Mentors support our accelerator program by serving as a panel of senior industry, academic and tech leaders who provide guidance to startups and founders.
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our mentors

Andre Smith

Co-Founder at The Sales League

Flavio Somanji

Research Scientist II at NBR


Jeff Reed

STO Advisor for Homebloc

Jiangfan Zhang

Assistant Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology

Jiannan Ouyang

Co-Founder & CEO at Openmining

Mike Grandinetti

CMO/Chief Strategy Exec; Professor

Charlie Oliver

Founder/CEO of tech 2025 and Served Fresh Media

Sheila Doyle

Marketing Consultant

Taha Ahmed

VP of Corporate Dev. & Strategic Investments at Forbes

Jon Krohn

Chief Data Scientist

Edward Borrelli

Founder of Hupernikao Holdings

Sharon Gill

Real Estate Advisor at Compass

Lu, Dai

Senior Data Analyst at Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China

Philip Gradwell

Chief Economist at Chainalysis

Joerg Kliewer

Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Eric Lau

Head of Engineering at Lake Hill Capital Management

Bolong Li

Director of Acquisition Growth at Amazon Audible

Yiman Lou

Senior Human Factors Engineer at BD

Mourad, Mazouni

Founder and Managing Partner of Davinci Consulting Group, EVP of Morgan Stanley

Tania J. Omana Amador

Co-founder of Buroma Group S.C. and Attorney at Wilkes Legal, LLC.

Ryan Shearman

Chief Alchemist at Aether

Dr. Alfloyd Woodard

Sentara Hospital Medicine Physician

Ned Saleh, PhD

Founder at Synsal, Inc.

Lisa Gus

CEO & Co-founder at WishKnish, CEO at VeeSee

Richard (Ruicheng) Xu

US Head of Grand View Capital

Tongtong Gong

Chief Operating Officer at Amberdata

Lavina Ramkissoon

Founder of, Director at Future City Fourways

Harumi Urata

Chief Financial Officer, Celsius Network


Matt Kowalczyk

President/Owner of EXIT83 Consulting


Gabriel Zanko

Venture partner at Urano Capital


Jason Wu

Founder & CEO of DeFiner


Jeffrey Christiansen

Managing director at ValCap Global Advisory