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Founder Institute Mentors

Eastern Europe 2023

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 Eastern Europe program below.

Mentors

Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
Adrian

Adrian Stanica

FI Mentor
Adrian

Adrian Zarnescu

CTO, SysWin
Adrian

Adrian Stoica

Founder, Soft Galaxy
Adriana

Adriana Iordan

VP Product Management, Microanalytics
Ajay

Ajay Naqvi

Farmer & Owner, -
Aleksandar

Aleksandar Karaviloski

Founder, VE DOG FOOD LCC
Alex

Alex Dona

Founder , TimesNewRoman.ro
Alex

Alex Cernatescu

CEO & Co-Founder, Infinit Solutions Agency
Alex

Alex Mincu

CEO, Safer Work
Alexander

Alexander Naydenov

Head of Sales, GraphCMS
Alexander

Alexander Sumin

co-founder, Chief Marketing Officer, ClaimCompass
Alexandra

Alexandra Karapidaki

Co-Founder, Bizrupt
Alexandru

Alexandru Gheorghiu

CCO@ABC Data Distributie, Founder@IBWT
Alex M.

Alex M. Dascalu

Lead Director, Founder Institute Eastern Europe
Alina

Alina Balan

Partner, designthinkingsociety.com
Ana

Ana Iorga

CEO, Buyer Brain
Ana Maria

Ana Maria Udriste

Founder & CEO , Avocatoo
Anastasia

Anastasia Angelova

CSO & Co-Founder, Noble Hire
Andon

Andon Simeonov

VP @ SoftServe | Bulgaria Country Manager, SoftServe
Andreea

Andreea Suciu

Managing Partner, Suciu | The Employment Law Firm
Andrei

Andrei Pitis

CEO, Simple Capital
Andrei

Andrei Cretu

FI Mentor
Andrei

Andrei Cretu

FI Mentor
Andrei

Andrei Ostacie

Founder, Business Development Manager, OKAPI
Andrei

Andrei Roth

Commercial Pricing Director, UiPath
Andrei

Andrei Muscalu

CEO, SUNMARKET.IO
Andrew

Andrew Crawford

FI Mentor
Aneida

Aneida Bajraktari Bicja

Co-Founder & Partner, Balkan Capital
Angel

Angel Angelov

CEO, GarGarage
Anil

Anil Pillai Dr.

Founder and CEO, Buyer Brain
Anita

Anita Jovic

Founder, AI Serbia
Anna

Anna Radulovski

Partner , Tech Family Ventures
Antonio

Antonio Eram

Founder & CEO, NETOPIA Payments
Assim

Assim Ishaque

Co-Director, Founder Institute Midlands, Director, The Entrepreneurs Trust
Atanas

Atanas Atanasov

Agile Master, Bosch.IO
Bartosz

Bartosz Drapikowski

CEO, Debonair Beast
Bilyana

Bilyana Dimitrova

Managing Partner, Dimitrova and Staykova Law office
Bogdan

Bogdan Iordache

Founder, How to Web, TechHub Bucharest, TechAngels
Bogdan

Bogdan Oprea

Founder, Aventurine
Boris

Boris Kolev

Founder and Managing Partner, DigiMark Ventures
Boris

Boris Hristov

Founder and CEO, 356labs
Borys

Borys Musielak

Partner, SMOK Ventures
Boyan

Boyan Pavlov

Investor, ConnectedBin Ltd.
Bozhidar

Bozhidar Georgiev

FI Mentor
Bozhidar

Bozhidar Georgiev

Founder and CEO, Work & Share Coworking
Bozhidar

Bozhidar Hristov

Founder, Streebl
Bülent

Bülent Duagi

FI Mentor
Calin

Calin Lupsan

Founder, CEO, Intelligence
Catalin

Catalin Grigorescu

Managing Partner, bpv GRIGORESCU STEFANICA
Charlotte

Charlotte Aschim

CEO and Co-Founder, TotalCtrl
Chintan

Chintan Oza

Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
Christo

Christo Peev

Co- Founder & CEO, Motion Software
Claudia

Claudia Falkinger

Co-Founder, Women in Mobility
Constantino

Constantino Navarro

CFO, - Jumia / Taparo / World Bank
Corina

Corina Toma

Founder, Hub Eleven Advertising
Corneliu

Corneliu Manescu

Principal Software Development Engineer, Microsoft
Cosmin

Cosmin Pasnicu

Founder, KOFITI
Cosmin

Cosmin Curticapean

Founder, iFactor
Costin

Costin Baroiu

Founder, Heroo
Cristi

Cristi Badea

Co-founder & CEO , MavenHut Games
Cristian

Cristian Orasanu

Co-Founder, Paybilla
Cristian

Cristian Negrutiu

Partner, Sparking Capital
Cristian

Cristian Munteanu

Partner, Early Game Ventures
Cristian

Cristian Onetiu

Entrepreneur, Life Care Corp
Cristina

Cristina Daianu

Partner, Dentons
Cristina

Cristina Bucur

Counsel, DLA Piper Global Law Firm
Csanad

Csanad Udvardy

VC, Day One Capital
Dan

Dan Mihaescu

Founding Partner , Gapminder Venture Partners
Dan

Dan Calugareanu

Partner, Early Game Ventures
Dan

Dan Huru

Co-Founder, Meetgeek
Danail

Danail Hadjiatanasov

Engineering Manager, MUI
Danail

Danail Koev

Co-Founder & CEO, VEDA
Daniel

Daniel Lorer

Advisory Board Member, Quadrodynamics
Daniel

Daniel Vaduva

Founder, Kalium Labs
Daniel

Daniel Rogoz

Founder, Kinderpedia
David

David Llorente

Founder and CEO, Narrativa (AI-Generated Content)
Diana

Diana Aladzhova

Founder , CFO Insights
Dilyan

Dilyan Dimitrov

Partner, Eleven Ventures
Dimitar

Dimitar Giulev

CEO, Antipodes
Dimitar

Dimitar Savov

Founder & Head of Marketing, Startup Masters
Dimitar

Dimitar Vouldjeff

Co-founder and CEO, Enhancv
Dimitris

Dimitris Polychronopoulos

Oslo Chapter Director, FI Mentor
Diyan

Diyan Mihaylov

Co-Founder, ProductTank
Dora

Dora Petrova

Founder, FemGems
Dragos

Dragos Preda

Co-Founder & CEO, PrimeRenting
Elena

Elena Mlotok

General Manager, Head of EU Newsstand, Amazon
Elena

Elena Nikolova

Community Manager, CEO Angels Club, Co-Founder, ESCREO
Eli

Eli Zhabevska

Senior Associate, South Central Ventures
Elina

Elina Halatcheva

Managing Director, BrightCap Ventures
Elina

Elina Zheleva

Managing Partner, launchlabs Sofia
Elitza

Elitza Stoilova

Founder & CEO, Umni.co
Erik

Erik Barna

CEO and Founder, LIFE IS HARD SA
Evelina

Evelina Necula

Co-Founder, kinderpedia.co
Florian

Florian Zgunea

CEO, Remantec AG
Florin

Florin Cioaca

Founder, Traderion
Florin

Florin Grosu

Co -founder, Traderion
Gabriel

Gabriel Paunescu

CEO, Naologic
Gabriel

Gabriel Paunescu

CEO, Naologic
Gabriel

Gabriel Barcaru

Managing Partner, BRIDCON Business and Management Consulting
Gabriela

Gabriela Milcev

Partner, MILCEV BURBEA Intellectual Property & Law Office
Gabriel Alin

Gabriel Alin Zainescu

Founder & CEO, Zainescu Consulting
Galia

Galia Jordanova

CEO, Gaida.ai
Galina

Galina Markova

Angel Investor, Angel Investor
George

George Brashnarov

General Manager, Nemetschek OOD Bulgaria
George

George Dita

Founder, WiseUp
George

George Petrov

Founder, Trevor Labs ltd.
George

George Sidjimkov

General Partner , Sofia Angels Ventures
George

George Cretu

ALECHMIST, AXIOBIT LIMITED
Georgi

Georgi Malchev

Managing Partner, XploraBG
Georgi

Georgi Milenchev

CEO, Fonio
Georgi

Georgi Ivanov

Founder & CEO, Noble Hire
Georgi

Georgi Kadrev

Co-Founder & CEO, Imagga
Gergana

Gergana Stoitchkova

Investment Associate, Eleven Ventures
Gold

Gold Hood

Founder, Ads4Earth
Gregoire

Gregoire Vigroux

Co-Founder & Vice-President, TELUS International
Grzegorz

Grzegorz Grabowski

CEO, Maspex Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova
Hristo

Hristo Hristov

CEO, Darik
Hristo

Hristo Chernev

Founder and CEO, TaxiMe
Hristo

Hristo Neychev

Founder & CEO, Tryad Games
Hristo

Hristo Tenchev

Co-Founder, Softuni
Ihar

Ihar Mahaniok

Managing Partner, Geek Ventures
Illia

Illia Kolomoiskyi

Founder, Boatscribe
Inga

Inga Driksne

Operations Lead & Advisor, Early stage SaaS startups
Ioan

Ioan Cocan

Managing Partner, Tremend
Ioan

Ioan Iacob

Founder & CEO, FLOWX.AI
Ionut

Ionut Tata

President, Cluster for Innovation and Technology
Ionut

Ionut Patrahau

Managing Partner, Corporate Development, SeedBlink
Irena

Irena Teneva

CEO, Space Pro Ltd.
Irina

Irina Obushtarova

Co-founder & CEO, The Recursive
Iskren

Iskren Mitev

Co-Founder & Wizard of Light-bulb moments, Co-Founder, ESCREO
Iulian

Iulian Circiumaru

FI Mentor
Ivan

Ivan Dzheferov

Community Manager & GM for Bulgaria, Vereign AG
Ivan

Ivan Ivanka

President & CEO, FI Hungary
Ivan

Ivan Ivanka

President & CEO, Ivanka Group
Ivan

Ivan Draganov

Senior Innovation Analyst, Dealroom.co
Ivan

Ivan Osmak

CEO, gtmhub
Ivaylo

Ivaylo Slavov

CEO, Bulpros
Ivaylo

Ivaylo Hristov

Founder, DEV.BG
Ivaylo

Ivaylo Simov

Founder, Eleven Ventures
Ivaylo

Ivaylo Ivanov

Director, Founder Institute Eastern Europe
Ivelin

Ivelin Ivanov

co-founder, FI Web 3
Ivo

Ivo Vasilev

Founder and CEO, Reloyalty
Ivo

Ivo Radulovski

Partner, Tech Family Ventures
Jaco

Jaco Fok

Founder, equalifai
James

James Song

Co-Founder, HOTPOT NETWORK
Janet

Janet Todorova

Head of Expansion, Founder Institute
Janet

Janet Todorova

Head of Expansion, Founder Institute
Janet

Janet Mentor

Mentor, Fourth State Ventures
Janne

Janne Saarikko

Director, Food Ecosystems Accelerator, Founder Institute
Jascha

Jascha Willimek

Managing Partner, neusta group
Jivko

Jivko Ivanov

Managing Partner, Simbula Ltd.
Konstantinos

Konstantinos Vassakis

Co-founder, Bizrupt
Krasimir

Krasimir Nikolov

CEO & Co-founder, Quark VR
Krasimir

Krasimir Kehayov

Investment Manager, DYNAX Invest
Kristijan

Kristijan Mileski

Program Director, Business Impact Lab
Lars

Lars Wiechen

Partner in Charge, Deloitte
Laurentiu

Laurentiu Balasa

Founder, Founder at BookVitals
Lenard

Lenard Adanov

CEO, Adan Media Ltd.
Leo

Leo Mart

Founder, Sunrise VR Studio
Leona

Leona Aslanova

Founder and CEO, Innovation Starter Box
Liviu

Liviu Dragan

Founder, DRUID
Lucia

Lucia Cerchlan

Co-Founder, Lumus Investment
Lukasz

Lukasz Owczarek

Head of Growth, MIT Enterprise Forum CEE
Lyubomir

Lyubomir Yanchev

Founder and CEO, MClimate
Magdalena

Magdalena Jabłońska

CEO, MIT Enterprise Forum CEE
Maher

Maher Santarissy

Managing Director, moment
Maksym

Maksym Moneta

CEO and Founder, Startupers Online
Malin Iulian

Malin Iulian Stefanescu

President, TechAngels
Mara

Mara Rada

CEO & Chief of Strategy, Feral (thinkferal.com)
Marian

Marian Dinu

Managing Partner, DLA Piper Dinu
Mariola

Mariola Bitner

Director, Founder Institute Poland
Marius

Marius Ursache

CEO & Co-founder, MetaBeta
Marius

Marius Mitroi

CEO , Rise
Marius

Marius Dosinescu

CEO, AYSA.ai
Marius

Marius Deak

CEO, AVANDOR & Green Pixel
Marius

Marius Dosinescu

Founder, AYSA.ai
Marius

Marius Costin

CEO, PayU
Mark

Mark Rogers

CEO, Futurist Labs
Marvin

Marvin Liao

Partner, GAMEGROOVE Capital & Diaspora Ventures
Matei

Matei Dumitrescu

Startup Advisor , VP @ TechAngels
Max

Max Gurvits

Managing Partner, Vitosha Venture Partners
Maya

Maya Zlatanova

Co-Founder & CEO, FindMeCure
Mester

Mester Catalin

Founder, Bookups & I Love Failure
Mihai

Mihai Sfintescu

Managing Director, Abilito Capital
Mihai

Mihai Darzan

Founder, RINGHEL
Mihai

Mihai Rotaru

FOUNDER, CLEVER TAXI
Mihai

Mihai Stefanescu

Senior Advisor at Innovation Norway, innovasjonnorge.no
Mike

Mike Suprovici

Head of Acceleration, VC Lab
Mike

Mike Hapoianu

CEO, Mindspace Romania and Poland
Mila

Mila Petrova

FI Mentor
Milen

Milen Ivanov

Managing Partner, Sofia Angels Ventures, Co-Founder, CEO Angels Club
Mircea

Mircea Vadan

Founder, Cluj Startups, MVP Academy
Mirella

Mirella Yordanova

Network & Community Manager, Seedcamp
Miroslav

Miroslav Nedyalkov

Co-founder & CTO, OfficeR&D
Miroslav

Miroslav Miroslavov

Co-Founder and CEO, OfficeRnD
Miroslav

Miroslav Nedyalkov

Software Architect & Co-founder, OfficeRnD
Monica

Monica Georgieff

CMO, School Space
Myrto

Myrto Papathanou

Partner, Metavallon VC
Nancy

Nancy Brito

Partner - Investor, Ground Capital
Natalya

Natalya Bagrova

Co-Founder, Art Director, Brand Strategist , Suva Inc.
Natanail

Natanail Stefanov

FI Mentor
Nathan

Nathan Evans

Co-Founder, fulfin - financing ecommerce
Nick

Nick Todorov

Founder & CEO, LimeChain
Nikolai

Nikolai Nedelchev

CEO, Publicis Groupe Bulgaria
Nikolas

Nikolas Samios

Managing Partner, PropTech1 Ventures
Nikolay

Nikolay Yarmov

Founder and CEO, CEED
Nina

Nina Nikolikj

SwissEP Program Officer, Swisscontact
Oana

Oana Petrescu

CEO, Blueair
Olivia

Olivia Marcu Iordanescu

Founder, Chief Legal Officer, https://spotlegal.io
Ovi

Ovi Negrean

Chief Executive Bee, SocialBee.io
Ozana

Ozana Giusca

CEO & Founder, Tooliers
Paloma

Paloma Lecheta

LatAm Regional Director, Founder institute founder institute
Paul

Paul Putz

Managing Partner, Danube Angels
Pavel

Pavel Kaminsky

Founder & CEO, 7Security GmbH
Pavlina

Pavlina Dzhartova

COO, HyperAspect
Petar

Petar Zaharinov

CTO, DiFOLD
Peter

Peter Barta

CEO, FPP
Peter

Peter Lozanov

Co-founder and CEO, BattlePass Studio
Petko

Petko Karamotchev

FI Mentor
Petya

Petya Angelova

FI Mentor
Piotr

Piotr Boulangé

Director, Founder Institute Poland
Radoslav

Radoslav Nikolov

Managing Director, SAP Labs Bulgaria
Radoslav

Radoslav Stankov

Head of engineering, Product Hunt
Radostina

Radostina Tsenova

Lead Manager of Tech Tour Investors Club, Tech Tour
Radoy

Radoy Stoyanov

FSI Leader, DIGITALL
Radu

Radu Savopol

CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL MANAGER, 5-To-Go
Radu

Radu Ionicioiu

National Quantum Coordinator, Romanian Quantum Network
Radu

Radu Ticiu

Co-Founder, Growceanu Angel Investment
Radu Sebastian

Radu Sebastian Amarie

CTO, Findie.me
Raluca Elena

Raluca Elena Rogoz

Founder, Raluca Elena Rogoz
Razvan

Razvan Dinu

Founder, RoboSelf
Razvan

Razvan Tapu

Chief Digital Officer, Stefanini
Ricardo

Ricardo Monagas

CTO, TotalCtrl
Rina

Rina Onur

General Partner, 500 Istanbul
Robert

Robert Wijers

Founding Partner, Value & PurposeValue
Ruben

Ruben Seoane

CEO, Damocles Analytics
Rumen

Rumen Iliev

Partner, LAUNCHub
Ruslan

Ruslan Bocancea

Owner, Bocancea Law Group
Ruslan

Ruslan Leteyski

Founder & CEO, Vanga AI
Russell

Russell Brand

CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
Ryan

Ryan Riegg

Senior Associate, Adams Corporate Law, Inc
Salim

Salim Virani

Founder, Source Institute
Sam

Sam Olawale

Founder, DGL
Sasha

Sasha Bezuhanova

Founder and Chairperson, MoveBG
Sergiu

Sergiu Petre

Senior PR Consultant, Graffiti Public Relations
Sergiu

Sergiu Gîdei

Founder, Boanță, Gîdei și Asociații
Sergiu

Sergiu Maier

Founder, Plaeto
Silvia

Silvia Axinescu

Managing Associate, Reff & Associates SCA
Simona

Simona Bali

Head of Investor Program, GoingVC
Simona

Simona Irmova

FI Eastern Europe Program Manager & FI HQ Operations Associate, -
Sorina

Sorina Conea

Co-Founder, EduMagic
Stanislav

Stanislav Sirakov

Partner, LAUNCHub
Stefan

Stefan Vladimirov

Creative Director, monolig.
Stefano

Stefano Glauser

Founder, Startup Jam
Stephane

Stephane Gantchev

Co-Founder, Mobile Monday Sofia
Svetla

Svetla Simidchieva

Founder and CEO, Placement Feed
Svetlin

Svetlin Nakov

Co-founder, Software University Ltd.
Svetoslava

Svetoslava Georgieva

Founder, Talent Hub
Svetozar

Svetozar Georgiev

Co-Founder, Telerik, Telerik Academy, Campus X
Tatjana

Tatjana Kalezic

Founder, Serbia Start Up
Tatyana

Tatyana Mitkova

Co-Founder and CEO, ClaimCompass
Teodor

Teodor Panayotov

CEO, CourseDot
Thibaut

Thibaut Taittinger

Founder & CEO, Puzl CowOrKing
Till

Till Kaestner

Founder, Managing Director, BrightSide Holding UG
Timo

Timo Kugler

Co-Founder, NASH + BANKS
Todor

Todor Kolev

Founder and CEO, Farstar
Tom

Tom Garvey

Product Strategy Lead, Google
Torrey

Torrey Smith

Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
Valentin

Valentin Mihov

CTO, Santiment
Valentina

Valentina Zaharia

Actor & Coach, The National Theater In Bucharest
Vasile

Vasile Tamas

CEO, Beez
Vassil

Vassil Popovski

CEO & Co-founder, Connecto.ai (Acquired by Leanplum)
Veroniek

Veroniek Vermeulen

Founder, Silatha
Victor

Victor Schiller

President, R Cubed Group
Viktor

Viktor Bilyanski

Chief Technology Officer, ScaleFocus
Viktor

Viktor Petrov

Co-Founder & COO, Crypto APIs
Viktor

Viktor Minchev

VC Investor, Eleven Ventures
Vittoria

Vittoria Casanova

Investment Manager, The Index Project
Vlad

Vlad Sarca

Partner, Sparking Capital
Vlad

Vlad Tudorie

Founder, Fuse Press
Vladimir

Vladimir Sijakovic

Founder, Cvik & Partners
Vladimir

Vladimir Rusev

Regional Manager Eastern Europe, Turkey and Israel, Leanplum
Volen

Volen Vulkov

Co-Founder, Enhancv
Xenia

Xenia Muntean

Founder, Planable
Yasen

Yasen Rusev

Co- Founder & CEO, Escreo
Yavor

Yavor Gochev

Investment Manager, Innovation Capital
Zbigniew

Zbigniew Barwicz

Managing Partner, Freya Capital
Zoya

Zoya Todorova

Partner, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm
Zsofi

Zsofi Toth

Co-founder and Navigator, Puzl CowOrKing Budapest

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