Advisors of Virtual Incubator

Vespucci Partners

Eric Jones
Eric brings over 25 years of leadership, planning and business development experience from a variety of public and private sector positions, consulting engagements and entrepreneurial pursuits. He is adept in aligning organizational goals and resources, and practices servant leadership to foster th
Tali Washburn
Tali Washburn has over 20 years of experience in conservation and agriculture related fields. She serves on a Washington, D.C.-based national agriculture committee of policy-makers, elected officials, ambassadors, and scientists who help advance agriculture interests in all areas including: land and
Gabriel Joseph
Gabriel S Joseph III is a serial entrepreneur. Since 2000, Mr. Joseph has been investing in and building new media, Social Media and Digital Media communications and advertising businesses. Mr. Joseph has been successful at arranging for over $20 million in investment funding and producing over $5
Dr. Steve Schneider
Dr. Steve Schneider brings unique expertise in the content areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, cognitive and learning sciences, and technology products in the formal and informal education environment and corporate training. Steve has worked with over 100 EdTech startup companies
Elise Ravenscroft
Ms. Ravenscroft brings to her role more than 20 years of event management and production expertise. She has produced numerous galas, dinners, groundbreakings, memorial dedications, congressional receptions, large scale entertainment productions, conferences, concerts, political rallies, and marathon
Catherine Lee
Catherine brings over 25 years of investment, business and real estate experience as an entrepreneur, investor, strategy consultant, and real estate broker. Catherine is an energetic and dedicated professional with a strong commitment to exceptional client service. Her entrepreneurial spirit and d
Shirin Kashani
With 20 years of Management Consulting and IT Strategy experience in aligning technology to the needs of organization, and bringing innovative technology concepts into sustained federal and commercial programs, Ms. Kashani has been a transformation agent creating high performing organizations everyw
Meera Kaul
Meera Kaul has a distinguished track record with over 20 years of proven leadership in technology, and telecom, products and services. Meera is a quintessential serial entrepreneur who started her first startup straight out of school at age 17. She has had 5 successful exits, run ventures across 3
Olga Kostrova
OLGA is an executive coach – a serial entrepreneur, social innovator, visionary who inspires. She consults many start-ups on operational improvements and fundraising. After graduating Kyiv National Economic University and National Academy of Management, Olga excelled in her 20+ years career in marke
Amra Tareen
Amra Tareen Co-founded LittleCast and was the CEO until March 2015. Launched LittleCast Beta September 2013, consisting of iOS and Android apps, Facebook canvas app, embedded players and LittleCast Content Management System (website). Raised $2M+ in seed funding. Managed a team of 10 engineers. Laun
Kimberly A. Benson
Kimberly Benson is the President and CEO of Zenaida Global, an international trade advisory firm and export management company based in Rancho Santa Fe, California. Zenaida Global specializes in assisting clients with the commencement, expansion and management of their international distribution ne
Vernon N. Lee, Jr.
Mr. Vernon Lee, Jr is a trusted business and investment advisor to several middle market companies, institutional investors, entrepreneurs, and entertainment partners. Areas of expertise include strategic partnerships, business operation improvement and new business & product development. As Managin
Michael Fragale
Michael is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur with Fortune 100 experience and the founder of several small businesses. Michael has held several key roles in primary business areas including sales, partner alliance, business development, marketing, and client services. Michael’s experience
Michael Newman
Michael Newman is an internationally recognized senior sales executive with Optical Cable Corporation (OCC, NASDAQ: OCC) with more than 25 years experience in sales management, distribution, strategic planning and marketing. Newman is a key member of the management team that has led OCC to many sig
Bevis Cheng
Bevis is a Melbourne-native living in San Francisco where he discovered the world of angel investing and actively connects the Australian startup community to Silicon Valley. A former banker having worked in Australia’s largest banks across the commercial and corporate sector in various roles includ
Espen D. Kateraas
Areas of Expertise: Product & Brand Management Up/Down Stream Marketing Advisory Panel, KOL & PR Management Business Development & Sales PROVEN SPECIALTIES: Global Product Mgmt, Launch and Branding. Advisory Panel Management (US & Int’l). Public Relations & External Agency Management. Public Speaki
Richard Allan Horning
RICHARD ALLAN HORNING has been representing technology companies in Silicon Valley, and globally, as an active participant in the Silicon Valley eco-system. He currently practices law as a member of the Emerging Growth / Venture Capital Group in the Silicon Valley office of Reed Smith LLP, a global
Sven C. Oehme
Sven Oehme is a member of the Executive Board of the Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue (TABD) which is the official dialogue between American and European business leaders and U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and EU Commissioners. He is part of the U.S. Delegation at the U.S.-EU Best Practices Workshop for S
Michael Stankosky, DSc
Dr. Stankosky obtained his doctorate from George Washington University (GW) by researching organizational effectiveness. His subsequent research focuses on how to engineer and manage a global enterprise in a knowledge-based economy. He joined GW in 1998, and is currently a Research Professor & Profe
Armando Castro
Armando Castro is a partner in the law firm’s Corporate & Securities – Technology practice and is located in the Silicon Valley office. With a diverse practice, Mr. Castro represents clients ranging from formation stage to mature public companies. He also represents the boards of directors, investor
John Novitsky
John Novitsky has been an integral part of multiple Si Valley companies, serving precisely at the intersection of 1) understanding new technology, 2) identifying new target market segments and new customers, 3) sifting through high level concepts and tiny details to define new products, and product
David Drake
David Drake is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, a multi-family office based in New York with investments and assets being managed in the areas of real estate, energy, clean tech, healthcare, medical and pharma, tech, telecom, mobile, entertainment, media, publishing, advertising, compliance services, av
Patrick Muir
Patrick Muir is a patent attorney focused on assisting small and medium size businesses in their IP related issues. The latter half of his career has focused on patent prosecution, licensing and client counseling. He has negotiated patent licenses involving many of the world’s largest electronics co
Reza Helali
Reza is an investment banker, entrepreneur and advisor with extensive experience in Corporate Finance (M&A and Private Placements). Reza has completed 25+ tech M&A and private placements in the last few years and has sold companies to Microsoft, Google, Intel; and etc. He supports a variety of M&A,
John Ricci
John is an Executive Director at US Angel Investors , a Partner at Crimson Growth Partners and an investor in or advisor to a number of technology companies including LinqTo, NexDefense, Vizkinekt, POC Medical Systems, ManageUP, iBidtoSave, Wingz, 1WorlOnline, Owlized, Barckback, Movez. Earlier in h
Andrew Yu
Andrew Yu is currently with Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) managing all the marketing efforts in Asia. Prior to joining the FCEDA, he was a product marketing manager at Freescale Semiconductor (a Motorola company) where he was with a team developing the 3G and 4G (LTE) mobile
Randall Foster
Randall Foster is an accomplished entrepreneur, global business leader, and private investor, delivering 21st century critical thinking and problem solving skills to the organizations he touches. Foster demonstrates agility, confidence, and creativity to all endeavors, be they selling a new technolo
Aron Sogor
My passion is to build high performing engineering teams to execute and deliver on great product visions. My formative years in gaming at Electronic Arts (EA) taught me great products focus on the user experience, and great engineering teams develop customer empathy. My specialty is to focus and con
Balazs Erdei
Has worked more than 10 years at the cross-section of public administration, research universities and industry on administration, policy, funding, monitoring and operations of projects in technology innovation. Gained invaluable experience, insight and professional networks from exceptional interna
Kaustav Chaudhuri (KC Wisdom)
Kaustav Chaudhuri (KC Wisdom) is an author, speaker, advisor, and thought leader. He is the founder of Pitch Global network of networks with chapters in San Francisco, Los Angeles and London. KC has a vast and profound knowledge of the ecosystem of startups. He has built a colossal network of key pe
Jason Burnett
Jason Burnett has spent the last few years helping to develop the next generation of online identity and authentication solutions. He has served on the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors for Raonsecure Co. Ltd., and currently is helping to guide the technical working group for the DID Alliance, which
Nikki Lindgren
With over 15 years of eCom and lifestyle industry experience in digital marketing, Nikki Lindgren has transitioned from managing in-house marketing teams to running the boutique digital marketing firm, Pennock. Nikki oversees all aspects of digital marketing including branding, positioning, and anal
Sylvia Weiler
With over 20 years of travel industry experience and a digital media veteran, Sylvia Weiler serves as Vice President, Audience Strategy & Business Development at Sojern. In her role, Sylvia oversees global data strategy and partnerships with 60 of the leading travel brands including American Airline
Rose Gabriele
Rose is an Award-Winning Marketing and Sales Director. A leader in implementing sales, training and sales operations within startups to enable a successful revenue generating, efficient environment. She has been a key contributor to revenue generation in early stage, Silicon Valley companies in emer
Melissa Blau
Melissa Blau has been in the Media, Technology & Finance sectors for 25 years and has been specifically in the online gaming sector for the past twelve years as both an operator and advisor. She is currently the Founder & Director of iGaming Capital, a leading iGaming consulting business whose clien
Kelly C. Huang
Kelly C. Huang brings over 25 years of executive, teaching and management consulting experience to her current role as a facilitator at Harvard Business Publishing. Kelly has developed marketing and product launch strategies for IBM, Monsanto as well as technology and biotech start-ups. She has als
Liz Wald
Liz Wald has spent 20 years building online global marketplaces with a career that spans the early days of AOL, to the explosion of crowdfunding, to the current world of ethical commerce. Her areas of expertise include global operations, entrepreneurship, financial planning, market assessment, busin
Julie Levenson
Julie is a Founding Partner of La Honda Advisors, an investment banking boutique based in Palo Alto, CA, focused on advising growth businesses. She brings more than 30 years of Investment Banking experience, focusing primarily on the private financing markets and advisory transactions for a variety
Sudhir Kadam
Sudhir Kadam is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, investor, and start-up advisor with five successful exits in Telecom CRM, Location-based Apps, Video Streaming, Fraud Analytics, and IIoT for Transportation. He works with early and growth stage tech companies in US, Europe and Asia to help them scale
John T. Kenney
Mr. Kenney has extensive experience with Department of Defense and Federal Government Program Management, Test & Evaluation and Business Development projects. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a test engineer for air combat training systems, military simulation systems and Program Element Monitor a
Azmat Malik
Azmat Malik has been a senior executive in technology, marketing, and operations, at major US, European and Japanese semiconductor companies. He provides strategy, marketing and operations consulting to early and mid-stage companies on concept and product-market fit, revenue ramp, and profitable gr
Arthur J. Murray, D.Sc.
For over thirty years, Art Murray and his teams have helped organizations around the world transform into knowledge enterprises. A knowledge engineer by trade, he has the unique ability to capture and grow deeply embedded personal and institutional knowledge. His many clients include government agen
Marshall S. Ferrin
Mr. Ferrin is a highly qualified international business professional by virtue of his exceptional experience working with Small and Medium Enterprises,US and foreign Governments and trade associations in international management, marketing and sales in Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Africa and Ocea
Alan D Black
Currently a top performing Account Manager, selling camera, analytics and optical technology into Transportation, Homeland Security, Scientific, Machine Vision and Industrial Automation Markets with this premier CCTV Camera manufacturer. Successful development of new OEM opportunities in the Bio-Tec
Peter Justen
I’m considered a subject matter expert by the media in small business, global entrepreneurship, service as an export and have been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal,, INC, Entrepreneur, PC Magazine, PC World and others. I was profiled in a study by the Government of Finland focusing
Jan Hutchins
Jan Hutchins is a former Mayor of Los Gatos, CA, USA and a long time San Francisco Bay Area television journalist and celebrity. He is currently an executive coach and mentor, consults as Director of Government Relations with the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and is the co-founder of SocialAgend
Everyone talks about change but only ROSSI changes the talk – ROSSI, Globally Recognized ‘Edutainer’, does his Key Note Presentations with Future Paced, Speed Learning. Master Neuro Linguistics Practitioner Author of ‘best selling’ Dog Eat Dog & Vice Versa – 9 Secrets To Put The Bite In Your Market
Eric Bärenzung
Media & IoT Technologies – Business Development Europe & Far East – Global Operations 27 years of experience in different industries, from aeronautics to cybersecurity, including 16 years in digital TV domain. Lead multi-millions $ projects’ deployment and new products introduction around the worl
Matthias Duys
Matthias Duys was the Director, Europe, for the State of Virginia, where he was responsible for promoting Virginia as the appropriate location for investment by European companies seeking expansion of their business activities in the United States of America. Duys joined the Commonwealth of Virginia
Andy Szekeres
Andy Szekeres is known across Colorado as a leading non profit and political fundraising expert. Prior to his work in the Associations of Zoos and Aquarium sector at Butterfly Pavilion in Colorado, Andy founded 3PG Consulting, a fundraising firm that focused on ballot-measure and political fundraisi
Jay Borges
Hand-on, get-it-done, experienced start-up sales professional for new and emerging companies. With over 20 years of senior management experience, I have helped build a number of successful businesses that have had successful exits. As an entrepreneur, I have helped companies develop business strateg
Jonathan Hubbard
Jonathan is a proven serial entrepreneur and has been an innovator in Silicon Valley for nearly twenty years. With several successes under his belt, Jonathan understands how to use technology to make our day-to-day lives better. He loves to improve company performance by tackling tough problems with
Nathan Schor
Nathan Schor began his IT career as a database programmer, but evolved into sales where he accumulated over three decades of experience deploying CRM solutions in a wide variety of businesses. About ten years ago he began to notice an increasing number of discoveries in cognitive science and behavi
Mark T. Koo
Mark T. Koo works as a legal advisor with high technology companies. Mark helps companies file incorporation documents, patents, trademarks as well as other startup legal assistance. Mark received his bachelors of science degree in electrical engineering and masters of science degree in materials s