2014 Mentors


BradBrownIntelivideoLogo300wBrad Brown is a serial tech entrepreneur who has built and sold numerous businesses.  He is currently the founder and CEO of InteliVideo, and Director of The Founder Institute – Denver.

DanCaldwell300x300Tapout290wDan Caldwell is the founder and CEO of Tapout – the largest and most popular brand in fight sports.  He is also a serial entrepreneur, film producer, and nationally recognized motivational speaker.

Marshall_Headshotacwis green logoMarshall Levin is the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science.

KarenSuhaka300x300BillTrack50Logo290wKaren Suhaka is a serial entrepreneur in the Denver area who has built and sold a number of companies including Petro Data Source, Suhaka Consulting, Well Data Solutions, and Used Auto Graph Inc.  Karen is currently the founder and CEO of LegiNation, an online legislation tracking tool that makes state level legislation more readily available to the professionals who need it, and even more importantly to the public at large.


dmmalogo290wCraig Diamond is the Founder and CEO of Diamond MMA – a sporting equipment company that designs, manufactures, and distributes gear for high impact sports. Diamond MMA empowers  athletes to perform at their best during training and competition, practice and play.

Brad Feldfoundry-logo_croppedBrad Feld has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.In addition to his investing efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, co-chair of Startup Colorado, and on the board of UP Global. Brad speaks and writes extensively on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship.

QuayleHodekQuayle Hodek is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Renewable Choice Energy, a leading renewable energy and sustainability solutions provider in Boulder who was named the 2012 Green Power Supplier of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Renewable Choice’s clients include fifty Fortune 500 companies, 3,500 LEED certified green buildings, and scores of government clients and middle-market businesses.


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Rikki Mor, founder and CEO of The Knot Genie, the popular detangling hairbrush now sold in over 2,500 salons and boutiques and distributed internationally as well.

Stemple new 304x304Mike Stemple is a Colorado based tech entrepreneur who has built 15 companies including SkinIt, Original Wraps, Odojo, Mosoro, and others.  He is currently the founder and CEO of Ghost Gear, a sponsored athlete, professional artist, and the past director of the Founder Institute – Denver.

hudpitch-babbyAkronRubberDucks[1]Kenny Babby is the Owner and CEO of Akron RubberDucks (Double A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians). Ken was the Chief Revenue Officer for the Washington Post for 12 years before joining Akron RubberDucks and is an active Boys and Girls Club, Positive Coaching Alliance and the Shaw JCC of Akron, OH.  He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Wheaton College in Boston, MA.

yates-mugBlogMuttLogo_webScott Yates is the Founder and CEO of BlogMutt, an innovative blog writing marketplace service for businesses and non-profits.  Scott is a Founder Institute Mentor for Camp Inc. and is a Community Advisory Member for KBDI, a PBS station.

boxerJeff Boxer is an attorney at Levy•Wheeler•Waters, PC.  Jeff spent 10 years at the St. Louis JCC’s residential Camp Sabra, including 6 on staff, making him the third generation in his family to be enthusiastically involved in Jewish residential summer camping.  Jeff has spent the past 7 years consulting, advising, and, more recently, providing legal services for a variety of entities, from bootstrapped startups to publicly traded companies.



Gary Gaessler is the VP of Business Development at Cloud Elements.  He has experience in sales & marketing leadership positions, including BMC Software, Sprint, High Speed Access, & e-Globe. Gary holds a Master of Telecommunications from the University of Denver.

FrankAVP_FinalVector ArtFrank Mendicino III co-founded Access Venture Partners in 1999. Access is a seed and early stage, high technology venture capital fund. Frank has been a venture capitalist for 18 years successfully investing in, and helping to grow exciting businesses. Frank has a deep understanding of product development and sales and marketing processes which allows him to help entrepreneurial management teams accelerate the growth of the companies in which Access Venture Partners invests. Frank is on the Board of Directors of several private companies. He received his B.A. degree in Political Science from The University of California at Berkeley in 1989.

InspiratoLogoBrentHandlerBrent Handler is an entrepreneur and pioneer of the destination club industry. In 2002, Brent and his brother Brad founded Exclusive Resorts and Brent served as the company’s president from 2002 to 2009, during which time Exclusive Resorts amassed more than $1 billion in real estate assets, delivered tens of thousands of vacations to members worldwide, and set the standard for the burgeoning destination club industry. Brent is now the Founder and CEO of Inspirato, a private club that combines the space and comfort of private vacation homes with the five-star service of luxury resorts, in many of the most sought-after destinations in the world.

DannySherwinterDanny Sherwinter is a partner at Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle, LLP.  His practice focuses on strategic Intellectual Property portfolio development, with an emphasis on patent prosecution in the electronics, software, and mechanical arts.  Danny has enjoyed working with clients ranging from individuals and start-ups to some of the largest patent filers in the world.


The HUB Boulder. Impact Hub Boulder provides a productive workspace, effective programming, and a collaborative network to accelerate our members’ efforts towards creating positive impact in the world.


Innovation Pavilion.  At the Innovation Pavilion you can tap into a full list of professional services from executive mentoring, legal and IT to marketing and education, rent a work space from a desk to a full office suite, take advantage of our capital investment partners or just hang out in the Startup Lounge. Whether navigating the start-up waters or nurturing a high growth company, the Innovation Pavilion is where productive collisions meet real world solutions.

SparkBoulderLogoSpark Boulder is a space for entrepreneurship, designed and created by students to foster creativity, cultivate talent, and accelerate innovative ideas. Spark Boulder is a student entrepreneur’s playground that will allow Boulder and the University of Colorado to remain at the forefront of student innovation and entrepreneurship.


Dance Trax is Colorado’s top event entertainment and production company, specializing in Bar/Bat Mitzvah entertainment teams.  Camp Inc. Director Josh Pierce originally founded Dance Trax in 2001, and spent 10 years building the company before selling it to Jake Beaber in 2011.  Camp Inc. families receive a $250 discount off of Dance Trax services. www.DanceTraxEntertainment.com


 2015 Mentors – 2016 Mentors