To our Springboard Mentors, entrepreneurship is a way of life. To some of them, entrepreneurship is the original Action Sport, complete with a steep learning curve, brutal slams, and yelps of utter elation when the plan comes together and that first sale comes cha-chinging in.

Scroll through our Mentors below and you'll see that SDSI Springboard offers the best value for start-ups in Southern California, with over 500 years of entrepreneurial know-how. For those of us who weren't lucky enough to have an aunt or uncle who has risen to the top and become a captain of industry, SDSI Springboard offers you the same jumpstart. 

Finding a Mentor with the skill set and specialty you need most has never been easier. And all of these entrepreneurs volunteer their very valuable time because they love to help young entrepreneurs help hit their targets and their dreams. They are all veritable experts in their fields and the list includes a former President of Calvin Klein, a co-founder of Naked Juice, and a former VP of Sales and Marketing for TaylorMade Golf—to name but a few.

Upon acceptance into the springboard program, each company is matched with a business advisor, a marketing/ branding domain expert and a financial domain expert. Additional domain experts can be added based on each company's individual needs.

Interested in becoming a mentor?  Email dana@sdsportinnovators.com


  Jarrod Barker

Jarrod Barker

  Glenn Brumage

Glenn Brumage

  JIM CHASE

JIM CHASE

  Vicki Dallas

Vicki Dallas

  Bert Fenenga

Bert Fenenga

  Gene Hirschkoff

Gene Hirschkoff

  Paul June

Paul June

  Denise Lee Yohn

Denise Lee Yohn

  Steve Mariucci

Steve Mariucci

  Alex McKean

Alex McKean

  John Nite

John Nite

  Garrett Potter

Garrett Potter

  Fran Richards

Fran Richards

  Steve Scott

Steve Scott

  sam Simkin

sam Simkin

  Cam Stephens

Cam Stephens

  Tracy Sundlun

Tracy Sundlun

  Steve Tully

Steve Tully

  angela Watts

angela Watts

  Gerry Widmer

Gerry Widmer


  Danae Booker

Danae Booker

  John Bryan

John Bryan

  Andrea Cinque-Austin

Andrea Cinque-Austin

  Eric Fagan

Eric Fagan

  Jeran Fraser

Jeran Fraser

  John Hoeflich

John Hoeflich

  Howard Kosick

Howard Kosick

  Michael Luther

Michael Luther

  Rich martin

Rich martin

  Craig Misrach

Craig Misrach

  John OldenBurg

John OldenBurg

  Craig Quantz

Craig Quantz

  Dana Rowley

Dana Rowley

  Dana Shertz

Dana Shertz

  JIM SMITH

JIM SMITH

  Susannah Stewart

Susannah Stewart

  Carl Thomas

Carl Thomas

  Marcus Valdivia

Marcus Valdivia

  Madeleine Wiener

Madeleine Wiener

  Jim Woodman

Jim Woodman


  Paul Brown

Paul Brown

  Reid Carr

Reid Carr

  Gary Cohen

Gary Cohen

  Howard Farfel

Howard Farfel

  JEFFREY GRAD

JEFFREY GRAD

  Mike Irwin

Mike Irwin

  Jesse Langley

Jesse Langley

  Carlos Maldonado

Carlos Maldonado

  Chip Martoccia

Chip Martoccia

  Jonathan Muenkel

Jonathan Muenkel

  Bryan Pate

Bryan Pate

  Pam Reyes

Pam Reyes

  Mark Schmid

Mark Schmid

  Mike Sick

Mike Sick

  Nik Souris

Nik Souris

  Pascal Stolz

Pascal Stolz

  JAMES THOMPSON

JAMES THOMPSON

  Shekhar Vyas

Shekhar Vyas

  RAPHAEL WeiSHAUPT

RAPHAEL WeiSHAUPT

  Norm Zwail

Norm Zwail