Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs)


An EIR is an accomplished executive who helps provides insight to promising portfolio ventures, bringing both subject matter expertise and functional skills to help commercialize an idea.  An EIR helps guide a startup through discovery, market research, value proposition, and investment thesis.  An EIR typically has had a founding role as part of a high-growth company and has experience with new-product development, raising capital, building and managing a team and scaling a company.  EIRs graciously volunteer their time on a regular basis to the LaunchPad to help coach startups and make connections.LaunchPad members have free access to our Entrepreneurs in Residence.  If you are not a LaunchPad member, join here.Student startups who would like to meet with an EIR can make an appointment by e-mailing LaunchPad@syr.edu
Alumni Entrepreneurs in Residence
Belle Martorano
Belle MartoranoFounder of Rilind Consulting
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Corey Lieblein
Corey LiebleinFounder and CEO of CP8 Capital
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Dylan Gans
Dylan GansVP of Revenue at Good Uncle
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Josh Aviv
Josh AvivFounder and CEO of SparkCharge
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Kelsey Davis
Kelsey DavisFounder and CEO of CLLCTVE
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Mike Gursha
Mike GurshaChairman and CEO of Rookie Road, Inc.
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Steve VonDeak
Steve VonDeakCo-Founder and Chief of Staff at Density
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Faculty Entrepreneurs in Residence
Dr. John Torrens
Dr. John TorrensFaculty and COO of Saluber MD
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Professor Don Carr
Professor Don CarrProgram Coordinator, MFA in Design
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