Ben Lieblich

FI Mentor
Benjamin

Benjamin Young

CEO, Sworkit
Bill

Bill Schafer

CEO, Digital DME
Chris

Chris Duffus

Co-Founder, Leaf College Savings, LLC
Chris

Chris Vizas

Founder and CEO, East Wind Partners
Christian

Christian Na

FI Mentor
Christina

Christina Hedberg

Founder, LiveEdge Business Development
Clifton

Clifton Mount

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

Cody Semrau

Founder and CEO, BetterMynd
Cynthia

Cynthia Traeger

FI Mentor
Cynthia

Cynthia Gilmer

FI Mentor
Dan

Dan Loague

President, DC ArchAngels
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.
Dede

Dede Haskins

FI Mentor
Ed

Ed Harrell

Managing Partner, Harrell Capital Partners LLC
Ed

Ed English

Chief Product Officer, Higher Logic
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
Erica

Erica Mc Mannes

CEO/Co-Founder, HireMadSkills, Inc.
Frances

Frances Reimers

Principal , Firestarter
Fred

Fred Cohen

Founder and CEO, Angel to Exit
Genevieve

Genevieve Nixon

Founder and CEO, Planet with Friends
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
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
Jeb

Jeb Ory

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

Joe Derrigo

FI Mentor
John

John Doe

FI Mentor
John

John Holaday

Chairman and CEO, DisposeRx Inc.
Joseph

Joseph Daniels

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

Joshua Konowe

Founder & CEO, Uppidy.com
Kathie

Kathie Brady

CEO Group Chair, Vistage
Kiki

Kiki Ramsey

Founder, Kiki Ramsey International
Kyle

Kyle Brown

FI Mentor
Lex

Lex Mc Cusker

FI Mentor
Lilian

Lilian Ting

Founder, Urban Haven
Liz

Liz Sara

Managing Director, Best Marketing, LLC
Liza

Liza Rodewald

Co-founder, Hire Mad Skills
Mariya

Mariya Bouraima

FI Mentor
Maura

Maura O'brien Ali

CEO and Managing Director, American Growth Solutions
Maxim

Maxim Wheatley

Program Manager, Springboard Enterprises
Michael

Michael Pratt

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Beck

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Riemer

Advisor, ABJJ Consulting
Mike

Mike Malloy

Founder and CEO, Waveborn
Naresh

Naresh Verma

FI Mentor
Neil

Neil Kleinberg

Founder/CEO, DiliVer
Paul

Paul Schwinn

Associate Attorney, Shulman Rogers
Per

Per Jacobsen

FI Mentor
Peter

Peter Ettinger

FI Mentor
Raymond

Raymond Bolton

CEO & Founder, Diversified Advantage Group, Inc.
Roger

Roger Yee

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

Ronald Uba

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

Rosemarie Truman

FI Mentor
Sanjay

Sanjay Prasad

Founder/ CEO, SurgiPrice/ SurgiConnect
Sarah

Sarah Van Dell

CEO, Plum Relish
Sean

Sean Makulowich

Founder/CEO, IdeaFire™ Consulting
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
Tom

Tom Basile

FI Mentor
Tyrone

Tyrone Taylor

President, Capitol Advisors on Technology, Former NASA Director
You Mon

You Mon Tsang

Founder and CEO, ChurnZero

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