Mentors are part of an elite group of industry experts and often serial entrepreneurs who support our students in a rapid business development process. Mentors can be assigned to work with one team for the entire event, or choose to be a roaming mentor and work with many teams.

Mentors help ensure that teams assume nothing. Identify assumptions being made and force them to tackle those assumptions. Mentors share their expertise with student teams to help them develop their venture value proposition, conduct customer discovery, determine market fit, identify appropriate pricing options, create financial statements, and develop a compelling pitch deck.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor, you can sign up here or conact our team at for more information. 

Mark Anderson
Lynn Buchinsky
Destiny Burns
David Delgado
Colette Hart
Silvia Iorio
David Keller
Tyler Kohrt
Christine Mapus

Blaise Roncagli
Ed O'Donnell
Meghan Salkin
Niki Spencer
Cameron Tolbert
Igor Tutelman
Katie Van Dyke
Nate Ward
Max Warren


2023 Sponsors

Startup Vikes 2023 Sponsors - Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Fornari Family, Jim Deiotte, Sittoo's, Entrepreneurship Education Consortium, CLE Urban Winery