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NY Founder Institute First Look Showcase

Founder Institute

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Get a First Look at Companies You Will Read About Tomorrow

On July 31, NY Directors Bryan Janeczko and Gabe Zichermann will showcase top FI graduates in the process of fundraising to demo their products for an exclusive audience of investors, advisors, and press. There will also be a key note address by Brian Cohen, Chairman of the New York Angels, as well as a short panel with three angel investors addressing the New York star-up ecosystem.

Who Should Attend?

Angel investors, early-stage venture capital firms, advisors, press, Founder Institute Mentors and Graduates are all invited to attend. 

Keynote Speaker


Brian S. Cohen, Chairman of New York Angels

As an angel investor and mentor to entrepreneurs, Brian now serves as Chairman of the New York Angels who has invested over $53 million into more than 70 early stage technology companies. Brian was the first investor in Pinterest and numerous other industry leading startups.

As a new author, Brian‘s book entitled “What Every Angel Investor Wants You To Know: An Insider Reveals How To Get Smart Funding For Your Billion Dollar Idea” will be published and released by McGraw Hill in April 2013.



Brian Cohen, Chairman of New York Angels

Jason Reynolds, Director of Engineering at Ff Venture Capital

Jeff Stewart, CEO of Lenddo, Investor 

Jeff Wald, Founder of Work Market, Investor


Presenting Companies

Builder Buzz

Michael Lisovetsky

"BuilderBuzz is an online home improvement marketplace where contractors come to you - Snap, Post, Hire, Done!"



Jack Reichert

Inkwell empowers authors to take control of the publishing process -- with crowd funding, social tools, and a support network, authors can raise the funds they need to produce their book



Dean Soukeras

CitiEdge helps renters and owners with their next big move or project, by matching them to ideal agents and service providers, based on their personality.


One + Love

Sean Apparicio

One + Love is a social networking app for the LGBTQ community--connecting users to local safe spaces, supportive online community, entertainment, and news.



Aleksandar Vukasinovic

"Revolutionizing the way we communicate emotion"



Eric Duffy

Pathgather is an enterprise learning application that helps employees discover learning content, track their progress, and connect with coworkers around professional development. 


Tristan Bel & Michael Su

Videos for Ambiance: gorgeous landscapes and streetscapes streamed directly to your HDTV


6:30pm - 6:50pm: Opening Remarks by Bryan Janeczko, Co-Director of Founder Institute, and Gabe Zichermann with David Odrich, senior partner at Pillsbury Law 

6:50pm - 7:10pmKeyNote by Brian Cohen

7:10pm - 7:30pm: Investor Panel Discussion on NY StartUp EcoSystem

7:30pm – 8:30pmGraduate Presentations

8:30pm – 9:00pm: Closing Reception & Networking with Drinks 


About the Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through a four month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs - while not being required to quit their day job. Our unique Graduate Liquidity Pool also enables graduates and mentors to share in the equity upside of each class, creating local, teamwork-based ecosystems where great new businesses can flourish.

The Founder Institute has been operating in New York since 2010, graduating over 50 local technology companies in that time.  In just over three years of operation, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 565 companies across 28 cities, 13 countries, and five continents - making us the world's largest startup accelerator.

To learn more, visit, follow us on @founding, or Like us on Facebook.



Visionaries. Growing companies. Industry leaders.

These are our clients. They’re big on the future. So are we.

From our offices in Silicon Alley, Silicon Valley and other leading technology hubs around the globe, our emerging growth/technology practice represents over 400 technology companies and their financiers. Our clients include leading startups and venture capitalists in digital media, ecommerce, communications, big data, retail, fashion, software, clean tech, biotech and beyond. We understand our clients’ technical needs, financing requirements and fast-paced business environment, and we know how to protect and leverage their intellectual property to maximize growth and exit opportunities.

Have questions about NY Founder Institute First Look Showcase? Contact Founder Institute

When & Where

Microsoft BizSpark
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Founder Institute

The Founder Institute is the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders across the globe build enduring technology companies. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across over 50 countries, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,500 companies in 5 years. The company's mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and build sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

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