Every year, SDSI Mentors donate over 1600 hours of time to helping Sports, Active Lifestyle and Healthy living companies scale, pivot and grow.  Our mentors are an altruistic group of executives that recognize the help they received throughout their career and want to pay it forward.

Our mentors are CEOs, CFOs, Directors, Managers, Founders and Consultants, all with deep ties to sports and healthy living.  In a city like San Diego, business advice isn’t hard to find.  But finding the years of experience and entrepreneurial know-how that applies to your business and your industry can be.  Fortunately for the active among us, SDSI exists to support the industry and community we all love.

A you part of a growing company looking for strategic guidance?  Find out more about how you can apply to be paired with a team of mentors, tailored specifically to your business needs.

Are you or someone you know looking to share your knowledge and experience?  Do you have a passion for sports and healthy living, and want to give back?  Contact us about becoming an SDSI mentor.


Beaver Theodosakis

Founder of prAna, Co-Founder of Spy Optics

Bryan Pate

CEO, ElliptiGO Inc.

Dana Shertz

Principal at Contineo Ventures

John Sarkisian 

Founder and Vice Chairman SKLZ

 Michael Irwin

Founder Bottle Rocket Advisors

For a fellow entrepreneur looking to gain access to mentors that are willing to dedicate their time, instill their knowledge and open up their Rolodex, SDSI is a must. Anyone that goes through the SDSI Mentoring Program will have much more intimate knowledge with every aspect of their business plan after sharing it with people whose opinions are honest and educated.
— David Bronkie, Co-Founder, Arcade Belts. 2013 SDSI Mentoring Program Graduate