Mentors

Welcome to Santa Monica New Tech Mentorship Page!

What: Here you can see a list of members of our community who are willing to become mentors, coaches or advisers. They can meet with you one on one and offer valuable piece of advice in the area of their expertise. The meeting is usually 30 min-1 hour.

How: Please contact any of them using the form below and they will get back to you with their availability and possible location, and a fee (if any). Some of them will meet with you for free.

This is a pilot, so feel free to send your comments and feedback before and/or after your meeting with the mentor via the same contact form that goes to the curator.

Technology

1. Sri Pulakanam: Co-Founder at NeurLabs, Founder at Cheers+, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can mentor on Tech solutions for startups, rapid prototyping, Mobile Apps.

2. Bryan Lemster: President, Halcyon Innovation, LLC, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can mentor on Web Development, App Development, Graphic Design and Social Media.

3. Vijay Bhatt: CTO, eContek, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Software Design and Development.

4. Oliver Pantelides: CEO, jpeMEDIA, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Web site development, SEO, Logo and UI Design.

5. Joel Fleiss: CEO of Enterprise Portfolio Software, LinkedInMeetup

Can mentor on Technology Solutions.

6. Daniel Kaplan: Software Consultant, LinkedInMeetup

Can consult on Software Architecture, Software Engineering Best Practices, and Java.

7. Andrew Browning: Systems Engineer (Web Applications), LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Systems Engineering, Web Applications, Development, Education.

8. Shibu Sen: API & IoT Expert, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can mentor on software/hardware design and in healthcare domain.

9. Andy Dubin: CEO, Lio Social, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Mobile App Development, Social Media.

10. Kervin Krause: Engineering Manager, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Manufacturing, Operations, Design.

11. Blair Zajac: Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Programming solutions, technical leadership.

12. George Thiruvathukal: Software Developer, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Lean startup practices, product management, technology.

13. Emil Safier: President, Quantum Films Software, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Software Application Development, Product Management, Start-up Strategies, Pitch.

14. Ludovic Francois: Consulting Engineer, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on DevOps, Linux and Storage.

15. Ayush Jain: Mobile Applications Professional, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Mobile Apps, software development.

16. Kanoj Kotla: Software Engineer, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on software development.

17. Alex Buzov: iOS and Mac Developer, LinkedInMeetup

Can consult on iOS and Mac Development.

18. Tom Schurman: Software Engineering Director, LinkedInMeetup

Can consult early-stage startups on tech, product development strategy, operations and fund-raising.

Investment

1. Marcus Filipovich: Director Emeritus Pasadena Angels, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on how investable your startup is.

2. Josie Roman: Founder & Principal SeaLight Enterprises, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on how to get funding; strategy, business development, marketing and finance.

Tax Compliance and Planning

1. Derek Davis: Certified Public Accountant, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Tax Accounting and Planning.

2. Andrey Yakunichev: Tax Consultant, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Tax Compliance and Planning.

Business Development, Strategy, Marketing and Finance

1. Alex Urmersbach: SVP, Business Management, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on business strategy, finance, technology, fundraising, business development.

2. Dave Mojo: Director, Business Development, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Business Development, Sales, Product Development.

3. William Dolphin: International Business Consultant, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on business development, strategic planning, fund raising, international opportunities.

4. Chris Mirosevic: Director, Content Marketing, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Business Development, Strategy, Digital Marketing, Film Financing.

5. Jorn Teutloff: President, Management Consulting, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Strategy for tech startups, investments.

6. Jay Tsao: Finance and Strategy Executive, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on strategy, financial modeling and forecasting, product development.

7. Corinna Schramme: Business Strategist, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Business Strategy and Productivity.

8. Jade Davis: Business Strategy Consultant, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on business strategy in tech and wellbeing.

9. Terence Lem: Marketing Professional, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Marketing and Videos.

10. Florent Buisson: Strategy and Marketing Consultant, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on Economic and Financial Modeling, Strategy and Marketing

Legal

1. Harold Laufer: General Counsel, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult startups on choice of entity, formation, financing, growth to exit.

2. Christopher Persaud: Patent Consultant, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on patent law, patent analysis and writing patents

Pitching

1. Liz Adelman: Communications Professional, Meetup

Can consult on Public Speaking, Pitch and Presentation Preparation.

2. Robert Dickman: Communication Coach, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can mentor on Pitching/Presenting/Narrative Development

Supply Chain

1. Grace Woo: Supply Chain Professional, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can consult on food/agriculture tech space.

Agile Methodologies

1. Patricia Anglano: Agile Transformation Coach, LinkedIn, Meetup

Can mentor on Agile methodologies, Agile tools, SDLC process and organizational development and operations

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