Super Mentors

Follow up with at least one (new) Super Mentor weekly!
Send an email detailing what you are looking for and ask for their time. They will respond with their phone number and some times that you can call them. 
Read this before sending any emails to be more awesome! 
Listed in alphabetical order by last name - check out all 20+ Super Mentors! 

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Beth (Curran) Angelos

Co-founder of Enrichment Express - helping parents bring fun & educational enrichment programming to their schools.

Tags: Startup Accelerator (SUA) 2017, education


Kym Arian

Co-founder & Chief People Officer at Prophit Insight (Startup Accelerator 2016) - a software company that helps healthcare providers to identify and acquire unique sources of physician referrals that will allow them to drive top-line growth.

Tags: Startup Accelerator (SUA) 2016 Finalist, healthcare, human resources (HR), artificial intelligence

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Maria Rose Belding

Co-Founder/Executive Director at MEANS Database (Startup Accelerator 2017) - Waste less, feed more. Nonprofit tech devoted to business-friendly food recovery.

Tags: SUA 2017 finalist, leadership, nonprofit, leveraging tech

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Logan Carlson

Cofounder and CEO at AnyCafé - A company striving to develop hot beverage solutions for the future.

Tags: SUA 2016 finalist, leadership, physical products

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Evan Choquette

Co-Founder and CIO at at AnyCafé - A company striving to develop hot beverage solutions for the future.

Tags: SUA 2016 finalist, physical products, engineering

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Steven Jay Cohen

Creative Director at Spoken Realms (formerly known as Listen2aBook) - Audiobook Production & Distribution

Tags: SUA 2017, creative professional, publishing, audio

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Berit Elizabeth

Emotive Agility Expert Specializing in Body Language & Emotional Intelligence, founder of Emotive Agility Training

Tags: SUA 2017, public speaking, sales, fitness industry

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Rachael Ellison

Executive Coach & Business Consultant | Expert Trainer | Transformational Speaker
There is a powerful NPR series on her VVM startup, check out "Taking the Lead" episodes here.

Tags: SUA 2016 (Need/Done Inc), marketplace-based businesses, B2C, professional development, work/family balance

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Devon Grodkiewicz

CEO & CoFounder at Wizio

Tags: SUA 2016, commercial real estate, virtual reality, software development 

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Judi Grupp

CEO of New England Breath Technologies, serial entrepreneur

Tags: SUA 2016 finalist (tied for top $$ winner), healthcare, medical devices, leadership, raising angel/VC $$

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Malcolm Howard

Founder, ProjectMQ

Tags: SUA 2017 finalist, video games, software development, community


Erin Keaney

COO and Co-Founder of Nonspec

Tags: SUA 2017 Finalist, healthcare, medical devices, physical products

Joe Khoury

Co-Founder/ Owner at iRollie

Tags: SUA 2016 finalist, physical products, community

Ajay Kumar

PhD Student at UMass Amherst and founder of GeneRisk. GeneRisk offers a saliva test to determine your someone's autism genetic profile.

Tags: SUA 2017, science-to-business, autism, customer discovery

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Chris Landry

Helping World-Changing Organizations Tell Their Stories. Co-founder of HabitStacker.

Tags: SUA 2017, storytelling, pitching, nonprofit fundraising, habits & psychology


Alexandros Louizos

Artificial intelligence developer, Vascular Surgeon, Founder NanoTechGalaxy, AI to save lives.

Tags: SUA 2016, TechStars Alum, MassChallenge Alum, raising angel capital, science-to-business., artificial intelligence

Marcie Muehlke

Founder & CEO at Celia Grace

Tags: SUA 2016 Winner, fair trade, nonprofits, physical products, wedding industry

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Ric Pratte

Chief Executive Officer & CoFounder at AlignMeeting, serial tech entrepreneur

Tags: SUA 2017, software development, Software As A Service (Saas), freemium business model, digital marketing.

Michael Rust (Available after July 11th)

Chief Technology Officer at New England Breath Technologies, professor at Western New England University.

Tags: SUA 2017 Finalist (tied for top $$ winner), science-to-business, engineering, medical devices, testing

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Stephanie Sanders

Founder & Publisher at Community Horse Media

Tags: SUA 2017, publishing, bootstrapping (grew her business for 17 years without outside funding!), equestrian sector (AKA horses :))

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Akshaya Shanmugam

Entrepreneur | Electrical Engineer | Co-founder of Lumme

Tags: SUA 2017 finalist, science-to-business, grants (especially SBIRs), selling into large companies, health insurance, trough of sorrow

Luke Shepter

Cofounder, iRollie | Senior concentrating in Finance and Business Analytics at Boston College

Tags: SUA 2016 finalist, physical products, community

Hannah Stern

Stakeholder Relations Manager at Nutrient Recovery and Upcycling

Tags: SUA 2017, science-to-business, municipal governments/agencies, chemical & biological engineering

Layla Tabatabaie (Available after July 10)

Attorney; Author; Founder @bartersugar; Co-founder @talemonster

Tags: SUA 2016, legal, marketplace-based businesses, recruiting developers

Wayne Thresher

Managing Partner at DaVinci Arms LLC

Tags: SUA 2016 finalist, engineering, physical products, firearms


Stephen Tongue

Co-founder of Streamliners, Streamliners sells aerodynamic devices to the trucking industry, saving $4,000/truck per year in fuel costs, paying for itself in 3 months.

Tags: 2017 finalist, engineering, physical products, computer simulation of physical products, building channel partners

Chris Urciuoli

Co-Founder and COO of AnyCafé Inc.

Tags: SUA 2016 finalist, financials, taxes

Michele Verley

Founder of Idea2Career - On a mission to help young people to discover what they're meant to do... and then helping them to make it happen.

Tags: SUA 2017, VVM Mentorship Program alum, education sector, EdTech, selling into school systems 

Anthony Wilson

Founder of OfCouncils, aiming to become the E-Lance of the legal profession. City Clerk at City of Springfield, Massachusetts

Tags: SUA 2017, legal, marketplace-based-businesses