Ready, Set, Startup


Meet The Guides

Portrait of Kevin BarresiKevin Barresi ’16 M.Eng. ’16

CTO, FinTech Studios, a leading AI-based marketplace for business and regulatory intelligence. Co-founder and CEO of iUbble (acquired by FinTech Studios), software offering content recommendations and advanced analytics to the financial industry. Former Stevens Entrepreneur in Residence. 

Portrait of Philippe de Lurand Pierre-PaulPhilippe de Lurand Pierre-Paul ’12 M.S. ’14 

 Senior Project Manager, Privacy Sandbox, Google. Angel Investor, Black Angel Group, a collective investing intellectual, social and financial capital in seed to early-stage startups around the world.

Portrait of Brian DonohueBrian Donohue ’11 

Director of Engineering + NYC Site Lead, DoorDash. Co-owner, Instapaper, an app that allows users to save, read and manage any content found on the internet. 

Portrait of Rita GurevichRita Gurevich ’06

CEO and Founder, SPHERE Technology Solutions, an award-winning cybersecurity business focusing on improving security and enhancing compliance in the finance, healthcare, retail and energy sectors.

Portrait of Vikki HazelwoodVikki Hazelwood Ph.D. ’07

Former Stevens biomedical engineering professor and National Academy of Inventors fellow who taught hundreds of students about the invention and patenting process in her senior design class. 

Portrait of Mukund IyengarMukund Iyengar 

Founder and Director, Launchpad@Stevens and iSTEM@Stevens. Has helped architect more than 20 companies in the past six years. Co-founder and CEO, SecureMeeting, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enables free and secure video conferencing in more than 90 countries around the world. 

Portrait of Daniella KranjacDaniella Kranjac ’99

Founding Partner, Dynamk Capital, a venture fund investing in life science industrials. Vice President and Co-Founder of Wave Biotech LLC, a life sciences startup specializing in bioreactor technology, acquired by GE Healthcare. Experienced business developer and marketer who led Enterprise Solutions of GE Healthcare Life Sciences (now Cytiva/Danaher). 

Portrait of Trishna SaigalTrishna Saigal ’06

CEO and Founder, Down to Cook, plant-based meal starters designed to be mixed with fresh vegetables to create delicious, complete meals. Experienced food scientist and engineer who has developed and brought to market numerous consumer products at public companies. 

Portrait of Raj SharmaRaj Sharma ’84 M.S. ’84

Co-founder and CEO, Health Wizz, a mobile platform for remote patient engagement and monitoring. Founder of several other ventures in telecom and healthcare technologies.  

Portrait of Al SistoAl Sisto ’71

CEO, Tern PLC, a UK venture capital firm investing in disruptive Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies in the healthcare and industrial sectors. A technology leader and investor with more than 40 years of experience working in public companies, startups, venture capital and private equity. 

Portrait of Seth TropperSeth Tropper M.T.M. ’98

Co-founder and CEO, Switch2Health, a social-based wellness platform acquired by Fitbit. Co-founder, PlasmaSol, a healthcare technology company acquired by Stryker. Mentor and advisor for early-stage companies and investment funds. Former Stevens Entrepreneur in Residence.