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TYE Mentors 

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!

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Tye Program 
Director 2019/20

Tristen Tucker is a celebrated professional coach specializing in business communications, special event speeches, networking, professional interaction and more. 

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CEO Monet Networks

TYE Program Lead 2019/20

Anurag Bist is a serial entrepreneur, a prolific inventor and a veteran in the TiE community.


Murthy Simhambhatla

President & CEO of SetPoint Medical

Murthy Simhambhatla is President and CEO of SetPoint Medical, a clinical stage company focused on the treatment of chronic autoimmune diseases


Rajat Khurana

CEO of West Coast Consulting

Rajat Khurana is CEO of West Coast Consulting, which provides ORACLE, SAP and Microsoft based consulting services.

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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.


Adaz Virk

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.


Ravnish Bhalla

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.

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Arie Shen

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

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Ashish Khera

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.


Ananta Mukerji

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. 


Chandru Sharoff

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. 


Sumita Batra

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.


Toni DasGupta

Portfolio Manager.

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.

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Rodney Pierce

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. 


Rashmi Chaturvedi

President, Kaygen Inc.

Rashmi leads Kaygen’s team of Data Visionaries, bringing to her role a career of excellence in data strategy and analysis. 


Neeraj Bhavani

Chief Executive Officer | Tagnos

Neeraj is an entrepreneur and visionary CEO, building companies from initial concept to a sustainable business.

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Todd Belle

Co-Founder, CCO, Carbon Project Inc

Todd co-founded Carbon Project Inc., a creative agency in Southern California, to provide strategic and experience based design for brands such as Nike, The Walt Disney Company, Ford Motor Company, and the Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies.

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Aseem Sharma

President, SensorexUSA

Aseem is a senior global executive with a track record of building and growing businesses through innovative products and solutions.

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Nikki Arora

General Partner & Chief Marketing Officer, CerraCap Ventures

Nikki is a seasoned corporate executive, entrepreneur, and an investor.

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Anil Churiwala

Wealth Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Anil is a seasoned wealth manager and investor with a background in finance.

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