Mentors

Upon entry, each team is matched to 5-10 mentors who provide 1:1 guidance and check-in regularly throughout the course of the program. Learn from the trail blazers who’ve succeed at innovating in the world most challenging market.

  • Abram Sitzer
    Abram SitzerExecutive Content Producer, Content Studio
  • Adam Morley
    Adam MorleyMobile & Web Consultant, Freelance
  • Adrian Bye
    Adrian ByeOwner, MeetInnovators
  • Akio Tanaka
    Akio TanakaCo-founder & Managing Partner, Infinity Venture Partners
  • Alan Clayton
    Alan ClaytonRoaming Mentor, SOSV | Mentor, HAX
  • Alex Farfurnik
    Alex FarfurnikCo-founder & CTO, Xibao
  • Alex Wang
    Alex WangManaging Partner, China Impact Ventures(CIV)
  • Alok Somani
    Alok SomaniManging Director, Ninety South Limited
    • Alvin Foo
      Alvin FooHead of Airwave China and a CO-Founder of AppBoost
    • Andrew Schorr
      Andrew SchorrCo-founder & CEO, Grata | Co-founder & CEO, GuestOps
      • Andrew Tan
        Andrew TanManaging Partner,TinkBig Venture Limited
      • Andrew Tsang
        Andrew TsangOwner, Tai Xia International Co. Ltd.
      • Andrew Tu
        Andrew TuAPAC Managing Director, The Trade Desk
      • Andy Cheung
        Andy CheungExecutive Director of International Development,SNK
      • Andy McCown
        Andy McCownSr. Software Developer, TBWA Worldwide
      • Angus Miller
        Angus MillerChina Retail Store Strategy at Apple
      • Archie Hamilton
        Archie HamiltonFounder & Managing Director at Split United
      • Arman Zand
        Arman ZandFounding Partner, RedLion Capital
        • Barret Parkman
          Barret ParkmanMobile Industry Entrepreneur and Connector | Co-Founder of GWC, GMIC | HAX Mentor
        • Bas Overtoom
          Bas OvertoomSales Executive at Adversitement
        • Bay McLaughlin
          Bay McLaughlinCo-Founder, Brinc.io
        • Ben Liao
          Ben LiaoCo-Founder, COO, General Mobile Technology (GMobi)
        • Bertrand Schmitt
          Bertrand SchmittCEO&Chairman& Co-founder,App Annie
        • Beth Ann Eliason-Lim
          Beth Ann Eliason-LimPR/Communications Expert in Residence
          • Bill Bishop
            Bill BishopDigital Media Entrepreneur
          • Bill Liao
            Bill LiaoCo-Founder, CoderDojo | Founder, WeForest | European Venture Partner, SOSV
          • Bill Warner
            Bill WarnerAdvisory Board Member, Berklee College of Music (Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship)
          • Bo Yiqun
            Bo YiqunVice President & Co-Founder at Great Wall Club
          • Bob King
            Bob KingVP, Pegasus Capital Group
          • Bob Zheng
            Bob ZhengFounder & CEO, People Squared
          • Brad Higgins
            Brad HigginsVenture Partner, SOSV
            • Brett Bauer
              Brett BauerCEO and Co Founder, Shared2you Inc.
            • Brian Xin
              Brian XinFounder & CEO, Starry Media
            • Bruno Bensaid
              Bruno BensaidCo-founder, Shanghaivest Ltd | Founder/Organiser, Mobilemonday Shanghai
            • Campbell Mclean
              Campbell McleanCo-founder, Executive Producer, Aomen.tv
            • Carel van Apeldoorn
              Carel van ApeldoornCo-Founder & CEO, Ink361.com | Director, Guangzhou chapter for Startup Grind
            • Carl Wegner
              Carl WegnerManaging Director (Head of Global Transaction Banking) Greater China, Deutsche Bank
            • Caroline Pan
              Caroline PanTechnology Consultant and Advisor
            • Casey Lau
              Casey LauCo-Founder of StartupsHK | Community Development Manager, SoftLayer Technologies
            • Chris Evdemon
              Chris EvdemonPartner, Innovation Works | CEO, Idea Bulb Ventures
            • Chris Kelsey
              Chris KelseyCEO of Cazza Construction Technologies
            • Chris Lerner
              Chris LernerPartner, Eaton Partners LLC
            • Curt Shi
              Curt ShiEvangelist of Entrepreneurship and Skateboarding
            • Cyril Ebersweiler
              Cyril EbersweilerPartner, SOSV | Founder of Chinaccelerator & HAX | Mentor, 500 Startups | Mentor, TechStars
              • Dan Brody
                Dan BrodyVice President Business Development, Tencent
              • David Chen
                David ChenCo-founder, AngelVest
              • David Li
                David Liounder, Shanghai Aquaponics | Organiser, Startup Weekend Shanghai | Co-founder, Hacked Matter | Founder, XinCheJian
              • Dirk Eschenbacher
                Dirk EschenbacherFounding Partner, ZANADU.cn
              • Dominic Penaloza
                Dominic PenalozaFounder, Bestaurant
              • Ellen Lu
                Ellen LuEntrepreneur and Strategic Financial Advisor
              • Elliott Ng
                Elliott NgDirector of Product Management for APAC Display Ads, Google
              • Ernie Diaz
                Ernie DiazPublisher, China Digital Review
              • Eugene Chew
                Eugene ChewChief Digital Officer, JWT Shanghai
              • Eugene Lee
                Eugene LeeEntrepreneurial Investor
                • Evans Jia
                  Evans JiaInvestment Advisor at Upmost Capital
                • Fred Groen
                  Fred GroenCountry Manager at Cloudera
                • Gang Lu
                  Gang LuFounder, TechNode.com and TechCrunch China
                • Gen Kanai
                  Gen KanaiDirector, Asia Community Engagement, Mozilla
                • Geoffrey Handley
                  Geoffrey HandleyAdvisor, Mentor at NEST Investments
                • George Godula
                  George GodulaFounder and CEO, Web2Asia | Partner, Jimdo | Managing Director of Asia, mhdirekt
                • Grace Ng
                  Grace NgCo-founder&CPO Javelin|Co-founder, The lean Startup Machine
                  • Greg Armshaw
                    Greg ArmshawMarket Entry and Product Strategy - Digital Specialist
                  • Greg Pilarowski
                    Greg PilarowskiFounder,Pillar Legal
                  • Guy Sivan
                    Guy SivanCo-founder & CEO, Vericant
                  • Hayk Hakobyan
                    Hayk HakobyanHead of Business Development ,Global Yellow Pages
                  • Jack Chen
                    Jack ChenHead of the Shanghai office, Pillar Legal
                  • Jacob Creech
                    Jacob CreechCo-Founder & CEO of Boost Agile
                  • Jacob Rothman
                    Jacob RothmanFounding Partner & Angel Investor
                  • James Fong
                    James FongCEO, Oriental Dreamworks
                    • James Tan
                      James TanChief Operating Officer, JetBay | Managing Partner, QuestVC | Co-founder, 55tuan.com
                    • Jason Chang
                      Jason ChangAdvisor / Consultant
                    • Jason Wong
                      Jason WongFounding Partner, Platform88
                    • Jason Yin
                      Jason YinFounder & Partner of Campus VC
                    • Jean Claude Donato
                      Jean Claude DonatoManaging Director, Nikaia Ventures (Tsar, Zinier)
                    • Jeffrey O’Rourke
                      Jeffrey O’RourkeDirector, Dolcezza Holdings
                    • Jeffrey Paine
                      Jeffrey PaineFounding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
                    • Jenny Zhu
                      Jenny ZhuFounder OpenLanguage
                    • Jeremy Hall-Smith
                      Jeremy Hall-SmithManaging Director & Founder at Persuasive Networks Limited
                    • Jesper Lodahl
                      Jesper LodahlCEO & Co-Founder, SmarTots
                    • Jim Yang
                      Jim YangGeneral Manager(China), Supercell
                    • John Kim
                      John KimDirector, Branding for Google Greater China
                    • Jörn Helms
                      Jörn HelmsSenior Advisor, Bank of Taizhou
                    • Josh Chaim
                      Josh ChaimC0-chair, Beijing Chapter
                    • Julian Awad
                      Julian AwadOwner, JSA Interactive
                    • Jung Goh
                      Jung GohInternational Digital Expert with Extensive Strategic and Leadership Experience in China
                    • Justin Mallen
                      Justin MallenFounder & CEO, Silk Road Telecommunication
                      • Kartik Ram
                        Kartik RamPartner, Fashion Fund | Managing Director, Karma Bikes
                      • Kate Kao
                        Kate KaoFounder & Managing Partner of HWK Group
                      • Ken Foo
                        Ken FooDirector of Corporate Development at Autodesk
                      • Kenny Bloom
                        Kenny BloomCEO VisiTek Holdings
                        • Kevin Chen
                          Kevin ChenCo-founder, italki.com | Co-founder, Techyizu
                        • Kevin Dewalt
                          Kevin DewaltFounder at ScribbleIQ
                        • Liu Yan
                          Liu YanCo-founder & Chief Curator, CAMP | Senior Advisor, Transist Impact Labs | Co-founder, Living the Crowd
                        • Luc Liu
                          Luc LiuDirector of Strategy and Business Development, Nestle
                        • Luis Lui
                          Luis LuiExecutive Vice President & Senior Partner at Axel International
                        • Manmeet Singh
                          Manmeet SinghExpert in Residence, Financial Modeling
                        • Mark Downing
                          Mark DowningGlobal SEO for Dell
                        • Mark Englehart Evans
                          Mark Englehart EvansSenior Regional Strategist, Blue Hive Shanghai (WPP)
                        • Mark Greevan
                          Mark GreevanDirector MBA Global Entrepreneurship Program (China), Zhejiang University (School of Management) | Associate Professor, Zhejiang University
                          • Mark Ikauniks
                            Mark IkauniksExpert in Residence, Investment Decks
                            • Martin Barnes
                              Martin BarnesPresentation Consultant & Training for NGO's start-ups
                            • Martin Daffner
                              Martin DaffnerDirector of Innovation, Hult Business School
                            • Martin Kan
                              Martin KanSilicon Valley Bank
                            • Martin Suter
                              Martin SuterHead of eCommerce,Anheuser-Busch InBev
                            • Michael Mommejat
                              Michael MommejatManaging Director Digital Engagement Asia Pacific, FleishmanHillard
                            • Michael P. Daugherty
                              Michael P. DaughertyVenture Hacker, AngelList
                            • Michael Toedman
                              Michael ToedmanMD of Soho Syndicate
                            • Mikaal Abdulla
                              Mikaal AbdullaCo-founder and CEO, 8 Securities
                            • Mikko Puhakka
                              Mikko PuhakkaFounding Partner at Lion Partners
                            • Milo Chao
                              Milo ChaoExpert in Residence, Brand Strategy
                            • Monte Singman
                              Monte SingmanVP of Business Development at iDreamSky
                            • Neil Liang
                              Neil LiangCreative Strategy and Technology Executive
                            • Neil Nand
                              Neil NandCreative Technology Director
                            • Nevo Alva
                              Nevo AlvaFounder & CEO of Visualead
                            • NIck Plante
                              NIck PlanteDirector, Zerosum Labs
                            • Nicolas du Cray
                              Nicolas du CrayVenture Partner Iris Capital
                            • Nishtha Mehta
                              Nishtha MehtaFounder & Chief Instigator, CollabCentral Consulting Inc.
                            • Oliver d’Arros
                              Oliver d’ArrosIndustrial high-tech Executive & Entrepreneur
                            • Oscar Ramos
                              Oscar RamosProgram Director
                            • Patrick Lee
                              Patrick LeeCo-founder, Hobo Labs
                            • Paul Meyers
                              Paul MeyersVice President Business Development, migme
                            • Paul Stepanek
                              Paul StepanekFounder of Complete Manufacturing and Distribution (CMD) & BOHDI Adventures
                            • Paul Wu
                              Paul WuCEO of GMobi
                            • Peter Davison
                              Peter DavisonFounder of Fishburners
                            • Phil Harton
                              Phil HartonFounder, CultureLab
                            • Philip Beck
                              Philip BeckChairman, Dubeta Pty Ltd | Chairman & Co-founder, DianYue
                            • Philip Johnson
                              Philip JohnsonPrincipal, Johnson Business Consulting
                              • Pierre-Jean Hanard
                                Pierre-Jean HanardCo-Founder & CEO of Sharepa
                              • Puja Abassi
                                Puja AbassiCommunications Manager, Giant Swarm
                              • Quinn Taw
                                Quinn TawVenture Partner, Mustang Ventures
                              • R. May Lee
                                R. May LeeDean of School of Entrepreneurship and Management at ShanghaiTech University
                              • Raj Shetgar
                                Raj ShetgarBosch Innovation Manager
                              • Randy Chee
                                Randy CheeManaging Director, RC Consulting
                              • Richard Hsu
                                Richard HsuPan-Asia Network | TEDxShanghai | School of Design and Innovation | SFC Sino-Finnish Center Shanghai
                              • Richard Robinson
                                Richard RobinsonCo-founder and President, Yolu Co Ltd
                              • Ronen Mense
                                Ronen MenseVP Asia at AppsFlyer
                              • Rudy Wimmer
                                Rudy WimmerManaging Partner & Innovator, CBi China Bridge | Co-founder and Partner, Kaiba
                              • Rui Ma
                                Rui Ma500 Startups, Greater China TMT Early Stage Investor
                                • Ryan Shuken
                                  Ryan ShukenExpert in Residence, Growth Hacker
                                  • Sameer Karim
                                    Sameer KarimVice President of Strategy at Originate China
                                    • Sarah Kochling
                                      Sarah KochlingManaging Principal of Blossom Innovation
                                    • Scott Pollack
                                      Scott PollackManaging Director, Thoughtful Media Group | TMG China
                                    • Sean O’Sullivan
                                      Sean O’SullivanManaging Director, SOSV
                                    • Sebastian Marshall
                                      Sebastian MarshallExecutive Director of CPNC & GiveGetWin, Consultant & Author
                                    • Shannon Chang
                                      Shannon ChangHead of Partnerships and Publishing, Linekong International
                                    • Shawn Broderick
                                      Shawn BroderickChief Accelerator Officer, SOSV | Principle, TechVibe Inc.
                                    • Shervin Bakhtiari
                                      Shervin BakhtiariTMT Innovation, Strategy & Investment Consultant
                                    • Shlomo Freund
                                      Shlomo FreundFounder, Startup Noodle and AppInChina
                                    • Shoubo Xu
                                      Shoubo XuFounder, A Smart Travel Solution Start-up
                                    • Sidney Wen
                                      Sidney WenPrincipal ,Steamboat Ventures
                                    • Sina Farzaneh
                                      Sina FarzanehCo-founder of Advocacy
                                    • Stephane Monsallier
                                      Stephane MonsallierFounder, System in Motion
                                    • Stephane Panyasiri
                                      Stephane PanyasiriCEO, SEA Gaming Pte Ltd
                                    • Stephen Forte
                                      Stephen ForteManaging Partner, Fresco Capital
                                    • Stephen McCann
                                      Stephen McCannCheif Financial Officer, SOSV
                                    • Stephen Price
                                      Stephen PriceFounder & Managing Director, Ikura Group
                                      • Stephen Terry
                                        Stephen TerryDirector of Finance and Business Development, Azure International
                                      • Stephen Wang
                                        Stephen WangCo-Founder, Rotten Tomatoes and Alivenotdead.com
                                      • Steve Guengerich
                                        Steve GuengerichPrincipal, Powershift Group and Co-founder, Appconomy, Inc.
                                      • T.R.Harrington
                                        T.R.HarringtonFounder & CEO, Darwin Marketing
                                      • Talia Wolf
                                        Talia WolfFounder & CEO, Conversioner
                                      • Tharon Smith
                                        Tharon SmithFounding Partner, Strontium Group | Managing Director, LendIt China | Director of Research, Fudan University
                                      • Thibault Villet
                                        Thibault VilletCo-founder & CEO, Glamour Sales China
                                      • Thomas Hayton
                                        Thomas HaytonRegional Director, Language Learning, Asia
                                        • Timothy Lamb
                                          Timothy LambManaging Director, Sovereign
                                        • Timothy Li
                                          Timothy LiCEO and Founder of Kuber Inc.
                                        • Tobias Pfuetze
                                          Tobias PfuetzeConsultant at Mediaman & FinTech Entrepreneur
                                        • Tom Emrich
                                          Tom EmrichPartner, Super Ventures| Founder, We Are Wearables
                                        • Tom Limongello
                                          Tom LimongelloCEO, Truffle
                                        • Tom SooHoo
                                          Tom SooHooPresident, AWE Concepts Limited
                                          • Tor Petersen
                                            Tor PetersenManaging Director of Sales, Greater China at GoPro
                                          • Trevor Owens
                                            Trevor OwensCEO & Founder of Javelin & Lean Startup Machine
                                          • Vas Musca
                                            Vas MuscaPrincipal Consultant, execute+
                                          • Volker Heistermann
                                            Volker HeistermannManaging Director, Yushan Ventures Ltd | Mobile Advisor, Mobile Metrix
                                          • Wempy Dyocta Koto
                                            Wempy Dyocta KotoChief Executive Officer, Wardour and Oxford
                                            • Wendy Hogan
                                              Wendy HoganCOO at migme
                                            • Wesley Hsu
                                              Wesley HsuFounder & CEO, Wesmax
                                            • Will Herman
                                              Will HermanMassively Parallel Entrepreneur
                                            • Yang Xu
                                              Yang XuCo-Founder,WAGENLUX
                                            • Yannick Boucher
                                              Yannick BoucherDevelopment Director,Electronic Arts (EA)