Aug 28, 2016 / by clarence

Mentors-new

The Team

The TechLaunch Team consists of the Staff, Capital Advisory Panel (CAP), and Mentors. All participants in either of the categories are experts in their field who enjoy giving back to the community and want to see our Portfolio companies succeed. They are individually screened and picked for their knowledge in business creation, entrepreneurship and networking.

If you are interested in becoming a TechLaunch mentor and participating in either category please contact us.

Staff

The TechLaunch staff provides the day-to-day coaching, mentoring, administration and coordination of the 3 + 3 month program as well as access to potential investors. We have years of experience in the startup scene as either managers, entrepreneurs, investors or business advisors. If we can’t help directly we will guide you to someone who can. In short, we will facilitate your travel plans to success.

Mario Casabona

Mario Casabona

Casabona Ventures & TechLaunch, Investor & Entrepreneur
Gavin Furtado

Gavin Furtado

Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at TE Connectivity
Jack Killion

Jack Killion

Managing General Partner - Eagle Rock Partners

Managing General Partner, Eagle Rock Partners

Darek Smyk

Darek Smyk

Innovation & Product Development Manager

Founder and CEO, The Catalyst for Excellence

Capital Advisory Panel

All of TechLaunch CAP participants are mentors, potential investors, and recognized leaders in the startup community. Look at them as the gatekeepers for admittance to the program. They will attend your Investor pitch and provide real time feedback as well as identifying gaps in your business model. They will ultimately counsel the TechLaunch partners and staff on which Portfolio Companies should continue in the program and which should not.

Mario Casabona

Mario Casabona

Casabona Ventures & TechLaunch, Investor & Entrepreneur
Gavin Furtado

Gavin Furtado

Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at TE Connectivity
Jack Killion

Jack Killion

Managing General Partner - Eagle Rock Partners

Managing General Partner, Eagle Rock Partners

Darek Smyk

Darek Smyk

Innovation & Product Development Manager

Founder and CEO, The Catalyst for Excellence

Mentors

TechLaunch Mentors are industry leaders who voluntarily offer their time and expertise without the expectation of immediate monetary compensation. During the active program, our Mentors will participate in a variety of ways, reflecting a commitment to our eco-system and the TechLaunch Companies themselves. Their time and advice are invaluable to the success of your program.

  • All Mentors represent:
  • Excellent professional credentials
  • Recent or ongoing startup or entrepreneurial experience
  • Commitment to helping early stage businesses, including brokering networking opportunities as appropriate
  • Experience in reviewing business models and investor pitches for critical, constructive feedback
  • Willingness to participate in F2F and/or virtual office hours with participating Companies
  • Desire to participate in startup community building
Mario Casabona

Mario Casabona

Casabona Ventures & TechLaunch, Investor & Entrepreneur
Gavin Furtado

Gavin Furtado

Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at TE Connectivity
Jack Killion

Jack Killion

Managing General Partner - Eagle Rock Partners

Managing General Partner, Eagle Rock Partners

Darek Smyk

Darek Smyk

Innovation & Product Development Manager

Founder and CEO, The Catalyst for Excellence