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Mentors

Tap into the subject-matter expertise of our mentors and coaches.

Connect with startup and business experts who can help you grow

The 20Fathoms mentorship program is flexible based on your needs – use it for a one-time coaching session or develop a long-term business relationship. Our mentors are a fountain of knowledge and have real-world experience as founders and business leaders. Their expertise includes:

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Business development & marketing
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Company culture
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Data analytics
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Finance
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Human resources & recruiting
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Intellectual property
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Investment strategy
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Negotiation
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Organizational scaling
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Product strategy
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Sales
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Technology

Laurel Manke Cofounder, Slabtown Marketing

“20Fathoms’ mentorship program has been hugely valuable to our business. It is a regular check-up that keeps us accountable to our strategic goals and reminds us to zoom out from the day-to-day tasks and consider the bigger picture.”

Meet Our Mentors

Jen Casey

Jen Casey

President of Sales, Vortex Studios

Specialties: Advertising, digital marketing, sales, video
Lowell Gruman

Lowell Gruman

Managing Partner, Boomerang Catapult

Specialties: Business development, governance, investment strategy
Jeff Hamilton

Jeff Hamilton

Member, Northern Michigan Angels

Specialties: Business model design, business strategy, organizational effectiveness
Katie Horvath

Katie Horvath

President & CEO, Naveego

Specialties: Business scaling, company culture, intellectual property, leadership
Mary Michno

Mary Michno

VP Sales & Business Development, axitech

Specialties: Business development, business model design, data analytics, monetization, sales
Jonathan Pool

Jonathan Pool

Founder, Maverick Strategies

Specialties: Leadership development, organizational health, visioning, and strategic alignment
Attia Qureshi

Attia Qureshi

Change Management & Negotiation Consultant, Attia Qureshi Consulting

Specialties: Communication, conflict resolution, design thinking, investment strategy, negotiation
David Summers

David Summers

Member, Northern Michigan Angels

Specialties: Business strategy, investment strategy, negotiation
Zack Urlocker

Zack Urlocker

Advisor, Venture Capital Backed Startups

Specialties: Product strategy, scaling B2B