Our Mentors

EFN has more than 400 mentors located throughout the U.S.  Our mentors are concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Michigan, Houston and Austin, Texas, Seattle, and Southern California.  We also have groups of mentors around the World particularly in London, Northern Europe, India, Asia and South America.   Below are profiles for some of our mentors (click on their photos to see their profile).

We invite experienced entrepreneurs and industry and technology experts to apply.  We seek people who enjoy mentoring young inventors and entrepreneurs and who are empathetic, good listeners and eager to learn from the mentoring experience.

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Dave Perry University of Texas, Austin Consumer Electronics, Software, IT Services Austin, Texas Rice Business Plan Competition, NYU Stern New Venture Competition, University of Michigan
Ashni Mohnot OnCourse Vantage Pvt. Ltd. Software, Education Tech, Health Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Indian School of Business Global Social, Princeton University, Stanford University Social-E Challenge
Akshat Shah UE LifeScience Inc Head of Strategy and Business for UE LifeScience Inc; Producer and Partner, Black Boxers Productions LLP; Mentror, Stasis Lab; Mumbai India NYU Stern New Venture Competition, Rice Business Plan Competition
Lyle Landon Assn of NJ Environmental Commissions Media, environment, real estate New Jersey NYU, Rice
Gary Woolf Shiboomi Finance, Marketing, New Business Developement Boston University of Michigan, Tulane University
Bill Reichert Garage Technology Ventures Venture Capital, Education, E-Commerce, Marketing San Francisco Bay Area NYU
David Wells GreatPoint Ventures venture capital, renewable energy, finance San Francisco Bay Area NYU
Gary Beall Texas State University Building Products/Material, Chemicals, Energy Storage, Environment, Material/Metal, and Material/Metal Manufacturing. San Marcos, Texas Rice University, Texas State University
John Bernard "JB" Duler Enterprise Futures Network Insurance, e-commerce, non-profit San Francisco Bay Area Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan
Rammonhan Reddy Lean Startup Coach, Design Thinking, and Lean Product Management Information technology, retail, consulting Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Duke University, New York University
Neil Sankar Medical Director & Clinical Consultant in Biotech Life science, biotech San Francisco Bay Area Rice University, University of Michigan
Ralph Poole Columbia University Legal, management consulting Boston New York Unviersity, Rice, University of Michigan,
Zufigar Deo Startup Ready IT/Web/Mobile, social enterprises London, England Indian School of Business, New York University
Steven Berger Early stage business investor and advisor Electronics, Software San Francisco Stanford, Rice, UC Berkeley, Indian School of Business
Thomas Jensen Enterprise Futures Network Non-profit, management consulting, software, energy and environment San Francisco Duke, Indian School of Business, Rice, NYU, Stanford, University of California, University of Michigan
Po Chi Wu EFN, FutureLab Consulting Education, venture capital, finance Hong Kong Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand
André Gueziec Gueziec Associates Mobile, Software, Media San Francisco Bay Area University of Michigan
Kenneth James James Leadership Group Management consulting, energy efficiency, utilities San Francisco Bay Area Rice University
Paul Kallmes Metis Partners Inc Intellectual property, lighting San Francisco Bay Area Rice University
Craig McDonald Navigant Consulting Management consulting, utilities Boulder, Colorado Rice University
Daniel Colbert North Energy Ventures Energy supply and technologies, energy efficiency, nanomaterials, green chemistry, universities, venture capital Santa Barbara, California Rice University, University of Michigan, University of Washington
Edward Chan-Lizardo Columbia University Agriculture; Economic Development; Enterprise Software and IT; Not For Profit; Sustainability New York, New York NYU, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan
Adam Marchick Voice Labs, Kahuna Software, mobile, social ventures, venture capital Palo Alto, California Stanford
David Arscott Compass Technology Group Semiconductor manufacturing, hardware, software, health and automotive technology Palo Alto, California Stanford, UC Berkeley and University of Michigan
Dinesh Katiyar Accel Partners Software, Internet, venture capital; international Palo Alto, California Stanford, Indian School of Business
Stephanie Marrus University of California, San Francisco Life science, universities, venture capital San Francisco, California Stanford, UC Berkeley
Mary Spaeth University of Wisconsin University education; research parks; Consulting Austin, Texas Indian School of Business, Rice University, University of Michigan
Steven Messner e360 Consulting Energy; Environmental; Consulting San Francisco Bay Area Rice University, Stanford University , University of Arizona
Dwight Agan Intertek Consulting; Energy Palo Alto, California Rice University, Stanford University, University of Washington
Wayne Larocque Larocque & Associates, LLC Angel Investing; Energy Palo Alto, California Rice University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, NYU
Raymond Beauchamp BeauMedia Corp. Media; Software; Internet San Jose, California Rice University, UC Berkeley
Michael Moon GISTICS Incorporated Consulting; Digital Assets San Francisco, California New York University, Rice University, UC Berkeley, University of Southern California
Ravi Thomas Carnegie Mellon University Higher education; Software Palo Alto, California Indian School of Business, Rice University
Michael Gilson Adrastia Biotech Consulting, Aerospace; Transportation San Francisco, California UC Davis, University of Washington
Sandeep Akkaraju Consulting, Hardware; Software Boston, Massachusetts Rice University, Stanford University, University of Michigan
Alexander Hehmeyer The Danville Group Angel Investing; Software San Francisco, California Duke University, Rice University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, University of Michigan