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GET INVOLVED


Support the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. 

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GET INVOLVED


Support the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. 

 

SPEAKER

Have an interesting story about how you launched your business? Share your expert advice, life lessons and how you made it to where you are today.

Service Commitment: Varies depending on program interest.
 

MENTOR

Are you an experienced entrepreneur with expertise and a track record in launching successful startups? Basement teams need your advice and mentorship!

Service Commitment: 1 hour weekly
 


JUDGE

Do you have the expertise to quickly evaluate a business pitch? We need knowledgeable startup experts to judge Basement team competitions.

Service Commitment: 2 hours monthly (during recruitment or competition cycles)

EXPERT

Can you review business plans, contribute pro bono professional services, or other skills to help student startups?

Service Commitment: 1-2 hours monthly
Experts Needed: Technology, marketing, and more!


EVENT/ PROGRAMS VOLUNTEER

Do you love developing, producing, leading, organizing events or programs? We need your expertise to grow Basement programs.

Service Commitment: Varies depending on program interest.


 
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Mentors, Experts, & speakers


Mentors, Experts, & speakers


Navid Alipour '00 Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Analytics Ventures

Navid Alipour '00
Co-Founder, Managing Partner,
Analytics Ventures

Denise Bevers '97 Founder, COO, Kindred Biosciences, Inc.

Denise Bevers '97
Founder, COO,
Kindred Biosciences, Inc.

Ted Daley Entrepreneur-in-Residence, UC San Diego

Ted Daley
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, UC San Diego

Babak Forutanpour '92 Machine Vision Engineer, Outerwall Inc.

Babak Forutanpour '92
Machine Vision Engineer,
Outerwall Inc.

Jared Graham '13 Strategy Consultant

Jared Graham '13
Strategy Consultant

Taner Halicioglu '96 Angel Investor & Lecturer, UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering

Taner Halicioglu '96
Angel Investor & Lecturer,
UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering

Kim Davis King Lecturer, Rady School of Management

Kim Davis King
Lecturer,
Rady School of Management

Silvia Mah '04 PhD, '10 MBA Executive Director, Hera-Labs

Silvia Mah '04 PhD, '10 MBA
Executive Director, Hera-Labs

Dr. Rosibel Ochoa,  Executive Director, Von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center, UC San Diego

Dr. Rosibel Ochoa
Executive Director, Von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center, UC San Diego

Mike Pusateri Founder & CEO, BentPixels

Mike Pusateri
Founder & CEO, BentPixels

J. Summer Rogers '02 CEO, South Doctors, Inc.

J. Summer Rogers '02
CEO, South Doctors, Inc.

Luke Sophinos Founder, CEO, CourseKey

Luke Sophinos
Founder, CEO, CourseKey

Coco Tihanyi '89 President, Owner, Surf Diva

Coco Tihanyi '89
President, Owner, Surf Diva

Ping Yeh '99, 01 M.S. Co-Founder, CEO, StemoniX

Ping Yeh '99, 01 M.S.
Co-Founder, CEO, StemoniX

Fareid Asphahani Patent Agent, Perkins Coie, LLP

Fareid Asphahani
Patent Agent, Perkins Coie, LLP

Neville Billimoria '82 UCSD Alumni Board of Directors

Neville Billimoria '82
UCSD Alumni Board of Directors

Lakshya Datta Founder & CEO, Launchora

Lakshya Datta
Founder & CEO, Launchora

Rob Fuller Growth Architect, UC San Diego

Rob Fuller
Growth Architect, UC San Diego

Dr. Rajesh Grover Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute

Dr. Rajesh Grover
Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute

Jarrod Hammes '00, '08 M.B.A. Senior Product Manager, ecoATM

Jarrod Hammes '00, '08 M.B.A.
Senior Product Manager, ecoATM

Sam Knight '73 VP Customer Relations, LocationSmart

Sam Knight '73
VP Customer Relations, LocationSmart

Adam Markowitz '08 Founder, CEO, Portfolium

Adam Markowitz '08
Founder, CEO, Portfolium

Geoff Odell CEO, Trusted-Hit

Geoff Odell
CEO, Trusted-Hit

Dr. Lada Rasochova Executive Director, California Institute for Innovation and Development (CIID), Rady School of Management

Dr. Lada Rasochova
Executive Director, California Institute for Innovation and Development (CIID),
Rady School of Management

Tim Rueth Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Tim Rueth
Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Tiffany Stone, '12 Founder, CEO, Menagerie

Tiffany Stone, '12
Founder, CEO, Menagerie

Rebecca Tilghman '99 Accounting Manager, CEA, LLP

Rebecca Tilghman '99
Accounting Manager, CEA, LLP

John Beane Entrepreneur-In-Residence, UC San Diego

John Beane
Entrepreneur-In-Residence, UC San Diego

Aryeh Bourkoff '95 Founder & CEO, Liontree LLC

Aryeh Bourkoff '95
Founder & CEO, Liontree LLC

Ben Diederich '01 Patent and IP Consultant

Ben Diederich '01
Patent and IP Consultant

Eric Gasser Board Member, Tech Coast Angels

Eric Gasser
Board Member, Tech Coast Angels

Martyn Gross '15 CEO, Skylit Medical

Martyn Gross '15
CEO, Skylit Medical

Greg Horowitt '80 Co-Founder, Director, T2 Venture Capital

Greg Horowitt '80
Co-Founder, Director, T2 Venture Capital

Daniel Lee '14 Co-Founder, Hush

Daniel Lee '14
Co-Founder, Hush

Gioia Messinger '84 Entrepreneur-in-Residence, UC San Diego

Gioia Messinger '84
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, UC San Diego

Walt Paley '04 Director of Marketing, SafeLogic

Walt Paley '04
Director of Marketing, SafeLogic

Paul Roben AVC Innovation and Tech, UC San Diego

Paul Roben
AVC Innovation and Tech, UC San Diego

Alejandro Saad Founder, CEO, Shuttle Wizard

Alejandro Saad
Founder, CEO, Shuttle Wizard

Pedro Suarez Attorney, Mintz Levin

Pedro Suarez
Attorney, Mintz Levin

Tali Tuchin '94 Attorney, Mintz Levin

Tali Tuchin '94
Attorney, Mintz Levin

Jeffrey Belk ’83 Managing Director, ICT 168 Capital

Jeffrey Belk ’83
Managing Director,
ICT 168 Capital

Todd Coleman Professor, UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering

Todd Coleman
Professor, UC San Diego,
Jacobs School of Engineering

Jeff Draa Co-Founder, CEO, Grolltex  

Jeff Draa
Co-Founder, CEO, Grolltex
 

Rana Ghezelayagh Owner, Anar Couture

Rana Ghezelayagh
Owner, Anar Couture

Arnel Guiang '01 Founder, ChatApp & G Labs, LA

Arnel Guiang '01
Founder, ChatApp & G Labs, LA

Jordan Hudson Principal, Upfront Ventures

Jordan Hudson
Principal, Upfront Ventures

Edward Lee '00 Director of Strategic Marketing, Sun Industries

Edward Lee '00
Director of Strategic Marketing, Sun Industries

Don Norman Director, The Design Lab, UC San Diego

Don Norman
Director, The Design Lab, UC San Diego

Bill Proffer '76, '78 MS Chief Systems Engineering, leidos

Bill Proffer '76, '78 MS
Chief Systems Engineering, leidos

Eddie Wang Rodriguez Attorney, Mintz Levin

Eddie Wang Rodriguez
Attorney, Mintz Levin

Pierre Sleiman '13 Founder, CEO, Go Green Agriculture

Pierre Sleiman '13
Founder, CEO, Go Green Agriculture

Mark Suster '91 Partner, Upfront Ventures

Mark Suster '91
Partner, Upfront Ventures

Erik Vieira '97 Patent Counsel and Owner, Vieira and Associates

Erik Vieira '97
Patent Counsel and Owner,
Vieira and Associates