Our mentors have sat where you sit today. They have built companies from the ground up- they have bootstrapped, developed product roadmaps, grown sales teams, executed on marketing strategies, raised money and made the hard decisions.

They generously share their time and expertise because they are passionate about what they do and they love helping startups succeed.

Aaron Hinjoosa

CEO, Solera Holdings

 

Aaron Woo

Partner, McCullough Sudan

 

Adam Wulf

Founder, Milestone Made

Alexander Robart

Director, Ambyint

 

Amitav Misra

Manging Partner, Cardinal Advisors

 

Andrew Clark

Principal, Castell Group

 

Anna Jarman

Analyst, Shell Technology Ventures

Anupam Singh

Principal, Aramco Energy Ventures

Aziz Gilani

Partner, Mercury Fund

Billy Murphy

Partner, Dwyer Murphy Calvert LLP

 

Blair Garrou

Managing Director, Mercury Fund

 

Brandon Stein

Vice President, Marketing & Development Molecule Software

 

Carolyn Goodwin Rodz

Founder, Circular Board

Celestine Vettical

VP, Intelligent Energy Products & Technology
Baker Hughes

 

Christopher Robart

Managing Director, Unconventional Capital

 

Dane Witbeck

Co-founder, Meshify

 

Daniel Cotlar

CMO, Blinds.com

 

David Morris

TMC Biodesign Innovation Fellow, TMCx Accelerator

 

Doug Erwin

Chairman, Redhouse Associates

 

Emily Keeton

Co-Head M&A, IAC

 

Erick Garcia

President, Hedgeway Group

 

Erik Ibarra

Chief Experience Officer, Calamine

Gabriel Garcia

CEO, PollutionTech, LLC

 

Harvin Moore

Director, Space Center Houston

 

Heath Butler

Managing Partner, HeathAnthony 

 

Hesam Panahi

Rice Entrepreneurship Initiative Professor, Rice University

 

Huyen Bui

EVP Technology, Life Line Healthcare

 

Jag Singh

Managing Director, A.R.M. Consulting

 

Janet H. Moore

Full-time Faculty and Director, Communication Program
Rice Business

 

Jason Brown

Innovation Consultant, American Family Insurance

 

Javier Fadul

Inventive Information Design, CulturePilot

 

Jeff Reichman

Principal, January Advisors

 

Jenifer Smith

Corporate Partner, DLA Piper

 

John Goodman

Technical Lead, Poetic Systems

 

John Greensage

Founder & CEO, Doctor My Doctor

John Reale

Founder, Station Houston

 

Johnathan Wojtewicz

Executive Director, Bunker Labs

 

Jon Nordby

Vice President of Talent and Innovation, Greater Houston Partnership

 

Josh Tabin

Managing Consultant, Josh Tabin Consulting

 

Karl Maier

Business Advisory, Doeren Mayhew

 

Keith Kreuer

Principal, Redhouse Associates

 

Kemal Farid

Managing Director, Bluevine Ventures

 

Ken Cohen

Consultant, The Village School

 

Kenley Clark

CEO, Project Insiders

 

Kenton Gray

CTO, iOffice

 

Kerri Smith

Managing Director, OwlSpark

Larry Hack

CIO, Blinds.com

 

Lauren-Kristine Pryzant

Senior Analyst, Mercury Fund

 

Leland Putterman

Co-Founder & Chairman, Trivie, Inc

 

Marc Nathan 

Startup Business and Funding Advisor

 

Marcus Erickson

Senior Director of Development, Campus Management Corp

 

Mark Hamrick

Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright

Mark Khan

Founding Partner, Omnivore Partners

Mark Poag

Managing Director, Fitz Gate Ventures

Marc Schmulen

Founder, JellyCapital

 

Mathilde Leary

Managing Director, Health-e-Port

 

Matthew Hager

CEO, Poetic Systems

 

Matthew Keas

Lead Instructor, The Iron Yard

Michael Raspino

President, May River Ventures
Attorney

Naser Hossain 

Mechanical Product Designer and R&D Engineer, Schlumberger

Nathalie Felciai

Founder & CEO, Amuseworld

 

Nir Leibovich

CEO, Co-founder, GoCo

 

Pat O’Donnell

CEO, Unabridged Technology

 

Phil Fraher

COO & CFO, The Right Place

 

Phil Jackson

Director of Development of Operations, cPanel

 

Raja Gupta

CEO, OBMedia

 

Rakesh Agrawal

Founder, CEO, SnapStreamMedia

 

Ravi Brahmbhatt

Director of Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship, HCC

 

Sam Parikh

VP Sales, Graylog

 

Urvish Vashi

VP, Marketing, Paradigm

 

Wendy Nunnelley

Vice President: Strategy Japan Business Unit, The Coca-Cola Company

 

Yael Hochberg

Academic Director, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship