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New York Founder Institute Final Applications Due Sunday

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-12-22

Join us this Winter and launch a company with the New York Founder Institute!

Sunday (2017-07-23) is the Final Application Deadline for the Winter 2013 New York Founder Institute. If you or someone you know could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup in New York, then click here to apply today.

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can begin building a business around their ideas without putting their livelihood at risk.

The 4-month program will be meeting on Tuesday evenings starting 2017-08-01, and will be led by local leaders Gabe Zicherman (Editor of Gamification.CO) and Justin Sherratt (Founder of Sortbox).

Helping our founders in New York with critical feedback and guidance are;

  • Adam Besvinick: Venture Capitalist, Deep Fork Capital
  • Adam Price: CEO, Homer Logistics
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Albert Balcells: SVP Software Engineering, Next Jump
  • Alberto Escarlate: CTO, Throwing Fruit
  • Alex Konrad: Staff Writer, Forbes Magazine
  • Alexander Volodarsky: Co-Founder, 90sFest
  • Alexandre Marcotte St Michel: CTO, Hykso
  • Alexis Beechen: CEO, The Drop
  • Allison Stewart: Strategic Partnerships Manager, FOOD-X
  • Ambrose Price Iii: Founder & CEO, Ambrose Madison
  • Andrew Levine: Co-Founder & CMO, Green Matters
  • Andrew Lee: CEO, Esper
  • Andrey Osipov: Founder & CEO, Visual Craft
  • Andy Saldaña: Director of Operations, NY Tech Alliance
  • Angelique Mercurio: Founder & CEO, EnerKnol
  • Annalie Killian: Director, Human Networks, Sparks & Honey
  • Anthony Pompliano: Managing Partner, Full Tilt Capital
  • Anupam Kundu: Global Account Strategy and Growth, EPAM Systems Inc
  • Arifa Sheikh: Director of Brand Strategy, Kantar Vermeer
  • Arsen Pereymer: Founder & Managing Partner, Appument Ventures
  • Ashantha Kaluarachchi: Managing Director, StartEd Accelerator
  • Avi Yashchin: Interim CEO
  • Beatriz Helena Ramos: Founder , DancingDiablo,
  • Benji Decker: Global Director, WeWork Labs
  • Bonnie Halper: Founder, Startup One Stop
  • Boris Grinkot
  • Brian Frumberg: Founder, VentureOut
  • Brian Stuckey: Principal , CoVenture
  • Brian M Pasalich: National Practice Leader, AdvisorConnect
  • Bryan Janeczko: Founder, Wicked Start
  • Chamie Baldwin: Strategist, BGIN
  • Charlie Kim: Founder & CEO, Next Jump
  • Chris Henry
  • Chris Brown: General Manager, NYU Data Future Lab
  • Chris Weibel: Director of Software Architectures, Next Jump Inc
  • Çigdem A Binal: Director, L-Spark/Wesley Clover
  • Claire McTaggart: Founder & CEO, SquarePeg
  • Conrad Egusa: Founder, Brownstein & Egusa
  • Cory Crosland: President, Croscon
  • Craig Kanarick: CEO , Mouth Foods
  • Dan Nelson: Consultant & Strategist,
  • David Beatty: Managing Partner, Golden Seeds
  • David Teten: Partner, ff Venture Capital
  • David S. Rose: CEO, Gust
  • Dean Soukeras: Founder, Hustle Hero
  • Devaraj Southworth: Co-Founder & CEO, Thirstie, Inc.
  • Dimitris Kouvaros: Accelerator Director/VC, Newark Venture Partners
  • Emily Bell: Program Manager, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator
  • Eric Duffy: CEO, Pathgather
  • Francisco Chabran: Director, International Development, IE Business School
  • Gabe Zichermann: CEO, Onward
  • Glen Hellman: Glen Hellman - Business Strategist, Driven Forward, LLC (Baltimore FI) , Driven Forward, LLC
  • Haithem Elembaby: Co-Founder, Katalyst Live
  • Hans Kullberg: CEO & Founder, EconoCast
  • Hilary Szymujko: Head of Program,
  • Howard Love: Founder & CEO, LoveToKnow
  • Hudson Gaines Ross: Founder, Rise Coffee
  • Jack Pratten: Founder and CEO,
  • Jackie Trebilcock
  • Jacob Geffner: CEO, BuyMyOrder Inc
  • Jacob Krueger: Founder, Jacob Krueger Studio
  • James Liao: ex-Graduate Mentor, Founder Institute NY
  • James Gatto: Social Media and Games Team Leader, Sheppard Mullin
  • James Calhoun, Rehash Studio
  • Jan Niklas Kokott: Head of User Experience, Glossier
  • Jason Shuman: Venture Capitalist, US Investment Partners
  • Jeff Stewart: Founder & CEO, Lenddo
  • Jeff Wald: Founder and President, Work Market
  • Jeff Tompkins: Co-Founder, Advisor Connect
  • Jeff Silverman: Cofounder, Laconia Capital Group
  • Jennifer Love: CEO, One More Woman
  • Jesse Middleton: General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
  • John Lynn: Co-Founder, Studio Project
  • John Matson: Digital Director, Voyager
  • John Federico: CEO, EventHero
  • Jonathan Hakakian: Managing Director, SoundBoard Angel Fund
  • Jonathan Greechan: Co-Founder, Founder Institute
  • Jordan Frey: Accountant, EisnerAmper
  • Jorge Torres: Managing Director, VenSeed
  • Joseph Jaffe: Founder & CEO, Evol8tion, LLC
  • Joseph Daniels: Partner, Co-Chair -- Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Group , McCarter & English, LLP
  • Josh Futterman: Principal / GP and Founder, ShadowGM / The Gauntlet Venture Fund and Accelerator
  • Juan Llanos: Fintech/Regulation Executive/Advisor, JLA
  • Justin Sherratt: Founder, Sortbox
  • Justin Dombrowski: Founder/Principal, Historiocity Tech
  • Justin Hauser: CEO, Life Capital
  • Justin Hendrix: Executive Director, NYC Media Lab
  • Kalyan Jakka: Software Engineering Manager, Next Jump
  • Kamal Hassan: CEO, Incmind
  • Kate Wei: Business Development Manager, iBeeHub Incubator
  • Katy Kasmai: Founder, Team Exponent
  • Kenneth Kay: Founder and Chairman, San Juan Tech Meetup
  • Kevin Siskar: Managing Director, Founder Institute NY
  • Khalil Zahar: Founder & CEO, Hykso
  • Lisa Morales-Hellebo: Founder, LMH Consulting
  • Lisa Cuesta: Vice President, NextGen Venture Partners
  • Luis Gonzalez: Founder / Managing Director, InterConnecta
  • Luis Gonzalez: Co-Founder and Partner, Outbound Ventures
  • Malcolm Fontier: Founder, Upstream & Co
  • Marcos Polanco: CTO, Visor Labs
  • Mark Lee: Partner, Hokku PR
  • Mark Nikolsky: Partner, McCarter & English, LLP
  • Matt Rodak: Founder, Fund That Flip
  • Matt Mandell: Principal, Mandell Enterprises
  • Meghan Messenger: Co-Founder, Next Jump
  • Michael Solomon: Co-Founder, 10x Management
  • Michael Hoeppner: CEO, GK Training & Communications
  • Michael Diamant: CEO, Skip Hop
  • Michael Serotte: Founding Partner, Unshackled Fund
  • Michael Fiedel: Vice President of Strategy & Operations, Croscon
  • Michael Weiksner, Ph.D.: Chairman & Trustee, e-thePeople
  • Mike Lee: CEO, Studio Industries & The Future Market
  • Miloš Žikić: CEO, SpiceFactory
  • Nael Rasamny: Co-Founder and Partner, Outbound Ventures
  • Nathan Bashaw: Co-Founder & CEO, Hardbound
  • Nayan Busa: Co-head of Revenue Operations, Next Jump
  • Nga Nguyen: Founder,
  • Otis Ellis: Client Advisor, PNC Wealth Management
  • Patrick Lewis: Co-Founder, vLAB
  • Patrick Schoonveld: VP, Business Operations, Return Path
  • Patrick Mc Ginnis: Managing Partner, Dirigo Advisors
  • Paul Polizzotto: President and Founder, CBS EcoMedia
  • Paul Grossinger: Member, New York Angels
  • Pavel Asanov: CEO, PlayFitness
  • Pelli Wang: Principal, SeedInvest
  • Peter Burakowski: Director of Marketing, 43 North
  • Phineas Ellis: Head of Brand Marketing, Jack Erwin
  • Rachel Loui: Chief Strategy Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Ramphis Castro: Co-Founder, ScienceVest
  • Rasu Jilani: Director of Cultural Diversity and Strategic Partnerships, NEW INC
  • Rob Principe: Founder & CEO, Scratch Music Group, Inc.
  • Rob Delman: Managing Director, Golden Seeds
  • Robin Baudreau: Grand Facilitator at Kworq, Kworq
  • Robyn Hatcher: Owner, SpeakEtc.
  • Ron Richards: Co-Founder,
  • Rosemarie Truman: Founder and CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation
  • Sarah Hinawi: Resident, TED
  • Scott Heiferman: CEO, Meetup
  • Sean Apparicio
  • Sebastian Vidal: Executive Director, Parallel18
  • Shahab Kaviani: Co-Founder, Chief Entrepreneurs Office, CoFoundersLab
  • Shana Dressler: Executive Director, Google's 30 Weeks
  • Shaun Johnson: cofounder, Studio Project
  • Sherman Hu: Enterprise Sales, LinkedIn
  • Sidney Nakahodo: Entrepreneur and international development specialist, New York Space Alliance
  • Stefano Tresca: Founder, iSeed
  • Steffan Bankier: Co-Founder, Public House
  • Steven Krein: CEO, OrganizedWisdom
  • Sumeet Shah: Senior Associate, Brand Foundry Ventures
  • Sunil Sharma: Managing Partner, Extreme Venture Partners
  • Tereza Nemessanyi: EIR and Chief Troublemaker, Microsoft Startups
  • Terry Young: Founder and CEO, Sparks & Honey
  • Thatcher Bell: Managing Partner, CoVenture
  • Thomas Fuller: CIO, Next Jump
  • Tony Jenkins: Executive Coach, Catapult
  • Veronica Guzman: Founder | Innovation Catalyst, WAMVentures
  • Vicente Dy Reyes: Founder & CEO, mise en place
  • Vince Scafaria: CEO, DotAlign
  • Xuelan Zhang: Lead Software Engineer, Next Jump, Inc.
  • Zoltan Szalas: Co-Founder, Croissant
  • Zosia Ulatowski, Cornerstone Ventures

In only 8 years of operation, over 2,300 graduate companies across 170 cities have used the Founder Institute to validate their idea, develop their plans, refine their product, build an advisory board, prepare for seed funding, and more. 

We hope you will join us in New York and launch a company in 2013!


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