Louisville Startup Mentors

Leverage the experience, wisdom, and connections of these mentors in Louisville, KY to take your business to the next level.

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These mentors and subject matter experts (SMEs) have a wide range of experience as entrepreneurs and business leaders. We can help you with ideation, market validation, raising capital, marketing, business development, operations, accounting, tech, and much more. 

Each person on this list has committed to giving at least one hour per week to help founders and entrepreneurs in the Louisville, KY community. 

Once you have had an initial meeting with a mentor, continued engagement is between you and the mentor. It may be offered pro bono, or it may be as paid consulting or coaching.

Find a mentor with the background you are looking for and book a complimentary appointment to talk about your situation. 

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Aaron Chavez

Argent Strategies

I’m a consultant that works with early-stage founders across their business, financial, and capital raising needs. I’ve been mentoring in the startup community through a number of programs including Founder Institute, Seed Spot, Venture Mentoring Team, and WeWork Labs. Recently joined GLI and am looking forward to both myself and my firm supporting the Louisville community!

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Ideation

Adam Robinson, MBA

Strategexe

I am a serial entrepreneur with over 24 years of experience. My passion is helping founders get from where they are to where they want to be.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Ideation
  • Marketing – Strategy
  • Sales

Alli Truttman

Wicked Sheets

Marketing, Soft Goods Manufacturing, Cut & Sew

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Ideation

Ben Reno-Weber

Microsoft Future of Work Initiative

I’m happy to talk about going from early revenue to growth financing or how to leverage our community’s rich network of resources.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising

Delene Taylor

DMLO

I have tips and expertise to share in regard to identifying the right people to connect to and building / nurturing relationships, as well as other areas of marketing and business development.

I can help you with:
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • Business Development
  • Marketing – Strategy

Jenn Callahan

LiveFire

My previous experience in small/med/large global businesses and expertise in marketing, sales, entrepreneurship — I can help founders at any stage of their business.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Ideation
  • Marketing – Strategy

Jennifer Williams

Cuddle Clones

I am an entrepreneur in town with an e-commerce consumer products company in the pet industry. I love to talk about almost any business topic but can help you most with financial modeling, data and data analysis, and idea brainstorming.

I can help you with:
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • Ideation

John Jennings

Focal Point

I primarily help with developing vision and strategy, followed by actionable plans that can be put into practice. My experience spans from product development and business development to IT and SaaS models.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Human Resources
  • Ideation

Jordan Turner

Louisville Forward

conomic Development Manager. Able to assist with the navigation of resources, business planning, strategy, financing.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Ideation

JR Rose

I’m a CPA and serial entrepreneur. I’ve been helping startups with making connections, their due diligence, business plans, and financial projections for over 20 years. It is my pleasure to assist you.

I can help you with:
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising

Larry Horn

Amplify Louisville

I can help founders navigate the variety of resources that are available to them.

I can help you with:
  • Fundraising
  • Ideation

Lesa Seibert

Mightily

I am a serial entrepreneur having started 5 companies coupled with 15 years of corporate management experience. I can assist with brand and marketing strategy, business strategy, ideation, and am a good listener.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Ideation
  • Marketing – Strategy

Lettie Johnson

Gifted by Design

I offer workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth. My passion is assisting people in maximizing their capacity and reaching their potential.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Ideation
  • Marketing – Strategy

Lisa Bajorinas

Startup coaching, lean startup methodology, investment preparation, connections.

I can help you with:
  • Business Model Development
  • Fundraising
  • Ideation

Mike DiCenso

Amplify Louisville

Engineer, MBA with entrepreneurship focus, startup founder, Startup Weekend & Week organizer, Community builder with passion for venture capital, transplant from Michigan.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Ideation

Patrick Henshaw

From corporate innovation to access to capital – I can help startups with operational growth strategies, fundraising, and activating networks. Background as a founder now investor, corporate innovator and first life as an Airborne Ranger Engineer.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Ideation

Russ Broomell

Consulting on product/market fit, technical questions, sales. Also willing to become a board member or formal company advisor.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Ideation
  • Sales

Sean O'Leary

Edj Sports

I’ve taken companies from idea through exit, both as a founder and investor. I have a particular focus on tech and data analytics companies and use a fairly direct and inquisitive style to make our time together productive.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Ideation

Shalin Shah

I am an engineer, with an MBA in Entrepreneurship that has been a part of the Startup community in Louisville, used to the operational dynamics of a Fortune 250 company, as well as developing small businesses.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Ideation
  • Marketing – Strategy

Steven Plappert

Forecastr

I’m a serial entrepreneur, skilled in business development, fundraising, finance, & operations. Built multiple tech companies, raised ~$2M between them from angels and VCs. I’ve been through 2 Techstars programs.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Manufacturing

Sundeep Dronawat

I am willing to give pro bono advice on Technology Strategy, Pricing Strategy, Ideation, Greenfield Development, Fund Raising.

I can help you with:
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Ideation
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