Mentor Month Madness

Since the inception of the Excelerate program, we’ve been lucky to attract some of the brightest, most experienced minds in Chicago to our headquarters at 57 W. Grand Ave. In the past two weeks, we’ve had dozens of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists visit and work with our ten teams on topics ranging from marketing to product development to fundraising. Right now we are averaging about 2-3/day.

These are just some of the people who have stopped by:

Ben Aissa – American EPAY Inc., Founder
Raman Chadha – DePaul University Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, Executive Director
Kapil Chaudhary – I2A, Partner
Martin Clifford - Venture Partner at Sittercity and Former CEO of uDate.com
Matt Downs – Sandbox Industries and BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Managing Director
Kevin Efrusy – Accel Partners, General Partner
Harry Eschel – Research In Motion
Mike Geiss – Highland Capital Partners
Mark Glennon -
Leo Capital Holdings
Sam Guren – Hyde Park Angels, Managing Director
Kris Hackney – M2C1 Limited, Founder
Mac Harman- Balsam Brands, CEO
Troy Henikoff- OneWed CEO, SurePayroll, Founder
Zach Kaplan – Inventables, Founder and CEO
Alex Kormushoff
Adam Koopersmith - New World Ventures, Partner
Paul Lee – Playboy
Michael Lyons – Image Advantage, President and CEO
David Marco – EWSolutions, President
Sean Marsh – Point Judith Capital, Co-Founder and General Partner
Jeffrey Moss – ETS
Brendan Mulligan – Artist Data
Nick Rosa – Sandbox Industries, Co-Founder and Managing Director
Ira Weiss – Chicago Booth and Hyde Park Angels, Faculty Director
Pete Wilkins – Serial Entrepreneur

But that’s not all! What’s even more impressive are all of the mentors who have us booked completely solid for the remainder of the month, and we’re adding more every day. We would like to thank everyone who has given their time, energy, and knowledge to our ten companies.

Excelerate your life,
Sam, Brian, and Allie
Filed under: Status Updates — June 16, 2010