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Founder Institute Mentors

Ottawa Spring 2017

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

Alain

Alain Goubau

COO & CFO, FarmLead
Amélie

Amélie Morency

CEO, The FoodRoom
Arian

Arian Panah

Co-Founder and Director, Venture Lifestyle Inc. (Viime App)
Brennan

Brennan Turner

President / CEO, FarmLead.com
Brock

Brock Murray

COO, seoplus+
Bruce

Bruce Fischer

Director & CEO, Fischer Group Inc.
Carrie Anne

Carrie Anne Mercer

Founder and CEO, Connected Accelerated Marketing (CAM)
Chris

Chris Saracino

President, Standard Media Services
Colin

Colin Wrynn

Partner, LaBarge Weinstein LLP
Dan

Dan Fallak

Founder, CEO, Vtile Enterprises Inc
David

David Hicks

FI Mentor
Dennis

Dennis Van Staalduinen

President & Executive Strategist, Brandvelope Consulting
Erika

Erika Godwin

Co-Founder and CMO, ProPet Software
Frederic

Frederic Voyer

CEO & Co-Founder, Swaaap.com
George

George Borovec

Innovation Coordinator, Invest Ottawa
Graeme

Graeme Barlow

CEO, Quantum Liquid Cooling Inc.
Jasvinder

Jasvinder Obhi

Executive Director, TiE Ottawa
Jean Yves

Jean Yves Martineau

CTO, FunWall Gaming Inc.
Jeff

Jeff Bennett

Associate Partner & C-Level Advisor, Pivot & Edge - Positive Venture Group
Jonathan

Jonathan Snook

President, Snook.ca Inc.
Josh

Josh Garellek

FI Mentor
Julien

Julien Denaes

Founder & CEO, Logrr
Kevin

Kevin Carroll

VP Client Engagement , Cord3 Innovation
Lee

Lee Silverstone

Co founder/ EVP strategic partnerships, Gymtrack
Leo

Leo Lax

Managing Director, L-Spark/Wesley Clover
Marco

Marco Janeczek

Director, L-SPARK
Matt

Matt Strentse

President, Director of Manufacturing , Ironside Engineering Inc.
Matthias

Matthias Bedard

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Wood

Partner, Ottawa Special Events
Mikael

Mikael Charette

COO, WEllfunded Enterprise
Moktar

Moktar Yusuf

CEO, Zoommate
Nazim

Nazim Ahmed

Co-founder and CEO, CanvasPop
Nick

Nick Davies

Founder & CEO, zazuhōm
Nolan

Nolan Beanlands

Executive Director, Capital Angel Network
Pablo

Pablo Srugo

Co-Founder, Gymtrack
Pat

Pat Crosscombe

Founder & CEO, BoardSpace
Paul

Paul Dombowsky

Founder, Ideavibes
Peter

Peter Stewart

FI Mentor
Pierre

Pierre Gaudet

CEO & Founder, Gaudet China Consulting Inc.
Sashien

Sashien Godakandae

Managing Partner & Canadian Distributor , EarPeace Canada
Shahzad

Shahzad Khan

CTO, Gnowit Inc
Shane

Shane Mc Lean

Partner, LaBarge Weinstein LLP
Shaun

Shaun Maclellan

FI Mentor
Shawna

Shawna Tregunna

Former founder, successfully acquired, now Director, Iversoft & Founder Institute
Sol

Sol Avisar

CEO, LifeIP
Steve

Steve Cody

CEO and Founder , The Better Software Company
Sunny

Sunny Lo

Co-founder, ViiMe
Susan

Susan Richards

Managing Partner, CEO, Numbercrunch, Givopoly
Suzanne

Suzanne Grant

cofounder and ceo, iBIONICS
Taylor

Taylor Sicard

Co-Founder, BVGrowth
Terri

Terri Storey

Founder and CEO, Snapclarity
Tim

Tim Upton

CEO & Co-Founder, TITUS Inc.
Tim

Tim Jodoin

Founder - President, Edispin Inc.
Vicki

Vicki Iverson

Co-founder, CTO, Iversoft Solutions Inc
Zach

Zach Gaunce

Commercial Account Manager, Knowledge Based Industries, RBC

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