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Founder Institute Mentors

San Diego Fall 2022

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 San Diego program below.

Mentors

Aaron

Aaron Keith

CEO, Buildify Systems
Adam

Adam Montgomery

Fundraising Manager, Wefunder
Albert

Albert Chow

CFO & SVP Operations , PrimaCinema
Alex

Alex Bard

Founder & CEO, Assistly
Alex

Alex Green

Co-Founder, Kanshi LLC
Amar

Amar Harrag

CEO, Allied Green Realty
Amir

Amir Emadi

CEO, Skylift Global
Andrew

Andrew Gottlieb

Founder & CEO, No Typical Moments
Andy

Andy White

Startup Operations, Keshif Ventures
Annie

Annie Brown

Founder, Lips
Anton

Anton Monk

Co-Founder/ VP of Technology , Entropic Communications
Austin

Austin Neudecker

Managing Partner, Weave Growth Partners
Aviv

Aviv Shalgi

CEO, Solar Simplified
Ben

Ben Cote

Director, Founder Institute
Brian

Brian Ford

Partnership Director, Founder Institute San Diego
Brian

Brian Storms

no title, No company
Brian

Brian Olearczyk

CRO, RevCult
Bryant

Bryant Walker

Founder, TAVO Media Group
Carl

Carl Thomas

Chief Revenue and Business Development Officer, Hookit
Carlo

Carlo Rivis

CEO & Founder, Innovation Discovery
Chintan

Chintan Oza

Advisor, Lloyds Ventures
Chris

Chris Capdevila

Founder & Former CEO, LogicalApps
Chris

Chris Carter

CEO & Co Founder, VideoFort
Christine "Chrissy"

Christine "Chrissy" McDannell

Principle, The Magnolia Firm
Cleve

Cleve Adams

FI Mentor
Courtney

Courtney Gant

CEO & Co-Founder, Skooltopia
Dan

Dan O'neill

VP Engineering, Certona
Dane

Dane Drotts

CoFounder, TangoCode
Daniel

Daniel Obodovski

Co-founder, Managing Partner, Diosys Technologies LLC
Daniel

Daniel Arroyo

President & CTO, AstroPrint
Daniel

Daniel O'neil

Executive Director, Smart Chicago Collaborative
Darryl

Darryl Rettig

Co Founder & CTO, DonationMatch
David

David Metzler

Managing Director, Serenity Ventures
David

David Steel

CEO, EveryoneLinked
David

David Stevens

Founder & CEO, Hydroponic Creations
DC

DC Palter

Angel Investor, Tech Coast Angels
Derrick

Derrick Oien

FI Mentor
Ed

Ed Cleary

Principal, Root Strategy Group
Ellen

Ellen Chang

Partner, Lightspeed Innovations
Eric

Eric Grab

Aspiring Explorer, Technologist, Advisor, and Coach, Formerly: Amazon, Booz Allen, DivX, Jaunt, San Diego State
Fabian

Fabian Geyrhalter

Founder and Principal, Finien
Farooq

Farooq Anjum, Ph D

Co Founder & CEO, Gro Guru
Flossie

Flossie Hall

Director Of Community Relations, Stella Labs
Frank

Frank Peters

Founder & Host, Frank Peters Show
Fred

Fred Morrison

CEO, Simplexity
Gaurav

Gaurav Bhattacharya

CEO, Involve.ai
Genevieve

Genevieve Le Marchal

Managing Partner, Suncoast Ventures
Gina

Gina Campbell

Strategy & Demand Gen (Direct to Consumer Group), SONY, Formerly DivX, MP3.com.
Grant

Grant Creighton

CEO & Founder, LooperLink - LOOPER Golf
Greg

Greg Moser

President & CTO, ShipCalm
Ian

Ian Suttle

Engineering Director, Google
Iva

Iva Teixeira

CEO, The Good Face Project
Jacob

Jacob Sapochnick

CEO, Sapochnick Law Firm
James

James Schmachtenberger

CEO, Neurohacker Collective
James

James Hereford

Co-Founder, Launch Factory
Jason

Jason Liebrecht

VP of Technology, Activbody Inc
Jason

Jason Pang

CRO, BetFully, Inc.
Jason

Jason Zinn

Partner, Emerged, Inc.
Jeff

Jeff Smith

CEO, Growth Catalyst
Jenny

Jenny Rodriguez

CEO & Founder, IVOREEZ
Jessica

Jessica Pratt

Senior Vice President of Sales, Pop & Bottle
Jim

Jim Carlson

Founder, DFL Technology
Joe

Joe Bezdek

Co-founder, DivX, Inc.
John

John Zdanowski

Co-Founder, Assembled Brands
Jon

Jon Carder

CEO, Vessel Health
Jonah

Jonah Peake

CoFounder, Granada Fund
Jose

Jose Doval

CEO & Founder , XBand Sports
Joseph

Joseph Shair

Investor Relations, Long Beach Accelerator
Judy

Judy Tsuei

Founder, Wild Hearted Words
Justin

Justin Nahama

Partner, FisherBroyles, LLP
Justin

Justin Renfro

Director of Partnerships, WeFunder
Ken

Ken Davenport

CEO, Mission Edge
Ken

Ken Wahlster

Founder & CEO, BikeBandit.com
Kim

Kim Walpole

Co-Founder / CEO, Trials.ai
Lance

Lance Cottrell

Founder, Feel the Boot
Larry

Larry Kesslin

Chief Connector, Spire
Lee

Lee Mills

CEO, Pixly
Leo

Leo Spiegel

Managing Partner, Mission Ventures
Lucas

Lucas Root

Founder, CEO, Lucas Root - Speaker
Mara

Mara Rada

CEO & Chief of Strategy, Citronade Naming and Branding
Maria

Maria Pope

Community Manager, Republic
Mario

Mario Mitchell

Ecosystem Developer / Scout Fund Developer, Dear Mama Fund
Mark

Mark How

CEO, NewGrowth & Origins eCommerce
Mark

Mark Schmid

CEO, Art Function
Martín

Martín Martinez

Entrepreneur in Residence, Founder Institute
Matthew

Matthew Hedayat

CEO and COO, Stanford Technical Group
Melissa

Melissa Li

Managing Partner and Head of Community, Dorm Room Fund
Merrin

Merrin Muxlow

Executive Director, TiE South Coast
Michael

Michael Davidovich

Founder, Direct EDI, Inc.
Michael

Michael Floyd

Software Engineering and Product Management Leader, Freelance Software Engineering and Product Management Consultant
Michel

Michel Kripalani

CEO, Oceanhouse Media
Mike

Mike Sherbakov

General Partner, The Veteran Fund
Mike

Mike Steadman

CEO, IRONBOUND Media
Mysty

Mysty Rusk

Executive Director, USD School of Business
Neal

Neal Bloom

Managing Partner, Interlock Capital
Neil

Neil Senturia

CEO, Blackbird Ventures
Nelly

Nelly Yusupova

Founder, TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs
Nerissa

Nerissa Zhang

CEO, Bright App
Pablo A.

Pablo A. Fernandez

CEO, Secret Table
Parker

Parker Harris

CEO, Junto Global
Pat

Pat Walsh

FI Mentor
Pete

Pete Biggam

Co-Lead FI San Francisco / CEO of, Blacksite Solutions
Peter

Peter Shaw

Managing Director , Procopio Business Advisors
Regina

Regina Bernal

CEO, Trailblazer
Reid

Reid Carr

CEO & Founder, Red Door Interactive
Rhana

Rhana Pytell Kozak

CEO & Founder , BRIGHTERSTEP
Ricardo

Ricardo Dos Santos

Sr Director of New Business Development , Biological Dynamics
Rick

Rick Valencia

Founder, ProfitLine
Rocco

Rocco Cortese

President, Entrepreneurs Organization (E.O.)
Roger

Roger Rappoport

Partner, Procopio
Rupak

Rupak Doshi

CEO, TurboSBIR
Ryan

Ryan Tseng

Co Founder, Warehouse Innovations
Sam

Sam Mazzeo

Managing Partner, Better APC
Sarah

Sarah Apsel

Angel Investor, 37 Angels
Scot

Scot Chisholm

CEO & Chairman, StayClassy
Shahi

Shahi Ghanem

Managing Director, WI Harper Group
Shahin

Shahin Enayati

Managing Director, Made Noble Corporation
Shaun

Shaun Alger

CRO, Volohaus
Stacey

Stacey Cooper

Partner, Stacey Cooper Law
Steven

Steven Morley

Business Advisor, Success4Execs
Stuart

Stuart Volkow

Program Manager, UCSD
Taj

Taj Adhav

Founder, Leasecake
Tay

Tay Nguyen

Owner, Gate Consulting
Tirrell

Tirrell Payton

Tirrell Payton - Founder & CEO, Kaliki (San Diego FI), Kaliki
Tom

Tom Walpole

CTO, Trials.ai
Troy

Troy Hazard

Global President, Entrepreneurs Organization
Ty

Ty Vachon

CEO, iaso.ai
Tyson

Tyson Mc Dowell

President, Avadyne Health
Yann

Yann Deredec

CEO, Yama Group

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