Grow your startup business, expand your network, and
access a talented group of tech executives,
investors, mentors, & industry leaders

Once you have been selected for our AI accelerator, you’ll be part of the WLDA Ventures community for life. Our mentor network is one of the most valuable features of the accelerator program. Our mentors include some of the top c suite executives in tech at fortune 1000 organizations, as well as founders, investors, and industry experts.

Find a WLDA Ventures Mentor

Mentors are an essential part of our culture. By freely sharing their wisdom & guidance, they impact the entire network and create real, lasting relationships.

Startups can meet and interact with our mentors in a variety of ways. Our small cohort size (ranging from 5-8) ensures that founders will have an opportunity to meet 1:1 with mentors during meetups, talks, or thru personal introductions.

Asha Saxena

WLDA Ventures Founder
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Sunitha Dayaram

Data & Analytics Executive

Kamaljheet Ghotra

Digital and Data Strategist

PDF Solutions

Maria C. Villar

Founder and Managing Partner

Business Data Leadership

Bharathi Rajan

Vice President – Enterprise Data & Applications

Swire Coca-Cola, USA

Eileen Vidrine

Eileen Vidrine

CEO and Founder

Vidrine Vantage Consulting LLC

Howard Miller

Chief Information Officer

UCLA Anderson School of Management

Laura Grace Ellis Vice President, Data & AI at Rapid7

Laura Ellis

VP, Data & AI


Kendra R. Burgess

Digital and Data Strategist


Brenda Fiala

Global VP Data


Kalyani Boddupalli

Global Leader Enterprise Information Architecture

Autodesk, Inc

Seth Dobrin

Globally Recognized Leader in AI | VC | Investor | Entrepreneur

Silicon Sands Venture Studios

Sandy Carter

SVP and Channel Chief

Unstoppable Domains

Wendy Lawhead

Director of Enterprise Analytics


Cindy Howson

Chief Data Strategy Officer,


Yvonne Li

Vice President of Enterprise Artificial Intelligence, Data Engineering, and Decision Science

Advance Auto Parts

Sue Tripathi, Ph.D.

Partner & AWS Alliance Leader: Data, Technology & Transformation


Nancy Morgan

Former Intelligence Community Chief Data Officer,

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Anju Gupta

VP Data Science AI ML

Northwestern Mutual

Veena Nayak

VP of Data Strategy and Solutions, Head of Data Products

University of Phoenix

Rachel Workman

VP Data


Alexandra Ross

Senior Director, Data Protection, Use & Ethics

Autodesk, Inc

Jeffrey Garwood

Vice President, Architecture and Solutions - Financial Services and Healthcare


Why Become a WLDA Mentor?

It’s a chance to give back – to support the community and freely share your expertise with a team you believe in. 

Drive Innovation

Your strategic advice provides valuable support for new startups.

Gain New Perspectives

The founders bring fresh views and ideas to your industry.

It's Meaningful

Helping people is an incredibily rewarding feeling – a satisfaction that grows within.

Connect with the Network

Meet a community of innovators that are designing the future.

Do You Want to be
A Mentor

Fill out an application to start the process.