The STSA mentors provide guidance to entrepreneurs and startups in the region, lead workshops, and support the entrepreneurial community in and out of our member incubators and business competitions.

Our mentors come from diverse backgrounds and industries and can provide support to entrepreneurs and startups in all stages, from ideation through prototyping through launch. Learn more about each of our Mentors

Samantha Abrams

Emmy’s Organics

Ed Bizari

Ed Bizari

Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Entrepreneurial Fellow
LaunchNY and Hobart and William Smith Colleges

scott colby

Scott Colby

Assistant Professor
SUNY Morrisville

nate cook

Nate Cook

Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Independent Attorney at Law
Cornell University

michael d'eredita

Michael D’Eredita

Director of the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity
Le Moyne College

rich delmerico

Rich Delmerico

RD & Associates Consulting

Dave Eilers

Assistant Professor and Entrepreneur-In-Residence
Syracuse University and LaunchNY

Brad Gouldthorpe

Brad Gouldthorpe


holly hillberg

Holly Hillberg

Hillberg Consulting

John Liddy

John Liddy

Liddy Enterprises Inc

Felix Litvinsky

Felix Litvinsky

Director of Blackstone LaunchPad
Cornell University

Dury Mackenzie

Drury Mackenzie

Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

sheila marshman

Sheila A. Marshman

Associate Professor of Agricultural Business
SUNY Morrisville

xanthe matychak

Xanthe Matychak

Facilitator and Entrepreneur
Cornell University

beth mielbrecht

Beth Mielbrecht

Vice President and Senior Engineer
Taitem Engineering

eric mozdy

Eric Mozdy

Business Technology Director
Corning Research and Development Corporation

Charlie Mulligan

Charlie Mulligan


Amina Omari

Amina Omari

Food Processing Business Incubation Program

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Aaron Proujansky

Greengage, LLC

roland scott

Roland Scott

Clean Energy Analytics

sharon samjitsingh

Sharon Samjitsingh

Director of Commercialization
Sweetwater Energy

wayne sellers

Wayne Sellers

Founding Entrepreneur
Experiential Holdings

peter winkert

Peter Winkert

High Strain Dynamics and The Montgomery Group

Alex Hagen

Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University

Brad Treat

Program Director
STSA and Entrepreneur in Residence, Center for Regional Economic Advancement

Brandon Wright

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works

Chris Houghtailing

VisioneersPartners, Inc.

Chuck Cornell

Fredonia Technology Incubator

Don Smith

American Consulting Group

Elisa Miller-Out

Managing Partner
Chloe Capital

Jason Salfi

Dimensional Energy

Jerome Emanuel

Executive Director
Trade Up Southern Tier

Rachel Mozdy

Director of Commercial Operations
Auto Glass Solutions, Corning Inc.

Sara Cullotta

Business Development Specialist
Taitem Engineering of Ithaca