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VentureStart Mentors

Disrupters, innovators and influencers. Engineers, marketers, financiers and product gurus. Serving the Sacramento region from Davis to the Foothills and Chico to Elk Grove. Via 1:1 mentoring, referrals, and just being available to lend a helping hand, these mentors are dedicated to seeing startups succeed in the Sacramento region.

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Roger Akers
"My age-old interests includes working with great, energized people to create great value and solve the problems of this world."

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Andy Beal
"Experience working as a founder/entrepreneur and more as an executive for a major media enterprise."

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Jim Casey
"Jim brings 30 years of CFO finance and accounting experience within various domestic and international public and private organizations."

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Donna Chabrier
Creating an impactful marketing approach in line with your value proposition, competitive advantage and target market.
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Chris Chediak
"Chris Chediak is an attorney at Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin. He is a member of the Board of Directors for SARTA

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Stephane Come
"After starting two successful ventures, it is time to give back and help the next generation. Startups & social media."
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Derek Dicker
"Sacramento native with broad experience (sales, marketing, strategic planning, general management) seeking to help local start-ups solve the world's big challenges."

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Douglas Findlay
"I really enjoy tackling the challenges associated with taking new products to market and would be happy to share my 20+ years of high tech marketing experience to help start-ups or existing companies hone their go-to-market efforts."

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Laura Good
"I have a knack for understanding how to use social media to engage an audience." 
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Steve Harari
"Experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur open to mentoring and coaching Sacramento startups working in Internet/SaaS/Business Products and Services or related areas."

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Adam Kalsey
"Startup and product guy."
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Tom Kandris
"Venerable entrepreneur, business growth strategist and trusted advisor."



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Dan Koellen
"Angel investor, advisor, and semiconductor industry veteran with operations and quality/reliability experience."
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Jim Love
"Jim's visionary thinking builds brands to engage customers in ways that matter. "


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Greg McParland
"Life Sciences Entrepreneur/CEO now working at a Corporate VC firm."



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Robb Moore





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Tony O'Donnell
"I help CFOs and CEOs sleep at night by providing efficient and effective high quality audits of financial performance and operations."


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Brett Owens
"Software for small business and bootstrapping via revenue from customers."
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Graeme Plant
"My focus is to coach early stage companies in areas of marketing, sales, deal structuring, general mergers and acquisitions."

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Dave Sanders
"My focus is helping venture backed companies build out their executive teams."

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Warren Smith
"My interests are maximizing the potential business opportunities in our region and connecting people who can assist delivering saleable strategies."

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JD Stack
"Clean Energy, Smart Grid, Sacramento Region Entrepreneurial Resources."


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Lennart Thornros
"Leadership developer with experience as an entrepreneur and VC executive."

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Steve Tourigny
"Taking R&D and customer's concept products into production; scale-up expansion."

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Barry Zakar
"Market Research, Health Economics, Reimbursement Planning, Medical Device Marketing."