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

Adam De Sola Pool

CEO
Environmental Investment Partners
Alexander Beasant

Alexander Beasant

Incubator Portfolio Manager
Deloitte LLP
Alicia Amerson

Alicia Amerson

CEO
Alimosphere
Andra Keay

Andra Keay

Managing Director
Silicon Valley Robotics
Aurélie Vincent

Aurélie Vincent

CEO
Embody Agency
Aymerik Renard

Aymerik Renard

General Partner
Hardware Club
Benjamin Lesage

Benjamin Lesage

Senior Analyst
l’Atelier BNP Paribas
Benjamin Maurer

Benjamin Maurer

Associate Director
Pacific Marine Energy Center
Bill Sanders

Bill Sanders

Principal & Managing Director
Roebling Strauss, Inc.
Brett Howell

Brett Howell

Environmental Markets Entrepreneur
Property and Environment Research Center
Brian Frank

Brian Frank

General Partner
FTW Ventures
Brooke Tessman

Brooke Tessman

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Exponential
Technologies, Singularity
Christopher Pezza

Christopher Pezza

DemGen Consulting
Demand Generation Consultant
Clarissa Redwine

Clarissa Redwine

West Coast Outreach Lead
Kickstarter
Dan O’Mara

Dan O’Mara

COO
Circuit Launch
Dan Steketee

Dan Steketee

Managing Director
Cenotech Solutions
David Hale

David Hale

Director
TechnoServe Labs
David Hume

David Hume

Marine Engineer
Founder of The Liquid Grid
David LeBlanc

David LeBlanc

Channel Marketing Manager
Microsoft Canada
Elisa Chan

Elisa Chan

Head of Customer Insights & Design Research
Amazon Music
Erin Eastwood

Erin Eastwood

Ocean Policy Specialist
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Gabriel Ornelas

Gabriel Ornelas

Co-Founder
Group Seven / dc Media Ventures
Gregory Miller

Gregory Miller

Attorney
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
Gualtiero Spiro Jaeger

Gualtiero Spiro Jaeger

Sea Grant Knauss Fellow
NOAA
Heather Brundage

Heather Brundage

Account Director
Synapse
Jason White

Jason White

Head of Platform, Equity Crowdfunding & Token Sales
Indiegogo
Jerome Nadel

Jerome Nadel

SVP & CMO
Rambus Inc.
John McCartney

John McCartney

Managing Director
Wise Public Relations, Inc.
Jos Cocquyt

Jos Cocquyt

Principal
Starting Design
Josh Shaeffer

Josh Shaeffer

Director – Digital Strategy & Partnerships
adidas
Julie Lein

Julie Lein

Managing Partner
Urban Innovation Fund
Kaethe Henning

Kaethe Henning

Director of Business Development
Dragon Innovation
Kate Wing

Kate Wing

Founder
the databranch
Kyle Lloyd

Kyle Lloyd

Program Manager, Emerging Technologies,
and Startups, American Airlines
Marah Dudenhoeffer

Marah Dudenhoeffer

Venture Development
Verizon Ventures
Mareese Keane

Mareese Keane

Platform Director
THRIVE
Michael Buelsing

Michael Buelsing

VP of Business Development
Pacific Marine & Supply
Michael Keer

Michael Keer

Founder and CEO
Product Realization Group
Nathan Hadlock

Nathan Hadlock

Founder
Pando Innovations
Neil Davé

Neil Davé

GM/Project Lead
X (formerly Google X)
Nikhil Jain

Nikhil Jain

Vice President, Wearables and Internet of Things
Qualcomm Inc
Oakley Johnson

Oakley Johnson

Founder / Creative Director
Venga Brands
Oriol Segarra

Oriol Segarra

Business Development & CEO
Eco Intelligent Growth & Rebueno Zero Waste
Patrick Dowd

Patrick Dowd

CEO
House of Stellar
Payal Gandhi

Payal Gandhi

Vice President
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Peter Chauvel

Peter Chauvel

Project Manager
Organic Ocean Seafood Inc.
Richard Sunderland

Richard Sunderland

Executive Chairman
Heavenly
Rikki Eriksen

Rikki Eriksen

Director
California Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Ryan Schoenike

Ryan Schoenike

Founder
OceanCycle
Samir Ghosh

Samir Ghosh

Managing Partner
Frontures
Taylor Valentine

Taylor Valentine

Chief Learning & Invention Officer
Horizon Media
Trond Wuellner

Trond Wuellner

Director of Product
Management
Google
Vikas Shah

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.