The Founder Institute is planning on setting up in Cape Town, allowing existing and prospective founders an opportunity to launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs.
Cape Town entrepreneurs are joining the mission to ‚”globalise Silicon Valley‚” as The Founder Institute looks to set up in Cape Town. The launch will bring existing and prospective founders a path, through a part-time four-month program, to launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs – while not being required to quit their day job.
Those wanting to learn more can attend a free upcoming Founder Institute event:
‚óè Startup Pitch Bootcamp, 22nd April 2013, http://fi.co/e/2871
‚óè Founder Institute Information Session, 29th April 2013, http://fi.co/e/2870
‚óè Startup Ideation Bootcamp, 6th May 2013
In just four years of operation, the Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute has graduated over 800 technology companies across 42 cities and 24 countries, can be found on 5 continents and is acknowledged as world’s largest startup accelerator.
The program is open to anybody that is passionate about building a technology company: idea or no idea, full-time job or unemployed, young or old, male or female, experienced in business or straight out of school. With sufficient interest shown, The Founder Institute plans to launch in Cape Town in the next couple of months.
Leading the Founder Institute’s efforts in Cape Town are Nevo Hadas and Paul Salvage, two seasoned entrepreneurs with multiple startups successes and experience in corporate venturing of new businesses inside large existing ones.
Other leaders of local tech companies who have signed on to mentor the courses include Alan Lipschitz (CEO, Interface Holdings/Webmail), Geoff Cohen (CEO, 24.com), Bryan Hattingh (CEO Cycan), Michael Law (CEO, Attix5), Nic Haralambous (Former CEO, Motribe), Roy Ingle (MD, Hipzone), Tinus Le Roux (CEO, Fancam), Gavin Moffat (join.the.dots) and more. The full list of expected mentors can be viewed athttp://fi.co/mentors/cape_town
“I am well informed that there is a large amount of creative talent in Cape Town, but not always the infrastructure and community necessary for early-stage companies to succeed,”” says Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute. “”I am hoping the Founder Institute can set that foundation at the very early-stage and strengthen the ecosystem as a whole.””