Mentors

Founders in StartX’s accelerator get access to world-class mentors who are dedicated to helping them grow their companies and providing long-term guidance on vision and strategy. Their backgrounds range from serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to professors and lecturers from the Computer Science department and d.school.

Mentorship is available by referral/invite only. Before allowing mentors into the community, we vet them to ensure they have a proven track record of delivering phenomenal mentorship. StartX reviews mentor applications in 3 monthly cycles. As a non-profit, we're able to pick from the best–mentors know that all our incentives are aligned to help the founders succeed. Once paired with a company, mentors are committed to meeting with their companies in person at least biweekly and also to field questions via email or phone calls.

Within the community we have Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs). These are Stanford alumni founders who work on their own startups out of our shared office space and have already had successful exits, funding rounds, and product releases with their previous startups. EIRs are there to mentor and support all founders in the program.This is an invite only program.

Want To Mentor StartX Companies And Have A Referral? Contact Us

Speakers

Tech Mentors

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George Zachary Partner Charles River Ventures
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John Lilly Partner Greylock Partners
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Mike Cassidy Serial Entrepreneur Xfire, Direct Hit, etc.,
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Matt Cohler Co-Founder Facebook
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Vinod Khosla Co-Founder Sun Microsystems
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Sue Johnston VP Operations Oracle
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Asheem Chandna Partner Greylock Partners
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Konstantin Guericke Co-Founder LinkedIn
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Howard Hartenbaum Partner August Capital
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Christine Herron Director Intel Capital
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Naval Ravikant Founder, Angel Angel List
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David Lee Managing Partner SV Angel
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Chris Michel Serial Founder and Investor Affinity Labs/Military.com
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Chris Fralic Managing Partner First Round Capital
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Matthew S. Bartus Partner Cooley LLP
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Othman Laraki Vice President of Growth & International Twitter
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Supreet Oberoi Big Data Technical Evangelist American Express
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Adam Rodnitzky CMO, Co-Founder ReTel Technologies
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Dave Hodson Serial Entrepreneur MessageCast
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Rebecca Lynn Partner Morgenthaler Ventures
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Trent Herren VP of Revenue for Applications and Commerce Group AOL
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Michael Drejer CEO ProPeople
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Bruce Schechter Angel Band of Angels
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Elliot Loh Entrepreneur Advisor
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Ariel Poler Angel Investor
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Michael Wolfe Co-founder Vontu
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Sam Schillace SVP Engineering Box
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Manu Kumar Chief Firestarter K9 Ventures
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Brian Helmick Founder Algentis
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Burke Robinson Consulting Professor Stanford University
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Claudia Carpenter co-founder Restartle
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Clint Korver Co-President Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs
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Gary Kremen Founder Match.com
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Scott Iyama Attorney at Law Suttcliffe LLP
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David Wu Partner Maveron Ventures
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Antonio Espinosa Managing Partner JacksonBay Group
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Greg Gretsch Managing Director Sigma Partners
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Stewart Alsop Partner Alsop Louie Partners
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Jeff Clavier Founder and Managing Partner SoftechVC
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John Malloy General Partner BlueRun Ventures
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Mary Etta Eaton Public Speaking Instructor Stanford University
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Mauria Finley Founder, CEO Citrus Lane
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Jonathan Golden Product Airbnb
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Richard Ling General Partner Rembrandt Ventures
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Jason Shellen Founder Brizzly
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Jagjot Singh Managing Partner Five Rivers Group
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Christine Venditti Partner The Cheyenne Group
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Chuck Eesley Assistant Professor MS&E, Stanford
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Dan Woods Business Development Palantir
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Sol Lipman Mobile Evangelist AOL
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George Aspland Co-Founder and CEO ReTel Technologies
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Spencer Johnson Product Field Operations Box Top Solutions
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Ryan Junee CEO and Co-Founder Inporia
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Owen Tripp CEO Reputation.com
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Ben Wang Founder Svaya Technologies
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Chris Yeh VP Marketing PBworks
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Spencer D. Jackson Attorney at Law Orrick, Herrington & Suttcliffe LLP
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Jatinder Singh VP of Research Deutsche Telekom Inc.
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Robert Siegel General Partner X/Seed Capital Management
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Kevin Moynihan Managing Director Solace Systems
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Freddy Mangum Managing Partner Cleantech Circle LLC
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Jon Gillespie-Brown Founder Digital Ventures
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Jeff Depew Founder Imara Corporation
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Raju Iyer Chief Financial Officer Regional Medical Center of San Jose
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Bill Kuhlman Vice President of Business Development BIA Separations
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Saar Gur Partner Charles River Ventures
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Kent Goldman Principal First Round Capital
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Ash Patel Co-Founder Morado
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Tom Kippola Managing Director The Chasm Group
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Ari Chaney Executive Director for Technology Translation Stanford BioDesign Program
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Chris McCann Founder [Startup Digest]
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Dan Ahn Managing Director Voyager Capital
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Sumit Agarwal Co-Founder, Vice President of Product Management Shape Security
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Ted Hollifield Co-Head Venture and M&A Practice Alston & Bird LLP
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Jason Putorti Founder Votizen
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Don Dodge Developer Advocate Google
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Jonathan Baer Managing Partner FDI Institute/Principal Threshold Ventures
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Jeff Tannenbaum Investor BlueRun Ventures
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Adam Smith Partner AOL Ventures
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Amir Belson Founder Neoguide
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Katherine Barr Partner Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV)
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Mark Blumenkranz Professor and Chairman Department of Ophtalmology Stanford University
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Renata Quintini Partner Felicis Ventures
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Humphrey Polanen Senior Partner punchlime
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Ali Partovi Advisor Dropbox
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Pejman Nozad General Partner Amidzad
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Peter Muller President Interform
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Tim Chang Managing Director Mayfield Fund
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Andrew Chung Partner Khosla Ventures
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Susan Lucas-Conwell CEO Great Place to Work Institute
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Peter Danzig Co-founder Virtuata
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Chris Farmer Partner General Catalyst
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Skip Fleshman Partner Asset Management Ventures
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Sean Flynn Partner Shasta Ventures
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Amy Lockwood Deputy Director Center for Global Health at Stanford University
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Elad Gil Strategy Advisor Twitter
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Gilman Louie Partner Alsop Louie Partners
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Jay Borenstein Department of CS Stanford University
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Brad Garlinghouse CEO YouSendIt
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David Hornik General Partner August Capital
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Karl Jacob Founder, CEO Coveroo
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Miriam Rivera Board of Trustees Stanford University
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Don Wood Managing Director Draper Fisher Jurvetson
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Dinesh Katiyar Partner Accel Partners
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Brian Hamel CEO and Founder Nuvolex
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Shannon McClenaghan CEO Native Union USA
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Frédéric Kerrest Co-Founder & COO Okta, Inc.
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Raymond Stern Cofounder and Managing Director ClearPath Partners
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Mike Hurst CEO Exactuals LLC
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Jenny Lefcourt Seed-stage Investor Freestyle Capital
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Cary Rosenzweig Founder and Managing Director Reflect Partners
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Arthur Chait Founder EoPlex Inc.
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Jennifer Gill Roberts Founder Grit Labs