our mentorship community is one of our most valuable assets.
We are fortunate and thankful for their time, guidance, patience and mutual passion for what we do.
get to know some of them below. Click on a photo to learn more about each mentor.
Alex Polvi Co-Founder and CEO of Cloudkick (acquired by Rackspace)
Arwa Jumkawala, startup PR and marketing consultant
Ben Kaufman, former VP of Operations at Monsoon Commerce
Bill Lynch, Co-Founder of Jive Software
Bob Van Nortwick, Amazon Web Services Global Business Development. Co-Founder of Square1 Bank.
Brent Hieggelke, CMO of Urban Airship. Co-Founder of SecondPorch (acquired by HomeAway)
Diane Fraiman, Venture Partner at Voyager Capital
Eric Park, Head of Strategic Design and Innovation Programs at Ziba
Eric Rosenfeld, Founding Partner at Oregon Angel Fund
Eric Winquist, CEO of Jama Software
Gene Ehrbar, Director of Mobile Solutions at ISITE Design
George DeCarlo, Founder and CEO of WooBox. Startup advisor
Helga Waage, CTO of Mobilitus
James McDermott, CEO of Lytics.io. Former CEO of Storycode (acquired by TigerLogic.) Former VP Business Development at WebTrends
Josh Blank, Senior VP and General Manager of OpenSesame
Lisa Hannah, former Director of Marketing at Janrain
Maciej Skierkowski, Co-Founder and CEO of Factor.io (a graduate of Microsoft Azure accelerator powered by TechStars)
Marty Kagan, Co-Founder and CEO of Cedexis
Matt Hixson, Co-Founder and CEO of Tellagence
Monica Enand, Chairwoman, Founder and CEO of Zapproved
Nathan Taggart, Product Manager at New Relic
Nitin Rai, President of TiE Oregon. President and CEO of First Insight Corporation
Peter Csathy, CEO of Sorenson Media. Former CEO of SightSpeed (acquired by Logitech). Former COO of eNow (acquired by AOL).
Rick Turoczy, General Manager at Portland Incubator Experiment. Writer at Silicon Florist
Scott Grout, former President and CEO of RadiSys (NASDAQ: RSYS). Startup advisor
Scott Sandler, Fund Manager at Oregon Angel Fund. Former CEO of Novas Software
Scott Olsen, Principal at The Olsen Group
Tom Keffer, Co-Founder and former Chairman, President and CEO of Rogue Wave Software (IPO on NASDAQ: RWAV)
Team Vizify - Co-Founders Todd Silverstein, Jeff Cutler-Stamm, Eli Tucker
Claire Hernandez, client-focused services executive building teams that use service as a strategic advantage in the market
Andrew Cadwell, semi-retired solutions integration executive
Ryan Fink, co-founder & CEO OnTheGo Platforms
Tom Kingsley, retired CEO, Crowd Compass
David Carlson, Retired EVP and CFO, LaCrosse Footwear
David Nelsen, founder and CEO, Giftango
Anne Nichols, CEO, Favery
Chris Logan, CEO, Capsci Health & SweetSpot
Kanth Gopalpur, CEO, Monsoon
Steve Sterba, VP Customer Success, Urban Airship
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