Mentors

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Partners

Umair Khan

Founder, Folio3; Founder, Renaissance 2.0 Media; Clickmarks (acquired by Semotus); Intel; Venture Partner, The Entrepreneurs’ Fund. (MIT)

Palo Alto, CA

Charles Huang

Co-founder, Guitar Hero (acquired by Activision); Co-founder, Green Throttle (acquired by Google); COO Leeo; Founder, Blue Goji; Activision; Google. (UC Berkeley)

SF Bay Area, CA

Shuja Keen

MD, The Resource Group; Co-founder, Haute Decor; Morgan Stanley. (MIT)

SF Bay Area, CA

Aamir Sheikh

CIO, Echelon Asset Mgmt; Bank of America; Merrill Lynch; President, Barra Inc. (acquired by Morgan Stanley); Morgan Stanley. Professor, Indiana University; (PhD Berkeley)

SF Bay Area, CA

Hasan Rizvi

Founder and CEO, Qlue; EVP Oracle; Founder, Karient; SVP Corio (IPO 1999). (Stanford)

SF Bay Area, CA

Ahmed Khaishgi

Co-founder Squaretrade (acquired by Allstate); Allstate; McKinsey; Proctor & Gamble. (Harvard)

SF Bay Area, CA

Jahanzeb Sherwani

Founder, Screenhero (acquired by Slack); Founder, iTeleport; Slack. (PhD Carnegie Mellon)

SF Bay Area, CA

Adnan Lawai

CEO, Folio3; Clickmarks; Silicon Graphics; General Instruments. (MIT)

SF Bay Area, CA

Shaheen Dayal

VP Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing, Intel Corporation. (MIT)

SF Bay Area, CA

Imran Sayeed

Sr. Lecturer, MIT-Sloan; Former CTO, NTT Data; SVP, Keane (acquired by NTT Data); Founder, Netnumina (acquired by Keane) ; Co-founder, Open Environment Corp (IPO, acquired by Borland). (Brown)

Boston, MA

Mohamed Fahmi

Deputy Regional Managing Director, First Republic Bank. (Harvard, Notre Dame de Namur University)

San Francisco, CA

John Leone

Managing Partner, ForeVest Capital Partners; MD & General Counsel, PineBridge Investments; Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. (George Washington, U. of Binghamton)

Greater New York City Area, NY

Shaan Kandawalla

Co-founder, Playdate Digital; Nickelodeon; Hasbro. (Wellesley, MBA, Harvard)

Greater New York, NY

Khurram Afridi

Professor, U. of Colorado, Boulder; Schlumberger; Philips; Techlogix. (Caltech, PhD MIT)

Boulder, Colorado

Carlos Cashman

CEO, OrionCKB; Co-founder, Course Advisors (acquired by Washington Post); Co-founder, Opus360 (IPO 1999). (MIT)

Boston, MA

Noman Ali

Co-founder Peanut Labs (acquired by Research Now); Xuqa. (NUCES)

SF Bay Area, CA

Abid Mohsin

VP Sales, Rev.com; Google; McKinsey & Co; oDesk; Capital One. (Stanford)

SF Bay Area, CA

Irfan Essa

Associate Dean & Professor, Computer Science, Georgia Tech.; Consultant/Researcher Google; Visiting Scientist, Disney. (PhD, MIT)

Atlanta, Georgia

Omar Haque

Global Head of eCommerce, Colgate; Scholastic; Mindtree; ePresence; Scient. (Duke)

Greater New York, NY

Ruma Samdani

Director Innovation, AARP; Adjunct Professor, George Washington University; NTT Data; Bearing Point. (Harvard, Southern New Hampshire Univ.)
Washington D.C. Metro Area

Adnan Siddiqui

Group Corporate Counsel, The Abraaj Group; Barrister-at-Law – Lincoln’s Inn, U.K. (University of Paris- Sorbonne, France; University of Buckingham, U.K.)

Dubai, UAE

Rehan Jalil

Founder, Elastica (acquired by Blue Coat); Founder, Wichorus (acquired by Tellabs); Tellabs; Advisor, Mayfield Fund. (Purdue, Harvard)

SF Bay Area, CA

Tarim Wasim

MD, Hellman & Friedman; Director, Internet Brands; Bain Capital; Bain & Co. (Dartmouth, Harvard)

SF Bay Area, CA

Imran Haque

Head of Digital Strategy, Zoetis; Cofounder, LogonHealth; Pfizer; Viant. (Rutgers, Columbia)

Greater New York, NY

Shafiq Khan

Founder, Teach The World; Former SVP, Marriot Corporation; US Airways; United Airlines. (Harvard)

Washington, D.C.

Ahad Khan

COO, MileIQ (acquired by Microsoft 2015); Director, Microsoft;  Associate, Spectrum Equity; Discovery Equity Partners. (U. Penn, Washington Univ.)

SF Bay Area, CA

Aditya Dayal

Founder, Throwmotion; KLA Tencor (Dartmouth, ASU, Caltech)

SF Bay Area, CA

Zafar Khan

Co-founder, ConstellationCK; Founder, Sofizar; Rovi (now TiVo). (Caltech)
San Diego, CA

Ashhad Syed

Founder, ApexChat; Principal, Ibex Solutions. (Cornell)
San Diego, CA

Suneel Goud

Sr. Product Manager, Amazon Lab126; Microsoft; 3Com; Mortorola (Michigan State; Indiana U.)
San Diego, CA

Ejaz A. Khan

CIO and Vice President, Vulcan Materials. (MIT, U. Penn)

Birmingham, AL

Faraz Khan

Co-founder, Screen Hero (acquired by Slack); iTeleport; Emergen Consulting; Slack. (Cornell)

SF Bay Area, CA

Vishal Kapur

Cofounder, Screen Hero (acquired by Slack); CTO, iTeleport; Chief Architect, Truveo (acquired by AOL); Slack; Oracle. (MIT)

SF Bay Area, CA

Patrick McGinnis

Managing Director, Dirigo Advisors; Author, The 10% Entrepreneur. (Harvard, Georgetown)

Greater New York, NY

Mudassir Sheikha

Co-founder, Careem; Co-founder DeviceAnywhere (acquired by Keynote); Brience; Garage Ventures; McKinsey & Co. (Stanford, USC)

United Arab Emirates

Pat Costello

MD and General Counsel, The Resource Group; Afiniti; Ocumenta; O’Melveny & Myers. (BS – SUNY; JD – Boston University)

Greater New York, NY

Mobeen Khan

iOT Strategy Head, AT&T; Mobiflex; Inzigo. (MBA Columbia; Rutgers)

Dallas, Texas

Paul Riley

Director, WorldFamily English; Director, Oxford University Press; Isuzu. (Colgate; Temple)

Kanagawa, Japan

Hang Li

Credit Suisse NY; US Military. (MBA, Harvard; West Point Military Academy)

Hong Kong

Omer Rao

Price Waterhouse Coopers; The Arab Investment Co; Ernst & Young. (ACCA, UK)

SF Bay Area, CA

Phil Rettger

Board Member, MIT Club of Northern California; Board Member and Chairman, HBS Alumni Association of Northern CA; Co-Founder & CEO Aetherix Corporation; Board Member, Tablet Command. (Harvard; MIT)

SF Bay Area, CA

Fawad Ahmad

SVP, State Farm; Senior Director, Staples; GM, eBay; (Thomas Jefferson School of Law; Southeastern)

Bloomington, Illinois

Faheem Ahmed

General Manager, Siemens Healthineers; Founder, HealAR; SVP, Sutherland; VP, SAP; (LSE; Warwick)

SF Bay Area, CA

Rahul Merani

MD – Client Services, DLC; Board Member, ACG Los Angeles; Founding Board Member, The Spark Academy. (FINSIA, UC Los Angeles)

SF Bay Area, CA

Nicos Vekiarides

VP Dell-EMC; CEO & Co-founder, TwinStrata (acquired by DELL-EMC); Founding Team, StorageApps (acquired by HP); Sun Microsystems; Encore Computer. (MIT, CMU)

Boston, MA

Abid Rizvi

COO & CFO, AriZona Holdings; Mckinsey & Co; Merrill Lynch; Goldman Sachs; Jefferies. (MIT)

Greater New York, NY

Umer Khan

VP, SpaceX; Sr. Director, Broadcom; Rockwell. (MBA, UPenn; Illinois Inst. of Tech)

Orange County, California

Asim Mohammed

SVP Westfield; Bank of America; RSA. (UNC; MBA, Duke)

SF Bay Area, CA

Junaid Iqbal

Managing Director Careem; Chairman, Salt Arts; BMA Capital. (U. of Michigan, HBS, LUMS)

Karachi, PK

Basil Hashem

Advisor, McKinsey & Co; VP, VMWare; Sr. Director, Mozilla; Co-founder CenterRun; Admob; Yahoo; AOL. (USC, UCLA)

Redwood City, CA

Rashad Itani

Technical Architect, PLAE; SugarCRM; Shoretel; Apple; Cisco. (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)

SF Bay Area, CA

Junaid Bajwa

Global Lead for Strategic Alliances, Merck; NHS, England; MSD Healthcare, UK; FRCP.
(Imperial College; MBBS King’s College, HBS, Harvard Kennedy School)

London, UK

Henrik Scheel

(Founder, Startup Experience Inc., Defy Ventures, Innovation Center Denmark, Vestas, IDA. Stanford, Aarhus University Denmark)

SF Bay Area, CA

Rebeca Hwang

(Managing Partner, Rivet Ventures; CEO, YouNoodle. PhD Stanford, BS & MEng, MIT)

SF Bay Area, CA

Shan Sinha

Founder HighFive; Founder, Docverse (acquired by Google); Microsoft; Beansprout. BS and MEng, MIT)

SF Bay Area, CA

Shalini Agarwal

(EIR, Google; McKinsey & Co. MIT, Harvard Business School)

SF Bay Area, CA

Advisors

Moazzam Chaudry

Director, Oracle Corporation; Sun Microsystem; Phillips. (U. of Wisconsin Madison; UET)
San Diego, CA

Radhika Nagpal

Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University. (PhD, MIT)

Boston, MA

Christine Abernathy

Developer relations, Facebook; Alidora; Mshift; Nokia; Adaptec; Co-founder, Clickmarks (acquired by Semotus). (MIT)

SF Bay Area, CA

Sourav Dev

Co-founder Dataholiks; Co-founder Glifft; Sr. Data Scientist, Nest (acquired by Google), Qualcomm. (PhD MIT)

SF Bay Area, CA

Vivek Mohta

Co-founder, Dataholiks; Founder, Project Altitude; Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (MIT, PhD Harvard)

SF Bay Area, CA

Mateo Jaramillo

Former VP Energy Products, Tesla; COO Gaia Power; Director, Predictive Networks. (Harvard, Yale)

SF Bay Area, CA

Usman Rabbani

CTO, KKR; Pfizer; Founder, Nannycast; Razorfish; McKinsey & Company. (Yale, Harvard, UPenn)

Palo Alto, CA

Quinton Zondervan

CTO, eCarevault; Co-founder ExcelImmune; Clickmarks; IBM; Lotus (MIT)

Boston, MA