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Time is Running Out to Apply to the Saint Petersburg Founder Institute

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-25

Join us this Spring and launch a company in Saint Petersburg with the Founder Institute!

Applications to the Saint Petersburg Fall 2015 Semester are due very soon (2015-09-13). 

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Saint Petersburg, then 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.

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. 

The Founder Institute's method of identifying "Entrepreneur DNA", and our upcoming semester, was recently covered by Andrey Ponomarev in an article on titled Плохой и хороший фаундер - инфографика от Founder Institute.

The Saint Petersburg chapter is led by Andrei Komarovski, serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder of; and Jane Smorodnikova, CEO at

In addition, participants in Saint Petersburg will receive expert training and feedback from an impressive list of mentors, including; 

  • Alex Lifanov: Founder,
  • Alexander Finn: VP of Software Development, Solu Machines
  • Alexei Kozlov: CEO, Habilect
  • Alexey Stepanenkov: ТОП-менеджер, Embria
  • Alexey Koren: Founder, Excursia Inc
  • Alexey Komarov: Tracker, IIDF
  • Alexey Smirnov: Founder, Profiscope
  • Alfiya Muhametova: CEO , IdealMachine
  • Andrei Maiboroda: CEO , GreenBusiness
  • Andrey Jeglov: CMO, CoffeeLab
  • Andrey Mima: Co-founder, Qbaka
  • Anna Kuchuganova: Сhief product officer, MailBurn
  • Anton Gladkov: Founder,
  • Arkadiy Hotin: Founder, Arcadia
  • Diana Sorina: Co-founder, Piligrimxxi
  • Dmitry Platonov: Vice President Intellectual Property, Yota Devices
  • Dmitry Dubograev: Managing Partner,
  • Ilya Chernetski: Product Executive,
  • Ilya Kurilin: CEO, Octopod, Inc
  • Ilya Antipov: Co-Founder, Biomedical Modeling LLC
  • Jan Erik Nyrövaara: Jan Erik Nyrövaara (Saint Petersburg FI)
  • Jane Smorodnikova: CEO,
  • Konstantin Gladyshev: Business development manager
  • Konstantin Kalinov: Founder,
  • Kristina Stoyanova: Head of User Experience, Yandex.Money
  • Luiza Alexandrova: CEO, Saint-Petersburg Business Angels Organization
  • Lyubov Simonova: investment manager, RVC SeedFund
  • Mark Martemianov: Creative Director, PLUS8
  • Max Malyy: Analyst, IdealMachine
  • Maxim Rydlev: Sales Director,
  • Maxim Smirnov: CEO,
  • Mike Fedorov: Founder, Plan B media
  • Mikhail Belyaev: Regional Manager , 1C-Bitrix
  • Nikolay Strakh: Трекер, ФРИИ
  • Nikolay Vyatkin: Deputy CIO, Lenta
  • Oleg Shchegolev: CEO, SemRush
  • Olga Pavlova: Founder,
  • Pavel Pravdin: Partner,
  • Pavel Timofeev: Founder, Student Loan Hero
  • Roman Polyak: BizDev, VP, Engageya
  • Sasha Andreev: Founder and CEO, SoftJoys
  • Sergey Galeev: CEO, AddReality
  • Sergey Suchkov: СEO, Radario
  • Tatyana Savelieva: General manager of the Russian branch, Wrike
  • Yaroslav Pankov: CEO, Cup.Li
  • Yulia Poslavskaya: PR Director, Veeam Software
  • Zoya Nikitina: CEO & Founder, E-Contenta
  • Валентин Домбровский: Head of Market Relations, Excursiopedia
  • Григорий Петров: Технический Евангелист, Voximplant
  • Даниил Павлючков: CEO, MailBurn
  • Евгения Барченко: Consultant, Ingria
  • Любовь Симонова: Principal , RVC SeedFund
  • Михаил Зельдин: Со-основатель, Crowdhunters
  • Михаил Раяк: Исполнительный директор, ФППИ
  • Наташа Гермогентова: UX-copywriter, Yandex.Money
  • Ник Филатов: Director,
  • Николай Тихвинский: CPO & co-founder, Go+
  • Сергей Дулин: CEO, Teslawatch

                                  We hope you will join us in Saint Petersburg and launch a company in 2014.

Time is Running Out to Apply to the Saint Petersburg Founder Institute

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