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Founder Institute Mentors

Toronto Summer Virtual 2021

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 Toronto program below.

Mentors

Aaron

Aaron Baer

Partner, Aird Berlis LLP
Abdullah

Abdullah Snobar

Executive Director , DMZ
Adam

Adam Spector

Co-Founder, AbstractOps
Adeo

Adeo Ressi

FI Mentor
Alanna

Alanna Harvey

CMO and Co-Founder, Flipd
Alex

Alex Iskold

Managing Partner, 2048vc
Alex

Alex Gould

Managing Director, Long Story Short
Alexander

Alexander Mc Isaac

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

Alexander Rink

CEO, Rink Ventures
Ali

Ali Nawab

Founder and CEO, Kiwi Wearables
Amber

Amber Mac

President, Konnekt
Ambles

Ambles Kwok

CTO / Co-Founder, Setter / Therapia
Amir

Amir Alikhanzadeh

CEO and Co-Founder, Madlipz (Techstars 20190
Andre

Andre Boysen

FI Mentor
Andrew

Andrew D'Souza

Founder and CEO, Sfoundation
Angelo

Angelo Esposito

CEO and Co-Founder, Wisk.ai
Anna

Anna Hu

CEO and Co-Founder, Brizi
Anna

Anna Han

Senior Lead, Ontario Brain Institute
April

April Dunford

Founder, Rocket Launch Marketing
Aran

Aran Hamilton

President & Co-Founder, Vantage
Aurelie

Aurelie Guerrieri

CMO, Open Systems
Baha

Baha Nurlybayev

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, Balance
Balaji

Balaji Gopalan

Co-Founder and CEO, MedStack
Ben

Ben Sanders

CEO and Co-Founder, Davispier.ca
Ben

Ben Stacey

Founder, Pitchverk
Ben

Ben Zifkin

CEO, Hubba
Bob

Bob Kyryliuk (CEO-P2P)

CEO , CEO-P2P Inc.
Brett

Brett Reed

Director, Global Talent and People, Localised
Brice

Brice Scheschuk

CEO, Globalive Capital
Bryan

Bryan Gold

Co-Founder and CEO, #paid
Bryan

Bryan Smith

Co-Founder & CEO, ThinkData Works Inc.
Casey

Casey Lau

Co-Host, Rise Conference (Web Summit)
Chevonae

Chevonae Walcott

Analyst, Relay Ventures
Chris

Chris Ye

Co-Founder, Uken Games
Chris

Chris Adams

Founder and Managing Partner, Adams Hamilton
Christopher

Christopher Leacock

Founder , Jillionaire LLC
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
Daniel

Daniel Bishun

Economic Development Officer , City of Brampton
David

David Winterstein

CEO, Velocia
David

David Senior

Partner, Playground Inc
David

David Steckel

Founder and CEO, Setter
Denise

Denise Mc Clure

Senior Manage of Economic Development, City of Brampton
Derrick

Derrick Fung

CEO, DROP
Devin

Devin Tu

Founder and CEO, Map Your Property
Devin

Devin Ramphal

Innovation and Technology Sector manager-City of Brampton, City of Brampton
Diana

Diana Goodwin

CEO and Founder, MarketBox & AquaMobile
Dickson

Dickson Nsofor

Founder and CEO, Korapay (Techstars 2019)
Diran

Diran Otegbade

CEO, Realtor.ng
Drew

Drew Lindsay

Co-Founder, GuruLink
Duncan

Duncan Brown

Partner, Penrose Partners
Edmundas

Edmundas Balčikonis

CEO and Co-Founder, Eddy Travels Inc.
Eileen

Eileen Brewer

Angel Investor, Golden Seeds
Ernest

Ernest Yap

Founder, Covarian
Eropa

Eropa Stein

CEO, Hyre
Eva

Eva Wong

COO and Co-Founder, Borrowell
Frank

Frank Erschen

Director, GTAN
Frederic

Frederic Voyer

Practice Leader & Advisory Director / Ex-FinTech Founder, RCGT Consulting & Swaaap.com
Garth

Garth Smith

Director, Ontario Brain Institute
George

George Bordianu

Co-founder & CEO, Balance
Graeme

Graeme Millen

Director, Technology Banking, Silicon Valley Bank
Gurjot

Gurjot Narwal

CEO and Co-Founder, Gini Health
Hamid

Hamid Akbari

CEO, BlancLink
Hamoun

Hamoun Karami

CEO and Founder, Lidbot
Hooman

Hooman Aksari

CTO and Co-Founder , Artboard Studio (Techstars 2020)
Hussam

Hussam Ayyad

Founder and Managing Partner, A10V
Ilya

Ilya Brotzky

Founder and CEO, VanHack
Irene

Irene Katzela

Founder , Axio4Tech
Jack

Jack Liu

CEO and Co-Founder, Orbiseed (Techstars 2020)
Jafar

Jafar Owainati

Co-Founder, Loopio
Jamal

Jamal Mehdi

Cofounder and CTO , Envoi
James

James Meier

CTO, Synervoz Communications
James

James Wallace

Co-Founder, Exponential Venture
James

James Mayer

Senior Manager, Investments & Venture Services, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation
Jason

Jason Atkins

General Partner, 360insights
Jeff

Jeff Hohner

President, Tecumseh Capital Ltd.
Jeffery

Jeffery Potvin

Founder, Open People Network
Jelmer

Jelmer Stegink

Program Director, DMZ Innisfil
Jennifer

Jennifer Turliuk

CEO and Founder, MakerKids
Jeremy

Jeremy Potvin

Founder, World of Angus
Jeremy

Jeremy Glassenberg

Product Management, APIs, Developer Experiences, Marketplaces, API Strategist
Jeremy

Jeremy Bell

CEO and Co-Founder, Mayday (Techstars 2020)
Jesse

Jesse Shapins

Director of Public Realm, Sidewalk Labs
Jessica

Jessica Peters

Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer , RIDDL
Joe

Joe Parenteau

CEO and Co-Founder, Fable (Techstars 2020)
Joe

Joe Denis

Partner, Newport LLC
Joel

Joel Lessem

CEO, Firmex
John Can

John Can Karayel

Principal, Flow Capital
Jon

Jon Prentice

Investment Director (Canada) , Lighter Capital
Jonathan

Jonathan Ip

Founder, Iterative Law
Jordan

Jordan Jocius

Director, Founder Institute Waterloo-Toronto
Karanjot

Karanjot Jaswal

CTO and Co-Founder, Cinchy
Karthik

Karthik Ramakrishnan

CEO, Gallop Labs
Kesem

Kesem Frank

Founder, Mavennet and AION
Kevin

Kevin Gervais

Investor @ Bruce, Co-Founder @ Statflo, Bruce
Kumar

Kumar Abhishek

Head of Growth, Happay
Kyle

Kyle Collier

Co-founder and CEO, Phaze
Laith

Laith Shukri

Sr. Market Development Manager, Silicon Valley Bank
Lance

Lance Cottrell

Board Member, North Bay Angels
Lidia

Lidia Bit Yunan

Co-founder, Set Scouter
Lloyed

Lloyed Lobo

Co-founder, Boast.AI
Lucas

Lucas Porter-Bakker

CEO and Co-Founder, GOJI
Luke

Luke Vigeant

CEO, Inkblot
Luke

Luke DeCoste

Entrepreneur in Residence, Davispier.ca
Maarij

Maarij Rehman

CEO, Envoi
Marat

Marat Mukhamedyarov

Managing Partner, Good News Ventures
Marcello

Marcello Tommasi

Co-Founder & COO, Envoi
Mark

Mark Smith

Canada Startup Ecosystem Lead, Amazon AWS
Mark

Mark Pavlidis

CTO, Flixel
Maryam

Maryam Nabavi

Founder and CEO, Babbly (Techstars 2020)
Matt

Matt O'leary

CEO and Co-Founder, Treasure Financial
Michael

Michael Kosic

Founding Partner, Loyal VC
Michael

Michael De Monte

Co-Founder, ScribbleLive
Michael

Michael Young

CTO, Reuters News and Media
Michael

Michael Katchen

Founder & CEO, WealthSimple
Michael

Michael Hyatt

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, BlueCat Networks
Michele

Michele Romanow

Co-Founder, Sfoundation
Mike

Mike Apted

Startup Solutions Architect, AWS
Mike

Mike Silagadze

CEO, Top Hat
Mike

Mike Suprovici

FI Mentor
Milad

Milad Zabihi

CEO & Cofounder, Peekage
Mohamed

Mohamed Sheta

Founder & CEO, AiZtech
Mohammed

Mohammed Ghalayini

Board of Directors, Maple Leaf Angels
Mohan

Mohan Markandaier

Managing Partner, Good News Ventures
Mucahit

Mucahit Gayiran

CEO and Co-Founder, Artboard Studio (Techstars 2020)
Muhammad

Muhammad Rashid

Director, Business Development, Finastra
Nabil

Nabil Fahel

Head of Partnerships and Community, Terminal, Inc.
Natalie

Natalie Smith

Senior Associate, Whitecap Venture Partners
Neha

Neha Khera

Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Nicholas

Nicholas Chepesiuk

FI Mentor
Nicholas

Nicholas Sopuch

Mr, Plato
Nicole

Nicole Verkindt

Founder and CEO, OMX
Noah

Noah Dolgoy

CEO, Tread
Pamela

Pamela Draper

CEO, Bitvo
Paolo

Paolo Frescura

Chief Operating Officer, Phaze Inc
Pardeep

Pardeep Grewal

Fellow, OnDeck
Paul

Paul Parsons

Partner, Metaii
Phil

Phil Jacobson

VP, Strategy & Growth, #paid
Philippe

Philippe LeBlanc

CEO, Flixel Photos Inc
Phillip

Phillip Gales

CEO, inate.ai
Preet

Preet Singh

Founder, Designx
Puneet

Puneet Arora

Finance & Ops for Startups, Brightiron
Rainer

Rainer Takahashi

Founder and CEO, Jauntin
Ravin

Ravin Shah

Co-CEO & Founder, QuickTapSurvey
Raymond

Raymond Luk

CEO, Hockeystick
Reuven

Reuven Cohen

Founder, Award Pool
Richard

Richard Hyatt

Co-founder, BlueCat Networks
Rohan

Rohan Nair

Head of Technology, Highline BETA
Rokham

Rokham Sadeghnezhadfard

Founder, TheRedPin.com
Ron

Ron Benegbi

Global, Company Builder
Ron

Ron Gentile

Founder, Moodfit
Roy

Roy Pereira

CEO and Founder, Zoom.ai
Rubsun

Rubsun Ho

CEO, Crowdmatix
Russ

Russ Armstrong

Head of Business Development, Boast.AI (Boast Capital)
Russell

Russell Brand

Member, Keiretsu Forum
Ryan

Ryan Micheletti

FI Mentor
Sahand

Sahand Sojoodi

Principal, Sojoodi Consulting
Sami

Sami Dalati

Cofounder, Brizi
Sara

Sara Bentham

Director, Georgian College Entrepreneurship Centre
Sarah

Sarah Stockdale

CEO, Valkerie
Saroop

Saroop Bharwani

CEO and Co-Founder, Senso (Techstars 2018)
Sergey

Sergey Kalnish

CEO, SmartHire
Sharon

Sharon Fan

Managing Director, Zenyum (Taipei)
Sharoon

Sharoon Thomas

CEO and Founder, Fulfil.io
Sheetal

Sheetal Jaitly

Founder, Tribal Scale
Shiva

Shiva Bhardwaj

Founder, CEO, Pitstop
Sina

Sina Roshan

COO and Co-Founder, Peekage (Techstars 2020)
Slawek

Slawek Potasz

CEO, CarScanner
Steve

Steve Dixon

SMB Leader (Canada), Apple
Suhas

Suhas Ghante

Entrepreneur, SVEthos
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
Tingcheng

Tingcheng Cui

CTO and Co-Founder , Orbiseed (Techstars 2020)
Tobey

Tobey Wood

Engagement Manager, Techstars
Tom

Tom Lowden

Head of Labs, US East and Canada, WeWork Labs
Tony

Tony Sabeta

Partner / Patent Agent, Aird & McBurney LP
Torrey

Torrey Smith

Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
Tracy

Tracy Leparulo

Founder, Untraceable
Trevor

Trevor Coleman

Founder - SVP, New Product Development , InteraXon
Victor

Victor Wong

Managing Director, Operations, Flipp
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)
Zachary

Zachary Friedman

Founder and COO, Secure Digital Markets

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