Founder Institute Mentors

Sofia Fall 2019

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

Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
Alexander

Alexander Sumin

co-founder, Chief Marketing Officer, ClaimCompass
Alexander

Alexander Mihaylov

co-founder & CEO, betahaus Sofia
Alexander

Alexander Varov

Managing Partner, Design Picnic Studio
Alexander

Alexander Naydenov

Enterprise Sales Director, GraphCMS
Anastas

Anastas Gogov

Founder and MD, The Management Board
Anastasia

Anastasia Angelova

CSO & Co-Founder, Noble
Andon

Andon Simeonov

VP @ SoftServe | Bulgaria Country Manager, SoftServe
Andrew

Andrew Crawford

Head of Finance, Founder Institute
Angel

Angel Angelov

CEO, GarGarage
Anna

Anna Radulovski

Partner , Tech Family Ventures
Arda

Arda Askin

Managing Director, StartersHub
Bilyana

Bilyana Dimitrova

Managing Partner, Dimitrova and Staykova Law office
Boris

Boris Kolev

Founder and CEO, DigiMark Ltd.
Boris

Boris Hristov

Founder and CEO, 356labs
Bozhidar

Bozhidar Georgiev

Founder and CEO , Yatrus Analytics
Bozhidar

Bozhidar Georgiev

FI Mentor
Daniel

Daniel Lorer

Advisory Board Member, Quadrodynamics
Daniel

Daniel Tomov

Founding Partner, Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund
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
Elina

Elina Halatcheva

Managing Director, BirghtCap Ventures
Elitza

Elitza Stoilova

Founder & CEO, Umni.co
Emil

Emil Vuchkov

Executive Director, Bulgaria Insurance
Eva

Eva Dimitrova

Graduate, Founder Institute Sofia
Galia

Galia Jordanova

CEO, Gaida.ai
George

George Brashnarov

General Manager, Nemetschek OOD Bulgaria
Georgi

Georgi Milenchev

CEO, Fonio
Georgi

Georgi Ivanov

CEO, Noble
Georgi

Georgi Kadrev

Co-Founder & CEO, Imagga
Georgi

Georgi Malchev

Managing Partner, XploraBG
Georgi

Georgi Traykov

FI Mentor
Hristo

Hristo Hristov

CEO, Netinfo
Hristo

Hristo Neychev

Founder & CEO, Tryad Games
Hristo

Hristo Chernev

Founder and CEO, TaxiMe
Hristo

Hristo Tenchev

Co-Founder, Softuni
Ivan

Ivan Alexandrov

CEO & Founder, ebag.bg
Ivan

Ivan Rasic

CEO, LegalTrek
Ivaylo

Ivaylo Simov

Founder, Eleven Ventures
Ivaylo

Ivaylo Slavov

CEO, Bulpros
Ivaylo

Ivaylo Ivanov

CEO & Co-Founder, SoftConsultGroup
Ivaylo

Ivaylo Hristov

Founder, DEV.BG
Ivo

Ivo Vasilev

Founder and CEO, Reloyalty
Ivo

Ivo Apostolov

General Manager, Web Media Group
Ivo

Ivo Radulovski

Partner, Tech Family Ventures
Janet

Janet Todorova

Director, Founder Institute Sofia
Janet

Janet Todorova

Co-Director, Founder Institute Sofia
Jivko

Jivko Ivanov

Managing Partner, Simbula Ltd.
Julian

Julian Borislavov

CEO, ICN.Bg
Konstantin

Konstantin Petrov

FI Mentor
Kosta

Kosta Jordanov

Founder and CEO, Flipps
Krasimir

Krasimir Nikolov

CEO & Co-founder, Quark VR
Leona

Leona Aslanova

Founder and CEO, Innovation Starter Box
Luka

Luka Ciganek

CEO and Founder, GamingBattleGround
Lyubomir

Lyubomir Yanchev

Founder and CEO, MClimate
Marian

Marian Ignev

CEO, CloudStrap AD
Mark

Mark Rogers

CEO, Futurist Labs
Martin

Martin Petrov

VP Business Development & Partner, Sportal.bg
Max

Max Gurvits

Director for CEE, CIS, and MENA, Cross Border Angels
Maya

Maya Zlatanova

Co-Founder & CEO, FindMeCure
Michael

Michael Aissaoui

FI Mentor
Milen

Milen Ivanov

CEO, CEO CLUB BULGARIA
Mirela

Mirela Yordanova

Portfolio Manager, Launchub Ventures
Miroslav

Miroslav Nedyalkov

Co-founder & CTO, OfficeR&D
Monica

Monica Georgieff

CMO, School Space
Natanail

Natanail Stefanov

FI Mentor
Nick

Nick Saunders

Chairman, Golden Media OOD
Nick

Nick Todorov

Founder & CEO, LimeChain
Nikolai

Nikolai Nedelchev

CEO, Publicis Groupe Bulgaria
Nikolay

Nikolay Yarmov

Founder and CEO, CEED
Ognian

Ognian Kiriakov

General Manager, Logon
Oron

Oron Barber

CEO and Founder, CoinPoint Group Inc
Paris

Paris Childress

Country Business Development Manager - Bulgaria, Google
Pavlina

Pavlina Dzhartova

COO, HyperAspect
Petko

Petko Karamotchev

FI Mentor
Radoslav

Radoslav Nikolov

Managing Director, SAP Labs Bulgaria
Radoslav

Radoslav Stankov

Head of engineering, Product Hunt
Radoy

Radoy Stoyanov

Business Development Manager, BULPROS
Ruben

Ruben Seoane

CEO, Damocles Analytics
Rumen

Rumen Iliev

Partner, LAUNCHub
Salim

Salim Virani

Founder, Source Institute
Sasha

Sasha Bezuhanova

Founder and Chairperson, MoveBG
Slaveyko

Slaveyko Slaveykov

CFO and Board Member, BULPROS
Spartak

Spartak Kabakchiev

Director, Integration Platform Business Development, Quick Base
Stanimir

Stanimir Nikolov

Managing Director, EPAM Systems Bulgaria
Stanislav

Stanislav Sirakov

Partner, LAUNCHub
Stefan

Stefan Vladimirov

Creative Director, monolig.
Stephane

Stephane Gantchev

Partner, LAUNCHub
Steve

Steve Keil

Founder, MammothDB
Stoyan

Stoyan Nikolov

Co-Founder and Chief Software Architect, Coherent Labs
Svetla

Svetla Simidchieva

Founder and CEO, Placement Feed
Svetlin

Svetlin Nakov

Co-founder, Software University Ltd.
Svetozar

Svetozar Georgiev

Co-founder & Co-CEO, Telerik
Svilen

Svilen Rangelov

Co-Founder & CEO, DRONAMICS
Tatyana

Tatyana Mitkova

Co-founder and CEO, ClaimCompass
Teodor

Teodor Panayotov

CEO, CourseDot
Thibaut

Thibaut Taittinger

Founder & CEO, Puzl CowOrKing
Todor

Todor Kolev

Founder and CEO, Obecto
Todor

Todor Breshkov

Managing Partner, Launchub Ventures
Tsarina

Tsarina Ruskova

FI Mentor
Tunio

Tunio Zafer

CEO, pCloud AG
Valentin

Valentin Mihov

CTO, Santiment
Valentin

Valentin Oreshkov

Founder, CloudRunner.io
Valeri

Valeri Petrov

Partner, Axxess Capital
Valeri

Valeri Tritakov

COO, Dopamine Gaming
Valery

Valery Beltchev

CEO, Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria EAD
Vassil

Vassil Popovski

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

Victor Schiller

President, R Cubed Group
Viktor

Viktor Petrov

CEO, Narcine
Viktor

Viktor Bilyanski

Chief Technology Officer, ScaleFocus
Vladimir

Vladimir Rusev

Regional Manager Eastern Europe, Turkey and Israel, Leanplum
Vladislav

Vladislav Dramaliev

Head of Digital Marketing, Aeternity
Volen

Volen Vulkov

Co-Founder, Enhancv
Yana

Yana Vlatchkova

COO, monolig.
Yavor

Yavor Vassilev

Founder, CO2 CARDS
Zoya

Zoya Todorova

Partner, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm

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