Launch Tennessee and the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council agreed to partner to form the Energy Mentor Network in late 2016, and it has been officially designated as one of Innovation Crossroad’s Business Mentor Organizations.
In broad strokes, the Energy Mentor Network pairs mentors with promising new companies and entrepreneurs through a structured program involving panel presentations and mentoring sessions. Tennessee-based companies can apply to participate in the program, which consists of a series of panels of topics such as Intake and Evaluation, Marketing, Finance, and Final Coaching.
The Energy Mentor Network also provides unique access to industry specific research assets, networking opportunities with the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council’s members and partners, and opportunities to participate in Launch Tennessee programming. The mentor network uses a video conference service to engage and connect mentors and entrepreneurs across the State of Tennessee when in-person meetings are not possible.
Coleman Adams is a partner and managing director of Crescendo Power. Crescendo is a private equity firm specializing in distributed energy and microgrid project investments.
Chris Ayala is a Managing Director at Drum Capital and is a member of the Investment Committee.
John Bruck’s current professional pursuits include founding a real estate development business, working with entrepreneurial businesses to create and grow value for stakeholders
Shawn Carson is currently Director of Technical and Operational Assistance for Three Roots Capital.
Eric Dobson is proven leader, serial entrepreneur, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Angel Capital Group.
President of Clean Energy Advisors, has over twenty years of entrepreneurial experience including a significant perspective on business start-ups and building successful small b
Hilton is the president of Robert Hilton Energy. He recently retired from Alstom and GE after 20 years.
John Hopkins is a consultant and after faculty and senior management roles at the University of Tennessee and UT Research Foundation, most recently served as the Senior Project
Dan Hurst, president and founder of Strata-G, has an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Business, and a Master’s Degree in Environme
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Benjamin S. Jordan is the Manufacturing Manager for Centrus Energy’s Technology and Manufacturing Center. In this position Mr.
Jeff Kanel serves as the President and CEO of Renewable Algal Energy (RAE), is an entrepreneur, technology leader and R&D chemical e
Christopher Miller serves as the CFO of Three Roots Capital. Since 2003, Chris has been involved in growing and funding exceptional companies across the U.S. Southeast.
Jonathan Mills Patrick is a former C-level finance executive turned strategic consultant with more than 20 years of experience and proven results.
Mark Patterson has 35 years of experience counseling clients in the protection, management, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including patent and trademark prose
Jim Phillips is CEO of XMi Holdings. Jim has supported entrepreneurial companies over a 26 year career.
Gary Rawlings is a decisive, high energy, innovative senior business leader with an extensive track record of successfully increasing sales at global corporations by launching a
Robbin Russell began his career with Signal Energy, LLC in 2005 with the startup of the company which was then Signal Wind Energy, LLC.
Dave Seeman is a Nashville native and co-owner at Fractal Hardware, a product development agency based in his hometown. Dave earned his B.S.
Ryan is an energy and technology professional focused on applying exponential technology to solve strategic issues for humanity.
Ron Thompson is the Director of Business Development for Innovation/Emerging Markets and New Technologies at Eaton, a global industrial company with over 100 years of expertise
Marilyn Waite has worked across four continents in venture investment, startups, and renewable and nuclear energy (AREVA).