Mentors

Founders in StartX’s accelerator get access to world-class mentors who are dedicated to helping them grow their companies and providing long-term guidance on vision and strategy. Their backgrounds range from serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to professors and lecturers from the Computer Science department and d.school. Before allowing mentors into the community we vet them to ensure they have a proven track record of delivering phenomenal mentorship. As a non-profit, we're able to pick from the best–mentors know that all our incentives are aligned to help the founders succeed. Once paired with a company, mentors are committed to meeting with their companies in person at least biweekly and also to field questions via email or phone calls.

Within the community we have Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs). These are Stanford alumni founders who work on their own startups out of our shared office space and have already had successful exits, funding rounds, and product releases with their previous startups. EIRs are there to mentor and support all founders in the program.

Speakers

Tech Mentors

George.zachary
George Zachary Partner Charles River Ventures
John.lilly
John Lilly Partner Greylock Partners
Mike.cassidy
Mike Cassidy Serial Entrepreneur Xfire, Direct Hit, etc.,
Matt.cohler
Matt Cohler Co-Founder Facebook
Vinod.khosla
Vinod Khosla Co-Founder Sun Microsystems
Sue.johnston
Sue Johnston VP Operations Oracle
Asheem.chandna
Asheem Chandna Partner Greylock Partners
Konstantin.guericke
Konstantin Guericke Co-Founder LinkedIn
Howard.hartenbaum
Howard Hartenbaum Partner August Capital
Christine.herron
Christine Herron Director Intel Capital
Joe.lonsdale
Joe Lonsdale Founder Palantir
Naval.ravikant
Naval Ravikant Founder, Angel Angel List
David.lee
David Lee Managing Partner SV Angel
Chris.michel
Chris Michel Serial Founder and Investor Affinity Labs/Military.com
Chris.fralic
Chris Fralic Managing Partner First Round Capital
Matthew.bartus
Matthew S. Bartus Partner Cooley LLP
Othman.laraki
Othman Laraki Vice President of Growth & International Twitter
Supreet.oberoi
Supreet Oberoi Big Data Technical Evangelist American Express
Adam.rodnitzky
Adam Rodnitzky CMO, Co-Founder ReTel Technologies
Dave.hodson
Dave Hodson Serial Entrepreneur MessageCast
Rebecca.lynn
Rebecca Lynn Partner Morgenthaler Ventures
Trent.herren
Trent Herren VP of Revenue for Applications and Commerce Group AOL
Michael.drejer
Michael Drejer CEO ProPeople
Bruce.schechter
Bruce Schechter Angel Band of Angels
Elliot.loh
Elliot Loh Entrepreneur Advisor
Ariel.poler
Ariel Poler Angel Investor
Michael.wolfe
Michael Wolfe Co-founder Vontu
Sam.schillace
Sam Schillace SVP Engineering Box
Manu.kumar
Manu Kumar Chief Firestarter K9 Ventures
Brian.helmick
Brian Helmick Founder Algentis
Burke.robinson
Burke Robinson Consulting Professor Stanford University
Claudia.carpenter
Claudia Carpenter co-founder Restartle
Clint.korver
Clint Korver Co-President Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs
Gary.kremen
Gary Kremen Founder Match.com
Scott.iyama
Scott Iyama Attorney at Law Suttcliffe LLP
David.wu
David Wu Partner Maveron Ventures
Antonio.espinosa
Antonio Espinosa Managing Partner JacksonBay Group
Greg.gretsch
Greg Gretsch Managing Director Sigma Partners
Stewart.alsop
Stewart Alsop Partner Alsop Louie Partners
Jeff.clavier
Jeff Clavier Founder and Managing Partner SoftechVC
John.malloy
John Malloy General Partner BlueRun Ventures
Mary.etta.eaton
Mary Etta Eaton Public Speaking Instructor Stanford University
Mauria.finley
Mauria Finley Founder, CEO Citrus Lane
Jonathan.golden
Jonathan Golden Product Airbnb
Richard.ling
Richard Ling General Partner Rembrandt Ventures
Jason.shellen
Jason Shellen Founder Brizzly
Jagjot.singh
Jagjot Singh Managing Partner Five Rivers Group
Christine.venditti
Christine Venditti Partner The Cheyenne Group
Chuck.eesley
Chuck Eesley Assistant Professor MS&E, Stanford
Dan.woods
Dan Woods Business Development Palantir
Sol.lipman
Sol Lipman Mobile Evangelist AOL
George.aspland
George Aspland Co-Founder and CEO ReTel Technologies
Spencer.johnson
Spencer Johnson Product Field Operations Box Top Solutions
Ryan.junee
Ryan Junee CEO and Co-Founder Inporia
Owen.tripp
Owen Tripp CEO Reputation.com
Ben.wang
Ben Wang Founder Svaya Technologies
Chris.yeh
Chris Yeh VP Marketing PBworks
Spencer.d..jackson
Spencer D. Jackson Attorney at Law Orrick, Herrington & Suttcliffe LLP
Jatinder.singh
Jatinder Singh VP of Research Deutsche Telekom Inc.
Robert.siegel
Robert Siegel General Partner X/Seed Capital Management
Kevin.moynihan
Kevin Moynihan Managing Director Solace Systems
Freddy.magnum
Freddy Mangum Managing Partner Cleantech Circle LLC
Jon.gillespie
Jon Gillespie-Brown Founder Digital Ventures
Jeff.depew
Jeff Depew Founder Imara Corporation
Raju.iyer
Raju Iyer Chief Financial Officer Regional Medical Center of San Jose
Bill.kuhlman
Bill Kuhlman Vice President of Business Development BIA Separations
Saar.gur
Saar Gur Partner Charles River Ventures
Kent.goldman
Kent Goldman Principal First Round Capital
Ash.patel
Ash Patel Co-Founder Morado
Tom.kippola
Tom Kippola Managing Director The Chasm Group
Ari.chaney
Ari Chaney Executive Director for Technology Translation Stanford BioDesign Program
Chris.mccann
Chris McCann Founder [Startup Digest]
Dan.ahn
Dan Ahn Managing Director Voyager Capital
Sumit.agarwal
Sumit Agarwal Co-Founder, Vice President of Product Management Shape Security
Ted.hollifield
Ted Hollifield Co-Head Venture and M&A Practice Alston & Bird LLP
Jason.putorti
Jason Putorti Founder Votizen
Don.dodge
Don Dodge Developer Advocate Google
Jonathan.baer
Jonathan Baer Managing Partner FDI Institute/Principal Threshold Ventures
Jeff.tannenbaum
Jeff Tannenbaum Investor BlueRun Ventures
Adam.smith
Adam Smith Partner AOL Ventures
Amir.belson
Amir Belson Founder Neoguide
Katherine.barr
Katherine Barr Partner Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV)
Mark.blumenkranz
Mark Blumenkranz Professor and Chairman Department of Ophtalmology Stanford University
Renata.quintini
Renata Quintini Partner Felicis Ventures
Humphrey.polanen
Humphrey Polanen Senior Partner punchlime
Ali.partovi
Ali Partovi Advisor Dropbox
Pejman.nozad
Pejman Nozad General Partner Amidzad
Peter.muller
Peter Muller President Interform
Tim.chang
Tim Chang Managing Director Mayfield Fund
Andrew.chung
Andrew Chung Partner Khosla Ventures
Susan.lucas
Susan Lucas-Conwell CEO Great Place to Work Institute
Peter.danzig
Peter Danzig Co-founder Virtuata
Chris.farmer
Chris Farmer Partner General Catalyst
Skip.fleshman
Skip Fleshman Partner Asset Management Ventures
Sean.flynn
Sean Flynn Partner Shasta Ventures
Amy.lockwood
Amy Lockwood Deputy Director Center for Global Health at Stanford University
Elad.gil
Elad Gil Strategy Advisor Twitter
Gilman.louie
Gilman Louie Partner Alsop Louie Partners
Jay.borenstein
Jay Borenstein Department of CS Stanford University
Brad.garlinghouse
Brad Garlinghouse CEO YouSendIt
David.hornik
David Hornik General Partner August Capital
Karl.jacob
Karl Jacob Founder, CEO Coveroo
Clifford.nass
Clifford Nass Thomas M. Storke Professor Stanford University
Miriam.rivera
Miriam Rivera Board of Trustees Stanford University
Don.wood
Don Wood Managing Director Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Dinesh.katiyar
Dinesh Katiyar Partner Accel Partners
Brian.hamel
Brian Hamel CEO and Founder Nuvolex
Frederic.kerrest
Frédéric Kerrest Co-Founder & COO Okta, Inc.
Raymond.stern
Raymond Stern Cofounder and Managing Director ClearPath Partners