4 new Mentors are joining the San Diego/ Orange County Semester's already impressive roster; 

  • Philip Kaplan, Serial Entrepreneur & Founder of F*ed Company, AdBrite
    Phillp “Pud” Kaplan is a serial entrepreneur and programmer. He created the F*ed Company website in May 2000, and wrote the corresponding book F’d Companies in 2002. He has subsequently created other websites and web-based ventures, including the online advertising market site AdBrite.
  • Jason Nazar, Co-Founder & CEO,
    Jason Nazar is the Co-Founder and CEO of, the premier online community to find and share professional documents. Before starting Docstoc, he was a partner in a venture consulting firm in Los Angeles where he worked with dozens of startups. He holds have a BA from UCSB and his JD/MBA from Pepperdine University, where he was the Student Body President of both Universities.
  • Peter Pham, CEO,
    Peter Pham is CEO of a free site that helps consumers save money on every day bills, and recently raised $8M in financing at the end of 2008. In 2005 he joined Photobucket as the 5th employee where he was VP of Business Development and was responsible for driving user acquisition, strategic partnerships and corporate development. Photobucket was acquired in 2007 by Fox Interactive Media, and when he left in early 2008, the site had over 61M users. He is a serial entrepreneur with a background in enterprise hardware/software and the consumer internet space.
  • Adeo Ressi, Founding Member of
    Adeo Ressi is Founding Member of, an online community of 12,000 CEOs to research, rate, and review funding sources worldwide. Adeo also runs the Founder Institute, a mentoring program that helps entrepreneurs launch hundreds of world-class companies each year. The Institute is the eighth start-up that Adeo has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating.
We expect to name additional Mentors in the coming days. Applications are due this Sunday, October 25th - so be sure to apply today! 


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