Ventures may be at a wide range of developmental stages, from ideation through commercialization. The goal of our mentor network is to catalyze the entrepreneurial success of I2C founders. Period!

I2C Innovation Mentors are subject matter experts, gurus, doers, advisors, folks who want to genuinely connect, contribute and be a pivotal resource to our companies and entrepreneurs. They are enablers of innovation, entrepreneurship and “getting it done”!

Our Innovation Mentors are available to all I2C virtual / resident companies and faculty / students looking to take their idea forward.

Our Mentors

Saleemah Ahamed

Saleemah Ahamed

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: STRATEGY, CAPITAL, CORPORATE LAW
David Chan

David Chan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: ENGINEERING, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Kuan Collins

Dr. Kuan Collins

AREA OF EXPERTISE: BLOCKCHAIN, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AUGMENTED ANALYTICS, HARNESSING INNOVATION, COLLABORATION AND CREATIVITY, TECHNOLOGY SCOUTING, STRATEGY
Drew Davenport

Drew Davenport

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: HEALTHCARE, OPERATIONS, IT, SERVICES
Dr. Valentina Iscaro

Dr. Valentina Iscaro

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: STRATEGY, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING, ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Dr. Candice Lanius

Dr. Candice Lanius

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: UX / DESIGN
Dr. Tathagata Mukherjee

Dr. Tathagata Mukherjee

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: CYBER SECURITY, MACHINE LEARNING
Dr. Hassan Naqvi

Dr. Hassan Naqvi

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: IP ASSESSMENT, DIGITAL HEALTH, INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY, TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION
Megan Nivens

Megan Nivens

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: STRATEGY, MARKETING, ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Paula Payton

Paula Payton

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: CONVERSATIONAL AI (SHOPPING ASSISTANTS, CHATBOTS), DIGITAL HEALTH TECH (SLEEP TECH, MENTAL HEALTH TECH, SPORT TECH), RETAIL TECH (OMNICHANNEL, IN-STORE, CURBSIDE + CONTACTLESS RETAIL)
Ryan Ramkhelawan

Ryan Ramkhelawan

AREA Of EXPERTISE: CONCEPT VALIDATION, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT / INTEGRATION, STARTUP OPS, CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT, VENTURE FINANCE, FOUNDER DRIVEN SALES STRATEGIES, BOARD AND INVESTOR DYNAMICS
Dr. Joy Robinson

Dr. Joy Robinson

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: UX / DESIGN
Dr. Rogie I Rodriguez-Quinones

Dr. Rogie I Rodriguez-Quinones

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: STRATEGY, ENGINEERING, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Jarrett Rumoro

Jarrett Rumoro

AREAS OF EXPERTISE IP, STRATEGY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Jeff Showalter

Jeff Showalter

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: STRATEGY, CAPITAL, IP, CORPORATE LAW
Axel Strombergsson

Axel Strombergsson

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: LEADERSHIP, START-UP STRATEGIES, BUSINESS GROWTH, LIFE SCIENCES, FDA REGULATIONS, LEADERSHIP, START-UP STRATEGIES, BUSINESS GROWTH, LIFE SCIENCES, FDA REGULATIONS, TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION, FUNDRAISING, R&D, MANUFACTURING, IP
Martin Sullivan

Martin Sullivan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, GROWTH AND SCALE PLANNING, BUSINESS PROCESS IMPLEMENTATION, DEFENSE AND COMMERCIAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Ryan Weber

Dr. Ryan Weber

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: UX / DESIGN
Jason West

Jason West

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: LEADERSHIP, PLANNING, ENTREPRENEURSHIP