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.


Saleemah Ahamed



301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Saleemah is the co-founder of Adherence, a compliance services firm borne out of the financial and regulatory upheaval focused on Wall Street after the Great Recession. Her 20+ years of experience in the industry includes investing, compliance and legal roles at multibillion dollar asset management firms. Prior to this, she was an M&A corporate/securities lawyer at law firms in New York and California.

Saleemah has a JD/MBA from Columbia University, graduating as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a BA cum laude from the University of California, San Diego.

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