The Founder Institute & More Join Global OFFICE HOURs

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The list of participating investors and mentors for OFFICE HOURs, Startup Grind 2013 has expanded to more than a dozen leading startup minds, including Adeo Ressi, CEO of the Founder Institute, Michelle Scarborough, partner of Smart Ventures and Chair of Canada’s National Angel Capital Association and New Delhi investor Rajesh Narayan.

Also participating from the FI network will be Blumberg Capital EIR Misha Chella and Golden Gate Ventures Jeffery Paine.

Startups qualifying for OFFICE HOURs will receive Advanced Standing at the Brandery, one of the top ranked accelerators in the United States. And a point of differentiation in the review process for TiEQuest, the annual business venture competition that features investments of up to $1,000,000 to top teams and various cash prizes and in-kind services from sponsors exceeding $150,000 in value for contest winners. In 2012, TiEQuest attracted more than 225 entrepreneurs from 51 cites across North America.

Click “read more” for a quick recap on how investors, mentors & startups can participate:


To participate in OFFICE HOURs …

Investors, Mentors & Experts:

1. Confirm your participation by emailing a link to your online profile to me at michael at cdling dot com. I will add you to the list.

2. I will email you a list of qualified startups as soon as possible after Feb. 1st.

3. You select a min of 3 startups from the list that you want to talk to and let me know.

4. I will then introduce the Founder of each startup that you select by email and let them follow up with you to schedule the 10 min meeting with you, which can be face to face, over the phone or via skype anytime that fits your schedule.


1. To qualify for OFFICE HOURs and many more opportunities, collect 10 credible opinions on Cdling. Click here to learn how.

If you have any questions please email me at michael at cdling dot com.