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.

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

                                        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

                                              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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