Our Mentors

Our mentor network is made up of 600+ industry experts, serial entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders committed to the success of our startups.

Mentors support startups in a multitude of ways including: Selection Committee evaluations, 1:1 strategy meetings, group workshops, panel discussions and fireside chats, networking and pitching events, and opening their network for tailored introductions.

Every startup in the program is matched with a Lead Mentor, selected based on the company’s specific priorities and industry, as well as 15-20 Specialist Mentors to help them navigate the 10 weeks!

Featured Mentors

Raphael Schmideg


Melissa Withers

Founding Partner at RevUp Capital

Kirat Anand

Head of General Merchandise Pricing Strategy at Walmart

Kelcey Gosserand

Program Director at IBM

Franklin Williams

Director, Global Commercial Excellence at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Lisa Patti

Executive Voice and Communication Coach, Founder at C3Speech

Armand Patella

Startup Advisor

Kristina Finseth

Director of Growth Marketing at Interseller

Ben Williams

COO at Exyn Technologies 

Victor Adefuye

Managing Director at Winning by Design

Maybar Durst

Startup Advisor & Board Member

Maciej Szczepaniak

Global Strategy Lead at Google 

Sarit Chalamish

Channel Partnerships at 

Jasper Daniel

Senior Manager at Johnson & Johnson

Devin Hood

Director of Social & Digital Experience at Cisco

Alex Trotta

Vice President at Goldman Sachs

Doug Schmidt

Founder and CTO at Metaprise

Donna Griffit

Pitch Coach & Corporate Storyteller

John Lynn

Co-Founder at Cela

Hani Goldstein

Founder & CEO at Snappy Gifts

Rob Napoli

Principal at Hapday

Jaime Coakley

VP of People at 

James Wilton

Managing Partner at Monevate

Prasant Sudhakaran

Venture Partner at Beni VC

Andy Rooks

CMO at Just Salad

Aymeric le Page

VP of Strategy and Data Analytics at Nestlè Waters

Yulie Klerman

VP of Business Development at Rhino Health

Fabien Legland

Director of Technology Business Management at BNY Mellon

Grant Sahag

VP Operations at
Bank Novo

Amanda Slavin

Co-Founder at CatalystCreativ

David Weiss

Regional VP of Sales at Seismic

Tamara Towbin

Startup BD Advisor

Perks of being a WEVE mentor

  • Directly impact the expansion journey of international startups.
  • Learn new trends & technologies applicable to your company.
  • Leverage the WEVE network to accelerate your professional network and growth.
  • Provide thought-leadership and strengthen your brand on a global scale.
  • Build relationships with innovative, growth-stage companies relevant to core business opportunities.
  • Connect with the NYC tech ecosystem &  other experts, corporate leaders, and startups.