Accelerator Mentors & Experts

MassRobotics experts & mentors are roboticists, entrepreneurs, executives, and investors who are excited to coach early-stage startups and assist in the development of technical founders. With their unparalleled commitment and wealth of experience, they create an ecosystem of innovation and collaboration unlike any other, fostering the growth of tomorrow’s leaders in robotics and technology.

Abe Murray

General Partner, AlleyCorp Robotics

Allison Byers

Founder & CEO, Scroobious

Amy Villeneuve

Board Director, Advisor, Past COO and President of Amazon Robotics

Astha Kukreja

Staff Systems Engineer, Latitude AI

Babak Kia

Professor, Boston University

Brian Denenberg

Managing Partner, Agile Sales Method

Chris Jones

CTO, iRobot

Christine Nolan

Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Clement Cazalot

Co-Founder & CEO, Machinery Partner

Colin Angle

Former CEO, iRobot

Conrad Hollomon

Director of Government Programs, The Engine

Daniel Theobald

Co-founder, MassRobotics

David Richard

CEO, Big Fish PR

Drew Fortin

Founder & CEO, Lever Talent

Eric Raciti

Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garret & Dunner LLP

Francisco Aguilar

CEO, Bounce Imaging

George Blount

Financial Therapist, nBalance Financial

Greg Raiz

Founder, Raiz Capital

Greg Smith

VP, Fidelty

Heather Ames

Co-Founder & COO, Neurala

Heather Carey

Managing Partner, Strategic Advantage Partners

Ilya Sinelnikov

VP, Product Management, Superpedestrian

Jason Walker

VP Locus (former CEO of Waypoint Robotics)

Jay Lustig

Maritime Business Operations Prinicipal, MITRE

Jeff Meller

Managing Director, Vermont Silvopasture LLC

Jenny Larios

Co-founder, Optimous Ride

Jim McQuade

Former Founder, CEO, CFO, Addies

Joyce Sidopoulos

Co Founder | Chief of Operations, MassRobotics

Jurgen Frasch

Co-Founder / Director, Skiprs

Keeley MacAfee

Principal, Decisive Point

Kristen Craft

VP. Business Partner Manager, Fidelity

Laila Partridge

Founder & CEO, The HardTech Project

Lily Macomber

Director of Partnerships & Community, Scroobious

Lisa Dennis

President & Founder, Knowledgence Associates

Mandy Dwight

Founder, Dwight & Company

Mark O’Toole

Founder, Marketing 101

Marwan Hassoun

Director of Partnership, MIT Sandbox

Matt Fitzgerald

Founder & CEO , Castle Island Robotics

Max Versace

CEO & Co-Founder, Neurala

Mike Fienstein

Principal, Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund

Nuzha Yakoob

Head of Technology & Innovation NAM, Festo

Parna Sarkar-basu

Founder, Brand and Buzz Consulting

Peter Russo

Founder & President, New Approach Development LLC


Director of Perception, Zoox

Rich Breault

President, Lightspeed MFG

Rory MacKean

CPO, Tertill

Russ Graves

Director, Bridging Innovation, MITRE

Ryan Jacobs

Head of Deployments, Motional

Rylan Hamilton

Former CEO, 6 River Systems

Skip Tately

Director of Sales, Cirtronics

Tom Ryden

Executive Director, MassRobotics

Vijay Somandepalli

UAS/AAM Director

Warren Katz

Chairman Of The Board at The Alliance Commercial Technology in Government


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