External advisory board

Larry Achram, Chair and Managing Director at Achram Technologies LLC

Olga Alavanou,  Vice President, Global Sales at Lear Corporation

Jim Anderson, Ex-officio

Shree Bedekar, President and CEO of Yojna, Inc

Ted Dacko,  Founder of Arbor Dakota Strategies, LLC

Aida Dismondy, Founding attorney of Albex Law, PC

Monte Falcoff, Principal at Harness, Dickey, and Pierce, LLC

Tel Ganesan, Managing Partner and co-founder of Kyyba Ventures. Mr. Ganesan also serves as the President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Detroit chapter.

Shahriar Ghoddousi, President, CEO, Vice Chairman, and Director of The John Henry Company.

Zhe Huang,  Investment Manager, Corporate Ventures at DENSO

Vineet Katial, Managing Partner of Sky7 Ventures a global incubator and and CEO of VistaMoney.

Edward Kim, Partner at K5 Velocity Ventures and has an operational role as Chief Strategy Officer at BrainFx, adjunct professor at Mike Ilitch School of Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs and acting Managing Director of the Belinsky Entrepreneurial Leadership Lab (BELL). He also serves as a Mentor-in-Residence at WSU Technology Commercialization Office.

Charlie Moret, President and CEO of Invest Michigan, the Fund Manager for the $10.5 million Michigan Pre-Seed Fund 2.0.

Nidamaluri Nagesh, Vice President of Tech Mahindra company.

Ashwin Puri,  Associate, Invest Detroit Ventures

Uma Raghavan, Founder/Advisor and ex-CTO of Integris

Dr. Satyendra Rana, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Computational Research Laboratories Limited. He is also co-founder of Cynergy System Design, Inc. and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Rana serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Inventes Inc.

Jayashree Ravi, Founder of Mobi and adjunct professor at Wayne State University where she teaches mobile app development.

Ann Marie Sastry,  President and CEO of Amesite, an artificial intelligence software company focused on higher education.

Ned Staebler, President and CEO of TechTown and Vice President for Economic Development at Wayne State University.

Eric Stief, Business Initiator for JPG Resources. He works with inventors to identify appropriate technology licensing opportunities for life science technologies.

David Weaver, Founder and Chairman of Great Lakes Angels. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Blaze Medical Devices, LLC.