Our mentors have collectively grown userbases to millions, raised millions and invested millions.  They are experts in the fields of startup growth, product, finance, funding, and legal. Acceptance into Almaworks gives you one-on-one access to our broad spectrum of mentors. Interested in being a mentor for our Fall 2017 cohort? Learn more here.



Conrad Wadowski

Founder, Teachable

Lenore Kantor

Founder, Launch Warrior

JJ Colao

Founder, Haymaker

Mahbod M.

Founder, Everipedia and Founder, Genius

Peter Borden

Growth Hacker

DK Smith

Managing Director, Brooklyn Innovation Center

Alex Lirtsman

Founder, Ready Set Rocket

Matthew Krumholtz

Director, Caritas Partners

Ayesha Kiani

Head of Growth, Overlap

Mark Lee

Partner at HokkuPR



Mike Vallejos

Director, TheSquareFoot

Kevin Zhang

Head of Product, Fundera

Dawn Quaker

Founder, Aukera

David Park

Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Columbia University

Kristen Badal

COO, Paladin

Grant Son

Greater Good Ventures

Austin Knight

UX Designer, HubSpot

Carl Niedbala

Founder, Founder Shield

Adam Royalty

Head, Columbia Design Lab

Avery Roth

CEO, Startup Consulting Group

Joel Burke

Business Development, Gigster




Peter Boyce

Cofounder, Rough Draft Ventures

Julian Moncada

VC, Lerer Hippeau Ventures

Roger Chen

VC, Genacast Ventures

Danielle Kayembe

Social Impact Investment

Alex Yagoda

VC, Advancit Capital




Sean Connery

Partner, Perkins Coie

Marc Weill

Former CIO and SVP, Citi

Chris Riano

Partner, Drohan Lee LLP

Deep Gujral

VP, Nomad Financial

David Woll

Founder, Woll Enterprises



Kim Nicol

People and Culture,

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