Founder Institute Mentors

Toronto Summer 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

Adam

Adam Anshan

Operations Manager, NACO
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
Alanna

Alanna Harvey

CMO and Co-Founder, Flipd
Alexander

Alexander Mc Isaac

Principal, Strategic Investments and Women in Tech, BDC Venture Capital
Allen

Allen Lau

CEO and co-founder, Wattpad
Alyssa

Alyssa Furtado

Co-Founder, RateHub
Amber

Amber Mac

President, Konnekt
Ameer

Ameer Rosic

co-founder, Blockgeeks
Ami

Ami Shah

CEO & Co-Founder, Peekapak
Amie

Amie Sergas

Director, Venture Programs, MaRS
Andre

Andre Garber

Director | Emerging Company Services, Dentons
Andre

Andre Boysen

FI Mentor
Andrew

Andrew D'Souza

Founder and CEO, Clearbanc
Angelo

Angelo Esposito

CEO and Co-Founder, Wisk.ai
Angelo

Angelo Dodaro

Co-Founder and CEO, multivitamin media inc
Anna

Anna Hu

CEO and Co-Founder, Brizi
Anthony

Anthony Di Iorio

CEO, Decentral
April

April Dunford

Founder, Rocket Launch Marketing
Aran

Aran Hamilton

President & Co-Founder, Vantage
Ariel

Ariel Garten

CEO, InteraXon
Aristo

Aristo Mohit Coker

Founder , Fluttrbox (aquired by Solera)
Arvin

Arvin Bhangu

CEO, www.algorithmic.trading
Ash

Ash Kumar

Growth Director, VanHack
Baha

Baha Nurlybayev

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, Balance
Balaji

Balaji Gopalan

Co-Founder and CEO, MedStack
Ben

Ben Yoskovitz

Founding Partner, HighlineBETA
Ben

Ben Zifkin

CEO, Hubba
Ben

Ben Baldwin

Founder, The Founder City Project, ScaleDriver
Ben

Ben Sanders

CEO and Co-Founder, Proof
Bob

Bob Vaez

Founder and CEO, EventMobi
Boken

Boken Lin

CEO, Sonnet
Brett

Brett Reed

Talent + People, SnapTravel
Brice

Brice Scheschuk

CEO, Globalive Capital
Bryan

Bryan Gold

Co-Founder and CEO, #paid
Bryan

Bryan Smith

Co-Founder & CEO, ThinkData Works Inc.
Bukhtar

Bukhtar Khan

Growth Marketer, General Assembly
Chevonae

Chevonae Walcott

Analyst, Relay Ventures
Chris

Chris Ye

Co-Founder, Uken Games
Cian

Cian O'Sullivan

CEO, Beagle.ai
Claudio

Claudio Rojas

Managing Director, Hurt Capital
Cole

Cole Diamond

CEO , Coinsquare
Corey

Corey Gross

CEO, Sensibill
Cory

Cory York

CEO and co-Founder, PowerStores
Craig

Craig Asano

CEO, National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada
Cristian

Cristian Villamarin

CEO, Flipd
Dan

Dan De Mers

CEO and Co-Founder, Cinchy
Darren

Darren Franceschini

CEO, BTC Corp.
Dave

Dave Senior

Partner, Playground Inc
David

David Winterstein

CEO, Velocia
David

David Steckel

Founder, Homigo
Derek

Derek Hopfner

Co-founder, Founded
Derrick

Derrick Fung

CEO, Drop
Devin

Devin Tu

Founder and CEO, Map Your Property
Diana

Diana Goodwin

CEO and Founder, MarketBox & AquaMobile
Diran

Diran Otegbade

CEO, Realtor.ng
Drew

Drew Lindsay

Co-Founder, GuruLink
Duncan

Duncan Brown

Chief Product Officer, IG Liaison Strategy
Edmundas

Edmundas Balčikonis

CEO and Co-Founder, Eddy Travels Inc.
Emily

Emily Sit

Head of Partnerships, Phaze
Ernest

Ernest Yap

Co-Founder, Covarian
Eropa

Eropa Stein

CEO, Hyre
Eva

Eva Wong

COO and Co-Founder, Borrowell
Eva

Eva Lau

co-Founder, Two Small Fish Ventures
Fab

Fab Dolan

Head of Marketing, Google, Canada
Frank

Frank Erschen

Director, GTAN
George

George Bordianu

Co-founder & CEO, Balance
Graeme

Graeme Millen

Director, Technology Banking, Silicon Valley Bank
Gregory

Gregory Ogorek

COO, eSight
Hailey

Hailey Adams

Director, People Operations, #paid
Hamid

Hamid Akbari

CEO, BlancLink
Huda

Huda Idrees

CEO, DotHealth
Hussam

Hussam Ayyad

Director of Startup Services, DMZ
Ian

Ian Collins

Founder and CEO, Crowdcare
Ilya

Ilya Brotzky

Founder and CEO, VanHack
Irene

Irene Katzela

Founder , Axio4Tech
Iskender

Iskender Piyale-Sheard

FI Mentor
Jamal

Jamal Mehdi

Cofounder and CTO , Envoi
James

James Meier

CTO, Synervoz Communications
James

James Wallace

Co-Founder, Exponential Venture
Jane

Jane Lee

Co-Founder, Launch Pop
Jason

Jason Atkins

General Partner, 360insights
Jeff

Jeff Brunet

Founder and President, Crowdcare
Jeff

Jeff Hohner

President, Tecumseh Capital
Jeremy

Jeremy Potvin

Founder, World of Angus
Jesse

Jesse Albiston

Customer Success, Zoom.ai
Jesse

Jesse Shapins

Director of Public Realm, Sidewalk Labs
Jessica

Jessica Peters

Director of Business Development, Code + Mortar
Joaquim

Joaquim Miro

CMO, MLG Blockchain Consulting
Joel

Joel Lessem

CEO, Firmex
John S

John S Lee

Technical Director, Mix Space
Jonathan

Jonathan Lam

CEO, Peerfunder
Jonathan

Jonathan Ip

President, Rocktree Capital
Kalman

Kalman Gabriel

Managing Director, Untraceable
Kamal

Kamal Hassan

Founding Partner, Loyal VC
Karanjot

Karanjot Jaswal

CTO and Co-Founder, Cinchy
Karl

Karl Martin

CTO and Co-Founder, Nymi Inc.
Karla

Karla Vilhelem

PR & Events, Paycase Financial
Kelsey

Kelsey Cole

Co-Founder, multivitamin media inc
Kesem

Kesem Frank

Founder, Mavennet and AION
Kim

Kim Parnell

Cofounder, Blank
Kyle

Kyle Collier

Co-founder and CEO, Phaze
Luke

Luke Vigeant

CEO, Inkblot
Maarij

Maarij Rehman

CEO, Envoi
Madusha

Madusha Cooray

Manager, Developer Relations, Google
Maggie

Maggie Xu

Chief Executive Officer, Decentral
Marat

Marat Mukhamedyarov

Managing Partner, Good News Ventures
Marcello

Marcello Tommasi

Cofounder, Envoi
Mark

Mark Pavlidis

CTO, Flixel
Mark

Mark Skapinker

Managing Partner, Brightspark Ventures
Martin

Martin Hauck

Head of Talent, Coinsquare
Matt

Matt Cohen

Managing Partner, Ripple Ventures
Merrick

Merrick Read

CEO, Distributed ID
Michael

Michael Young

Co-founder and CTO, Paycase
Michael

Michael Kosic

FI Mentor
Michael

Michael Hyatt

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, BlueCat Networks
Michael

Michael Kosic

Partner, Loyal VC
Michael

Michael Gord

Founder & CEO, MLG Blockchain Consulting
Michael

Michael Kwok

Senior Product Manager, Interac
Michele

Michele Romanow

Co-Founder, Clearbanc
Mike

Mike Silagadze

CEO, Top Hat
Mike

Mike Apted

Startup Solutions Architect, AWS
Milad

Milad Zabihi

COO, Nekso
Mo

Mo Sheta

CEO, AiZ Tech
Mohan

Mohan Markandaier

Managing Partner, Good News Ventures
Moharyar

Moharyar Ali

CEO , ProductFaculty.com
Nargiz

Nargiz Mammadova

Founder & CEO, Destin AI Inc.
Neha

Neha Khera

Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Nicholas

Nicholas Chepesiuk

FI Mentor
Nick

Nick Chang Fong

VP Engineering, Distributed ID
Noah

Noah Dolgoy

CEO, Tread
Oleg

Oleg Gutsol

Co-Founder, 500px
Pamela

Pamela Draper

CEO, Bitvo
Paolo

Paolo Frescura

Portfolio Manager, Decentral
Phil

Phil Jacobson

VP, Strategy & Growth, #paid
Philippe

Philippe LeBlanc

CEO, Flixel Photos Inc
Puneet

Puneet Arora

Finance & Ops for Startups, Brightiron
Rajah

Rajah Lehal

Founder, Clausehound
Ravin

Ravin Shah

Co-CEO & Founder, QuickTapSurvey
Raymond

Raymond Luk

CEO, Hockeystick
Reuven

Reuven Cohen

VP, Aporeto
Richard

Richard Hyatt

Co-founder, BlueCat Networks
Robert

Robert Furtado

Founder, CourseCompare.ca
Robert

Robert Antoniades

Co-Founder and General Partner, Information Venture Partners
Rohan

Rohan Pinto

Founder / Chief Technology Officer, 1Kosmos - BlockID
Rohan

Rohan Nair

Head of Technology, Highline BETA
Rokham

Rokham Sadeghnezhadfard

Founder, TheRedPin.com
Ron

Ron Benegbi

Advisor, MaRS
Roy

Roy Pereira

CEO and Founder, Zoom.ai
Ruben

Ruben Sahakyan

Investment Banking, GMP Securities
Rubsun

Rubsun Ho

CEO, Crowdmatix
Russ

Russ Armstrong

Regional Head of Business Development, Boast.AI (Boast Capital)
Ryan

Ryan Micheletti

Head of Global Operations, Founder Institute
Sahand

Sahand Sojoodi

Principal, Sojoodi Consulting
Sami

Sami Dalati

Cofounder, Brizi
Sanjay

Sanjay Singhal

Co-Founder and CEO, 500 Startups
Sarah

Sarah Stockdale

CEO, Valkerie
Saul

Saul Colt

North America's Best Word of Mouth Marketer, Hubba
Sergey

Sergey Kalnish

CEO, SmartHire
Sharoon

Sharoon Thomas

CEO and Founder, Fulfil.io
Sheetal

Sheetal Jaitly

Founder, Tribal Scale
Shiva

Shiva Bhardwaj

Founder, CEO, Pitstop
Stephanie

Stephanie Schreiber

Founder, Find Your Voice
Sunil

Sunil Sharma

Managing Director, Techstars Toronto, Founder Institute Toronto
Sunir

Sunir Shah

CEO, AppBind
Tariq

Tariq Haddadin

Program Manager, Techstars Toronto
Tarun

Tarun Sachdeva

GM, Wattpad
Tom

Tom Lowden

Labs Manager, WeWork Labs
Tracy

Tracy Leparulo

Founder, Untraceable
Trevor

Trevor Coleman

Founder - SVP, New Product Development , InteraXon
Troy

Troy Wong

CFO, Neptune Dash / PolyMath
Vivek

Vivek Ravichandran

COO, Tread
Vuk

Vuk Magdelenic

CEO and Co-Founder, Overbond
Wendy

Wendy Robertson

Managing Director, Assemble Inc.
Will

Will Shaw

Partner, Fasken
Win

Win Bear

Head of Business Development , Silicon Valley Bank Canada
Yang

Yang Yu

CEO and Founder, KitchenMate
Yossi

Yossi Hasson

Managing Director, Techstars Blockchain Accelerator (NYC)
Zach

Zach Justein

Head of Business Development & Legal Affairs, Paycase Financial
Zachary

Zachary Friedman

Founder and COO, Secure Digital Markets
Zbigniew

Zbigniew Barwicz

CEO, Zymbar

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