MEET OUR MENTORS

SparkLabKC startup companies have access to more than 80 mentors from virtually every industry, including seasoned entrepreneurs and successful business leaders. 

These are some of the most experienced business mentors in the Kansas City region – mentors with Internet startup experience; mentors from major corporations; and mentors from universities including the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Kansas, and the University of Missouri. 

SparkLabKC mentors go deep into each company and will leverage their knowledge and connections to open doors that will accelerate success.

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Evan Conway OneLouder LinkedInProfile

Evan Conway

OneLouder

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Maria Meyers University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center LinkedIn Profile

Maria Meyers

University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center

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Kelly Pruneau Women’s Capital Connection LinkedIn Profile

Kelly Pruneau

Women’s Capital Connection

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Kevin Fryer SparkLabKC Founder LinkedIn Profile

Kevin Fryer

SparkLabKC Founder

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Vince Wagner SparkLabKC Founder LinkedIn Profile

Vince Wagner

SparkLabKC Founder

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Don Hutchison SparkLabKC Founder LinkedIn Profile

Don Hutchison

SparkLabKC Founder

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Mike Laddin SparkLabKC Founder LinkedIn Profile

Mike Laddin

SparkLabKC Founder

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Al Eidson SparkLabKC Founder LinkedIn Profile

Al Eidson

SparkLabKC Founder

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Cameron Cushman   Kauffman Foundation LinkedIn Profile

Cameron Cushman  

Kauffman Foundation

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Marcelo Vergara Propaganda3, Inc. LinkedIn Profile

Marcelo Vergara

Propaganda3, Inc.

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 Jason Grill JGrill Media LinkedIn Profile 

 Jason Grill

JGrill Media

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Ryan Bennett Idle Smart LinkedIn Profile

Ryan Bennett

Idle Smart

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Nancy Shawver MRIGlobal LinkedIn Profile

Nancy Shawver

MRIGlobal

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Steve Cohen Labor Management Advisory Group, Inc. & HR Solutions: On-Call LinkedIn Profile

Steve Cohen

Labor Management Advisory Group, Inc. & HR Solutions: On-Call

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Robert Regnier Bank of Blue Valley LinkedIn Profile

Robert Regnier

Bank of Blue Valley

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Glenn Fisher iCEOCoach LinkedIn Profile

Glenn Fisher

iCEOCoach

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Julie Goonewardene University of Kansas Center for Technology Commercialization LinkedIn Profile

Julie Goonewardene

University of Kansas Center for Technology Commercialization

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Dan Cooper CompanyBurst.com LinkedIn Profile

Dan Cooper

CompanyBurst.com

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Sam Meers Meers Advertising LinkedIn Profile

Sam Meers

Meers Advertising

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Steve Fennel University of Kansas Medical Center LinkedIn Profile

Steve Fennel

University of Kansas Medical Center

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Christian Renaud Present.io & StartupIowa LinkedIn Profile

Christian Renaud

Present.io & StartupIowa

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Craig Fischer CnJ Consulting LinkedIn Profile

Craig Fischer

CnJ Consulting

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Geoff Pickering  Barkley LinkedIn Profile

Geoff Pickering 

Barkley

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Connie Russell Coaching & Consulting LinkedIn Profile

Connie Russell

Coaching & Consulting

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Kurt Wiedeman   Reeves-Wiedeman LinkedIn Profile

Kurt Wiedeman  

Reeves-Wiedeman

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Nancy McCullough e2E, LLC LinkedIn Profile

Nancy McCullough

e2E, LLC

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Don Nissanka Exergonix Inc.

Don Nissanka

Exergonix Inc.

Joe Massman Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences LinkedIn Profile

Joe Massman

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

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Augie Huber A.L. Huber General Contractor LinkedIn Profile

Augie Huber

A.L. Huber General Contractor

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Bob Marcusse Kansas City Area Development Council LinkedIn Profile

Bob Marcusse

Kansas City Area Development Council

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Alex Altomare Betablox LinkedIn Profile

Alex Altomare

Betablox

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Brian Smith TreeSwing

Brian Smith

TreeSwing

David Forsee Brookside Capital LLC LinkedIn Profile

David Forsee

Brookside Capital LLC

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David Yarnevich FishNet Security LinkedIn Profile

David Yarnevich

FishNet Security

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Grant Burcham Missouri Bank LinkedIn Profile

Grant Burcham

Missouri Bank

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Tom Keeley MRI Global LinkedIn Profile

Tom Keeley

MRI Global

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Jack Alpert Stanford Knowledge Integration Lab LinkedIn Profile

Jack Alpert

Stanford Knowledge Integration Lab

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Jay Pietig Polsinelli Shughart PC LinkedIn Profile

Jay Pietig

Polsinelli Shughart PC

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John Crowe

John Crowe

Justin Graves Infegy

Justin Graves

Infegy

Scott Carson Kauffman FastTrac

Scott Carson

Kauffman FastTrac

Steve Wyatt Vice Provost for Economic Development for the University of Missouri LinkedIn Profile

Steve Wyatt

Vice Provost for Economic Development for the University of Missouri

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Ryan Weber KCnext - The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City LinkedIn Profile

Ryan Weber

KCnext - The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City

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Harry Campbell Outlook Partners LinkedIn Profile

Harry Campbell

Outlook Partners

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Von McConnell Innovation & Advanced Labs with Sprint Corp. LinkedIn Profile

Von McConnell

Innovation & Advanced Labs with Sprint Corp.

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Greg Kratofil Polsinelli Shughart PC LinkedIn Profile

Greg Kratofil

Polsinelli Shughart PC

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Terry O'Leary

Terry O'Leary

Johnny Jacobson TransAm Trucking Inc.

Johnny Jacobson

TransAm Trucking Inc.

Todd Glasgow DST Systems LinkedIn Profile

Todd Glasgow

DST Systems

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Wally Meyer Entrepreneurship Programs at University of Kansas LinkedIn Profile

Wally Meyer

Entrepreneurship Programs at University of Kansas

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Dave Zimmer Zimmer Real Estate Services, LC LinkedIn Profile

Dave Zimmer

Zimmer Real Estate Services, LC

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Jarrod Eyler Moose Labs, LLC LinkedIn Profile

Jarrod Eyler

Moose Labs, LLC

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Mark Allen UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center

Mark Allen

UMKC Small Business & Technology Development Center

Becky Blades Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program LinkedIn Profile

Becky Blades

Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program

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Chris Gutierrez Kansas City SmartPort, Inc. LinkedIn Profile

Chris Gutierrez

Kansas City SmartPort, Inc.

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Cathy Curless University of Kansas School of Business LinkedIn Profile

Cathy Curless

University of Kansas School of Business

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Connie Campbell Human Interactions, Inc. LinkedIn Profile

Connie Campbell

Human Interactions, Inc.

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John Hall Digital Talent Agents LinkedIn Profile

John Hall

Digital Talent Agents

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Kathleen Dodd The Corridor Group LinkedIn Profile

Kathleen Dodd

The Corridor Group

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Kelly Byrnes MRIGlobal LinkedIn Profile

Kelly Byrnes

MRIGlobal

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Mike Pitman Premier Sports LinkedIn Profile

Mike Pitman

Premier Sports

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Troy Carlson Initiatives, Inc. LinkedIn Profile

Troy Carlson

Initiatives, Inc.

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Benny Lee Duracomm Corp LinkedIn Profile

Benny Lee

Duracomm Corp

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Erik Miner Premier Sports Management LinkedIn Profile

Erik Miner

Premier Sports Management

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DJ Good LightBridge LinkedInProfile

DJ Good

LightBridge

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David Brain EPR Properties LinkedIn Profile

David Brain

EPR Properties

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Kevan Gibbs Kevan Gibbs  |  prairie360  LinkedIn Profile

Kevan Gibbs

Kevan Gibbs  |  prairie360 

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Matt Watson Stackify LinkedIn Profile

Matt Watson

Stackify

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Ron Ferguson Financial Services Consulting LinkedIn Profile

Ron Ferguson

Financial Services Consulting

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Greg Duvall NorthMarq Capital LinkedIn Profile

Greg Duvall

NorthMarq Capital

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Tom Boozer Bloch School of Management, UMKC inkedInProfile

Tom Boozer

Bloch School of Management, UMKC

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Brent Beshore adventur.es LinkedIn Profile

Brent Beshore

adventur.es

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Kevin Seabaugh Cerner Corporation LinkedIn Profile

Kevin Seabaugh

Cerner Corporation

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Kelly Carnago eRecyclingCorps LinkedIn Profile

Kelly Carnago

eRecyclingCorps

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Charlotte Tritch Entrepreneurship Programs at University of Kansas LinkedIn Profile

Charlotte Tritch

Entrepreneurship Programs at University of Kansas

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Howard Jacobson Paragon Capital Management LinkedIn Profile

Howard Jacobson

Paragon Capital Management

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Kelsey Meyer DTA LinkedIn Profile

Kelsey Meyer

DTA

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Matt Manuel Mighty Play LinkedIn Profile

Matt Manuel

Mighty Play

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Ryan Mandl Five Elm Capital LinkedIn Profile

Ryan Mandl

Five Elm Capital

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Simon Kuo LightThread, LLC. LinkedIn Profile

Simon Kuo

LightThread, LLC.

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Sue Mosby Infinium LinkedIn Profile

Sue Mosby

Infinium

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Tom Kershisnik Five Elms Capital LinkedIn Profile

Tom Kershisnik

Five Elms Capital

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Clay Patterson Cerner Capital LinkedIn Profile

Clay Patterson

Cerner Capital

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Willis Jackson Databasically, Inc LinkedIn Profile  

Willis Jackson

Databasically, Inc

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David Larrabee Heartland Community Church  

David Larrabee

Heartland Community Church

 

Chadwick Sneed Maxux Properties, Inc. LinkedIn Profile

Chadwick Sneed

Maxux Properties, Inc.

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Tim Burns Presco, Inc.

Tim Burns

Presco, Inc.

Steve Roatch Twentyseven Global

Steve Roatch

Twentyseven Global

John Behnken Information Technology and Services LinkedIn Profile

John Behnken

Information Technology and Services

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Ben Legg ADknowledge LinkedIn Profile

Ben Legg

ADknowledge

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Richard Castillo Management Consulting LinkedIn Profile

Richard Castillo

Management Consulting

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Keith Molzer Flyover Capital LinkedIn Profile

Keith Molzer

Flyover Capital

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