Judges & Mentors

CELEBRITY GUEST JUDGES:

  • Maitlan E. Cramer, Founding Team and a Principal, Grand Ventures
  • Antonio Luck, Managing Director, Endeavor's Detroit Office
  • Steve Jbara, Owner, Grand Rapids Drive
  • Stewart Nelson, CEO at Mayasil, LLC, Board President of the New Enterprise Forum, Angel Investor
  • Wendy Jarchow, Chief Investment Officer, River SaaS Capital
  • Neil Kane, Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship, MSU
  • Robi Mitra, CEO, K&A Resource Group
  • Patti Glaza, VP & Managing Director, Invest Detroit
  • Chris Stallman, Partner, Fontinalis Partners, LLC
  • Tember Shea, Director inGAGE, Inforum
  • Sridhar Lakshmanan, Educator, Entrepreneur, Mentor, University of Michigan
  • Patrick Falle, Global Chief Evangelist
  • David C. Bloom, Founder and Principal, Factotem
  • James Chapman, Entrepreneurship, Community Investment Fund, Quicken Loans
  • Jim Tenzillo, Senior Associate, Invest Michigan
  • Ken Root, Director of Membership and Strategic Relations, SBAM
  • Jerry Hollister, Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting
  • Michael Terhorst, Vice President, Antares Capital, L.P.
  • Reuben Levinsohn, Partner, Financial Advisor, Washington Avenue Advisors
  • Jason Pliml, Technology Business, Consultant, Michigan SBDC
  • Gary Rakan, President, Infinity Capital Partners & Managing Partner, VESTICOR Advisors
  • Rishi Narayan, Investor & Founder & Owner, Underground Printing
  • Jeffrey Rinvelt, Principal, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund
  • Austin Dean, Principal Consultant, BBCetc
  • Lorne Zalesin, Vice President Sales and Marketing, DroneView Technologies LLC
  • Michael Godwin, Founder/Managing Director, Resonant Venture Partners
  • Dave Feidner, President, Crestone Summits, LLC
  • Shawn Planko, Engineering Manager for Expedia Mobile Apps
  • Ken Root, Director of Membership and Strategic Relations, SBAM
  • Darel Ross, Director, Start Garden

MENTORS

Salim Momin

Principal,
SRS Enterprises LLC

Piyush Khanna

President and CIO,
Triarq Health Practice Services

Padhi (Trailokyanath Padhi)

Business Lead,
General Motors

Thomas Coke

CEO,
CampusStarter

Amy Butler

Business Relationship Manager,
Spartan Motors, Inc., Certified Health and Business Coach

Vineet Katial

CEO of Vistamoney,
Chairman Krores LLC
and Managing Parnter of Sky7Ventures

John Rodgers

Principal,
Melius Outcomes

David Bloom

Founder and Principal,
Factotem

Kevin Yang

CEO,
Argonomo

Joe Licavoli

Manager,
SPARK East Incubator