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Founder Institute Mentors

Pittsburgh - Philadelphia Fall 2024

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Pittsburgh program below.

Mentors

Albert

Albert Whale

Founder & CEO, IT Security Solutions
Albert

Albert Lam

Partner, Dorm Room Fund
Beth

Beth Slagle

Attorney, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP
Bill

Bill Jackson

Co-founder and CEO, Sinovia Technologies
Chris

Chris Rasmussen

CEO, Gajjitz, Inc.
Greg

Greg Coticchia

CEO, Sopheon
Ilana

Ilana Diamond

Managing Partner, 412 Venture Fund
Jennifer

Jennifer Sydeski Hurd

CEO, Connect Wolf
Jim

Jim Gibbs

Co-Founder and CEO, Meter Feeder, Inc.
Jim

Jim Jordan

CEO, StraTactic, Inc.
Kevin

Kevin Dowling

CEO, Kaarta
Kevin

Kevin Israel

Partner, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP
Kit

Kit Needham

Director and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Project Olympus, Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University
Lauren

Lauren Townsend

Co-Founder, Millie's Ice Cream
Mark

Mark DeSantis

CEO, Bloomfield
Martina

Martina Truche

Healthcare Innovator , Space Medicine Enthusiast
Mike

Mike Bauer

Chief Products OfficerChief Products Officer, Sopheon
Nathan

Nathan Mancine

FI Mentor, LeanTaaS
Nicholas

Nicholas Kuhn

CEO, Setex Technologies
Rachel

Rachel Reid

FI Mentor
Randy

Randy Eager

CEO and Co-Founder, SilisiumTech Inc.
Rich

Rich Lunak

President & CEO, Innovation Works
Robert

Robert Young

Director of Partnerships, Black Tech Nation
Zach

Zach Malone

Partner, Magarac Venture Partners

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