World-class mentorship

MENTORS

Our roster of mentors includes many prominent leaders, strategists, and executives who take personal investment in our companies. More than just offering their time, our mentors form lasting relationships with our entrepreneurs, providing unparalleled support and expertise along the unpredictable road that is entrepreneurship.

Peter Yobo

Millennial Voice, PwC

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Peter is a consultant with PwC Advisory and specializes in helping organizations realize financial and operational improvement through organizational, process and technology change. He has consulted with companies in the Technology, Information, Communications and Entertainment sectors.

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For 10 years, Peter has worked on numerous consulting projects related to startups, order-to-cash improvement, process re-engineering, business process management and workflow automation, platform consolidation, large-scale program management, and application and system development and integration.

Peter is also very passionate about Diversity & Inclusion and the Millennial workforce and works with organizations to craft visions and establish environments to engage, equip, and empower their millennial workforce to achieve success, growth, and career fulfillment.

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Yahya Bakkar

Entrepreneur | Author

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Yahya Bakkar is an author, speaker and coach who’s confidently stepped on stage over 300 times to share his inspirational story and life-changing work. He’s also a certified relationship coach who’s spoken to nationally recognized organizations such as Harvard, TedX and Yale.

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Peter Voogd

Founder, The Game Changers Academy | Author

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He’s been labeled the world’s leading authority for millennials and entrepreneurs by entrepreneur.com, and many of international publications, stars in his own tv show called “The Entrepreneur Grind” on the Whatever it takes network, founder of The Game Changers Academy, which is the premier networking community for young entrepreneurs, Author of the 27-time international best selling author of the book “6 Months to 6 Figures,” and Creator of The Young Entrepreneur Lifestyle podcast which is one of iTunes top podcasts. Peter’s strategies have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Time.com, Yahoo Small Business, CBS, Yahoo Finance, MSN, and many other international publications. He strongly believes the more people you help to succeed, the more successful you become.

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Steve Weatherford

Entrepreneur | Athlete, National Football League

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Joseph Varghese

Marketing Strategist / Joint Venture Specialist / Leadership Consultant

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Joseph’s purpose in life is to inspire others to find their voice as leaders. As such, Joseph is trained as a business coach, workshop facilitator and leadership trainer through the National Speakers Association Academy, Toastmasters International, Peak Potentials and Landmark Education. Joseph has head coached the Self Expression Leadership Program at Landmark Education. He has also worked with top Peak Performance coach Anthony Robbins and Getting Things Done productivity expert David Allen. Joseph currently co-organizes the largest monthly leadership and personal development Meetup in New York called the NY Powerteam.

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Ramon Ray

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Ramon is Small Business Evangelist, Infusionsoft and Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com. He is passionate about helping small businesses grow their businesses by educating them about technology and marketing best practices.

He is a journalist, freelance writer, event producer (including Small Biz Big Things with Seth Godin), speaker (including the Computer Electronics Show with Guy Kawasaki), emcee (including Association for Enterprise Opportunity Awards with Daymond John of FUBU and Shark Tank) and author. His third book is Amazon.com best seller “Facebook Guide to Small Business Marketing”, (Wiley, Winter 2013).

Ramon is not just an ivory tower geek, but as a former technology consultant has hands on experience in a variety of technologies including social media, mobile computing, computer networks, online software and more. Ramon’s expertise is technology, marketing and sales (personal branding, networking, business growth).

Over his extensive career Ramon has written thousands of articles, spoken to thousands of business owners and impacted hundreds of thousands of small businesses to help their businesses thrive, using technology.

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Rebekah Marler

Leadership Strategist and Strategic Intervention Coach

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Rebekah the founder of a boutique leadership consulting and coaching firm whose mission is to create sustainable transformations in the way individuals learn, lead, and grow in their partnerships, teams, and organizations. Rebekah’s clients range across industry and scope with three targeted specialties: Senior Executives seeking a trusted advisor to help them leverage the science of achievement and the art of fulfillment in their personal and professional worlds; executives who are on-boarding into a senior leadership role; Boards/Senior Management Teams seeking support in designing or revising their approach to training and development/system wide learning.

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Zac Hill

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Zac drove development and implementation of The Future Project’s vision, strategy, and continuing operational excellence.

He supervised all business functions (Finance, Data, Operations, HR, Recruiting, Development, Marketing, Facilities and Technology), oversaw strategic planning and budgeting, and served as a key adviser and thought partner to the Board, the CEO, and the President.

During this period he helped TFP quadruple its budget and quadruple in size–expanding from 8 to over 50 schools–while ensuring such growth rested atop a foundation of well-functioning structures, systems, and strategies. During this period we won the prestigious Draper Richards Kaplan and Ashoka Fellowships; earned more than $20m in revenue and commitments; and debuted regional offices in seven states across the country.

As Chief Innovation Officer–leading one of the largest education R&D teams in the country, The Future Lab–Zac is ultimately accountable for The Future Project’s capacity and ability to create value for young people both now and in the future. Primarily, Zac is responsible for designing exceptional products and services that inspire and empower young people to live extraordinary lives. Secondarily, he is accountable for ensuring that a market exists such that those products and services can be translated into value.

Zac is a passionate and compassionate designer, manager, strategist, creative, executive, and leader.

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Keith WIlliams

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Keith’s objective is to improve the world by using his experience and knowledge to humanize technology. He is a well-respected leader and visionary that can take complex ideas from concept to reality.

Fun Fact: His experience with technology dates back to 1982, when he received his first computer a Tandy TRS-80 for Christmas. He was seven years old and he learned to program, because it was the only present he received that year.

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Joanne Lin

Associate at University Ventures Fund

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Joanne is an associate at the University Ventures Fund (UV) which is a private equity firm exclusively focused on the global higher education sector. She focuses on generating investment theses, sourcing and evaluating potential investment opportunities, performing due diligence, building financial models, and providing financial and strategic support to portfolio companies post-closing.

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David Schloss

Paid Traffic & Customer Acquisition Expert

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Consultant, speaker, and considered one of the top Authority Marketing, Social PR, and Video Marketing trainers, David Schloss has created training and consulted some of today’s top entrepreneurs in authority marketing, social PR (social public relations), video marketing and professional branding strategies.

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Daniel Alcott

Founder & Managing Partner, Alcott Law Group

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Daniel is an experienced and affordable Legal Counsel for Not-for-Profit Organizations.

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Hernando Moyano

Royalties Coordinator at Major League Baseball

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Hernando Moyano is currently an analyst within the financial group at Major League Baseball. He possesses extensive knowledge in data analytics, client relations, compliance, and financial reporting. His team at MLB manages the revenue from the licensing of MLB’s intellectual property including both domestic and international markets. Outside of work, Hernando shares his years of experience in the financial arena as a volunteer finance teacher and currently sits on the Advisory Board of a financial literacy Non Profit. An avid student of the communication arts, Mr. Moyano has conducted and competed in numerous public speaking competitions most recently winning a story telling competition featured on National Public Radio. He has coached people in both the public and private sector on effective public speaking, helping them develop skills such as speaking with confidence and developing impactful presentations. He currently also serves as the VP of Corporate Programs for the Association of Latino Professionals for America, where his team develops and presents a variety of informative events including career development workshops, social responsibility panels, and leadership development seminars. He is a firm believer in helping people achieve their full potential and inspiring them to do the same for others.

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Mario G. Cesario

Owner at Cesar-Kai Academy

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MARIO G. CESARIO is a visionary and entrepreneur who has leveraged his passion into a million dollar company within a few short years.

After over a decade of teaching Martial Arts and several years of working in the financial services industry, he launched his company, Cesar-Kai Academy in June of 2010. His first venture was a Martial Arts studio, located in the rented basement of a church. With 10 students attending the first class, Mario was dedicating his time to something that would help make a positive impact on his community. After several months of promoting and developing the program, Cesar-Kai expanded to a larger facility, which now serves over 250 families. Cesar-Kai Academy continues to thrive and expand its community influence by being a magnet for families seeking life-changing curricula for their children.

Once Cesar-Kai Academy’s children’s program was established, he began searching for ways to impact more adults. That is when he discovered THE MAX CHALLENGE – a multifaceted exercise program designed to help members make lasting changes to their health, appearance and fitness levels. In just two years, Mario has grown the program to over 300 members. Originally classes were taught within his martial arts school, but due to its popularity, the MAX program moved into a well-equipped stand-alone center in summer 2016.

Today, Mario manages his companies through his talented team with a focus on providing more opportunities for those around him. Mario also serves as a Business Coach and mentor for several multi-million dollar companies. He is also a Program Manager Young Entrepreneur’s Academy, a national course that teaches teenagers how to get invested in and launch a start-up all within 30 weeks.
In Mario’s own words, “Being a program manager for the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career. I especially relate to the YEA because I personally chose not to pursue a college degree. Entrepreneurship gave me the opportunity to use my talents and skills to thrive while impacting those around me in a positive way. That is what entrepreneurship is all about!”

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Adrian Goris

Entrepreneur

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Alex Friedman

Entrepreneur

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Ruckus is an Agency, Technology Partner, and Accelerator. We leverage our experience, design and technology to build and grow business.

Ruckus is a catalyst for development and growth. We help businesses reach their goals by leveraging our creative, planning, design and operational expertise. We develop strategy, build ideas, better position brands, deliver technology, and accelerate the path to success.

Award winning strategies and creative for brands such as HSBC, Honda Motor Sports, Ping Mobile, Wireless Standard (B2B Soft), Harvard Maintenance, and more than 50 others. Through all forms of media, Ruckus continues to innovate strategies to build brand recognition, promote growth, and drive sales.

Our unique process of development blends research and statistics to drive targeted campaigns designed to maximize conversion and return on marketing investment. Whether it is an overhaul in aesthetic appearance, a launch of a new product or service, or a complete marketing and advertising program, Ruckus Marketing delivers results.

Specialties: Brand Strategy, Consulting, Design, Development, Online Business Strategy and Revenue Development, Advertising, Website Architecture and Workflow, Creative Execution, Accelerator

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Lewis Howes

Entrepreneur

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Lewis is a lifestyle entrepreneur that teaches small business owners, freelancers, and entrepreneurs how to make a full time living doing what they love.

Most of his students make 6 and 7 figures a year by applying basic online marketing principles to growing their business.

He started out playing professional football then transitioning into the business world.

Since then I’ve written a number of books, invest and advise in start ups, built a multi million dollar company and sold it for 7 figures… and much more.

The School of Greatness podcast reaches 650,000 people monthly and frequents the top 50 on iTunes each month.

Lewis interviews the world’s influencers and leaders in innovation, business, social change, and stepping into your greatness.

Learn more at lewishowes.com

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Lucky Lance Gobindram

Entrepreneur

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Innovation driven technology executive with experience in full-life cycle product development, strategy, and team building.

Serving as Co Founder + President of OAB Studios, a NYC based Digital Innovation Lab that is hell bent on designing and building experiences (Web, Mobile, TV, wearable + VR/AR) that work well with ease of use, utilizing cutting edge techniques in design, user experience and engineering.

Established track record of designing and deploying emerging technologies into commercial successes across diverse platforms in startups, agencies and corporations.

Primarily focused on strategy and driving technology innovation specializing in connecting audiences to products, services and people.

A highly effective communicator to both technical and non-technical audiences translating technology solutions into plain-speak. Futurist and lecturer for topics relating to/including the change in social capital, when/why to build an application, practical applications of augmented and virtual reality and the next imminent app gold rush.

Lucky was nominated for the 2011 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business -Asian American Business Development Center and in December 2015 gave a TedX talk on the Empathy of Easy Distribution.

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Sean Nasiri

Entrepreneur

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Sean Nasiri is a dedicated and ambitious entrepreneur, investor, advisor and philanthropist. Fueled by a drive to innovate and create change, he always strive to add-value and act as a catalyst for those whom he comes into contact with.

As an investor, Sean enjoys working with other passionate entrepreneurs on coming up with innovative solutions to problems by utilizing a culmination of his education at USC to the collective wisdom of Silicon Valley, where he is from, but even more by creating unique solutions that leverage new trends, technology, and outside-the-box thinking.

As an entrepreneur, Sean excels at team building, partnership/sponsorship, capital raising, go-to-market strategy, crowdfunding, and all things related to the behaviors and trends of Gen-Y/Millennials.

Please feel free to reach out and contact me via-Linkedin, I am always happy to provide a warm introduction or lend support where i can.

Lets impact the future!

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Seth Wainer

Entrepreneur

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Los Silva

Entrepreneur

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After a 15-year entrepreneurial journey, Los finds himself at the helm of multiple, million-dollar businesses that aim to teach other entrepreneurs different ways they can achieve startup success.

Collective Commerce represents a joining of traditional entrepreneurship with an emphasis on new technologies, the opportunities created by these technologies, and new business forms. By design, our approach integrates the perspective of stakeholders from different industries including Digital Strategy, Training & Development, New Media, Business Innovation, Big Data & Science, and Engineering.

Los Silva has worked with companies such as Clickbank.com, Threadmeup.com Chefworks, Sunfoods and other Digital and E-Commerce and Venture Backed Startups.

One of the original Growth Hackers, Los was the Co-Founder of Growth Hacker TV and helped Ryan Deiss launch Startup Jungle. He’s done everything from building multi million dollar companies to execute 7 figure product launches. Creating more opportunities to reach more entrepreneurs and future leaders, Los has aligned with Ambitious.com to focus on Education and Entrepreneurship.

He is a speaker, and considered one of the top Biz Dev and Marketing Automation Trainers in the world, Los Silva teaches today’s entrepreneurs advanced marketing, online sales growth, and professional branding strategies and how to build Media Platforms.

Los Silva is also a co-founder of Ambitious.com. With a goal to help one million people start a business and live their most ambitious life possible. Ambitious also has a corporate consulting arm that help companies create ”Branded courses” and content to leverage the new ways of creating media.

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Justin Wu

Entrepreneur

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Justin Wu is an Information Architect turned marketer and founder of Growth.ly. He Snapchat’s daily about how to hack entrepreneurship and has collaborated with both Wall Street Journal & CES. He takes a systems approach in all the work he does and find ways to utilize software to either build or optimize business needs. In the past, he has founded several companies such as Sidevision (Invested by Warner Bros), and Vytmn.com, a marketing tech company where he lead growth $1M revenue in 1st year.

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