Founder Institute Mentors

Miami 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

Aaron

Aaron Chavez

Partner, Argent Strategies
Alessandro

Alessandro Annoscia

Founder & CEO, 1Apeiron
Alexander

Alexander Rodriguez

Partner, International Blockchain Legal LLP
Andres

Andres Hurtado

CEO, SynerTechCloud
Angelo

Angelo Biasi

FoundeR & CEO, MassiveU
Antonio

Antonio Garrido

President, and Co-Founder, Absolute Sales Development, Sandler Miami
Benjamin

Benjamin Vides

Director, Products, Watsco Ventures
Bianca

Bianca Diosdado

VP, Octagon Technology
Bob

Bob Nelson

Co-Founder, The Venture Mentoring Team
Brandon

Brandon Evans

Purpose Driven Founder // Advisor // Investor Focused on High Growth + Social Impact Companies, 1heart
Brian

Brian Boroff

Founder & CEO, AdFone
Carlos

Carlos Romero

CEO, LiVi - Live stream by request
Carlos

Carlos Blanco

CEO, Pigs on the Roof
Carlos

Carlos Icaza

CTO, RCTSports
Carlos

Carlos Garrido

CEO, Absolute Sales Development
Carolina

Carolina Forero

Director Digital Solutions, Visa Inc.
Cecil

Cecil John

CEO, virtualdeveloper.com
Claudio

Claudio Della Penna

Board Member, Parabolt / Grupo Assa
Claudio

Claudio Pairot

CEO, Puntilla Films
Cody

Cody Littlewood

CEO & Managing Principal, Codelitt Incubator
Daniel

Daniel Buelhoff

Founding Partner, Springtech Partners
David

David Koretz

Founder & CEO, Plum
David

David Collado

Investment Banker, 1st BridgeHouse
Dean

Dean Hatton

Founding Partner, Las Olas VC
Donna

Donna Abood

Principal, Managing Director - Miami, Avison Young
Douglas

Douglas Scott

Co-Founder & CEO, The HighBoy
Dr. Lascelle A.

Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland

Managing Director, Laspainc Consulting
Elisabetta

Elisabetta Bell

Marketing Operations Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
Emiliano

Emiliano Abramzon

Co-founder & Head of Customer Success, Nearpod
Esteban

Esteban Reyes

Founding Partner, Las Olas Venture Capital
Federico

Federico Halperin

Founder, Kubikware
Felipe

Felipe Sommer

Founder & COO, Nearpod
Felipe

Felipe Fernandez

Executive Partner, Altenergy & Ecosolutions
Gabriel

Gabriel Cabrera

Advisor to the Board, Silverback Concepts, LLC
Gabriel

Gabriel Cabrera

Omni Channel Strategist, Avon
Gary

Gary Aksamit

Founder, Aksamit Resource Management
German

German Hornstein

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Goutam

Goutam Jain

Partner & Chief Strategy Officer, Excelium Group
Greg

Greg Taffet

Managing Partner and CIO, Taffet Associates
Gregory

Gregory Sukornyk

Founder & CEO, Good World Games
Gustavo

Gustavo Fernandez

Founding Member, Royal Oak Kapital
Hector

Hector Figallo

Managing Partner, TamboWorks
Hernan

Hernan Brana

Partner, MarketLogic
Hubert

Hubert Reinfeld

Creative Director, TOTUMA COMMUNICATIONS & DESIGN
Hugo

Hugo Perez

Managing Partner, United Data Technologies (UDT)
James

James Irvine

Founder, 305 Works and Pitch Night NYC
Jason

Jason Blilie

Owner, Blilie Law
Jeff

Jeff Brown

Founder | Accredited Angel | Mentor, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation, FIU SJMC
Jeffrey

Jeffrey Harris

Founder, SpringBIG
Jim

Jim Ryan

Founder and CEO-Chairman, Talk2Rep, TechNearshore
Joe

Joe Daniels

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

Joe Tremols

FI Mentor
John

John Price

Managing Director, Americas Market Intelligence
Jonathan

Jonathan Cole

Managing Director, Rio Vista Advisors
Jorge

Jorge Cortes

Co-founder , MIA Ventures
Jose

Jose Rocha

Assistant Professor of Management, Gus Machado School of Business, St. Thomas University
Joseph

Joseph Daniels

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

Juan Meza

FI Mentor
Juan

Juan Patron

CEO, The 2020 Agency
Ken

Ken Roberts

President, WorldCity
Kerstin

Kerstin Holm

Founder & CEO, Summus Inc.
Kevin

Kevin Levy

Shareholder and Chair of Technology Business Law, GrayRobinson, P.A.
Kjell

Kjell De Orr

Managin Director, Newlink Research
Kjell

Kjell De Orr

Managing Partner, Newlink Group
Laura Gonzalez

Laura Gonzalez Estefani

CEO, The Venture City
Leonel

Leonel Azuela

CEO & Founder , Quaxar
Mario

Mario Cruz

Founder & CTO, Choose Digital
Mario

Mario Cruz

FI Mentor
Mark

Mark Volchek

Founder, Las Olas Venture Capital
Marshall

Marshall Swatt

Founder, SocialSplendor
Marty

Marty Schultz

Founder, Objective Ed
Matthew

Matthew Capala

Founder, Alphametic
Matthew

Matthew Lally

CEO, Lex Lally Corp
Michael

Michael O'donnell

Principal, StartupBiz.com LLC
Michel

Michel Legros

CEO & Founder, Normandy Print
Michel

Michel Triana

Founder & CEO, Intelerit
Miguel

Miguel Molina Cosculluela

Managing Partner & Co-Founder , Analytikus
Mike

Mike Dannheim

Founder & CEO at SENSIE, Former VP at Groupon
Mike

Mike Lingle

Entrepreneur / Mentor, Tonic Studios
Mike

Mike Teichberg

Founder & Chief Consultant, InventivHR
Nathaniel

Nathaniel Vasel

Associate, Las Olas Venture Capital
Neil

Neil Steinhardt

Founder, ClassWallet
Nestor

Nestor Villalobos

CEO, Tudor Ice Company
Nico

Nico Berardi

Partner, Magnetico Ventures
Oren

Oren Klein

Director of Strategy, Finaben llc
Pablo

Pablo Trench

Founder & CEO, THE LAB IDEAS
Pandwe

Pandwe Gibson

Founder , ECOTECH VISION
Peter

Peter Livingston

FI Mentor
Randy

Randy Wood

Co-Founder, Citrix
Rey

Rey Perez

CEO, My360sites.com & Brandin2Days.com
Rob

Rob Strandberg

Founder & CEO, Datamax Inc
Rob

Rob Delman

Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Robert

Robert Robert Himelfarb

Partner, Randall Investment Partners
Rodo

Rodo Novarini

Managing Partner, INCUBING
Rodolfo

Rodolfo Novarini

Director, Founder Institute South Florida
Rodolfo

Rodolfo Saccoman

CEO & Co-Founder, AdMobilize.com
Roxette

Roxette Miranda

Co-Founder, 305 Works
Roy

Roy Wolman

Finance Director , Diamonds International
Sally

Sally Outlaw

Founder & CEO, peerbackers.com
Scott

Scott Greenhouse

FI Mentor
Silvio Frank

Silvio Frank Pupo

CEO, Logos Capital
Spencer

Spencer Lyon

Director of Industry Relations , Realdax
Sujee

Sujee Jeganathan

Managing Director, Pursuit SCC Inc.
Terence

Terence Bentley

Cofounder, The Venture Mentor Team
Terri Ann

Terri Ann Brown

FI Mentor
Thomas "Tigre"

Thomas "Tigre" Wenrich

CEO, LAB Miami Ventures
Tigre

Tigre Wenrich

CEO, LAB Miami Ventures
Tim

Tim Hasse

Founder, General Provision, Trim Agency
Timothy

Timothy Cartwright

Chairman, Tamiami Angel Funds
Valerie

Valerie Lopez

CEO, Shoot My Travel
Will

Will Weinraub

CEO & Co-Founder, LiveNinja

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