TYE Mentors 2022/2023
Our mentors are incredible people who not only understand all the components of building a startup, they also care about creating a supportive learning environment for young people!
Tristen Tucker is a celebrated professional coach specializing in business communications, special event speeches, networking, professional interaction and more.
Corporate Attorney at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
Azad Virk is a shareholder in Stradling's Corporate and Technology Transactions practice groups. Azad's practice focuses on a variety of corporate, commercial and intellectual property transactions.
MK Raheja, Ph.D., MBA
Head, Ophthalmic Implants R&D, Johnson & Johnson Vision
MK Raheja is an innovative executive experienced in Global New Product Development for a broad category of products including implantable devices, Solution (Devices and Drugs) and Equipment (Hardware & Software) for medical surgical and consumer markets.
Founder & CEO of Technossus
Ravnish Bhalla is the founder and CEO of Technossus, an award-winning technology consulting company, and has 28 years of software engineering, development and leadership experience.
Founder, Madas Inc.
Arie Shen has created a diverse and successful career growing companies and leveraging business opportunities. Arie’s international background, experience and training have successfully guided a broad range of companies, including B2B, B2C and non-profit organizations
Founder, Scientific Animations
Ashish Khera is a a veteran of the medical device & pharma industry with a 15 year background including executive management positions at start-up & Fortune 500 medical companies. In 2004, Ashish co-founded Scientific Animations, a full-service medical animation and e-learning solutions company.
Founding Partner Aviana Global Technologies
Ananta Mukerji, a founding partner of Aviana Global Technologies, has over 30 years of managerial, functional and technical experience in the IT industry, including many years as a Big-4 management consultant.
Chief Financial Officer - Howards
Chandru Sharoff is an entrepreneur and senior finance executive with extensive experience in healthcare, technology enabled businesses, banking, ecommerce, manufacturing and distribution.
Deepak Krishan, CPA, MBT
Owner, Deepak Krishan, CPA, Inc.
Deepak Krishan is a Finance Executive with a record of running multiple small businesses. After obtaining his Accounting and Taxation degrees, he worked for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company and Deloitte and Touche for several years and then began his career as an entrepreneur.
CEO of Ziba Beauty
Sumita Batra is the CEO of Ziba Beauty, an Entrepreneur, Celebrity Henna Artist and Stylist. Sumita’s curiosity and passion for authentic eastern beauty traditions, introduced the Art of Threading™ to the United States 30 years ago, and has created and led the brow category in the beauty industry.
Veda Value Funds
Toni DasGupta is Portfolio Manager for Veda Value Funds and is registered as an investment advisor. Toni has 15 years of experience in the investment industry. She started her financial career with researching investment products in equities and derivatives. Toni has a PhD in Physics from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from UCLA, owns 3 oil & gas patents.
Benefits Advisor, Gallagher
Rodney Pierce is a a Business Development Officer in the Benefits Division at Gallagher. Prior to joining Gallagher, Rodney was a Senior Sales Executive with First Bank, overseeing the sales and business development of their Southern California Commercial Banking Group.