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Coaches

The following coaches are available for consultation sessions. Teams are encouraged to meet with coaches for help in developing the Product Market Summary. Teams may meet with one coach. This page will be updated as coaches make their availability known.

Please note that coaches are volunteers. Please be gracious of their time and advice. Teams are free to seek outside mentors.

Coach Appointment Times Meeting Location

Shashank Bhatia
Managing Partner at Tencom Intellectual Ventures
Linkedin

Shashank is traveling. He is available by Skype for two consults between 5AM and 9AM PST on all days, except for Feb. 8. Virtual

Russel Cheng
Co-Founder of DevLeague; Co-Founder of Founder Institute
Linkedin

Varies. You can make arrangements directly with him via Calendly. sPACE

Faustino Dagdag
Instructor of Management at Leeward Community College

Wednesday, February 8
1:00-1:45 PM
1:45-2:30 PM

sPACE

David Gillespie
Business Consultant
Profile

Tuesday, February 14
10:00-10:45 AM
10:45-11:30 AM

sPACE

Matt Heim
COO at HONBLUE
Expertise in startups, planning, finance, human resources, production
Linkedin

Thursday, February 9
1:00-1:45 PM
1:45-2:30 PM
2:30-3:15 PM
 
sPACE

Rich Matsuura
Co-founder of PandaTree.com (online education); raised a seed round. 
Co-founder of BBQbot.net (hardware internet of things device launching this year)
Expertise in building Internet/web/mobile products; eCommerce and web marketplaces; launching startups
Linkedin

Rich is in San Jose and is available before February 9 by Skype for 2 consults. He is usually open from 9:30AM to 2:30PM PST.  Virtual

Cory Mitsui
Lead Janitor of Mitsui Insurance
14 years as owner-operator of Mitsui Insurance
Linkedin

Friday, February 10
10:30-11:15 AM
11:15-12:00 PM

sPACE

Isar Mostafanezhad 
CTO of Smart Yields, Inc.
Linkedin

TBA Virtual

Bob Nakata
Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship instructor, iLab Manager, PhD Candidate
Linkedin

Wednesday, February 8
3:00-3:45 PM
3:45-4:30 PM
4:30-5:15PM

iLab

Scott Paul
President & CEO of Kleenco Group
Linkedin

Friday, February 10
2:00-2:45 PM
2:45-3:30 PM
3:30-4:15 PM

sPACE

Mark Tawara
Principal/Owner of Manageability, LLC
Linkedin

Monday, February 13
8:00-8:45 AM
8:45-9:30 AM
sPACE

Ben Trevino
President at Bikeshare Hawaii
Linkedin

Saturday, February 11
10:30-11:15 AM
11:15 AM-12:00 PM

sPACE
Susan Yamada
Executive Director of PACE
Profile

Monday, February 6
10:00-10:45 AM
10:45-11:30 AM
2:00-2:45 PM
2:45-3:30 PM

sPACE

Dr. Rob Yonover
CEO and Founder, SEE/RESCUE Corporation
Rob has agreed to coach on intellectual property issues.
Linkedin

Thursday, February 9
2:00-2:45 PM
2:45-3:30 PM
3:30-4:15 PM
4:15-5:00 PM

sPACE

Garret Yoshimi
VP for Information Technology & CIO at the University of Hawaii
Linkedin

Wednesday, February 8
4:00-4:45 PM
4:45-5:30 PM
sPACE

The iLab (formerly Building 37) is located between the Art and Kuykendall buildings. See Map.

sPACE is located in Shidler College of Business E402.