Founder Institute Expands To Los Angeles

The Founder Institute, the business incubation and mentoring program started by TheFunded's Adeo Ressi, is expanding into the Los Angeles area, and is accepting applications for entrepreneurs for a Spring session, the group said late last week. The Los Angeles effort is being headed by Ken Rutkowski. In an invite to an information session on the incubation program, Rutkowski said that mentors in the Los Angeles program include Alan Friel, Bill Woodward, Brock Pierce, Dan Gould, Elon Musk, Eric Pulier, Evan Rifkin, Fred Joyal, Gregg Spiridellis, Gregory Markel, Jesse Dylan, Kelly Perdew, Liz Heller, Michael Robertson, Neil Warren, Nolan Bushnell, Peter Hirshberg, Peter Pham, Phil Wiser, Richard Rosenblatt, Robert Tercek, Ross Levinsohn, Sandy Climan, Scott Painter, Shawn Gold, Tony Greenberg, Wayne Bos, and William Quigley. The Founder Institute already runs programs in Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, Washington DC, San Diego and Orange County, as well as Paris and Singapore. The group said Monday it is running an information session at Clearstone Ventures Thursday evening.