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Connect With a Mentor

All DU students are welcome to talk to one of our mentors about business ideas. No matter where you are in your process, from initial brainstorming to detailed planning, you can talk it through with one of our experts.

How it works: Choose one of the mentors, pick a date and time, and schedule a Zoom meeting. If there’s no time on their calendar that works, email the mentor directly.

Questions? Contact joshua.ross@du.edu.

Joshua Ross
Director of Entrepreneurship@DU
Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, early stage business development, 4th Industrial Revolution technology, cybersecurity, strategy and information technology

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Rosanna Garcia
Walter Koch Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship; Professor of Marketing
Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, benefit corporations, predictive analytics, jury research, legal tech, entrepreneurial marketing, diversity in entrepreneurship, social enterprises, digital marketing

Connect:  | | Schedule Zoom

Jack Buffington
Program Director and Assistant Professor of the Practice, Supply Chain Management
Areas of Expertise: Supply chain, logistics, transportation, sustainability, industrial engineering, management consulting, business marketing

Connect:  | | Schedule Zoom

Weizhi Chen
Entrepreneur in Residence; Adjunct Faculty
Areas of Expertise: Cross-functional leadership, people and organization development, global business leadership, IP creation and protection, strategic and operating planning, supply chain management, retail and food service, research and development

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Stephen Haag
Professor of the Practice, Department of Business Information & Analytics
Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, business development, 4th Industrial Revolution technology, cybersecurity, strategy and information technology

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CeCe Ging
Manager, Office of Intellectual Property and Technology, University of Denver
Areas of Expertise: Patent, trademark and copyright law; intellectual property licensing; technology transactions; commercialization

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Rolfe Larson
Adjunct Professor, Nonprofit Leadership Program
Areas of Expertise: Social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit sector, business plans, strategic plans, consulting (for nonprofits), white-water kayaking

Connect:  | | Schedule Zoom

Sarah Laughlin
Founder and CEO of Slope Threads, Co-Founder of DU Angels
Areas of Expertise: Go-to-market strategy, e-commerce, brand building, business operations, marketing and growth, angel investing, fundraising

 

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Andrew Matranga
Adjunct Faculty, Office of Entrepreneurship; Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies; Brand Journalist, StickerGiant.com
Areas of Expertise: Media, digital Journalism, editorial design, cannabis journalism

Connect:  | | Schedule Zoom

Phil McCarthy
Executive in Residence; Adjunct Faculty
Areas of Expertise: Sports industry, leadership, business development, public speaking, coaching and mentoring

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Steve Musick
Entrepreneur in Residence; Adjunct Faculty
Areas of Expertise: Financial services, wealth management, business ethics

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Neil Pollard
Assistant Teaching Professor, Entrepreneurship
Areas of Expertise: Start-up, financial analysis/projections for new ventures, product/market fit, CAD modeling and rapid prototyping, product design, lean startup

Connect:  | | Schedule Zoom

Bill Powell
Executive in Residence; Adjunct Faculty
Areas of Expertise: Early-stage investments, emerging and developed markets

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Stephan Reckie
Cofounding Managing Member, Angelus Funding
Areas of Expertise: Early stage fundraising, investor mindset and sales

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Larkin Reynolds
Privacy and data security (CIPP/US), technology transactions and complex regulatory lawyer; Adjunct Faculty
Areas of Expertise: Startups and business information, privacy, data security, breach response, nonprofit, sustainable enterprise

Connect:  | | Schedule Zoom

Become a Mentor

Are you interested in supporting our community of entrepreneurs? There are amazing opportunities to work with our students and use your experience and expertise to help them develop their ideas and innovations.

If you’re interested in contributing as a mentor, please contact joshua.ross@du.edu.