Advisors Advisors

The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Bay Area (VLAB) advisors are recognized leaders, known for their business success and their ability to strategically analyze the issues facing emerging ventures. VLAB advisors help to identify emerging business and technology trends, which form the basis of VLAB programming. Our advisors also assist in identifying and securing panelists, moderators, sponsors and presenting companies for our ongoing forums.

VLAB provides emerging tech-related entrepreneurial businesses with opportunities that are often inaccessible to an early-stage company, including the privilege of being evaluated and advised by some of the best and most experienced business professionals, investors and market-makers in the Bay Area.

Our advisors include: Our advisors include the following people

Tim Chang
Managing Director

Rob Coneybeer
MD- Shasta Ventures
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Carmen Hughes
Ignite Public Relations
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Rich Wong
Accel Partners
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Tom Rikert
Andreessen Horowitz
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Jacques Benkoski

Shahin Farshchi

Jacqueline Witter

Lars Leckie
Hummer Winblad
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Kris Efland
Head of Software, Concepting & Innovation

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