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Founder Institute Mentors

Washington DC Spring 2024

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 Washington DC program below.

Mentors

Abdellah

Abdellah Aouf

Chief Executive Officer, GO Platform
Abid

Abid Masood

Founder, Buddio
Alan

Alan Ocana

Founder & CEO, Consolhub and BBC CARGO
Allan

Allan Wilson

Founder & Managing Director, Flat Rock Solutions
Allyson

Allyson Redpath

Board Member, Westchester Land Trust
Amelia

Amelia Friedman

Co-founder, Hatch
Andres

Andres Jordan

Founder, Factor6, LLC
Angela

Angela Long

Managing Director & Brand Strategist, Brand Wagon Digital
Angela Olanike

Angela Olanike Akinbohun

Founder, Inventor, Pandora 21 Consultants
Anne

Anne Rosenblum

Business Investment and Capital Attraction Manager, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Anuj

Anuj Agrawal

Chief Marketing Officer, Earth Networks
Ario

Ario Keshani

Startup Advisor, AWS
Ashtan

Ashtan Moore

Co-Founder, Model B
Aydin

Aydin Bolkar

VP of International Operations, Alarm.com
Benjamin

Benjamin Young

CEO, Sworkit
Bill

Bill Stokes

Founder & Chairman, Washington Network Group (WNG)
Bo

Bo Wang

Vice President, Juggernaut Capital Partners
Brant

Brant Cooper

Author | CEO | Founder, Moves the Needle
Brent

Brent Halliburton

Brent Halliburton - VP of Products, Verve Wireless (Washington DC FI) , Verve Wireless
Brian

Brian Bassett

Director, Simple Thread
Brian

Brian Childress

Architect, Technical Advisor, Calendly
Brian

Brian Christie

CEO, Brainsy
Bryan

Bryan Duarte

Managing Partner, BlackTech Capital
Cameron

Cameron Powell

CEO + Partner, High Performance Story + Gregor Wynne Arney PLLC
Carlos

Carlos De Paula

Founder & Managing Director, Acadia Partners
C. Derek

C. Derek Campbell

CEO, Blue Holding Oceans
Chintan

Chintan Oza

Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
Chris

Chris Haug

Founder and CEO, 360° Venture Management Group
Christie

Christie Thompson

Partner, Campfire & Co.
Christopher

Christopher Wink

Publisher and CEO , Technically Media
Christopher

Christopher Rogers

Partner, Lumia Capital
C'pher

C'pher Gresham

Founder, Front Row
Cq

Cq Huynh

Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs
Cynthia

Cynthia Gilmer

FI Mentor
Dan

Dan Hnatkovskyy

CEO and Co-Founder, Propertymate
Dan

Dan Myers

Co-Founder & Partner, 42Phi Ventures
Daniel

Daniel Kroepfl

Vice President, TELE Controls Inc.
Danielle

Danielle Tate

Founder & CEO, MissNowMrs.com & Elegant Entrepreneur
Dave

Dave Mc Carthy

Executive Director, Potential Energy DC
Dave

Dave Hall

CEO, DLH Technology Advisors
Dave

Dave Feldman

Executive Director, Bethesda Green
David

David Giannini

Chairman and CEO, Cirrusworks, Inc.
David

David Roberts

CEO, Anovium
David

David Pickeral

Head of Strategy, Sheeva.ai
Debra

Debra Cancro

SVP Data Products, Bigtincan
Ed

Ed Harrell

Managing Partner, Harrell Capital Partners LLC
Ed

Ed English

Chief Product Officer, Higher Logic
Elizabeth

Elizabeth B-Amissah

FI Mentor
Ellis

Ellis Rosenberg

Vice President, Sales, WellDoc, Inc
Emily

Emily McMahan

Partner, Academy Investor Network
Eric

Eric Koefoot

Founder & CEO, PublicRelay, Inc.
Erna

Erna Redzepagic

Social Impact Accelerator, Halcyon
Esmael

Esmael Dinan

Founder & CEO, Offino
Eylem

Eylem Senyuz

Director, Truist Wealth
Frances

Frances Reimers

Principal , Firestarter
Fred

Fred Cohen

Founder and CEO, Angel to Exit
Frederic

Frederic Gumbinner

Managing Partner , G2 Development Partners
Gabriela

Gabriela Oporto

Founder, Selia
Geneviève

Geneviève Nixon-Weems

Founder and CEO, Geneviève Global
Gira

Gira Wieczorek

Managing Partner / Co-Founder, Aleberry
Guc

Guc Ozenci

Tech-Entrepreneur | Mentor | Director | Investor, Founder Institute
Guillermo

Guillermo Ortiz De Zarate

President, Lineup Teams
Gül

Gül Branco

People and Culture Transformation Leader, Branco Development Group
Hank

Hank Yuan

Venture Partner, VU Ventures | , Venture Associate, Republic
Hannah

Hannah Kim

Shwappe, Founder & CEO
Hatice

Hatice Murphy

Director, Infuze International
Henry

Henry Hunter

ceo, Incidr
Hooman

Hooman Kazerani

Sr VP, ICF
Howard

Howard Eisenberg

Founder , EuroSort
Isabel

Isabel Pablo

Founder, GK Innovations Lab
Iskender

Iskender Uguz

Head of Small Business Lending and Decision Sciences, Capital One
Jamil

Jamil Ramsey

Founder and CEO, Snap Contacts
Jeb

Jeb Ory

Startup Advisory (exited founder), N/A
Joe

Joe Daniels

Partner, Co-Chair - Emerging Companies, Partner & Co-Chair, Emerging Companies Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
Johan

Johan Holmberg

Senior Associate, Second Century Ventures
John

John Holaday

Chairman and CEO, DisposeRx Inc.
Josh

Josh Rosenthal

Founder & CEO, CloudSploit
Joshua

Joshua M Frankel

VP of Marketing, LogicBoost Labs
Justin

Justin Etheredge

Partner, Simple Thread
Kaitlin

Kaitlin Capobianco

Senior Manager, Fellow Community and Recruitment , Halcyon
Kathie

Kathie Brady

CEO Group Chair, Vistage
Keith

Keith Segerson

CEO, P3 Innovation Strategies
Ken

Ken Gordon

Co-founder and CEO, VALR
Kevin

Kevin Fulmer

Director, Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Kiki

Kiki Ramsey

Founder, Kiki Ramsey International
Kuzeyhan

Kuzeyhan Ozdemir

Lean Startup Mentor, Founder Institute
Kyle

Kyle Brown

FI Mentor
Laura

Laura Clark

VP, Brand Development , MeatMe Pet Food
Laura

Laura Shibut

Program Manager, Lighthouse Labs RVA
Leonardo

Leonardo Garcia

Senior IoT & 5G Solutions Consultant, AT&T
Lisa

Lisa Friedlander

Founder Board Member, Citrine Angels
Lisa

Lisa Garcia

Business Commercialization Consultant and Coach, Lisa K. Garcia, LLC
Liz

Liz Sara

Managing Director, Best Marketing, LLC
Liz

Liz Ward

Head, Zebox America
Liza

Liza Rodewald

Co-founder, Instant Teams
Loni

Loni Faraci

Director of Product , Co-Star
Marc

Marc Trost

Founder, M&T CPA PLLC
Marco

Marco Rubin

Senior Investment Director, VIPC
Marcos

Marcos Filho

Full-time MBA student, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Mark

Mark Kass

Senior Counsel , Crowell & Moring LLP
Mashea

Mashea Ashton

Founder and CEO , Digital Pioneers Academy
Matt

Matt Mandell

Principal, PayNerd.com
Matt

Matt Hanson

Co-Founder, PAX Momentum
Maura

Maura O'brien Ali

CEO and Managing Director, American Growth Solutions
Max

Max Kryzhanovskiy

President, MOS Creative
Melissa

Melissa Akkaway

Partner, The Particulars
Michael

Michael Riemer

Advisor, ABJJ Consulting
Michelle

Michelle Pham

Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP
Mirza

Mirza Baig

Partner, Aldrich Capital Partners
Murat

Murat Karabulut

FI Mentor
Nadine

Nadine Zerrini

Corporate Innovation Leader, Harvard University
Naresh

Naresh Verma

Analyst - Mentor - Coach - Product Design, Data Visualization, Yoova
Natcha

Natcha Thawesaengskulthai

Global Chief Innovation Officer, Chulalongkorn University
Navroop

Navroop Mitter

CEO, ArmorText
Neil

Neil Kleinberg

FI Mentor
Neil

Neil Shah

Founder & CEO, ThinkNimble
Nicola

Nicola Corzine

Executive Director , Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Nii

Nii Simmonds

Global Advisor, The Knowledge Pledge
Nimish

Nimish Jalan

COO, Big Red Group
Nitin

Nitin Pradhan

Founder and CEO , ScaleUP
Noah

Noah Wallach

Founder, Hope OS
Olivier

Olivier Meganck

Founder & CEO, TheList.wtf
Onur Kutlu

Onur Kutlu Gago

Founder & Growth Coach, Tale
Patrick

Patrick Bryant

CEO, CODE/+/TRUST
Patty

Patty Simonton

Strategic Initiatives Manager, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
Paul

Paul Singh

Chief Hustler, Results Junkies
Peter

Peter Ettinger

FI Mentor
Pierre

Pierre Gomez

Program Manager, Systems and Technology Research (STR)
Rajesh

Rajesh Rai

Partner, Montane Ventures
Rajiv

Rajiv Madhok

Founder, Oorja
Ram

Ram Boreda

VP, Egnyte
Randy

Randy Reade

Co-founder, Washington ArchAngels
Richard

Richard Rothstein

CEO, Rothstein Consulting
Rokas

Rokas Beresniovas

Head of Growth, Commercial and Small Business Leading, NIH Federal Credit Union
Ronit

Ronit Avni

Founder , Just Vision
Rosemarie

Rosemarie Truman

Founder and CEO, Ignite Social Impact
Sam

Sam Feigi

Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
Sameer

Sameer Sortur

Founding Partner, SquareCircle Ventures
Sammy

Sammy Popat

Campus Connector, University of Maryland
Sandeep

Sandeep Aneja

Founder & Managing Partner, Kaizenvest
Sandy

Sandy Vasan

Founder , outcomes.work
Sanjay

Sanjay Prasad

Founder/ CEO, SurgiPrice/ SurgiConnect
Sarah

Sarah Bassett

Research Director , US. House of Representatives, Committee on Financial Services (minority-side staff)
Sean

Sean Makulowich

Founder/CEO, IdeaFire™
Seema

Seema Alexander

CEO, Disruptive CEO Advisory
Sever

Sever Totia

Partner, 3TS Capital
Shahed

Shahed Amanullah

Managing Director, Frost Capital
Shani

Shani Peled

Founder & Managing Partner, TechnoArt
Shashank

Shashank Aiisvari

Founder, Aiisvari
Simon

Simon Okeke

CEO, Jet Star Logistics
Şirin

Şirin Köprücü

Principal, Strategic Straits
Solomon

Solomon Asad

Venture Partner, Forward Deployed VC
Spencer

Spencer Hansen

Director of User Experience & Design, Simple Thread
Stanley

Stanley Mc Chrystal

Founder , McChrystal Group
Stephen

Stephen Lehman

Chairman and CEO , CoFounders Lab
Stephen

Stephen DiLorenzo

Partner, Carter, DeLuca & Farrell LLP
Steve

Steve Ryan

Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP
Steven A.

Steven A. Rodriguez

Venture Catalyst, STVNRCO
Sumit

Sumit Saraf

Managing Partner, IHQ Ventures LLC
Tien

Tien Wong

Founder and CEO, Lore
Tom

Tom Smith

Co-founder, Truss
Tony

Tony Amer

Managing Partner, TRANSFORMity
Tovit

Tovit Neizer

Chief Storyteller, Yellow Bricks
Tyrone

Tyrone Taylor

President, Capitol Advisors on Technology, Former NASA Director
Ufuk

Ufuk Demirci

Global Head, Venture Funds, IFC
Vikram

Vikram Dhawan

Founder & CEO, KnoetiK Solutions Inc.,
Wa'il

Wa'il Ashshowwaf

Co-Founder & CEO, Unstuck Labs
Wayne

Wayne Lifshitz

Sr Director, Chemonics
Yemi

Yemi Oluseun

Founder/ CEO - Fintech, SaaS Business Growth, Automation & Change Management, The Change Hive
YouMon

YouMon Tsang

Founder and CEO, ChurnZero
Yvonne

Yvonne Quahe

Trainer, Facilitator, Coach and Author, WBFN
Zac

Zac Blanco

Senior Manager, Keiter

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