Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Founder Insitute LA Gears Up For Spring Semester
The Los Angeles chapter of the Founder Insitute, the startup incubation program run locally by Ken Rutkowski, is gearing up for its Spring Semester, saying that it has added a number of new mentors for the semester. The Founder Institute said that it has added Steve Lehman, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Premiere Radio Networks, and Cheryl Tiegs, the businesswoman and fashion model, as two of the mentors. Other mentors to the effort include Elon Musk (Tesla/SpaceX), Kelly Perdew (Fastpoint Games), Michael Robertson (MP3.com), Nolan Bushnell (Atari), and many others in the local technology community. The Founders Institute is an offshoot of a mentoring program started by Adeo Ressi in Silicon Valley, which looks to help startups gain funding and gain the skills needed to get their ventures funded.