Mentors & Speakers

IBuild relationships, receive feedback, and gain insights from the challenges, mistakes, and experiences of our mentors & speakers.

Zhou (Jo) Yu

AI Professor @ Columbia University, Founder of, Forbes 30 under 30

Chetan Velivela

Global Head of ML @ TikTok

Michele Kaliski 

Director @ MIT Angel Fund | Cornell Engineering Council

Arjun Kannan

Co-Founder @ Resi Desk ($1M+ ARR)

Pam Silverstein

Entrepreneur-in-Residence @ Life-Changing Labs (Prev. Company Acquired for $265M+)

Albert Putra Purnama

Co-Founder @ Typedream (YC’20), Forbes 30 under 30

Nancy Almann D.C.

Managing Director @ Cornell, Blackstone Launchpad

Ryoko Nozawa

Fund Manager @ NY Ventures, Empire State Development

Simon Pastor

Investor @ Entrepreneur First | Yale

Ryan Kelly

Founder @ Consign AI (College Dropout / Serial Entrepreneur)

Adam J. Kirsch

Advisor & Investor, Exited-Founder

Jason Guss

AI Product Manager @ Google (Author of Sales for Scientists)

Jeffrey Zhang

Founder @ SpeakUp Ventures

DuWayne Harrison

Executive Consultant