Startup Accelerator for Enterprise SaaS | Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

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Aditya Pathak

Startup Advisor & Business Strategist

Adi has over 7 years of Entrepreneurship and Management consulting experience. He helps companies to ideate, launch, and scale products globally through his work with Higher Ed institutes. He is deeply passionate about creating Diversity equity and inclusion efforts and expanding access for women-owned businesses. His expertise in management consulting involves Program innovation, Strategic planning, Business development, and Corporate/B2B strategy.

Aditya has a Bachelors in Business Administration from City Premier College, India, and has completed his MBA in global management from Babson College.

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David Chen

Medical Device Advisor and Strategist

Dave Chen brings 30 years of experience in engineering innovation and in the creation and management of complex integrated manufacturing pipelines. He has served as COO and Chief Engineer and is the lead engineer for numerous products and several patents. He is experienced in creating products from inception to completion as well as fixing and tuning specific facets of production, often in multinational capacities. He is specialized in working in the big picture as well as focussing on the precision and attention to detail required of the manufacturing processes for medical instrumentation and for semiconductor capital equipment.

Dave has a BSME at UC Berkeley focussed on precision mechanism design and his MSME at Stanford specializes in robotics and automation.

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Derek Anderson

SaaS and Go-to-market Advisor

Derek Anderson has over 25 years of Executive Product Leadership experience with Enterprise B2B SaaS companies. His passion is growing great businesses by leveraging ground-breaking technologies to thrill customers and solve real problems for real people. His career has centered around bridging the gap between executive leadership and technical execution in the worlds.

Derek has a Bachelors in Business from Georgia State University, a Masters in Strategic Management from Indiana University and a Masters in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Erik Heuer

SaaS and Healthcare Advisor

Erik Heuer has over 20 years of Executive leadership experience & success in product building for the healthcare industry. His broad areas of expertise include software engineering, agile development, medical devices, diagnostic imaging, healthcare informatics, telehealth, cloud computing, DevOps, and AI/ML big data, and digital transformations.

Erik holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from the University of Southeast Norway and an MBA from the Norwegian Business School of Management (BI).

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Geoffrey M. Roche, MPA

Healthcare Strategy Advisor

Geoffrey has over 12 years of executive leadership experience in strategy, community and corporate engagement, workforce development, and government relations in healthcare and higher education. Geoffrey has served as a fellow with the National Rural Health Association and currently serves on the Pennsylvania Department of Health Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee. Geoffrey has also been recently selected to serve on the Health Equity Task Force of the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC) initiative.

Geoffrey has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Moravian College and a Master’s in Public Administration from East Stroudsburg University.

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Mike Smart

Product Strategy Advisor

As the Founder and Managing Principal of Egress Solutions, a boutique product consultancy he helps tech companies achieve market success and sometimes gets to play with very cool things. He brings more than 20 years of experience with lean techniques in product strategy, product adoption, product launch and customer acquisition.

Mike has provided product management and product marketing expertise and consulted to companies such as, Apttus, Adobe, Bain Capital, FireEye, Netapp, Revel Systems, TouchBistro, VMware and Vista Equity Partners.

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Shweta Gulhane

Product Strategy Advisor

Shweta has over 10 years of experience in consumer and enterprise products and has worked extensively with companies from product ideation to product launch globally. She is highly consumer focused and helps teams with user research, product innovation, product strategy, and go to market strategy. She is a product champion and has worked on product MVPs to full product launches to generate revenue and future scalability. Currently, she is also working on multiple entrepreneurship engagements to create an ecosystem for better digital visibility.

Shweta has completed her Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and also currently pursuing her MBA at Hult Business School.

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Sushant Pednekar

Legal Advisor

Sushant is an attorney by trade, providing counsel to growth companies in traditional and emerging industries. He works with founders at Product10x to integrate legal functions across our diverse portfolio. In his advisory role, Sushant supports Product10x’s existing operations and plans for future growth, while managing risk and corporate compliance. He holds a J.D. from Symbiosis Law School, India, and has completed his Master’s in Law from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.