THE FOUNDER INSTITUTE MISSION: to ‘Globalize Silicon Valley’ and empower entrepreneurs to build companies that will create one million jobs. It is an idea-stage accelerator that helps founders launch enduring tech companies through structure, mentorship, and a global network. The Founder Institute has a success rate of 80% for startups launched. If you are up to the challenge, the founder Institute offers a 14-week comprehensive step-by-step curriculum that will provide you the structure, mentorship, and network needed to launch an enduring company.
Since 2007 aspiring entrepreneurs have used the Founder Institute program to form and improve their business ideas, develop their marketing strategy, create an advisory board, recruit co-founders, improve their pitch, launch a product, prepare to raise capital, bootstrap to profitability, generate revenue, and more. In this session you will lean how the Founder Institute can provide you the structure, mentorship, and network needed to launch an enduring company.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Mr. Jeff McKenzie is CEO & President of McKenzie Systems Engineering Associates (MSEA). Jeff has an innovative way of getting things done fast, accurately and on-time to go beyond customer expectation and tasking requirements. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.
MSEA was founded and launched as a small business in 2001. Since 2001 MSEA has supported several Prime Contractors, serving multiple weapon systems programs at Naval Based Ventura County. The company provides engineering services for Radar Systems, Integrated Project Management, and Combat Systems Engineering. One of his career highlights was sailing around South America on the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76). For the past five years his company has worked on the newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78).
Mr. McKenzie is also the CEO of the Rhodes Fest Concerts Foundation. Rhodes Fest Concerts Foundation produced the documentary called “Down The Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story”. It featured prominent keyboard players and artists. He has produced and coproduced musical festivals over the last few years.
Jeff McKenzie serves on the Board of Directors for several different organizations including the GOLD COAST FOUNDER INSTITUTE and the Oxnard College Foundation. Jeff currently serves as the Director of Investor Relations for Conscious Youth Promoting Health & Environmental Resilience (CYPHER).