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Founder Institute Mentors

Modesto Virtual 2020

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 Modesto program below.

Mentors

Agustin

Agustin Roldan

CEO, Sweep Energy
Andrew

Andrew Crawford

Director of Finance & HR, Founder Institute
Barbara

Barbara Leavitt

Director Marketing & Communication, Bill.com
Cameron

Cameron Law

Executive Director, Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Dan

Dan Casas Murray

Founder, Founder at The Lean Innovator
David

David Darmstandler

CEO, Datapath
Des

Des Lafleur

Business Attorney, Berkely Law
Elif

Elif Ceylan

Co-founder, Opengate Partner
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Dodson

Cofounder, HomeZada
Gary

Gary Jinks

Owner, GLJ Group
Gopi

Gopi Mattel

Founder CEO, MaxBlox, Inc.
John

John Derrick

CEO, Skywriter Systems Inc
Joseph

Joseph Johnson

Director, San Joaquin Angels
Kathi

Kathi Simonsen

President, Simonsen Sales and Marketing, LLC
Laura

Laura Good

Co-founder, StartupSac
Lyndsey

Lyndsey Boucherle

Principal, Better Ventures
Mareese

Mareese Keane

Co-founder, Opengate Partners
Margo

Margo Souza

CEO, Circle H Dairy Ranch Inc.
Maria

Maria Mendoza

Founder, Newman Freight & Marttesa
Mariah

Mariah Lichtenstern

Founder-CEO, DiverseCity Ventures
Mark

Mark Haney

CEO , HaneyBiz Ventures
Maura

Maura Sparks

Co-Founder & COO, AccuChain
Pamela

Pamela Marrone

Founder and Former CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, Executive Chairperson and Partner at Primary BioAg Innovations™ and Global BioAg Linkages
Peter

Peter Schuerman, PhD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, UC Merced
Rachel

Rachel Sheppard

Digital Strategist & Startup Mentor - Helping Female Founders Launch & Grow Their Businesses Around the Globe, Founder Institute HQ
Ralph

Ralph Carrasco

Partner, Yelp
Rick

Rick Spencer

VP of Community Growth, HaneyBiz
Robert

Robert Kimball

Economic Development Marketing , City of Modesto
Roger

Roger Royse

Partner, Haynes and Boone LLC
Sedale

Sedale Turbovsky

CEO, OpenGrants
Sharon

Sharon Vosmek

CEO, Astia
Steve

Steve Barnett

President, Barnett Technical Services
Teresa

Teresa Jenna

Chief Strategist, Salus International
Thomas

Thomas Buckholtz, PhD

Founder, T.J.Buckholtz & Associates
Todd

Todd Aaronson

CEO, Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Tom

Tom Carson

CEO, As Directed Plus, LLC
Toni

Toni Nell

Founder, One Page Business Planning & Execution Expert
Virginia

Virginia Varela

CEO, Golden Pacific Bank

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