Startup Challenge 2019:

Mentors & Judges

We are so thankful to have food supply chain and business experts from around the USA join us as mentors and judges for this year’s competition.¬† Without them, this event would not be possible. Check out who is participating below!

2019 Judges

Roy Alston (Well360)
Mason Arnold (Cece’s veggie noodle co.)
Chris Burke (University of Texas at Austin)
Scott Collier (Whole Foods Market)
John Doggett (University of Texas at Austin)
Roberta Gentile (Coca-cola)
Helene Thibieroz (We Grow Green Tech)
Bill Tolany (Formerly of Amazon and Whole Foods market)

2019 Lead Mentors 

Mary Ann Anderson (Supply Chain Center of Excellence – University of Texas at Austin)
Patricia Bauer-Slate (Pattie’s Lunch Box)
Claudio Bauza (Testo Solutions)
Shelly Brenckman (Texas A&M)
Stephen Carey (Whole Foods Market)
Ben Lipson (Door Dash)
Bob Metcalfe (University of Texas at Austin)
Ajay Mittal (Door Dash)
John Rea (pacha finanical Services)
Helene Thibieroz (We Grow Green Tech)
Ashely Shaffer (Preacher)
Tom Stevenson (encendre)
Jan Triplett (Business Success Center)
JaunPablo Wright (Elastic Plastic)
Carol Thompson (The Thompson Group)
Manuel Rosso (Rosso&Flynn)
Laurence Mittelbronn (National restaurant association)

2019 Online Workshop Mentors

Amy Bell (Foodshed Investors)
Sam Lille (Vinder)
Dan Nelson (Grow Computer)
Brian Mikulencak  (Blue Dot)
Josh Jones-Dilworth (JDI)
Brittany Solano (JDI)
Jan Triplett (Business Success Center)