At the core of Startups Ignite is our Venture Mentor Community. Our community would not exist but for the contributions and dedication of the individuals listed below.

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Lead Mentors

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Jonathan Altman

Tech Fellows Program | Capital One
Advising in areas of:
Software Development
Technology

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Michael Kull

Independent Consultant |Kull + Associates
Advising in areas of:
Accelerators
Business Development
Business Fundamentals

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Shiva Thirumazhusai

Founder and CEO | Nasotech
Advising in areas of:
Agile
Business Administration
Business Development

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Peter Rogers

President | Welford management & Consulting LLLC
Advising in areas of:
Growth strategies
Information Technology

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Dan Light

COO | Dan Light Consulting
Advising in areas of:
Adopting Agile/Lean Startup
Business Administration
Business Development

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Thomas Hershenson

PR Counsel | NewsPRos
Advising in areas of:
Pitch Preparation
Public Relations

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Jeyamariappan Ganapathy

Investment Advisor | Samatva Wealth Management LLC
Advising in areas of:
Finance
Technology Advisor

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Callye Keen

Product Designer|Coach |President
Advising in areas of:
3D
Hardware
Lean Product Development

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Jeremy Snyder

Startup ninja at DivvyCloud | Entiviti
Advising in areas of:
Accelerators
Business Development
Business Models

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Kevin Ringham

CEO | Tiger Team Consulting, LLC
Advising in areas of:
Adopting Agile/Lean Startup
Executive/Operations Management
Software Development

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J.J. Dacanay III

CEO / President | Ace Group Solutions Inc.
Advising in areas of:
Business Administration
Enterprise Software
Executive Leadership

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Keith Fowler

Venture Adviser in Technology
Advising in areas of:
Agile
Enterprise Software
Information Technology

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Ganesh Tayi

CEO | BizBeacon
Advising in areas of:
Business Strategy
International Business
Marketing

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Eugene Rosenfeld

Venture Adviser
Advising in areas of:
Customer Development
Data Privacy
Enterprise Software

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Amu Fowler

Executive Director | Startups Ignite
Advising in areas of:
Business Models
Content Marketing
Customer Development


SME Mentors

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Azeem Khan

Cyber Security Professional | Confidential
Advising in areas of:
Information Technology

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Jennifer Vaughn Dalton

Founder, CEO |BrandMirror
Advising in areas of:
Marketing
Strategic Planning

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Sonia Mundra

Director of Operations | Chenega Applied Solutions
Advising in areas of:
Business Development
Financial Analysis
Gov Con

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D’vorah Graeser

US Patent Agent | Graeser Associates International Inc
Advising in areas of:
Copyright Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Business

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Jared Sheehan

Android Lead and Senior Manager | Capital One
Advising in areas of:
Leadership
Mobile Strategy
Software Development

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Thomas Hershenson

PR Counsel | NewsPRos
Advising in areas of:
Pitch Preparation
Public Relations

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Gary Honig

President
Advising in areas of:

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Dannielle Hawk

Principal | Hawk Coaching & Consulting
Advising in areas of:

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Michael Reyes

Financial Advisor | Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Advising in areas of:
Finance

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Larry Cynkin

Consulting CTO | GreenBar
Advising in areas of:
Agile Process
Software Development
Technology Strategy

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Emile Karam

Founder, SoccerSkybox | Startup Innovator
Advising in areas of:
Business Strategy
Customer Development
Emerging Startups

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Kiran Yeddala

Entrepreneur / Technology
Advising in areas of:
Digital and Product strategy
Emerging Startups
Executive/Operations Management

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Sara Capra

Co-founder, & Chief Commercial Officer
Advising in areas of:
Pitch Preparation

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Hector Del Castillo

Chief Technology Officer of V-Sense Medical
Advising in areas of:
Business Development
Business Models
Business planning

Robert Klinck

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Robert Klinck

Attorney | Klinck LLC
Advising in areas of:
Copyright Law
Intellectual Property Law
Trademark Law

Niklas Munck

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Niklas Munck

Founder | economITech
Advising in areas of:
Business Development
Sales

Umar Hameed

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Umar Hameed

CEO | No Limits Selling
Advising in areas of:
Marketing
Sales

Craig-Kendall

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Craig Kendall

Venture Adviser
Advising in areas of:
Business Strategy
Financial Structure
Investor Strategy

William King

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William King

User Expert | Product Researcher for AddThis
Advising in areas of:
Cognitive Psychology
Product Research
User Experience

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Louis Levy

Copyright & Trademark Attorney
Advising in areas of:
Advertising
Copyright Law
Data Privacy

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Meetesh Patel, J.D.

Venture Adviser, CEO of Strategic Edge
Advising in areas of: