Teachers & Mentors

We're working throughout the world so that your time with us is world class

Gérôme Vanherf
Co-Founder at Wallifornia MusicTech

Gérôme Vanherf is the COO & Program Director at LeanSquare, a ``New Economy`` startup Investor supported by Noshaq. He is the Lead Organizer at TEDxLiège and a Co-Founder of Wallifornia MusicTech and WeCargo.

Gérôme Vanherf
Co-Founder at Wallifornia MusicTech
Sue Malone
Small Business Advocate

Sue is small business advocate and founder of Strategies For Small Business. She is #1 in the nation (by number of loans) for the SBA Community Express and Patriot Express Loan Programs. She provides outreach on a grassroots basis, serving all communities across the United States, as well as working directly with the SBA and SCORE.

Sue Malone
Small Business Advocate
Ruben Cantu
Executive Director of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A first-generation college graduate and son of immigrants, Cantu holds a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film from the Moody College of Communications and an M.S. in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School at UT Austin. He currently serves there as the Director of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Ruben Cantu
Executive Director of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Ted Cohen
Board Member and Consigliere to the most innovative digital entertainment startups

Cohen is a digital entertainment industry executive in Los Angeles, California, with a history of senior management positions at EMI Music, Warner Bros. Records, and Philips Media. In 2013, Cohen was selected as the recipient of music business association NARM’s Presidential Award for Sustained Industry Achievement.

Ted Cohen
Board Member and Consigliere to the most innovative digital entertainment startups
Carey Ransom
President OC4 Venture Studio

Carey Ransom, President of OC4 venture Studio in Orange County, California, partners with the next generation of product-centric entrepreneurs (enabled by technology) to help them build world-class, dent-the-universe companies.

Carey Ransom
President OC4 Venture Studio
Christy Cardenas
Managing Partner at Ecliptic Capital

Christy has 9 years and $12 billion in investment banking, private equity and venture capital transaction experience, including M&A, debt, equity, fundraising and fund management.

Christy Cardenas
Managing Partner at Ecliptic Capital
Brian Williams
Managing Partners at Wayne and Reed

Brian Williams' work in Wayne and Reed is as a technology consultancy and venture builder. They engage technologies such as hyperledger, react, react native, IBM cloud, Watson, Artificial Intelligence, Google cloud architecture.

Brian Williams
Managing Partners at Wayne and Reed
Jefferson Burruss
Digital Innovation Executive

Jefferson is a digital-native, senior executive specializing in digital strategy, interactive & experiential marketing, integrated production and technology. He discovers where practical technology & creativity meets business objectives to create compelling digital experiences, products & solutions.

Jefferson Burruss
Digital Innovation Executive