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.

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

                                          galvin

                                          Greg Galvin

                                          Kionix
                                          Co-Founder

                                            Trenchard

                                            Bill Trenchard

                                            Founder Collective
                                            Founder Partner

                                              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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