SEATTLE, October 27, 2009 – The Founder Institute has announced Seattle as its fourth location, after a successful semester in Silicon Valley and recently announced expansions to Washington, D.C., and San Diego, California. Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to be a sponsor of the Seattle semester, which is designed to attract top technology, engineering and gaming talent from the Pacific Northwest who are interested in founding a company of their own.
The Founder Institute is a business incubator and four month executive training program for new and seasoned entrepreneurs. The Institute prepares founders to lead the next generation of world-class technology companies across a wide range industries, from biotech to the internet. Through weekly sessions guided by renowned CEOs, the Founder Institute breeds disciplined founders ready to lead the next generation of high-tech companies.
The Seattle sessions will run from December 7, 2009 to April 5, 2010 and will be headed by Chris Early, former general manager of Windows Gaming Technology at Microsoft. The Institute has confirmed a number of local and remote CEO Mentors, including: Derrick Morton, CEO of Floplay; Bryan Starbuck, CEO of TalentSpring; David Kidder, CEO of Clickable.com; and Bryan Thatcher, CEO of Empressr.