Judges

Thanks to all the 2021 Judges:

External Judges

  • Al Abhari, Principal, Elevation Investment Group
  • Hooman Bolandi, President & Co-Founder, ParkStash
  • James Bosco, Attorney at Law, The Webb Law Firm
  • Olga Buchonina, Founder, ActionSpot
  • Nancie Fimbel, Member, Lucas College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board
  • Veena Gundavelli, Founder & CEO, Emagia
  • Dave Hadden, Founder, Arlo Inc.
  • Young Han, Founder, Forever Young Agency
  • Sudhir Kadam, Venture Partner, FYDA Growth Partners
  • Naresh Malik, Managing Partner, Copia Growth Partners
  • Gadiel Morantes, President, Early Growth Financial Services 
  • John Murray, Co-founder & CEO, Inciona LLC
  • Jayan Ramankutty, Managing Partner, KRK Ventures II LLC

Faculty Screeners and Judges

  • Anu Basu, College of Business
  • Steve Bennet, College of Business
  • Singmay Chou, College of Business
  • Badari Eswar, College of Engineering 
  • Nathan Lupton, College of Business 
  • David McFeely, College of Business
  • Michael Merz, College of Business
  • Damon Moon, College of Business 
  • Seshadri Paravastu, College of Business
  • Sarika Pruthi, College of Business
  • Iris Quan, College of Business
  • Brad Vartan, College of Business 
  • Robert Wood, College of Business

Thanks to all the 2019 Judges:

External Judges

  • Bill Barton, Board Member, Global Leadership Council, College of Business, SJSU
  • Hooman Bolandi, Vice President, Valin Corporation
  • James Bosco, Attorney at Law, The Webb Law Firm
  • Ritvij Gautam, Founder, TryMyUI
  • Dan Goldin, Commercial Banking Officer, Stanford Federal Credit Union
  • Veena Gundavelli, Founder & CEO, Emagia
  • Dave Hadden, Founder, Arlo Inc.
  • Gonzalo Juarez, Founder & CEO, E-tips
  • Avery Lu, Chief Marketing Officer, Palo Alto Scientific
  • Laura Marcolin, Associate, Plug & Play Ventures
  • Jekaterina Rukaite, Managing Director, ActionSpot
  • Tony Vega, Founder, Blue Octopus Matrix
  • Craig Waller, Attorney at Law, The Webb Law Firm
  • Eugene Zhang, Founding Partner, TEEC Angel Fund


Faculty Screeners and Judges

  • Anu Basu, College of Business
  • Steve Bennet, College of Business
  • Debra Caires, College of Science
  • Subhankar Dhar, College of Business
  • Badari Eswar, College of Engineering
  • Alicia Forbrich, College of Business
  • Joe Giglierano, College of Business
  • Michael Merz, College of Business
  • Sarika Pruthi, College of Business
  • Iris Quan, College of Business
  • Robert Wood, College of Business

Thanks to all the 2018 Judges:

External Judges

  • Al Abhari, Founder & President, AcademixDirect
  • Bill Barton, Retired CFO and Senior VP of Granite Construction
  • Dave Hadden, Founder, Arlo Inc.
  • Hooman Bolandi, former Vice President, Valin Corporation
  • Olga Buchonina, Founder & CEO, ActionSpot
  • Matt Day, Founder & Managing Director, Founders Floor
  • Ritvij Gautam, Founder, TryMyUI
  • Dan Goldin, Commercial Banking Officer, Stanford Federal Credit Union
  • Karl-Heinz Lachnit, Partner, Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling LLC
  • Peter Joseph Lee, Strategic Partnerships, 500 Startups
  • Ryan Micheletti, Director of Global Operations, Founder Institute
  • Gadiel Morantes, President, Early Growth Financial Services
  • Manpreet Singh, Founder, Phone Hut, ICO/Crypto Researcher
  • Ken Wong, Founder, sFoundation

Faculty Screeners and Judges

  • Anu Basu, College of Business
  • Steve Bennet, College of Business
  • Singmay Chou, College of Business
  • Joe Giglierano, College of Business
  • Susanna Khavul, College of Business
  • Michael Merz, College of Business
  • Sarika Pruthi, College of Business
  • Iris Quan, College of Business
  • Robert Wood, College of Business

Thanks to all the 2017 Judges:

External Judges

  • Bill Barton, Board Member, Global Leadership Council, College of Business, SJSU
  • Hooman Bolandi, Vice President, Valin Corporation
  • James Bosco, Attorney at Law, The Webb Law Firm
  • Ritvij Gautam, Founder, TryMyUI
  • Dan Goldin, Commercial Banking Officer, Stanford Federal Credit Union
  • Veena Gundavelli, Founder & CEO, Emagia
  • Dave Hadden, Founder, Arlo Inc.
  • Gonzalo Juarez, Founder & CEO, E-tips
  • Avery Lu, Chief Marketing Officer, Palo Alto Scientific
  • Laura Marcolin, Associate, Plug & Play Ventures
  • Jekaterina Rukaite, Managing Director, ActionSpot
  • Tony Vega, Founder, Blue Octopus Matrix
  • Craig Waller, Attorney at Law, The Webb Law Firm
  • Eugene Zhang, Founding Partner, TEEC Angel Fund

Faculty Screeners and Judges

  • Anu Basu, College of Business
  • Steve Bennet, College of Business
  • Debra Caires, College of Science
  • Subhankar Dhar, College of Business
  • Badari Eswar, College of Engineering
  • Alicia Forbrich, College of Business
  • Joe Giglierano, College of Business
  • Michael Merz, College of Business
  • Sarika Pruthi, College of Business
  • Iris Quan, College of Business
  • Robert Wood, College of Business

Thanks to all the 2016 Judges:

External Judges

  • Al Abhari, Founder, ClickMob
  • Alireza Masrour, Managing Partner, Plug & Play Ventures
  • Bill Barton, Board Member, Global Leadership Council, College of Business, SJSU
  • Dan Goldin, Commercial Banking Officer, Stanford Federal Credit Union
  • Dave Hadden, Founder, Arlo Inc.
  • Gadiel Morantes, Partner, Early Growth Financial Services
  • Gary Radine, former CEO & President, Delta Dental
  • Gwen Wong, VP Business Banking, Meriwest Credit Union
  • James Bosco, Attorney at Law, The Webb Law Firm
  • James Liu, Managing Partner, Davis Innovators
  • Karl-Heinz Lachnit, Partner, Landrum LLP
  • Mike Freier, Product Management Consulting Group Inc.
  • Mike Rose, Managing Director, Montage Capital
  • Punita Pandey, Cofounder & CEO, NetCustomer
  • Tony Vega, Founder, Blue Octopus Matrix
  • Veena Gundavelli, Founder & CEO, Emagia


Faculty Screeners and Judges

  • A. William Musgrave, College of Business
  • Anu Basu, College of Business
  • Badari Eswar, College of Engineering
  • Bahram Parineh, College of Business
  • Chunlei Wang, College of Business
  • Gary Radine, College of Business
  • Iris Quan, College of Business
  • Joe Giglierano, College of Business
  • Michael Merz, College of Business
  • Robert Wood, College of Business
  • Sarika Pruthi, College of Business
  • Steve Bennet, College of Business
  • Subhankar Dhar, College of Business
  • Tomasz Kolodziejak, College of Business

Thanks to all the 2015 Judges: 

External Judges

  • Al Abhari, Founder, ClickMob
  • Bill Barton, Board Member, Global Leadership Council, College of Business, SJSU
  • Connie Weisman, Director, Strategic Planning & Community Development, Plug & Play Tech Center
  • Dan Goldin, Commercial Banking Officer, Stanford Federal Credit Union
  • Gadiel Morantes, Partner, Early Growth Financial Services
  • John Welder, Head of PMO, Citrix
  • Kailesh Karavadra, Managing Partner San Jose Office, Ernst & Young
  • Karl-Heinz Lachnit, Partner, Landrum & Company
  • Mike Freier, Product Management Consulting Group
  • Mike Rose, Managing Director, Montage Capital
  • Naresh Malik, VP & Head, Business Development, Leeo
  • Patty Burke, President, Accelevate
  • Peggy Gibbs, COO & Co-Founder, Camp BizSmart
  • Punita Pandey, Cofounder & CEO, NetCustomer
  • Tony Vega, Founder, Blue Octopus Matrix


Faculty Screeners and Judges

  • A. William Musgrave, College of Business
  • Anu Basu, College of Business
  • Badari Eswar, College of Engineering
  • Bill Nance, College of Business
  • Chunlei Wang, College of Business
  • Gita Mathur, College of Business
  • Iris Quan, College of Business
  • Joe Giglierano, College of Business
  • Laimin Lo, College of Business 
  • Michael Merz, College of Business
  • Richard Sessions, College of Business
  • Robert Wood, College of Business
  • Sarika Pruthi, College of Business
  • Steve Bennet, College of Business

Thanks to all the 2014 Judges: 

External Judges

  • Al Abhari, Founder, ClickMob
  • Dan Doles, Cofounder, Connexive Inc.
  • Michael Bayne, Cofounder, RotaMobility
  • Mike Rose, Managing Director, Montage Capital
  • Saurabh Tandon, Board Member, TiE Silicon Valley
  • Bill Barton, Board Member, Global Leadership Council, College of Business, SJSU
  • Dave Hadden, Founder, Arlo Inc.
  • Dan Goldin, Commercial Banking Officer, Stanford Federal Credit Union
  • Gwen Wong, VP Business Banking, Meriwest Credit Union
  • Basil Fthenakis, Law Offices of Basil P. Fthenakis
  • Naresh Malik, IT Business Executive
  • Gadiel Morantes, Partner, Early Growth Financial Services
  • Zain Jeewanjee, Cofounder, New Technology Venture
  • Shyam Venkatesh, EVP, Orbees Medical
  • Rodolfo Reyna, Managing Director, R Reyna Group


Faculty Screeners and Judges

  • A.William Musgrave, College of Business
  • Anu Basu, College of Business
  • Badari Eswar, College of Engineering
  • Chunlei Wang, College of Business
  • Iris Quan, College of Business
  • Joe Giglierano, College of Business
  • Michael Merz, College of Business
  • Robert Wood, College of Business
  • Steve Bennet, College of Business
  • Subhankar Dhar, College of Business

Thanks to all the 2013 SVBPC Judges

External Judges

  • Angelina Barretto, Cisco 
  • Basil Fthenakis, Law Offices of Basil P. Fthenakis  
  • Dan Doles, Connexive Inc.
  • Dan Goldin, Meriwest Credit Union
  • Dave Hadden, Arlo Inc. .
  • Ed Lambert, Bridge Bank
  • Greg Meyer, Meriwest Credit Union
  • John Swan, Business Development Accelerators
  • Mike Rose, Montage Capital
  • Saif Akhtar, Spartups
  • Saurabh Tandon, TiE Silicon Valley
  • Scott Mobley, Engineered Solutions
  • Wanda Ginner
  • Young Han, GoVoluntr.com


Faculty Screeners and Judges (as of 4/30/13)

  • Anu Basu
  • Bobbi Makani
  • Gita Mathur
  • Iris Quan
  • Joe Giglierano
  • Leonard Wesley
  • Michael Merz
  • Steve Bennet