Expert mentors

At TEC we offer two levels of coaching and mentorship support:

  1. We have entrepreneurial coaches who hold office hours for students year-round. These coaches are innovators and entrepreneurs drawn from faculty and alumni volunteers. Meet our coaches and click each coach’s “Schedule a meeting” button to book a meeting with them via Calendly. Start with our coaches with any entrepreneurial question or concern.
  2. We have expert mentors who have agreed to be introduced to students who have specific questions in their areas of expertise. Scroll down to read more about their backgrounds or to request a meeting.

Sean Harrington

Sean is a Founder at Notemeal – a software ecosystem creating a new fueling experience for athletes, connecting them with their sports dietitian and chef(s) to increase performance through nutrition.
Prior to Notemeal, Sean served as Director of Software Engineering for the New England Patriots for 4 years, through 2 Super Bowl Championships, and has also published research in the Nutrigenomics space. Sean is a proud Tufts Football and Baseball alum, graduating in ’14 with a degree in Computer Science, and grew up in Chelmsford, MA.

Expertise:

Entrepreneurship, Software Architecture and Engineering, Sports Performance, Nutrigenomics and Professional Sport Sales.

Sam Laber

Co-Founder, CMO at Spoonful 

Sam leads marketing, design, and UX at Spoonful, a startup that helps patients treat chronic health conditions with food. Spoonful seeks to make food as medicine a reality for the millions of Americans who need it.A self-proclaimed “master of none”, Sam has held various growth marketing and marketing leadership roles at both early and mid-stage startups. As a Jumbo, Sam majored in International Relations & Arabic, while playing 4 years of varsity tennis.

Expertise:

Marketing, pitch decks, copywriting, website & product design, user experience, demand generation

Farah Momen

Associate, FedTech

Farah Momen is an entrepreneurship connector, practitioner, and program leader. She currently leads a Startup Studio at FedTech, which pairs entrepreneurs with cutting-edge technologies from labs and research centers across the country and helps them pursue technology commercialization. Previously, she worked with 200+ early-stage startups at Canada’s largest innovation hub. She holds a BA from McGill University and a MALD in Business for Social Impact from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. While at Tufts, she co-founded The Now Exchange, a social venture aiming to foster health access and choice for women in the Bangladeshi garment sector with funding via the Fletcher D-Prize and the Tufts $100K New Ventures Competition (Social Impact Track, 2019).

Expertise:

Social entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, pitching and storytelling, business development, early-stage culture formation, operationalizing diversity and inclusion

Amanda Wang

Co-Founder, Potentia

Amanda is an energetic innovator and communicator with a strong empathy for people. Her curiosity for customers’ experience led her from the Economics and Finance field in Hong Kong to the M.S. Innovation & Management program at Tufts. Based on detailed customer discovery and market opportunity forecasting, she is excited to generate solutions and transformational strategies for social problems. Her love to listen to and help those in need is another of her motivations to keep improving herself.

Expertise:

Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Retail, Marketing, Business Development, Non-Profit Ventures