Mentorship

A key component of our programs is our mentorship model. When you participate in our courses, classes, or business advising, you have access to instructors and mentors who are there to help answer your questions and provide feedback tailored to the unique needs of your business.

Our Mentors

We have a growing roster of business mentors who are passionate about providing more accessible entrepreneurial education and empowering entrepreneurs to create thriving businesses. All of our mentors are entrepreneurs who founded and run their own businesses.

Seyed Amiry

Seyed Amiry

Co-Founder, Advisory Board Member & Mentor

Seyed Amiry has over 30 years of business, entrepreneurial, and academic leadership experience in the education, cons...
Sarita Evans

Sarita Evans

Mentor

Sarita Evans has over 30 years of training, public service and entrepreneurial experience. She began her first busine...
April Fenall

April Fenall

Mentor

April Fenall is a business professional with a background in marketing and communications, bringing over 15 years of ...
Mike Gabriel

Mike Gabriel

Lead Instructor & Mentor

Mike Gabriel is an experienced investment and strategy professional with over 10 years in the social enterprise secto...
Caron Gugssa-Howard

Caron Gugssa-Howard

Mentor

Caron Gugssa-Howard has over 15 years of strategy, business, and entrepreneurial experience, beginning her entreprene...
Lesa Hammond, Ph.D.

Lesa Hammond, Ph.D.

Lead Instructor & Mentor

Lesa Hammond, Ph.D., is co-founder and CEO of ProfHire, a technology platform that connects higher education and trai...
Rani Langer-Croager

Rani Langer-Croager

Co-Founder, CEO & Lead Instructor

Rani Langer-Croager founded Uptima Business Bootcamp to address the challenges of traditional entrepreneurship progra...
Kathia Laszlo

Kathia Laszlo

Mentor

Freelancer Course (San Francisco)

Kathia Laszlo is a freelancer with over 20 years of experience working with leaders and entrepreneurs in all sectors ...
Naima McQueen

Naima McQueen

Mentor

Naima McQueen has over 5 years of experience advising mission-driven organizations. She focuses on outreach to the sm...
Kelley Nayo Jahi

Kelley Nayo Jahi

Mentor

Kelley Nayo Jahi is owner of Nayo Partners, business management for creatives and visionaries. Kelley’s roster of pas...
Fyodor Ovchinnikov

Fyodor Ovchinnikov

Lead Instructor & Mentor

Fyodor Ovchinnikov is co-founder and managing partner of the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership – a California-bas...
Thomas Rosenberg

Thomas Rosenberg

Lead Instructor & Mentor

Since 1994, Thomas Rosenberg has been working on change leadership and transformation around environmental initiative...