Our Team

senior
managers

Angelos Angelou
FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, CEO, ENTREPRENEUR
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Norbert Wangnick
BOARD MEMBER & PARTNER, ENTREPRENEUR
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Carmelo Gordian
BOARD MEMBER & PARTNER, ENTREPRENEUR
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our
staff

Gabriel Hidd
Venture Associate
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Julia Salume
Venture Associate
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Hélio Carvalho
Venture Associate
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mentors

IA matches each portfolio company with a mentor whose experience, knowledge, and network of relationships that complements the needs of the portfolio company. The mentor helps the portfolio company develop plans, goals, and objectives over the portfolio’s yearlong participation in the IA program.

IA mentors have been successful in their fields and they are eager to roll up their sleeves and use their experience to help their companies reach their fullest potential.

If you are interested in learning more about or joining the IA mentor program, please contact us.

BOB BRIDGE
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Advisor and Mentor for Startup Companies
CRAIG FRYAR
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Data, Technology and Biotech Executive
STAN TIMS
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Product Management at IBM
REBECCA GONZALES
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Alliance and Relationship Marketing
MONICA LANDERS
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CEO at Authors, Inc.
YING MCGUIRE
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VP International Operations in Technology Industry
ED VALDEZ
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Entrepeneur, Strategic Advisor, Investor, SXSWedu Board of Advisors
MARK MCDERMOTT
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Educator, entrepreneur, mentor & fixer upper
STEVE BEATTY
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Consultant at KTP Consulting Services
EUN Y. KIM, PH.D
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President of CEO International, Executive Coach Advising Leaders across the Globe
CHRIS PORCH
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Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
ARIE BRISH
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Business Development at enVerid Systems
APOSTOLOS "TOLI" LERIOS
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Chief Technology Officer at Metanautix, Inc.
CHRISTINE LERIOS
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Operations at Metanautix
KERRY RUPP
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COO at Medical Innovation Labs
GAIL S. PAGE
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Managing Partner at Vineyard Investment AdvisorsCo-Founder and Executive Chair at Consortia Health, Inc.
ALMAZ NANJAPPA
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Founder, CEO Momentus Software
HARVEY RING
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Member of the Board of Directors at Neurochaos Solutions, Inc.
DAVID ROUSSEL
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Acquisitions and Divestitures Advisor
DAVID SIKORA
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Founded Digby in 2006, 25 years experience in software creation
ANDRES CARVALLO
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CEO of CMG, Board Director of Gridmates, and Former CIO at Austin Energy
DAVE MANZER
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President of Manzer Communications
ED KOWALSKI
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VP, Marketing & Sales at eCommission Financial Services, Inc.
TED DOUCET
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Senior Vice President at Oxford Commercial
ADRIAN DIAZGONSEN
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Senior Manager at St. Jude Medical
WILLIAM T. EDWARDS
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Global Technology Strategist & Innovator at Technology Strategy & Innovation
ED RIVADAVIA
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Business Development at One Live Media
JENNIFER GALLEGOS
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Senior Consultant at Aon Fire Protection Engineering
TYRON STADING
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President at Innography
COLE HARMONSON
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Co-Founder and CEO at Far West Capital
SALVADOR APUD
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CEO of US-Mexico Consulting, Senior Partner of ITIM America
MELANIE MAHAFFEY
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Senior PR, Marketing, Corporate Communication Consultant
CARLOS ANCIRA
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Retired Audit Partner from BDO USA, LLP
SCOTT GARDNER
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CFO at Skyonic
MARTIN TYSON
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Chief Marketing Officer at Global Agility Solutions
MIKE LEHRTER
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CEO at Re:creation Ltd
JEREMY PALAFOX
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Associate Media Director at Just Media, Inc
KATINA KENYON
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VP of Sales & Marketing at Applaudo Studios
ALEX BROWN
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Chief Procurement Office at GLOBALFOUNDRIES
NIKOS IATROPOULOS
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Head of Operations at Kairos Ventures
MICHAEL MILLER
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Experienced Private Equity and Corporate Finance Executive
RAY WOLF
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CEO|COO|CTO Transformational Growth & Innovation Leader
ANTONIO LOPES
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COO and Director at Kinematix
KRURRAM QURESHI
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CEO at Fermat Software

country
advisors

Country Advisors are IA’s points of contact all over the world. They help us identify and reach out to the best start-ups in the entrepreneurial ecosystems of their respective regions.

Our Country Advisors are highly entrenched and active in their local start-up scenes. They have great reputations and networking skills because they themselves have seasoned entrepreneurial experience.

If you are interested in learning more about or joining the IA Country Advisor Program, please contact the Country Advisor Manager.

Emil Abirascid
Country
Italy
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Yoran Bar
Country
Israel
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Thomas Bebis
Country
Greece
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Arie Brish
Country
Israel
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Farley Duvall
Country
Spain
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Steve Glange
Country
Luxembourg
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Farouq Hassan
Country
Egypt
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Efraim Ivener
Country
Thailand
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Augustin Jarack
Country
Croatia
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Maria Muskus
Country
Colombia
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Abhiram Muddu
Country
India
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Almaz Nanjappa
Country
Canada
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Sam Ng
Country
Hong Kong and Singapore
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Matt Salier
Country
Australia
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Zeeshan Shahid
Country
Pakistan
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Kyrill Zlobenko
Country
Ukraine
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Diego Echecopar
Country
Peru
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Christian Boas
Country
Germany
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Luca Escoffier
Country
Japan
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Four Yang
Country
China
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Hilton Lam
Country
Hong Kong & Singapore
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Rachel Yang
Country
China
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Tomas Denecken
Country
Argentina & Chile
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Greg Stevens
Country
Brazil
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Giacomo Ghiraldo
Country
UK & Italy
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Philip Robertshaw
Country
UK
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Future Advisor
Country
Contact us if you're interested
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outreach
partners

Our Global Outreach Partners are International Accelerator’s trusted institutional partners overseas. They can be accelerator, incubators, government agencies and other startup organizations. They help us identify and source the best start-ups in their respective countries.
IA seeks to expand our partner network worldwide. If you’re interested in becoming our Outreach Partner, please email our Global Outreach Partner Manager.

Startup Mexico
Mexico
The Hellenic Initiative
Greece
Startup Chile
Chile
Hackquarters
Turkey
INCmty
Mexico
RaiCap
Chile
UGlobally
Brazil
Future Partner
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program
advisors

MEHRON AZAMEHR
Immigration Law
NIKO BONATSOS
Early Stage VC
Jason Dorsey
Generational Kinetics
John Edge
Innovation, Digital Economy
Ronald B. Richard
The Cleveland Foundation
Nick Angelou
Computer & Network Security Expert
Jim Graham
Bio-Tech

professional
service partners

IT, Hosting
Legal, Corporate
Economic Consulting, Industry Assessment
Consulting, Tax Services
Immigration Legal
Banking Solutions
IT Catalyst Startup Program
Online Payment Processing
Managed Dedicated & Cloud Computing Services
Investor Relations, Communication
Competitive Analysis, Patent Search Software
Software Services, Design & Development
Consulting, Finance & HR
Legal, Intellectual Property
Commercial Insurance, Employee Benefits and Risk Management Solutions
Immigration Legal
Hispanic Marketing Services
Media, Communication Strategy
Commercial Real Estate Assistance
SaaS funding platform Startup Community Network
Private Commercial Finance

program
sponsors