Ocean Solutions Accelerator Mentors

A strong mentor community is vital to building an early-stage company. SOA’s mentors have expertise in business, technology, conservation, ocean science, policy and entrepreneurship. We thrive on connecting each founder with mentors who can help them achieve their goals by sharing their experiences, leading skill-based workshops, and hosting one-on-one office hours.

Adam De Sola Pool

CEO
Environmental Investment Partners

Alicia Amerson

CEO
Alimosphere

Andra Keay

Managing Director
Silicon Valley Robotics

Aurélie Vincent

CEO
Embody Agency

Aymerik Renard

General Partner
Hardware Club

Benjamin Lesage

Senior Analyst
l’Atelier BNP Paribas

Benjamin Maurer

Associate Director
Pacific Marine Energy Center

Bill Sanders

Principal & Managing Director
Roebling Strauss, Inc.

Brett Howell

Environmental Markets Entrepreneur
Property and Environment Research Center

Brian Frank

General Partner
FTW Ventures

Brooke Tessman

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Exponential
Technologies, Singularity

Christopher Pezza

DemGen Consulting
Demand Generation Consultant

Clarissa Redwine

West Coast Outreach Lead
Kickstarter

Dan O’Mara

COO
Circuit Launch

Dan Steketee

Managing Director
Cenotech Solutions

David Hale

Director
TechnoServe Labs

David Hume

Marine Engineer
Founder of The Liquid Grid

David LeBlanc

Channel Marketing Manager
Microsoft Canada

Elisa Chan

Head of Customer Insights & Design Research
Amazon Music

Erin Eastwood

Ocean Policy Specialist
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Gabriel Ornelas

Co-Founder
Group Seven / dc Media Ventures

Gregory Miller

Attorney
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

Gualtiero Spiro Jaeger

Sea Grant Knauss Fellow
NOAA

Heather Brundage

Account Director
Synapse

Jason White

Head of Platform, Equity Crowdfunding & Token Sales
Indiegogo

Jerome Nadel

SVP & CMO
Rambus Inc.

John McCartney

Managing Director
Wise Public Relations, Inc.

Jos Cocquyt

Principal
Starting Design

Josh Shaeffer

Director – Digital Strategy & Partnerships
adidas

Julie Lein

Managing Partner
Urban Innovation Fund

Kaethe Henning

Director of Business Development
Dragon Innovation

Kate Wing

Founder
the databranch

Kyle Lloyd

Program Manager, Emerging Technologies,
and Startups, American Airlines

Marah Dudenhoeffer

Venture Development
Verizon Ventures

Mareese Keane

Platform Director
THRIVE

Michael Buelsing

VP of Business Development
Pacific Marine & Supply

Michael Keer

Founder and CEO
Product Realization Group

Nathan Hadlock

Founder
Pando Innovations

Neil Davé

GM/Project Lead
X (formerly Google X)

Nikhil Jain

Vice President, Wearables and Internet of Things
Qualcomm Inc

Oakley Johnson

Founder / Creative Director
Venga Brands

Oriol Segarra

Business Development & CEO
Eco Intelligent Growth & Rebueno Zero Waste

Patrick Dowd

CEO
House of Stellar

Payal Gandhi

Vice President
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Peter Chauvel

Project Manager
Organic Ocean Seafood Inc.

Richard Sunderland

Executive Chairman
Heavenly

Rikki Eriksen

Director
California Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Ryan Schoenike

Founder
OceanCycle

Samir Ghosh

Managing Partner
Frontures

Taylor Valentine

Chief Learning & Invention Officer
Horizon Media

Trond Wuellner

Director of Product
Management
Google

Vikas Shah

Vice President, Ecosystem, and Partnerships
Taulia

Applications Now Open

Engage with SOA’s mentor community by applying to our 2019 Ocean Solutions Accelerator.