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Founder Institute Mentors

New York 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 New York program below.

Mentors

Aaron

Aaron Price

cofounder, rocketfuel.cc
Abdi

Abdi Shayesteh

CEO & Founder, AltaClaro
Abraham

Abraham Milano

Cofounder - CTO, Dada
Adam

Adam Sah

Technology, Startup Leader
Adam

Adam Kirsch

Principal, Next Day Hill
Adam

Adam Schoenberg

CEO / Founder , HOOK & ALBERT
Adelaide

Adelaide Polk Bauman

Founder, aesthetic15
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

FI Mentor
AJ

AJ Kintner

Owner, Mrktplc.com, Moneypub.co
Aki

Aki Balogh

President, MarketMuse
Akshata

Akshata Philar

FI Mentor
Alberto

Alberto Escarlate

Founder, CEO, Hugo Labs
Alec

Alec Siskar

Associate, Founder Institute New York
Alex

Alex Batdorf

Co-Founder & CMO, ZipFit Denim
Alexander

Alexander Volodarsky

Co-Founder, 90sFest
Alexis

Alexis Beechen

CEO, The Drop
Allen

Allen Saakyan

Interviewing the Greatest Minds, Simulation
Ambrose

Ambrose Price Iii

Founder & CEO, Ambrose Madison
Anand

Anand Gandhi

CFO, Skillshare
Anastasia

Anastasia Soloveva

Founder, Athena
Andrea

Andrea Vossler

Lawyer and VC , Varia Ventures
Andrey

Andrey Osipov

Founder & CEO, Visual Craft
Andy

Andy Saldaña

Executive Director/ Co-Founder, NY Tech Alliance/ QueerTech
Angelique

Angelique Mercurio

Founder & CEO, EnerKnol
Anna

Anna La Germaine

FI Mentor
Anna

Anna Degtereva

CEO & Founder, Happy Farm Business Accelerator
Anne Augusta

Anne Augusta Blum

Program Manager, German Accelerator Tech
Aparna

Aparna Srinivasan

Founder & CEO, SpotOn
Arsen

Arsen Pereymer

Founder & Managing Partner, Appument Ventures
Ashantha

Ashantha Kaluarachchi

Managing Director, StartEd Accelerator
Beatriz

Beatriz Helena Ramos

Founder , DancingDiablo, DADA.nyc
Bernie

Bernie Leone

Lead Entrepreneur Advisory, WithumSmith & Brown
Bobby

Bobby Palmieri

CEO, Lilo Social
Bonnie

Bonnie Halper

Founder, Startup One Stop
Brandon

Brandon Burke

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, LegWorks
Brian

Brian Stuckey

Principal , CoVenture
Brian M

Brian M Pasalich

Chief Executive Officer | Co-Founder, Syntoniq
Bryan

Bryan Janeczko

Founder, Wicked Start
Carolyn

Carolyn Katz

Public Company Director, Multiple Companies
Changhao

Changhao Wei

Program Manager, Medtronic
Charlie

Charlie Tillett

Consulting CFO, Equilibrium Ventures
Charlie

Charlie Kim

Founder & CEO, Next Jump
Cheryl

Cheryl Kallem

Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Chhavi

Chhavi Singh

Co-founder, Viwo
Christina

Christina Sass

Cofounder & Chair, Advisory Council & Alumni Network at Andela, Andela
Çigdem

Çigdem A Binal

Director, L-Spark/Wesley Clover
Claire

Claire Mc Taggart

Founder & CEO, Square Peg Hires
Clara

Clara Luo

VP, Director of Strategic Growth, BAV Group
Conchita

Conchita Galdón

CEO & Founder / Manager, Puentes Global / Area 31 @ IE Business School
Conrad

Conrad Egusa

CEO, Publicize
Corey

Corey Menscher

Founder & CEO , Perceptive Things
Cory

Cory Crosland

President, Croscon
Courtney

Courtney Brand

Founder of , The Lighthouse
Dan

Dan Nelson

Co-Founder & CEO, Gro Computer
Dan

Dan Bratshpis

CEO, Inshur
Daniel

Daniel Rothman

Healthcare Entrepreneur, Empire Angels / Mid Atlantic Bio Angels
Daniel

Daniel Seidman

Founder / CEO, Clean Cloud Solutions
Danny

Danny Potocki

Founder, Finis Ventures
Dav

Dav Masaon

Co-Founder, Zanda
David

David Beatty

Founder, Golden Seeds
David

David Olaniyan

Founder, GameBase Inc.
David

David Odrich

Partner, Pillsbury
David

David A. Rosen

CEO, TechX Foundry
David S.

David S. Rose

CEO, Gust
Dean

Dean Soukeras

Founder, Carster Inc
Dean

Dean Hopkins

CEO, One Eleven
Derris

Derris Boomer

CEO, BoomerTechnologyGroup.com
Devin

Devin Young

Co-founder and President, Classcraft
Diego

Diego Rodriguez

Partner, Magnolia Innovation
Dmitry

Dmitry Shmakov

Senior Tech Lead, thelighthouse.us
Eavan

Eavan Cleary

Design Director, Burns Group
Eduardo

Eduardo Neeter

Founder & CEO, FactualVR
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Tsai

Founder & CEO , HiOperator
Emily

Emily Bell

Program Manager, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
Evgeny

Evgeny Aleksandrov

FI Mentor
Frédéric

Frédéric Harper

Senior Developer Advocate, DigitalOcean
Fung Lin

Fung Lin Wu

Director of Retention Marketing, MongoDB
Gabe

Gabe Zichermann

CEO, Failosophy
Gary

Gary Whitehill

Founder, Numerous
Gyan

Gyan Kapur

Managing Director, Bayes Ventures
Hans

Hans Kullberg

CEO & Founder, EconoCast
Harlan

Harlan Milkove

Managing Partner, Syntoniq
Hollie

Hollie Haggans

Manager, Community Relations and Engagement, DigitalOcean
Hugo

Hugo Renaudin

CEO, LGO Group
Ido

Ido Gur

CEO, Easy Aerial
Inna

Inna Wolanski

Senior Director, Strategy & Analytics, Barnes & Nobles - Digital D2C Division
Irina

Irina Berkon

Member, Golden Seeds
Ivan

Ivan Stamatovski

CTO, Easy Aerial
Jack

Jack McGowan

Director, Buffalo Angels
Jackie

Jackie Trebilcock

FI Mentor
Jacob

Jacob Levy

Associate, SoundBoard Venture Fund
Jacob

Jacob Geffner

CEO, BuyMyOrder Inc
Jake

Jake Benson

CEO, Lukka
James

James Shomar

FI Mentor
Janet

Janet De Frino

Partner, Golden Seeds
Jason

Jason Shuman

Principal, Primary Ventures
Jedidiah

Jedidiah Weller

CEO, OpenForge
Jeff

Jeff Stewart

Managing Director , Global Public Offering Fund
Jeff

Jeff Lindor

CEO, Gentleman's Factory
Jeff

Jeff Yellin

N/A, Prime8
Jeffrey

Jeffrey Wald

Founder and President, Work Market
Jeffrey

Jeffrey Silverman

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Laconia Capital Group
Jeremy

Jeremy Kagan

Professor, Columbia Business School
Jessica

Jessica Millstone

Managing Director, Copper Wire Ventures
Jody

Jody Chesnov

Managing Partner, Rosenberg Chesnov CPA's
John

John Matson

Digital Director, Voyager
John

John Siracusa

Founder, #BankSocial
John

John Gavigan

Chief Operating Officer, Cupule Ventures
John R

John R Dallas Jr

CEO, Hillview Partners Network LLC and ENCLAVE for Entrepreneurs Foundation Inc.
Johnny

Johnny Hwin

Partner, Studio Management
Jonathan

Jonathan Greechan

Co-Founder, Founder Institute
Jonathan

Jonathan Hakakian

Managing Director, SoundBoard Angel Fund
Jonathan

Jonathan Lui

Managing Consultant, Beth Thouin Consulting
Jonathan

Jonathan Taqqu

Data Strategy & Product Management, Intent Media
Jonathan

Jonathan Ebel

CTO, Verivend
Jordan

Jordan Walbesser

Counsel, Mattel
Jorge

Jorge Castro

Co-Founder, ScienceVest
Jorge

Jorge Torres

Managing Director, VenSeed
Joseph

Joseph Daniels

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

Joseph Jaffe

Founder & CEO, Evol8tion, LLC
Josh

Josh Futterman

Principal / GP and Founder, ShadowGM / The Gauntlet Venture Fund and Accelerator
Josh

Josh Williams

Co-Founder, Very Great
Josh

Josh Kleiman

FI Mentor
Joshua

Joshua Aviv

CEO , SparkCharge
Justin

Justin Sherratt

Founder, Sortbox
Kamal

Kamal Hassan

Founding Partner, Loyal VC
Katerina

Katerina Dimitratos

Founder & CEO, Meddy Health Co.
Katherine

Katherine Zamsky

Managing Partner, Carbon Ventures
Kathryn

Kathryn Minshew

CEO, The Muse
Katy

Katy Kasmai

Founder, Team Exponent
Katy

Katy Richardson

VP (PR), Publicize.co
Kevin

Kevin Siskar

FI Mentor
Kevin

Kevin Chen

Graphic Designer, Kworq
Kevin

Kevin Kovacs

VP, Blackstone/GSO
Kevin

Kevin Qiu

Consultant, TechEx
Kevin

Kevin Dawidowicz

President, CoachMePlus
Khalil

Khalil Zahar

Founder & CEO, FightCamp (Hykso)
Kiran

Kiran Pingali

Co-founder, CEO, TELK Group
Krista

Krista Brown

Design Strategist, Consultant
Ladislav

Ladislav Jurić

Founder & CEO, Motus Vis inc.
Lauren

Lauren Cascio

Co-founder, Abartys Health
Lindsay

Lindsay Siegel

Founder, LS Advising
Lisa

Lisa Morales-Hellebo

GP & Co-founder, REFASHIOND Ventures
Lisa

Lisa Cuesta

Vice President, NextGen Venture Partners
Lorenzo

Lorenzo Thione

Managing Director, Gaingels
Luis

Luis Gonzalez

Co-Founder and Partner, Outbound Ventures
Maggie

Maggie Chan Jones

Founder & CEO, Tenshey
Mara

Mara Rada

CEO & Chief Naming Strategist, Citronade
Marcos

Marcos Polanco

CTO, Bellwether Coffee
Marcy

Marcy Borofsky

Founder & Board Member, Smile America Partners
Marly

Marly Lake

Co-Founder & CEO, Curled
Marry

Marry Lemmer

FI Mentor
Mars

Mars Shah

CEO, Red Rock Capital
Marvin

Marvin Johnson

Co-founder, Dashible
Matt

Matt Rodak

Founder, Fund That Flip
Matt

Matt Mandell

Principal, PayNerd.com
Matt

Matt Melbourne

Business Development Lead, Republic
Matt

Matt Eventoff

Founder, Princeton Public Speaking | The Oratory Project | Damselfly Ventures
Matthieu

Matthieu Dejardins

CEO & Founder, NextUser
Mee Jung

Mee Jung Jang

Co-founder, Jefferson Investors
Meghan

Meghan Messenger

Co-Founder, Next Jump
Mehul

Mehul Sompura

Founder, Diamond Hedge
Mercedes

Mercedes Bankston

Founder, Jump Start Venture Capital
Michael

Michael Solomon

Co-Founder, 10x Management
Michael

Michael Letros

Strategist, FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Lapin

CEO, Beginex
Michael

Michael Diamant

CEO, Skip Hop
Michael

Michael Zaytsev

Founder, High NY
Mirjana

Mirjana Perkovic

Founder & CEO, LookStyler
Mitch

Mitch Wainer

Co-Founder, DigitalOcean
Morgan

Morgan Hewett

Co-Founder & CEO, OptionsMD (Techstars '20 Grad)
Morgan Hewett

Morgan Hewett & Kyle Pierce

Cofounders, Options MD
Nadia

Nadia Genevieve Masri

Founder & CEO, Perksy
Nadia

Nadia Shalaby

CEO, ITE Fund
Naeemah

Naeemah Brown

Co-founder & CEO, BodyElevated Inc
Nate

Nate Mc Cray

International Brand, Media, and Communications Advisor, Oxfam
Nir

Nir Markus

Founder, OKpanda
Patrick

Patrick Schoonveld

Director, RTB Product Management, Criteo
Paulo

Paulo Cunha

President, SeatGeek, Inc
Pavel

Pavel Asanov

Co-founder, COO, Finta
Pilar

Pilar Fernandez Hermida

Founder i-Expand (We help Health Tech companies go global), i-expand
Rachel

Rachel Loui

Chief Strategy Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim
Rachele

Rachele Haber-Thomson

Founder, Co-CEO, Blue Dot
Raja

Raja Skogland

Founder / CEO, Grundr
Rasu

Rasu Jilani

Director of Cultural Diversity and Strategic Partnerships, NEW INC
Reid

Reid Hamilton

FI Mentor
Rhea

Rhea Alexander

Founder, Parsons Elab
Richard

Richard Peterson

FI Mentor
Rob

Rob Delman

Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Rosemarie

Rosemarie Truman

FI Mentor
Ruth

Ruth Ku

VP Finance, Buffer
Ryan

Ryan Micheletti

Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
Ryan

Ryan Salerno

Technical CoFounder, Finta
Ryan

Ryan Smith

CEO, FTSY
Sachin

Sachin Jaitly

FI Mentor
Saul

Saul Orbach

Managing Director, The Beachhead Group
Scott

Scott Heiferman

CEO, Meetup
Scott

Scott Landers

Co-Founder, Systems Engineer, Figure 8 Logistics
Scott

Scott Wayman

Founder & CEO, Kangarootime
Selena

Selena Singleton

Director, New York Life Ventures
Sergio

Sergio Escobar

CEO & Partner, Volpe Ventures
Sharon

Sharon Cryan

CEO, Food Nerd
Shasha

Shasha Yan

Founder & CEO, FINTECH
Shaun

Shaun Johnson

cofounder, Startup Institute
Shiven

Shiven Ramji

FI Mentor
Sidney

Sidney Nakahodo

General Partner, Seldor Capital
Sita

Sita Chantramonklasri

Principal, Future Positiive
Stefan

Stefan Klotzbuecher

Founder | Sales Director, FERRON, Audicus & Founder Institute New York
Stephen

Stephen Meade

Founder & CEO, MonetaPro
Steven

Steven Lubin

FI Mentor
Sumeet

Sumeet Shah

VC in Residence, Galvanize
Sunil

Sunil Sharma

Managing Director, Techstars Toronto, Founder Institute Toronto
Susan

Susan Danziger

Founder/CEO, Ziggeo
Szandra

Szandra Ford

Operating Partner & Investment Professional, Republic
Thomas

Thomas Vega

Chief Executive Officer, Serene Offices
Thomas

Thomas Fandrich

Co-Founder and COO, Quantilope
Tim

Tim Shisler

Consumer’s Beverages, Marketing Manager
Tim

Tim Beyer

COO, Sana Commerce
Tobin

Tobin Lent

FI Mentor
Tony

Tony Jenkins

Executive Coach, CATAPULT
Veronica

Veronica Guzman

Founder | Innovation Catalyst, WAMVentures
Vicente

Vicente DyReyes

Founder & CEO, Craft and Savor
Victor

Victor Adefuye

Partner & Sales Architect , Winning by Design
Vik

Vik Scoggins

Senior Product Manager, Coinbase
Vince

Vince Scafaria

CEO, DotAlign
Vinnie

Vinnie Lauria

Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures, Singapore
William

William Butler

CEO, Journey Sales
Xuelan

Xuelan Zhang

Lead Software Engineer, Next Jump, Inc.
Yonatan

Yonatan Raz-Fridman

CEO & Founder, Supersocial, Inc
Youn

Youn Jung Chung

Founder, Dal Enterprises

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