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.

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

                                            Rosenbloom

                                            Micah Rosenbloom

                                            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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