Our Mentors & Experts

Through shared experience they help guide our entrepreneurs & startups.

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Our mentors represent some of the best local and national talent around. Drawing on years of industry and entrepreneurial experience, this group regularly lends their expertise to those New Orleans founders working with The Idea Village. Below is just a sampling of our ever-growing mentor network.

Taylor Beery

Principal, Beery Advisors

Peter Bodenheimer

Partner, FlatStack

Beckie Buff

Brand Director, KREWE du optic

Ben Cappiello

CSO & Founder, Bioceptive

Kirk Coco

CEO, NOLA Brewing Co.

McKenzie Coco

Founder, FSC Interactive

Patrick Comer

CEO, Lucid

Craig Cordes

CFO , Cordina Frozen Cocktails

Nicole Dillard

Advisory Services Director, trepwise, LLC

Joel Dondis

Co-founder & Chief Experience Officer, Sucre

Tereson Dupuy

IDEAsessions Mentor, The Idea Village

Katy Evans

Principal, KBrand

Brendan Finke

Co-founder, ChapterSpot

Sally Forman

Owner, MS Communications

Kevin Gremillion

Managing Director, Windward Strategy

David Hall

VP, Revolution Ventures

Maureen Huguley

Owner, MS Communications

Shuchi "SK" Khurana

COO and Co-founder, Bioceptive

Chris Laibe

CEO, Staffinsight

Lisa Lloyd

President, Lloyd Marketing Group

Isaac MacDonald

Advisory Services Associate, trepwise

Chris Mangum

President & CEO, Servato Corp.

Jessica Manley

Founder, JCM Group

Brent McCrossen

CEO, Audiosocket

Kristen McEntyre

President, Director of Operations, Tutti Dynamics

Joe McMenemon

Co-founder, ChapterSpot

Jen Medbery

CEO, Kickboard

Ron Ondechek Jr

Private Equity Investor,

Kenneth Purcell

Founder & CEO, iSeatz

Rand Ragusa

Co-founder, SVP Business Development, Better Day Health

Kevin Ryan

Managing Director, Ryan Group

Chris Schultz

Founder, Co-founder, Voodoo Ventures, Launch Pad

Sara Thomas

Senior Associate, Maven Ventures Growth Labs

Robbie Vitrano

Co-founder, Trumpet + Idea Village + Naked Pizza

Kevin Wilkins

Founder & Managing Director, trepwise, LLC

Dave Wilson

Marketing and Sales Executive, UPS

Scott Wolfe

Founder and CEO, zlien