iCatalysts has more than 200 mentors located throughout the U.S.  Our mentors are concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Houston and Austin, Texas, Seattle, and Southern California.  We also have groups of mentors around the World particularly in London, Northern Europe, India, Asia and South America.   Click on the Mentor photos to read their bio.

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Kai-Min Chang Carnegie Mellon University Software engineering, Machine Learning, Computer Vision Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Carnegie Mellon University
Vineeta Sharma Biomarker Discovery, Product Development Scientist-Gene Therapy, Post Doctoral Fellow for Gene Therapy San Francisco Bay Area
Richard diMonda Georgia Institute of Technology Medical Devices, Health Greater Atlanta Area Rice, NYU
Dave Perry University of Texas, Austin Consumer Electronics, Software, IT Services Austin, Texas Rice Business Plan Competition, NYU Stern New Venture Competition, University of Michigan
Mark Weideck IT, Communications and Internet of Things San Francisco NYU, Northwestern
Gary Beall Texas State University Building Products/Material, Chemicals, Energy Storage, Environment, Material/Metal, and Material/Metal Manufacturing. San Marcos, Texas Rice, University of Michigan, University of Louisville
Elona Baum Defta Partners Biotechnology, medical devices, regenerative medicine, law San Francisco Tulane, Rice, University of Michigan. University of Southern California
Erika Spaeth Gene by Gene Health, medical, genomics Houston, Texas Northwestern University, Rice University
Justin Bocian Samsung Global Strategy Group Mobile and electronics, building engineering Seoul, Korea Rice University, University of New Mexico, University of Illinois, Chicago
Duane Dunk KX Techologies Cleantech, water, international development, consumer products Seattle, Washington Rice University, University of Houston, University of Washington
Nikolas Fotilas Gulf Investors Circle Finance, IT, ecommerce, software, Abu Dhabi, UAE Rice University, London School of Business
Smita Shrivastava Tavess Hardware and software Houston, Texas Rice University
Carlos Gorricho Heptagon Group SAS Energy, agriculture, biotechnology Calle Columbia Rice University
Erhan Eren Baker Hughes Energy, oil and gas Houston Rice University
Thomas Jensen Enterprise Futures Network Energy, utility, environmental, food, software San Francisco, California Columbia, Duke, Indian School of Business, NYU, Rice, Stanford, University of California,University of Michgan, University of Washington,
Craig McDonald Navigant Consulting Energy, management consulting, utilities Denver, Colorado Rice University
Paul Kallmes Metis Partners Inc Intellectual property, lighting San Francisco Bay Area Rice University
John Westerman Green Energy Corporation Consulting, energy generation and software companies, utilities San Diego Columbia University, Rice University
Patricia Thompson Sage View Associates Management consulting, energy, utilities, law San Francisco Bay Area Stanford University
Preston Schultz Hecate Energy Management consulting, high technology Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Indian School of Business
Daniel Colbert North Energy Ventures Renewable energy, energy efficiency, nanomaterials, green chemistry, universities, venture capital Santa Barbara, California Rice University, University of Michigan, University of Washington
Wren Kabir Bain and Company Management consulting, investment banking, mergers and aquisitions, energy Houston, Texas Rice University
Kenneth James James Leadership Group Management consulting, energy efficiency, utilities San Francisco Bay Area Rice University
Mark Homan Smart Grid; Communications; Consulting; Elec Equipment; Energy Efficiency; Enterprise Software and IT San Francisco Bay Area University of Michigan
Edward Chan-Lizardo Kickstart International Agriculture; Economic Development; Enterprise Software and IT; Not For Profit; Sustainability New York, New York NYU; Stanford University, UC Berkeley; University of Michigan
Adam Marchick Kahuna Software, mobile, social ventures, venture capital Palo Alto, California Stanford
Lee Bruno E Cubed Ventures Energy, software and health San Francisco Indian School of Business, Rice, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and University of Michigan
David Arscott Compass Technology Group Semiconductor manufacturing, hardware, software, health and automotive technology Palo Alto, California Stanford, UC Berkeley and University of Michigan
Gregory Cote Dragnet Solutions Banking; Enterprise Software and IT; Finance San Francisco Bay Area, California University of Michigan
Dinesh Katiyar Accel Partners Software, Internet, venture capital; international Palo Alto, California Stanford, Indian School of Business
Ed Church Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship Non profit; government; sustainability Berkeley, California Indian School of Business; Stanford University; UC Berkeley; University of Washington
Stephanie Marrus University of California, San Francisco Life science, universities, venture capital San Francisco, California Stanford, UC Berkeley
John Raabo Nielsen Coloplast A/S Medical devices; Life sciences Copenhagen, Denmark Duke University, Rice University, University of Washington
Maria Semedo Smart Ventures SGPS, SA Life sciences; Consulting Lisbon, Portugal Indian School of Business, Rice University
Michael Kollins Path Health, Non-Profit Seattle, Washington Rice University, Stanford University
Susan Wood Independent Advisors, LLC Environmental markets; Consulting Houston, Texas Rice University
Prapti Mittal Terawatt Ventures Venture Capital Boston, Massachusetts Rice University
Alexander Hehmeyer The Danville Group Angel Investing; Software San Francisco, California Duke University, Rice University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley
Mark Harris InnoVaventures Consulting; Hardware; Education Munich, Germany Rice University
Sandeep Akkaraju Independent Consulting, Hardware; Software Boston, Massachusetts Rice University, Stanford University
Shrikant Lohokare E-Cubed Ventures Consulting; Hardware; Software San Francisco, California Rice University, Stanford University
Michael Gilson Independent Consultant Consulting, Aerospace; Transportation San Francisco, California University of Washington
Ravi Thomas Carnegie Mellon University Higher education; Software Palo Alto, California Indian School of Business, Rice University
Michael Moon GISTICS Incorporated Consulting; Digital Assets San Francisco, California New York University, Rice University, UC Berkeley, University of Southern California
Raymond Beauchamp BeauMedia Corp. Media; Software; Internet San Jose, California Rice University, UC Berkeley
Sam Burd MBD -- Medical and Biotech Developments, Inc. Medical Devices; Life sciences; Consulting San Francisco, California Rice University, UC Berkeley
Rakesh Radhakrishnan Saudi Aramco Energy; Consulting Saudi Arabia Rice University, Stanford University
Merlin Schulze Touchstone Group, LLC Wealth Management; Investing New York, New York Rice University, UC Berkeley
Wayne Larocque Larocque & Associates, LLC Angel Investing; Energy Palo Alto, California Rice University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley
Lewis Liu Cambridge University Semiconductors; Energy Cambridge, England Rice University, Stanford University
Dwight Agan Intertek Consulting; Energy Palo Alto, California Rice University, Stanford University, University of Washington
Steven Messner Independent Consultant Environmental; Consulting San Francisco, California Rice University, Stanford University
Martin Espariz National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argintina University research and development; Life sciences Rosario, Argentina Indian School of Business, Rice University
Mary Spaeth Transmera AB University education; research parks; Consulting Stockholm, Sweden Indian School of Business, Rice University