Student Agencies
Entrepreneurship at Cornell

Our Mentors

eLab Mentors play a critical role in the shaping of our teams’ business concepts. They apply their entrepreneurial experiences and subject matter expertise to help entrepreneurs ask the right questions, solve hard problems and battle test their concepts in a safe environment.

galvin

Greg Galvin

Kionix
Co-Founder

    Trenchard

    Bill Trenchard

    Founder Collective
    Founder Partner

      Jaquette

      John Jaquette

      Entrepreneurship at Cornell
      Executive Director Emeritus

        young

        Eric Young

        Canaan Partners
        Partner and Co-Founder

          Karangelen

          Michael Karangelen

          TowerBrook Capital Partners
          Managing Director

            Kathan

            Dan Kathan

            Student Agencies Foundation
            Managing Director

              Lampert2

              Dana Lampert

              Wiggio
              Founder & CEO

                Lardin

                Cliff Lardin

                Cayuga Venture Fund
                Venture Partner

                  Lesser

                  David Lesser

                  Hudson Bay Partners, LP
                  President

                    novikoff

                    Tim Novikoff

                    Fly Labs Inc.
                    CEO

                      Neville

                      Sean Neville

                      Simply Audiobooks
                      CEO & Co-founder

                        Osborne

                        JB Osborne

                        Red Antler
                        Founder

                          Rosenbloom

                          Micah Rosenbloom

                          Founder Collective
                          Founder Partner

                            ross

                            Brian Ross

                            Made in Nature
                            Chief Innovation Officer

                              balen

                              John Balen

                              Canaan Partners
                              General Partners

                                Shulman

                                Zachary Shulman

                                Cayuga Venture Fund
                                Managing Partner

                                  dickinson

                                  Lara Jackle Dickinson

                                  LJD Consulting
                                  Managing Partner

                                    smithline

                                    Justin Smithline

                                    FunnelFire
                                    CEO

                                      Duane

                                      TJ Duane

                                      Lateral Link Group
                                      Principal

                                        SommerC

                                        Cari Sommer

                                        Cari Sommer Media
                                        CEO

                                          farrell

                                          Jim Farrell

                                          f’real foods
                                          Founder and Director

                                            SommerD

                                            Dan Sommer

                                            XL Marketing
                                            President

                                              What do mentors do?
                                              eLab carefully selects a limited number of experienced mentors who play a number of roles based on the needs of each individual team. Our mentors help students in the following ways:

                                              • Ask tough ‘critical path’ questions designed to help our team’s to improve their concepts.
                                              • Provide perspective on issues ranging from the start up process and fundraising, to product development and distribution of equity to employees. They bring their experiences and wisdom to the table to help our teams succeed.
                                              • Provide regular feedback on strategy, products, pricing, sales strategy, marketing plans, investor decks, legal factors and many of the other issues that entrepreneurs explore as they undergo their journey.

                                              If you are interested in becoming an eLab mentor, please email peter@cortle.com

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