Introducing the April ’15 Cohort of Tech Startup Founders

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Founders Network April 15 Cohort

We are proud to introduce our April ’15 cohort of tech startup founders! This month, our newest Founders Network members join with a wide range of specialties, including backgrounds and degrees in software development, industrial engineering, marketing, law, project management, education, software architecture, and more.

We welcome three entrepreneurs who have won awards such as Female Entrepreneur of the Year (Innovation Norway), the Innovator Award (Application Development Trends magazine) and Top 40 Under 40 (Business in Vancouver), as well as founders who have previously worked for Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, Ernst & Young and American Express. With this new cohort, we are excited to see FN grow in Vancouver, Peru and Washington DC in addition to our new SF, SV and NYC members. A warm welcome to our newest cohort, we can’t wait to see their growth and impact in FN!

Paul Caswell, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersPaul Caswell, Founder & CEO of Weave the People. Weave the People is used by companies to discover the hidden talent of their employees in order to create higher performing teams. Paul is based in San Francisco, CA.


Janice Cheam, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersJanice Cheam, Founder & CEO of Neurio Technology Inc. Neurio Technology Inc. is a leading home intelligence technology company that’s turning the smart home market upside down. Janice is based in Vancouver, Canada.


Edwin Havens, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersEdwin Havens, Founder of crowdid. Crowdid is a retail concept designed to create a more fulfilling retail experience. Edwin is based in San Francisco, CA.


Adrian Hunter, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersAdrian Hunter, Managing Partner of eTracker LLC. eTracker LLC is a task management technology designed to optimize operations for commercial real estate operators. Adrian is based in San Francisco, CA.


Felix Ipanaque, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersFelix Ipanaque, Founder of PickApp. PickApp is a delivery app that offers express delivery at bargain prices. Felix is based in Peru.


Linda Johannessen, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersLinda Johannessen, Founder & CEO of YAY Images. YAY Images allows users to find the perfect image in seconds, and stream it directly to their site. Linda is based in San Francisco, CA.


Sean Kerklaan, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersSean Kerklaan, Founder & CEO of Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science allows companies and individuals to see and understand how fatigue is affecting their workplace safety, performance and productivity. Sean is based in Vancouver, Canada.


Deekron Krikorian, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersDeekron Krikorian, Founder of Motion Traxx. Motion Traxx helps people stay motivated during their workouts. Deekron is based in New York, NY.


Juho Kyrolainen, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersJuho Kyrolainen, Founder & CEO of Bublaa. Bublaa is a discussion platform and network. Juho is based in New York, NY.


Kathryn Lowen, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersKathryn Lowen, CEO of Control. Control gives you the ability to manager your Stripe payments, stop fraud, and accept payments all from your mobile device. Kathryn is based in Vancouver, Canada.


Christine Pilkington, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersChristine Pilkington Founder of JellyBeen. JellyBeen helps parents discover & recommend the best local places to eat, shop & play with kids through other parents. Christine is based in Vancouver, Canada.


Brian Schwartz, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersBrian Schwartz, Founder & CEO of Airbox. Airbox syncs files across cloud storage providers. Brian is based in San Francisco, CA.


Mischa Steiner-Jovic, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersMischa Steiner-Jovic, CEO of Awesense, Inc. Awesense offers advanced Platform-as-a-Service grid analytics tools that provide true intelligence into the distribution grid, with special emphasis on finding nontechnical losses. Mischa is based in Vancouver, Canada.


Vivian Tan, April 15' cohort of tech startup foundersVivian Tan, Founder of Imaginary Number Co. (Mathbreakers). Imaginary Number Co. transforms K-6 math education into fun, empowering faming experience. Vivian is based in Silicon Valley.


With the addition of the April ’15 Cohort, Founders Network is now more than 500 members strong! You can check out our previous cohorts, here

We are passionate about combining the rich and diverse experience and perspectives all of our members bring to our peer mentorship community of tech startup founders. Together, we are taking management and personal risk off the table and ensuring mutual success. Stay tuned to Founders Edge for startup updates, tips and lessons learned from each of our new members. To learn more about Founders Network click here.

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Founded in 2011, Founders Network offers lifelong peer mentorship to over 600 tech startup founders globally. Our platform, programs and high-touch service facilitate authentic experience sharing, warm introductions and long-term professional relationships. Additional benefits include over $1M in startup discounts and mentorship from 50+ Institutional Investors. Members are located in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, London and other tech hubs. Each month our Membership Committee admits a new cohort of full-time tech founders who are nominated by an existing member.

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