The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship

3 Day Startup Program

3 Day Startup
Mentors & Panelists


We are honored to have the following mentors guide and critique teams during and after the weekend:

Name Title
Chris Ertel Lead Developer, Medical Informatics
Chris Gallo Developer Advocate, SoftLayer
Gene Frantz Professor in Practice, Rice University
Gira Desai Founder, Aleberry Creative
Jeff Reichman Principal, January Advisors
Jenny Li Marketing Manager, Graylog
John Reale Managing Director, Arete Ventures
Lindsay Deneault Business Strategist, Texas Medical Center
Matt Bell President, Ikon Science Americas
Matthew Wettergreen Lecturer, Rice University
Melanie Jones Managing Director, Marketing Interface
Paula deWitte Attorney, Paula de Witte, P.L.L.C.
Phil Jackson Lead Technology Evangelist, SoftLayer
Sameer Soleja Founder and CEO, Molecule Software
Sameer Vachani VP Business Development, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance
Will Bradley Founder, Aleberry Creative


Name Title
Grace Rodriguez Creative Director, TEDActive at TED Conferences
Jerald Reichstein President, Bouncing Pixel and Pixatronic Ventures
Kelsey Ruger Vice President & Chief Experience Officer, Knomatic
Lauren-Kristine Pryzant Venture Capital Analyst, Mercury Fund
Rakesh Agrawal Founder and CEO, SnapStream Media
Yael Hochberg Ralph S. O'Connor Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Rice University








RSVP to see
the final pitches

3 Day Startup is only open to accepted participants and a small number of selected mentors. The final pitches are open to the public.


Oct. 23, 2015 at 2 p.m. until
Oct. 25, 2015 at 9 p.m.


2450 Holcombe Blvd. Suite X

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