Mar 23, 2016

Meet the Mentors of the 2016 Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize

Each year the Yale Center for Business and the Environment gives teams applying to the Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize the opportunity to be matched with a mentor from our network of partners and experts. Sabin Mentors commit a minimum of two hours to advising their teams, and many continue the mentorship relationship beyond the Sabin application process. 

Check out the profiles of our dedicated 2016 Sabin Mentors who have guided and supported the development of 15 teams. Only four finalists, to be announced the week of April 4th, will have the chance to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges and compete for the prize of $25,000. Visit our event website for more details.

Kyle Baker

Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

Anupam Bhargava

President, Dolphin WaterCare

Kate Carman

Business Development Associate, Pivot Leadership


Howard Chang

Director of Operations, Partner Development, Sun Edison


Jessamine Fitzpatrick

Senior Vice President, New Island Capital Management

Justin Freiberg

Sustainability Manager, Yale West Campus

Bo Hopkins

Lecturer, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Yale School of Management

Angel Hsu

Assistant Professor, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Jesse Johnson

Founder & CEO, Telluride Venture Accelerator

Trey Kellett

Co-founder and Managing Director, Offset Capital Group

Makaela Kingsley

Director, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Wesleyan University

Justin Lindenmayer

Director of Operations, Good Tastes Inc.

Brian McCurdy

Director, Power Origination at SunEdison

Charlie Munford

President, Forest Free Range

Max Nova

Founder, SilviaTerra

Aaron Paul

Project Director, Conservation Investments, The Nature Conservancy

Casey Pickett

Director of Innovation, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Mike Sesko

Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy, The Climate Corporation


Edward Thai

Venture Partner, 500 Startups



If you are interested in joining our incredible community of mentors and coaching a sustainable venture team, please contact Sophie Janaskie.