Mentors and Staff

The Think Tank

(Staff)

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Victoria Avi

Colette Hart
Manager
Sustainable Business Center
Monte Ahuja College of Business

Senior Director
Centers for Outreach & Engagement
Monte Ahuja College of Business

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Meghan Salkin

Katie Van Dyke
Lead Facilitator
Special Programs Coordinator
Monte Ahuja College of Business

Director
Small Business Development Center
Monte Ahuja College of Business

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Danielle Vath

Manager for External Relations and Communications
Washkewicz College of Engineering

Maestros of Controlled Chaos

(Team Dynamics and Presentation)

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Chris Blue
Team Dynamics Presenter

Lynn Sobonya

Awareness Agent
Blue Karma Coaching

Graduate Clinical 
Mental Health Student
Cleveland State University

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Nate Ward
Pitch Perfect Presenter

Director
SBDC Export Assistance Network
Cleveland State University

 Creativity Crew

(Marketing and Graphic Design)

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Shawn Gray

Jennah Lear
Freelance Graphic Designer

Owner and Chief Creative
Blue Loui Studio

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Chris Mapus

Dan Maxymiv
Communications Design Specialist
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland State University

Graphic Designer – Darice, Inc.
Owner – Silver & Green Jewelry

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Rachel Pankiw

Heather Schlosser
Marketing Communications Manager
Speedeon Data

Manager, Marketing & Communications
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland State University

 Data Mining Wizards

(Market and Data Research)

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Cal Al-Dhubaib
Customer Development /  Field Plan Presenter

Ben Richards
Healthcare Data Scientist and Entrepreneur
Pandata LLC 

Business and Communications Librarian
Cleveland State University

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Lauren Smith

Manager of Entrepreneurial Education
ECDI

 

Virtual Magicians

(IT / TECHNOLOGY)

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Andrew Balazs

Michael Dever
Manager of Data Centers and Disaster Recovery 
University Hospitals
Systems Analyst
Cleveland State University
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Wesam Helou

Kyle McKee

Manager of Enterprise Software
Cleveland State University

Owner
Aptobits, LLC

Know it All’s

(Generalists)

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Elias Abou-Fadel

Patty Ajukiewicz

Board of Trustees
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – Lebanon

Relationship Manager
ECDI
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Jay Apple

Leah Berdysz

 Co-Founder
Tennant Magic

Community Outreach Coordinator
LaunchHouse

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Brandon Cornuke

Peter DeCapua
Adjunct Professor of Design & Innovation
Case Western Reserve University

Business Development Manager
VaultLOCKS

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Adam Dunn

Alysha Ellis
Founder
Cleveland Co-Labs

MBA Student
Monte Ahuja College of Business

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Michael Goldberg

Matthew Iorio
Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University

Clinical Operations Manager
Neuros Medical, Inc.

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Raj Javalgi

Amad Khatoun
Associate Dean
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland State University

Manager, System Integration
Sportsville, LLC.

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Joshua Koszewski

Pascale Lahoud-Abou Jaoude
Entrepreneur

Assistant Professor
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – Lebanon

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Jason Perz

Geoff Rucinski
Founder / CEO
Thriller BMX

Entrepreneur

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Jay Schach

Neil Singh
Management Instructor
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland State University

Entrepreneur

Spohn

Jerald Spohn

Oya Tukel
Search Consultant
SearchPath, Inc.

Associate Dean
Monte Ahuja College of Business

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Julia Wang

Brett Woodard
Fellow
Venture for America

Associate Director of Entrepreneurship and Internships
The College of Wooster

It’s All Legal

(LEGAL)

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Christopher Deiotte

 Danielle Doza
Corporate Council
Sterling Talent Solutions

Licensed Attorney

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Brian Ray

Anthony Trzaska

Equity & Operating Agreements Presenter

Professor of Law
Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Counsel
Gray, PLLC

The Money Guys

(FINANCE)

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James Deiotte

Anthony Gasparo
Retired Partner
Ernst & Young

Accountant
MAI Capital Management

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Roger Klee

John Nemecek

Show Me the Money Presenter

Assistant College Lecturer
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland State University

Director of Finance
Sequoia Financial Group

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Ed O’Donnell
Lead Mentor

Russell Raimer
Adjunct Professor
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland State University

Associate College Lecturer
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland State University

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Blaise Roncagli

John Wright
Associate College Lecturer
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Cleveland State University

MBA Accounting Student
Cleveland State University

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Claude Zoghzoghi

Financial Advisor

The Blue Print Bunch

(Engineering)

Daniel Miller

Robert Moody

Mechanical Engineer
LayerZero Power Systems

Mechanical Design Engineer
Pucel Enterprises, Inc.

Mike Maczuzak

Mike Maczuzak

CEO & Founder
SmartShape Design