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Founder Institute Mentors

Montreal Virtual 2021

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Montreal program below.

Mentors

Aaron

Aaron Carr

CEO & Founder, Qarrot Performance
Abdé

Abdé Essaidi

Vice-President, Canada, Axionable
Abdullah

Abdullah Snobar

Executive Director , DMZ
Adam

Adam Saskin

Partner / Co-leader of Fasken’s Corporate/Commercial Law Group in Montreal, Fasken
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

FI Mentor
Afsoon

Afsoon Soudi

Co Founder & VP R&D, IRYStec
Alessia

Alessia Talarico

Investment Analyst, Volpe Ventures
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
Alice

Alice Dinu

VP Student Success & Research, Ready Education
Angelique

Angelique Mannella

Strategic Global Alliances, Amazon
Ashok Prabhu

Ashok Prabhu Masilamani

CTO & Founder, Stratuscent
Balaji

Balaji Gopalan

Co-Founder and CEO, MedStack
Ben

Ben Melchionno

Associate Partner, IBM
Ben

Ben Yoskovitz

Founding Partner, HighlineBETA
Benjamin

Benjamin Tuff

Managing Partner, Benjamin David Group
Benjamin

Benjamin du Haÿs

Founder & CEO, Mobeewave
Beth

Beth Thouin

Digital Marketing, consultant
Bonnie

Bonnie Chau

Portfolio Manager, Volpe 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
Cesar L.

Cesar L. Patricio

CEO & co-Founder, WorkMesh.co
Chevonae

Chevonae Walcott

Associate, Relay Ventures
Chris

Chris Arsenault

Managing Partner, iNovia Capital
Chris

Chris Atkinson

CEO & co-Founder, FleetOps
Clarissa

Clarissa Fonseca De Queiroz

CEO & Founder, The Hair Routine
Claude

Claude Théoret

Founder, Nexalogy
Clement

Clement Cazalot

Managing Director, Techstars Boston
Code

Code Cubitt

Managing Director, Mistral Venture Partners
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
Diana

Diana Sciortino

Investment Analyst, Volpe Ventures
Dr. Alexandra T.

Dr. Alexandra T. Greenhill

CEO, Careteam Technologies Inc.
Eleonore

Eleonore Jarry Ferron

Investment Associate, BrightSpark
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Wasserman

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

Ella Hilal

Director of Data, Shopify
Emmanuelle

Emmanuelle Coppinger

Director of Venture Managers, Next AI Montreal
Eryk

Eryk Warren

Co Founder & CTO, Unito
Ethan

Ethan Song

Co-Founder & CEO, Frank & Oak
Francis

Francis Wenzel

Founder & CEO, TickSmith
Francois

Francois Poirier

COO, Parcours entrepreneurial Rémi Marcoux
François

François Arbour

CEO / VP Music & Video, Premiumbeat / Shutterstock
Frantz

Frantz Saintellemy

President & COO, Leddartech
Frederic

Frederic Scherer

CEO & co-Founder, Jitbase
Frederick

Frederick Townes

Co-Founder & CTO, NestReady
Geoffrey

Geoffrey Bernard

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

George Korkejian

Venture Manager, Volpe Ventures
Gian Carlo

Gian Carlo Di Tommaso

FI Mentor
Giselle

Giselle Bisson

Founder , Chain Reaction
Graham

Graham Mann

Growth Specialist, Unito
Greg

Greg Isenberg

FI Mentor
Ha

Ha Nguyen

VP, McRock Capital
Hakim

Hakim Merah

Senior Manager, Acceleration & AI Ecosystem, Scale AI
Ian

Ian Jeffrey

VP Product Marketing Marketing, PasswordBox
Isaac

Isaac Adejuwon

CEO & Founder, Metricsflow
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
Jeffrey

Jeffrey Hoffman

FI Mentor
Jerome

Jerome Soucy

People & Operations, Hykso FightCamp
Jessica

Jessica Korthuis

Founder & CEO, SOHUIS
Joanne

Joanne Wong

Partner, REDDS Capital
Joel

Joel Yaffe

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

John Espinoza

Co-founder , Unito
Jonathan

Jonathan Greechan

FI Mentor
Jonny

Jonny Caron

Launch Specialist, Unbounce
Jose

Jose Martins

Business Development Manager - HubSpot for Startups North America, HubSpot
Josette Renée

Josette Renée Landry

CEO, Streamline Genomics
Juan

Juan Cabrera

Designer & Marketing Consultant, jcabrera.studio
Julien

Julien Denaes

Co-Founder , Alpin
Justin

Justin Sherratt

Founder, Sortbox
Justin

Justin Evans

Co-Founder, LANDR Audio
Kevin

Kevin Swersky

Research Scientist @ Google Brain, Google Austria
Khalil

Khalil Zahar

Founder & CEO, FightCamp (Hykso)
Kookai

Kookai Chaimahawong

VC Associate, Pangaea Ventures
Kyell

Kyell Vyncke

VP Sales & Marketing, TrackTik
Kyle

Kyle Boulay

Co-Founder, Bus.com
Laviva

Laviva Mazhar

Investment Analyst, Luge Capital
Leah

Leah Mazur

CEO & Founder, Loop Digital Marketing
Lee

Lee Silverstone

Co founder/ EVP strategic partnerships, Mystral Venture Partners
Leo

Leo Lax

Managing Director, L-Spark/Wesley Clover
Lisa

Lisa Cashmore

Vice President, Start and Scale, Communitech
Lloyed

Lloyed Lobo

Co-founder, Boast.AI
Lorne

Lorne Lieberman

Managing Partner, Jant Ventures
Louis François

Louis François Hogue

Strategic, Advisor
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 Austria
Magaly

Magaly Charbonneau

Principal, iNovia Capital
Marat

Marat Mukhamedyarov

Managing Partner, Good News Ventures
Marc

Marc Alloul

Managing Partner W2/W3, W Investments
Marc

Marc Chriqui

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

Marc Boscher

Founder & CEO, Unito
Marc Antoine

Marc Antoine Ross

Angel Investor & Chief Innovation Officer, Diagram Ventures
Marcos

Marcos Carvalho

Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, NestReady
Marcus

Marcus Daniels

Co-Founder & CEO, Highline VC
Mariah

Mariah Lichtenstern

Founder-CEO, DiverseCity Ventures
Marina

Marina Cortes

Venture Partner, Hike Ventures
Martin

Martin Sendyk

President & CEO, Lytica
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, Wingocard
Mehdi Merai

Mehdi Merai Merai

CEO, Dataperformers
Melissa

Melissa Belbeck

Senior Associate, Whitecap Venture Partners
Meryeme

Meryeme Lahmami

Associate, Strategic Investments & Women in Tech, BDC Capital
Michael

Michael Katchen

Founder & CEO, WealthSimple
Michel

Michel Jamati

CTO, Lexop
Mike

Mike Cegelski

Managing Partner & Angel Investor, Panache Ventures
Mike

Mike Suprovici

Managing Director, FI Global Portfolio
Mike

Mike Kirkup

CTO, enCircle
Mike

Mike Silagadze

CEO, Top Hat
Mike

Mike Apted

Principal Solutions Architect - Startups, 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
Neha

Neha Khera

Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Nicolas

Nicolas Jacques Bouchard

Principal, Panache Ventures
Pablo

Pablo Srugo

Principal, Mistral 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

Director of Ventures, NEXT Canada
Philip

Philip Cutler

President & CEO, GradeSlam
Pierre Luc

Pierre Luc Laparé

Co-Founder, Golf Avenue
Prathna

Prathna Ramesh

Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer, Maple Leaf Angels
Przemyslaw (Marco)

Przemyslaw (Marco) Janeczek

Managing Partner, Infinite Venture Partners
Rachel

Rachel Sheppard

Digital Strategist & Startup Mentor - Helping Female Founders Launch & Grow Their Businesses Around the Globe, Founder Institute HQ
Raff

Raff Paquin

Director, Data, LightSpeed
Raffi

Raffi Tchakmakjian

CEO, LIFT session
Raymond

Raymond Luk

CEO, Hockeystick
Rob

Rob Attwell

Founder, COO/CFO, Careteam Technologies Inc.
Russ

Russ Armstrong

Head of Business Development, Boast.AI (Boast Capital)
Ryan

Ryan Micheletti

Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
Salvatore

Salvatore Tedone

Investment Analyst, Volpe Ventures
Sanjay

Sanjay Zimmermann

Investment Associate, White Star Capital
Sanjay

Sanjay Singhal

Co-Founder and CEO, 500 Startups
Sebastien

Sebastien Roy

Director, Data Science, Wheels Up
Sergio

Sergio Escobar

CEO & Partner, Volpe Ventures
Shahab

Shahab Samimi

Senior Associate, 7 Gate Ventures
Shahzad

Shahzad Khan

CTO, Gnowit Inc
Shiva

Shiva Bhardwaj

Founder, CEO, Pitstop
Siddharth

Siddharth Srivastava

Vice-President, McRock Capital
Sophie

Sophie Boulanger

CEO, BonLook
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
Udit

Udit Bhatnagar

Investment Associate, McRock Capital
Ulrich

Ulrich Soeffing

Data Science Manager, MarketMuse
Vanessa

Vanessa Cherenfant

Managing Director, Sadax Technologies
Vaughn

Vaughn DiMarco

Director, INVEST-AI
Vicken

Vicken Kanadjian

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Cesium Inc.
Win

Win Bear

Head of Business Development , Silicon Valley Bank Canada
Yishel

Yishel Khan

CEO & Founder, DOT Mind Unlocked
Yona

Yona Shtern

Founder/CEO, Beyond The Rack

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