World’s Largest Startup Launch Program Testing a New Semester in Miami

The Founder Institute (, the world’s largest startup launch program with over 1,550 graduate companies, announced today that it is exploring a new semester launch in Miami. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 cities and 50 countries, the Founder Institute has helped aspiring technology entrepreneurs launch over 1,550 companies, which have created over 15,000+ new jobs.

Anyone interested in bringing a Founder Institute semester to Miami by joining the program can fill out an Interest Form at by 2015-08-23, or attend a free upcoming event:

Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur
2015-07-14, 06:30 PM

Startup Founder 101
2015-07-28, 06:30 PM

Founder Institute Information Session
2015-08-11, 06:30 PM

Through the Founder Institute’s part-time four-month program, existing and prospective entrepreneurs are empowered to launch a company with expert startup training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs, while not being required to quit their day job. The company’s mission is to “Globalize Silicon Valley” and create sustainable startup ecosystems that will create one million new jobs worldwide.

Leading the Founder Institute’s efforts in Miami are Juan A. Meza, an Strategist for Fortune 500 companies, Gustavo Fernandez, Managing Director of Royal Oak Kapital and Enrique Sierra, serial entrepreneur. Other leaders of local tech companies who have signed on to mentor the program include:

Kjell De Orr: Managin Director, Newlink Research
Donna Abood: Principal, Managing Director – Miami, Avison Young
Leonel Azuela: CEO & Founder , Quaxar
Douglas Scott: Co-Founder & CEO, The HighBoy
Miguel Molina Cosculluela: Managing Partner & Co-Founder , Analytikus
Martin Enriquez: CEO & Co-Founder, Socialmetrix
Rene R Garcia: Managing Director, Co-Founder, SkyPlanner
Saul Hernandez: Regional Head of Digital LATAM and Global Lead of Online Video, Mindshare
Gabriel Cabrera: Omni Channel Strategist, Avon

“The Funders Institute brings best practices from all over the globe (not only Silicon Valley), together with local mentors who know and understand the Miami ecosystem, and innovative, energetic Miami entrepreneurs, is the recipe for success.” Says Juan A. Meza

If you would like to help bring a Founder Institute Semester to Miami by joining the program, then be sure to complete an Interest Form by 2015-08-23 at If enough people complete the form, then the Founder Institute will formally launch a chapter in Miami on 2015-10-20.

About The 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. 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.

About the SFTA

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, we provide south Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region.


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