Founder Institute Mentors

Vancouver 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
Alex

Alex Hobbs

CEO, Oxford Lock
Ali

Ali Kashani

Head of X, Postmates
Ally

Ally Bharmal

Partner, Fasken Martineau
Aman

Aman Mann

CEO, Procurify
Andrew

Andrew McLeod

CSO, CERTN
Andry

Andry Tanusdjaja

Co-Founder & COO , MuseFind
Andy

Andy Chu

CEO, Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival
Angela

Angela Baldonero

COO, Procurify
Baila

Baila Lazarus

Instructor - Media Communications, Small Business BC
Bijan

Bijan Vaez

Founder and CEO, Fractional CTO
Bill

Bill Tam

VP, BC SuperCluster
Bonnie

Bonnie Foley-Wong

Chief Investment Innovator, Pique Ventures
Boris

Boris Lau

Senior Software Engineer, Mobify
Bosky

Bosky Mukherjee

Founder, Spark to Substance
Brittany

Brittany Whitmore

Founder/CEO, Exvera Communications Inc.
Canon

Canon Bryan

CFO, Terrestrial Energy
Casey

Casey Lau

Head of Asia, RISE (Web Summit)
Chris

Chris Wilson

CEO, Function Point
Chris

Chris Goward

Founder & CEO, WiderFunnel
Christian

Christian Gauthier

Partner , Bennet Jones
Colin

Colin Weston

Founding Partner, Reviver Sport+Entertainment
Colin

Colin Brown

VP Revenue Operations, Sky Global
Danny

Danny Robinson

VP Product Development, iQmetrix
Danny

Danny Halarewich

CEO, LemonStand
David

David Raffa

President, Valeo Corporate Finance Ltd.
Don

Don Osborne

CEO, Urthecast
Dr. Alexandra T.

Dr. Alexandra T. Greenhill

CEO, Careteam Technologies Inc.
Ed

Ed Levinson

Director, Ensibuuko
Erin

Erin Campbell

CEO, ECMB Capital Partners
Galya

Galya Westler

Founder, Plazus Technologist Inc.
Geoff

Geoff Fawkes

CEO & Co-Founder, Vancosys Data Security Inc.
George

George Kondopulos

Partner, KPMG
Gerry

Gerry Li

Associate, Bennett Jones LLP
Grandy

Grandy Chu

Founder and Designer , Atelier Grandi
Grant

Grant Lawrence

President, Valhalla Private Capital
Hartland

Hartland Ross

Founder, eBridge Marketing Solutions
Henry

Henry Soo

CEO, Settlely
Ian

Ian Gilbert

Chief Revenue Officer, Guidespark
Jack

Jack Gin

Corporate Director - Entrepreneur - Former CEO, Semios, Saltworks, Extreme CCTV
Jayesh

Jayesh Parmar

CEO, Picatic
Jean Guy

Jean Guy Faubert

CRO, SEDNA
Jennifer

Jennifer Li

CEO, MuseFind
John

John Chan

Principal Consultant, 2x Conversion Design
Kal

Kal Malhi

Founder and CEO, BullRun Capital Inc
Ken

Ken Charko

President , Dunbar Theatre/ Charko Investments
Kevin

Kevin Sandhu

CEO & Founder, Grow
Kwang

Kwang Lim

Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
Kyle

Kyle Campbell

Founder, Hack Capital
Lisa

Lisa Payne

CFO, Mine Sense
Luke

Luke Aulin

CEO, RTown
Lynda

Lynda Brown Ganzert

CEO, Curatio
Manveer

Manveer Bisla

FI Mentor
Maria

Maria Osipova

VP Marketing, Traction Guest
Marius

Marius Adomnica

Associate, Segev LLP
Mark

Mark Williams

Entrepreneurial leader, Co-Founder, Elastic Path
Mary

Mary Ryan

COO, PKI Capital [Private Family Office]
Meredith J.

Meredith J. Powell

Venture Partner, Voyager Capital
Michelle

Michelle Martin

President, Sea to Sky Startup Society
Miguel

Miguel Kudry

Founder, CEO, HelpHub
Mike

Mike Winterfield

CEO, Founder, Active Impact Investments
Mike

Mike Mendoza

Founder, LEXI
Miranda

Miranda Lievers

COO, Thinkific
Neil

Neil Patel

CEO / Founder, Kabuni
Nick

Nick Oostveen

President, Gravit-e Technologies
Nicole

Nicole Donnelly

FI Mentor
Nicole

Nicole Gallop

VP, Cultivate Advisors
Paris

Paris Gaudet

Executive Director, ACETECH
Paul

Paul Austin

Partner, Fort Capital Partners
Pete

Pete Duggan

Executive Vice President Operations, UrtheCast Corp.
Pete

Pete Berdusco

President, Guyana Goldstrike
Peter

Peter Reek

Founder, Savvy + Associate
Peter Paul

Peter Paul Van Hoeken

Founder & CEO, FrontFundr
Praveen

Praveen Varshney

Director, Varshney Capital Corp.
Ray

Ray Torresan

CEO, /Archive Digital
Rick

Rick Pasin

Co-Founder, MyEducationRoom.com & Sincron HR Software (sincronhr.com)
Rob

Rob Attwell

Founder, COO/CFO, Careteam Technologies Inc.
Rob

Rob Stone

Owner, Mr. Taxes
Robert

Robert Delmar

Business Advisor, Bull Run Capital
Roberto

Roberto Erario

Business and Leadership, Coach
Ryan

Ryan Smith

CEO, FTSY
Sam

Sam Sullivan

MLA of British Columbia and Former Mayor, Vancouver
Scott

Scott Larson

CEO, Kater, HeliosWire
Shahrooz

Shahrooz Nabavi

FI Mentor
Simon

Simon Hardy

Consultant, Brand and User-Centred Design
Stacey

Stacey Wallin

Head of Growth, BC Tech
Stephanie

Stephanie Wetterwald

Marketing Manager, Entreflow Consulting Group
Stephen

Stephen Shen

CTO, MuseFind
Steve

Steve Oldham

CEO, Carbon Engineering Ltd.
Susan

Susan Koch

CFO, Carbon Engineering Ltd.
Thealzel

Thealzel Lee

Founder, President & Director, e-Fund
Todd

Todd Embley

COO, HORIZONthree
Tom

Tom Petryshen

Advisor, Adacado
Tyler

Tyler Douglas

Former Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Vision Critical
Valerie

Valerie Song

CEO, AVA
Van Doren

Van Doren Chan

President, Ugly Dumplings
Viviana

Viviana Matheus

Director of Digital Strategy and Brand, Comm100
Wade

Wade Larson

Founder, Urthecast

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