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Founder Institute Mentors

Kabul Winter 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

Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
Ahmad Fahim

Ahmad Fahim Didar

Founder and CEO, Aghaez Business Consulting
Ajmal

Ajmal Paiman

Director/Co-Founder, Shetab, Afghanistan Center for Business and Social Innovation
Akbar

Akbar Arghandiwal

CEO, Synergy Solution
Akbar

Akbar Arghandiwal

CEO, Founder, Synergy Solution Afghanistan
Akmal

Akmal Arzhang

Founder & CEO, ToNext
Asiyah

Asiyah Sharifi

Partner, Afghanistan Legal Services
Asmat

Asmat Ullah

CEO, Xala Technologies
Assad

Assad Nissar

Managing Partner , Aqsaat
Danish

Danish Karokhel

CEO & Editor-in-Chief , Pajhwok Afghan News
David

David Fox

CEO / Founder, Afghanistan Monitoring & Research
Dirk

Dirk Hanekom

Partner, Rosenstock Legal Services
Edriss

Edriss Raha

President, MetaMarketing
Eileen

Eileen Guo

Founder, Impassion Afghanistan
Erhat

Erhat Nalbant

Cofounder, Founder Institute Istanbul
Ertan

Ertan Atay

CEO, LojiPlatform
Evanna

Evanna Hu

CEO and Co-Founder, g.Maarifa
Farhad

Farhad Timuri

Managing Director, Infrontier LTD
Farshid

Farshid Ghyasi

Founder & CEO, Netlinks
Hanan

Hanan Khader

CEO, HelloWorldKids.org
Haroon

Haroon Mokhtarzada

Founder & CEO, Webs.com
Hasib

Hasib Tareen

FI Mentor
Jamshid

Jamshid Hashimi

Founder & CEO, Jahan Technologies
Jeffrey

Jeffrey Paine

Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Jes

Jes Kaliebe Petersen

Jes Kaliebe Petersen - Co-Founder, Paywast (Kabul FI), Paywast
Karim

Karim Khoja

Karim Khoja - CEO, Roshan (Kabul FI), Roshan
Katie

Katie McGowan

FI Mentor
Matiullah

Matiullah Rahmaty

Co-Founder, Impactheworld
Naikbeen

Naikbeen Naikpay

Founder & CEO, SmartMaktab Educational Services
Najlla

Najlla Habibyar

Co-Founder, Ark Group
Naveen

Naveen Lakkur

Founder & Chief Innovation Coach, Institute of Inspiring Innovation
Omar Mansoor

Omar Mansoor Ansari

President , TechNation
Qadir

Qadir Ulfat

Partner in Charge and Senior Associate, Schema Legal Services
Roia

Roia Shefayee

Roia Shefayee - Principal & Founder, Wellspring Advisers, P.C. (Kabul FI) , Wellspring Advisers, P.C.
Sajad

Sajad Ghanizada

Head of Marketing, Hurdlr
Sanzar

Sanzar Kakar

Chairman, Afghanistan Holding Group
Sher Shah

Sher Shah Rahim

CEO, IAP
Simeon

Simeon Ononobi

Co-founder, Thank U Cash
Stephen

Stephen Smith

Head M-Commerce, Roshan
Sulaiman

Sulaiman Safi

CEO, Knight Software Development
Suleman

Suleman Fatimie

Managing Partner, Afghanistan Center for Excellence
Syed

Syed Shujauddin

FI Mentor
Tom

Tom Kraemer

Attorney, Rosenstock Legal Services
Walid

Walid Qazizada

Investment Manager, InFrontier
Wazhma

Wazhma Frogh

Founder & President , Research Institute for Women Peace & Security-Afghanistan
Yousef

Yousef Mehrabi

Investment Manager, InFrontier
Yousuf

Yousuf Dawran

Founder, Afghanistan Business Center
Zabihullah

Zabihullah Hidayat

Founder & CEO, 786 Pharmacy
Zakia

Zakia Wardak

President, Z Plus Group
Zen

Zen Parry

Executive Director, International Center for Afghan Women's Economic Development

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