• Alumni Mentors

    Meet the growing M&G Cooper alumni family here to aid students in their innovative journey. If you would like to join us, you can apply here and so we'll send over a DocuSign..

    JP Nahmias

    BSE '03

    I work as the Head of Product Management at Profitero. I held build product departments at startups!


    Sim Blaustein

    ME '99

    As a Partner at BDMI, I am an early stage venture capital investor in digital media and have spent my entire career working at or investing in startups.


    Eugene Kim

    ChE '95

    I have experience in Engineering, Operations and Sales within the Financial Service industry. I hope to help Cooper teams vet their solutions for real-world application, particularly those geared towards the financial services community.


    Tom Chan

    ME '17

    I am a kickstarter funded startup founder. I can provide advice and feedback!


    Theo Stewart-Stand

    BFA '99

    I have invented multiple products and continue to do so. I can help guide you through the iterative process from concept to production.


    Will Shapiro

    Arch '13

    I am an interdisciplinary thinker with a background in mathematics, architecture and artificial intelligence, and experience leading cross-functional teams at big organizations (like Spotify) and startups. I'd be happy to mentor students in relation to AI, data science, and the entrepreneurial journey.

    Igor Belyayev

    ME '12

    As co-founder and CTO of an edtech company, I'm happy to help mentor in building digital product and general early-stage startup problems.

    Abe Jasinowski

    Arch '95

    Architect & MBA. I have experience in design, tech, sustainability, and fundraising.

    Jane Hsu

    SOA '99

    I'd like to help create impactful public and cultural engagement strategies focused on the human experience that are compelling, unforgettable and accessible.

    Michael Isakov

    ME '14

    Robot fighting and telemetry expert with background in startups, mechanical engineering, and software engineering - would love to help anyone starting a company / building a robotics project.

    Toby Cumberbatch

    EE Professor 1994 - 2018

    Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere, currently working at SociaLite Lighting Systems Inc.

    Jiayu (Jason) Li

    CE '19

    I am a Traffic Engineer and I would be honored to "guide" you through your career.

    Brice Lee

    ChE '15

    I have experience in blockchain, renewable energy, and electric vehicles. Currently working at Hyundai Motor Group as a venture capital associate for the company's strategic investment in startups. Happy to share corporate VC's perspective and help with early-stage startup scale-up strategy.

    Michael Grossman

    ChE '11

    I have worked for startups and fully commercial companies in product and business development working with a variety of water treatment and gas processing technologies.

    Boray Toktay

    CE '19

    Structural engineer, also experienced in web application development for workflow automation. Would love to help on full stack highly available web applications.

    Fred Litt

    ChE '61

    Committed to entrepreneurship. Retired founder/owner of Functional Products, LLC.

    Zach Tzavelis

    ME '19, MME '20

    As a consultant for the power sector, I know a lot about energy, clean tech and sustainability; I would be happy to be soundboard for anyone trying to build something in this space (or others).

    James Collins

    CE '12

    I've worked in strategy as a consultant, at HBO on their streaming initiatives and now at Disney on ESPN+ and Disney+.

    Lily Lin

    BSE '17

    I have experience with end-to-end product implementations for platforms within the FinTech space. Happy to provide feedback and suggestions!

    Jenny Woo

    BFA '96

    I am a creative director with experience in immersive design, data visualization, AI, and storytelling. I have worked within cross-functional teams throughout my career and would love to mentor on the role of design in technology.

    Rolando Vega

    Arch '12

    I am a designer and strategic consultant interested in helping cross disciplinary team’s merge art, technology, and design to develop purpose driven ventures.

    Edison Wang

    EE '13

    I advise within the mobile app space and help them understand the potential social impact.

    Denitza Anderson

    EE '14

    As a lead software engineer at Square, and previously at Rent the Runway, I know what it’s like to be the only woman in the room, leading and launching huge initiatives and products, and I’d love to help some of my younger peers tackle challenging the status quo while learning and growing in the fast paced environment of the 21st century tech industry.

    Grant Aarons

    ME '14

    I am cofounder CEO of a seed-stage biotechnology company with >10 employees, ~$3M in fundraising, and Forbes 30 under 30 Industry and Manufacturing. I can help to advise on founder-side venture fundraising and growing a seed-stage venture-backed business.

    Julian Alvarez

    ME '14

    With a focus on designing aerospace structures and a knack for building and fixing things, I've learned lots of hard(ware) lessons to pass along.

  • This list is growing! We're currently pushing to add additional mentors for our 2021 cohort, so please complete this form to get started.