Mentors make the difference. While there is a ton of "how to turn your idea into a unicorn" advice, it is hard to always know what is right for you, the founder. Your company, your vision, may not follow the same path as those before you. Mentors help you pick out the useful advice and information from the avalanche of feedback and suggestions. They help you see what is important and what can wait. We are honored to have a phenomenal set of mentors ready to help the entrepreneurs in our Accelerator Program!
Sudhir is an financier, private investor, CEO and board member. As CEO of an internet community and commerce site, he lead a valuable exit to a strategic buyer.
Kirsten is a rare combination of leader, learner and cybersecurity expert. On top of that she has hacked several companies into growing, profitable enterprises.
Paul's specialty is people. With broad experience in multiple industries and high-growth, high change companies, he's ready to help you build your team!
Dr. Ann Blackburn
If you want to make sure your company culture doesn't fail, Dr. Blackburn is the one to call. She called the cultural meltdowns at Uber and Zenefits before they happened!
Want an expert in company exits? Kevin has had four! Despite his many successes, Kevin likes to say that he's "Failed" at every role there is to have at a tech company.
Lonnie is a business, finance and IP attorney who has worked with hundreds of technology start-ups. He founded Finkel Law Group to serve tech entrepreneurs.
Laura is a jack of all trades and top SaaS Executive. She single-handedly grounded the entire USAF bomber division (and almost got arrested by a 4 star general!).
John is an engineering mastermind. He's led teams at companies big and small through extensive growth, while solving complex challenges.
Heidi is a globally-minded, customer-anchored marketer. She's put startups on the map and accelerated growth for companies of all sizes.
Peter is an accomplished operations executive, innovator and venture capitalist. He has seen it all, from ground zero to an IPO and a $3.4B exit.
Steve was part of Big Data 1.0 doing M&A for BI companies, Big Data 2.0 spinning out the Yahoo Hadoop team into Hortonworks, and sees AI / ML as the start of Big Data 3.0
Sherry Platt is an astute and experienced Talent Strategist. She excels at helping employers strategically attract and retain top employees.
Mary Jo Potter
Mary Jo is both an accomplished entrepreneur and investor.Â She successfully sold her first company and now enjoys supporting healthcare entrepreneurs.
David knows how to make products and infrastructure - including machine learning algorithms - work at scale. He's a math wizard as well!
Justin eats Data Science and Analysis for breakfast. He's used his skills to tame the big data universes of advertising and search applications.
Who you gonna call when your web site or app wonâ€™t scale? Greg! He's crafted VoD and AWS cloud solutions for companies of all sizes including nCUBE, Cisco, and more.
Eric is a venture capital fund investor who advises seed/early-stage fund managers and their portfolio companies. He started his career in Mechanical Engineering.
Sabina is an accomplished engineer and leader. Her most unusual entrepreneurial endeavor? Her campaign to get elected to the San Ramon City Council!
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