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.

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

                                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

                                              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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