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Founder Institute Mentors

Montreal 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

Aaron

Aaron Carr

CEO & Founder, Qarrot Performance
Abdé

Abdé Essaidi

Vice-President, Canada, Axionable
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder institute
Afsoon

Afsoon Soudi

Co Founder & VP R&D, IRYStec
Alain

Alain Goubau

COO & CFO, FarmLead
Alex

Alex Nemeroff

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Dynamo
Alex

Alex Barrett

Investment Associate, iNovia Capital
Alex

Alex Norman

Partner, Canada, AngelList
Alexandre

Alexandre Witkowicz

Analyst, WhiteStar Capital
Alexandre

Alexandre Taillefer

Managing partner, XPND Capital
Ali

Ali Nawab

Founder and CEO, Kiwi Wearables
Alice

Alice Dinu

VP Student Success & Research, Ready Education
Allen

Allen Lau

CEO and co-founder, Wattpad
Andrew

Andrew D'Souza

Founder and CEO, Clearbanc
Angelique

Angelique Mannella

Strategic Global Alliances, Amazon
Ariel

Ariel Garten

CEO, InteraXon
Ashok Prabhu

Ashok Prabhu Masilamani

CTO & Founder, Stratuscent
Balaji

Balaji Gopalan

Co-Founder and CEO, MedStack
Ben

Ben Yoskovitz

Founding Partner, HighlineBETA
Benjamin

Benjamin du Haÿs

Founder & CEO, Mobeewave
Beth

Beth Thouin

VP Marketing + Validation SME, Acquisio
Bonnie

Bonnie Chau

Portfolio Manager, BCF Ventures
Brandon

Brandon Waselnuk

Product Manager and Principle, CoVenture
Brian

Brian Zubert

Director, Thomson Reuters Labs
Brian

Brian Church

FI Mentor
Brice

Brice Scheschuk

CEO, Globalive Capital
Caitlin

Caitlin Mac Gregor

CEO & Cofounder, Plum.io Inc.
Caroline

Caroline Pelletier

Vice President Screening and Investment Support, Anges Quebec
Carter

Carter Laren

Founder/CEO, Inara Ventures
Caterina

Caterina Rizzi

Co-Founder, BREATHER
Cesar L.

Cesar L. Patricio

CEO & co-Founder, WorkMesh.co
Chris

Chris Arsenault

Managing Partner, iNovia Capital
Chris

Chris Atkinson

CEO & co-Founder, FleetOps
Christine

Christine Renaud

Founder/CEO, E-180
Claude

Claude Théoret

Founder & CEO, Nexalogy Environics
Clement

Clement Cazalot

Managing Director, Techstars Boston
Code

Code Cubitt

Managing Director, Mistral Venture Partners
Damon

Damon Sloane

General Manager, Ecommerce, Michael Kors
Danial

Danial Jameel

Founder/CEO, Forbes 30under30, Ready Education
David

David Dufresne

Partner, Panache VC
David

David Sciacca

COO, LIFT session
David

David Nadezhdin

Co-founder/CEO, Koomi
Dax

Dax Da Silva

Founder/CEO, LightSpeed
Deborah

Deborah Hayek

Program Lead - Foundry (Desjardins Open Innovation), Desjardins
Dennis

Dennis Van Staalduinen

President & Executive Strategist, Brandvelope Consulting
Diana

Diana Cheptene

Senior Product Manager, Shopify
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Wasserman

Co-Founder & CEO, Mate1.com Inc.
Eric

Eric Brat

Director, co-Lead, Creative Destruction Lab (Montreal)
Eryk

Eryk Warren

Co Founder & CTO, Unito
Ethan

Ethan Song

Co-Founder & CEO, Frank & Oak
Eva

Eva Lau

co-Founder, Two Small Fish Ventures
Francis

Francis Wenzel

Founder & CEO, TickSmith
Francois

Francois Poirier

COO, Parcours entrepreneurial Rémi Marcoux
François

François Arbour

CEO / VP Music & Video, Premiumbeat / Shutterstock
Francois Charles

Francois Charles Sirois

CEO, Telesystem
Frederic

Frederic Scherer

CEO & co-Founder, Jitbase
Frederic

Frederic Voyer

CEO & Co-Founder, Swaaap.com
Frederick

Frederick Townes

Co-Founder & CTO, NestReady
Gagan

Gagan Biyani

Gagan Biyani - CoFounder, Fresh (San Francisco FI) , Fresh
Gary

Gary Gaessler

VP Sales, Nventify
Geoffrey

Geoffrey Bernard

Senior Director, Growth, Analytics & Data Science, La Presse
George

George Korkejian

Venture Manager, BCF Ventures
Gian Carlo

Gian Carlo Di Tommaso

FI Mentor
Gisele

Gisele Bison

Founder , Chain Reaction
Graeme

Graeme Barlow

CEO, Quantum Liquid Cooling Inc.
Graham

Graham Mann

Growth Specialist, Unito
Greg

Greg Isenberg

FI Mentor
Hakim

Hakim Merah

Senior Manager, Acceleration & AI Ecosystem, Scale Ai
Hicham

Hicham Ratnani

Co-Founder & COO/CFO, Frank & Oak
Ian

Ian Jeffrey

VP Product Marketing Marketing, PasswordBox
Isaac

Isaac Souweine

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Real Ventures
James

James Slifierz

CEO, SkyWatch Space Applications
Javier

Javier Gotschlich

Head of Partnerships - Hubspot for Startups, HubSpot
Jay

Jay Ferst

Managing Partner, Ferst Capital Partners
Jean Benoit

Jean Benoit Richard

COO, Alexsei
Jean David

Jean David Begin

Co-founder & CEO, Guestful
Jean François

Jean François Ouellet

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, HEC Montréal
Jean François

Jean François Marcoux

General Partner, White Star Capital
Jeff

Jeff Hoffman

Partner, ColorJar
Jerome

Jerome Soucy

People & Operations, Hykso FightCamp
Joanne

Joanne Wong

Partner, REDDS Capital
Joe

Joe Poulin

FI Mentor
Joel

Joel Yaffe

Founder, GuestDriven, iTechnique, Potcoin, Glace des Arts
John

John Espinoza

Co-founder and VP engineer , Unito
Jonathan

Jonathan Greechan

Co-Founder, Founder institute
Josette Renée

Josette Renée Landry

CEO, Streamline Genomics
Julien

Julien Denaes

Co-Founder , Alpin
Julien

Julien Smith

Co-Founder & CEO, BREATHER
Justin

Justin Sherratt

Founder, Sortbox
Justin

Justin Wilcox

Founder, Customer Development Labs
Justin

Justin Evans

Co-Founder, LANDR Audio
Kamal

Kamal Hassan

Founding Partner, Loyal VC
Khalil

Khalil Zahar

Founder & CEO, FightCamp (Hykso)
Kyell

Kyell Vyncke

VP Sales & Marketing, TrackTik
Laviva

Laviva Mazhar

Investment Analyst, Luge Capital
Lee

Lee Silverstone

Co founder/ EVP strategic partnerships, Mystral Venture Partners
Leo

Leo Lax

Managing Director, L-Spark/Wesley Clover
Lorne

Lorne Lieberman

Managing Partner, Jant Ventures
Louis François

Louis François Hogue

Vice-President, Global Head of Business Development, Cirque du Soleil
Louis Philippe

Louis Philippe Maurice

Louis Philippe Maurice - Founder/CEO, Busbud (Montreal FI), Busbud
Luc

Luc Filiatreault

Luc Filiatreault - VP Venture Development, OpenText (Barcelona FI), OpenText
Madusha

Madusha Cooray

Manager, Developer Relations, Google
Magaly

Magaly Charbonneau

Principal, iNovia Capital
Marat

Marat Mukhamedyarov

Managing Partner, Good News Ventures
Marc

Marc Boscher

Founder & CEO, Unito
Marc

Marc Alloul

Managing Partner W2/W3, W Investments
Marc

Marc Chriqui

Angel Investor & Former CEO, Raymark (acquired by Mi9 Retail)
Marc Antoine

Marc Antoine Ross

Angel Investor & Chief Innovation Officer, Diagram Ventures
Marcos

Marcos Carvalho

Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, NestReady (former Navut)
Marcus

Marcus Daniels

Co-Founder & CEO, Highline VC
Mariah

Mariah Lichtenstern

Founder-CEO, DiverseCity Ventures
Marina (김유린)

Marina (김유린) Cortes

Venture Partner, Hike Ventures
Matt

Matt Smith

C-Level Tech Startup Expert, Consulting
Matthias

Matthias Bedard

FI Mentor
Matthieu

Matthieu Houle

VP Digital Media, Yellow Pages Canada
Mauro

Mauro Repacci

Co-Founder & CEO, NestReady
Mazen

Mazen Elbawab

Project Lead Programmer - Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft
Mehdi

Mehdi Mehni

Growth Product Lead, Diagram
Mehdi Merai

Mehdi Merai Merai

CEO, Dataperformers
Meryeme

Meryeme Lahmami

Investment Manager, MEDTEQ
Michael

Michael Katchen

Founder & CEO, WealthSimple
Michel

Michel Jamati

CTO, Lexop
Mike

Mike Cegelski

Managing Partner & Angel Investor, Panache Ventures
Mike

Mike Kirkup

CTO, enCircle
Mike

Mike Silagadze

CEO, Top Hat
Mike

Mike Grandinetti

Managing Director, Southboro Capital
Mike

Mike Apted

Startup Solutions Architect, AWS
Mohan

Mohan Markandaier

Managing Partner, Good News Ventures
Mohannad

Mohannad El Barachi

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SweetIQ Analytics Corp.
Nadeem

Nadeem Ghafoor

VP, Canadensys Aerospace Corporation
Naomi

Naomi Goldapple

Head of AlayaLabs, AlayaCare
Narjes

Narjes Boufaden

CEO & co-Founder, Keatext
Pablo

Pablo Srugo

Principal, Mystral Venture Partners
Paul

Paul Ortchanian

Vice-President, Product Development, WatchMojo.com
Paul

Paul D'souza

President and CEO, The D'Souza Group
Peggy

Peggy Van De Plassche

Managing Partner & Angel Investor, Roar Growth
Phil

Phil Rivard

Developer Success, dfuse
Phil

Phil Libin

Co-Founder and Chairman of Evernote, Managing Director at General Catalyst, General Catalyst
Philip

Philip Cutler

President & CEO, GradeSlam
Pierre Alexandre

Pierre Alexandre Fournier

CEO, Hexoskin
Pierre Luc

Pierre Luc Laparé

Co-Founder, Golf Avenue
Przemyslaw (Marco)

Przemyslaw (Marco) Janeczek

Director, L-SPARK
Raff

Raff Paquin

Director, Data, LightSpeed
Raffi

Raffi Tchakmakjian

CEO, LIFT session
Rajesh

Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot
Raymond

Raymond Luk

CEO, Hockeystick
Sanjay

Sanjay Zimmermann

Investment Associate, White Star Capital
Sanjay

Sanjay Singhal

Co-Founder and CEO, 500 Startups
Sebastien

Sebastien Roy

Director, Data Science, Lean Systems
Sergio

Sergio A. Escobar

CEO & Partner, BCF Ventures
Shahzad

Shahzad Khan

CTO, Gnowit Inc
Sophie

Sophie Boulanger

CEO, BonLook
Stephane

Stephane Marceau

Co-Founder & CEO, OMsignal
Steven

Steven Abrams

Partner, IT Venture Fund, BDC Capital
Suzanne

Suzanne Grant

cofounder and ceo, iBIONICS
Sylvain

Sylvain Carle

Partner, Real Ventures
Taylor

Taylor Sicard

Co-Founder, BVGrowth
Thomas

Thomas Punch

VP Business Development, WatchMojo.com
Tim

Tim Jodoin

Founder - President, Edispin Inc.
Tom

Tom Lowden

Head of Labs, US East and Canada, WeWork Labs
Trevor

Trevor Longino

Chief Marketing Officer, Unito
Ulrich

Ulrich Soeffing

Data Science Manager, MarketMuse
Vaughn

Vaughn Di Marco

Director, INVEST-AI
Vicken

Vicken Kanadjian

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Cesium Inc.
Win

Win Bear

Head of Business Development , Silicon Valley Bank Canada
Yona

Yona Shtern

Founder/CEO, Beyond The Rack

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