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Where Innovation Meets Collaboration

At the heart of Elev X! lies a vibrant community of mentors, entrepreneurs, and innovators from diverse backgrounds, all united by a single vision: to drive technological transformation and shape the future of industry.

Our Esteemed Partners

Our growing partner ecosystem features leading accelerators, investors, R&D labs, industry giants, and academic powerhouses, each offering invaluable expertise, resources, and opportunities to help startups scale to new heights.

Strategic Partners

Academic Partner

Meet Our Mentors

Our growing partner ecosystem features leading accelerators, investors, R&D labs, industry giants, and academic powerhouses, each offering invaluable expertise, resources, and opportunities to help startups scale to new heights.

Ian Bergman

Partner – Alchemist Accelerator

Rachel Chalmers

Partner – Alchemist Accelerator

Laurent Rains

Director of Global Programs – Alchemist Accelerator

Murat Aktihanoglu

Co-Founder & Managing Partner – ERA

Jonathan Axelrod

Co-Founder and Managing Partner – ERA

Harman Kochar

Operating Partner – ERA

Sean Paquet

Director of Corporate Innovation – THRIVE

Kathryn Velcich

Adjunct Professor, D School (Stanford)

Perry Klebahn

Adjunct Professor, D School (Stanford)

Ash Maurya

Co-Founder & CEO – LEANSTACK

Brian K. Gladden

DBA, Startup Coach – LEANSTACK

Amanda Foley

CEO, Kiterocket

Jean-Claude
Junqua

Founder – CE2Innovate

Albert B. Chu

CEO – SOMPO Digital Lab

Al Torres

Founder – GroundWork

Haruki (Harry) Sonehara

Senior Product Manager – LinkedIn

Kaz Kikuchi

Partner, Translink Capital

Perks From Our Partners

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Manny Cergnilia

Co-Founder & CEO

We were impressed with the continued support of our business by NEC X. From facilitating investor introductions, connecting us with partners, and helping us grow, they have been an incredible ally and a key figure in our success.

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Nipun Kumar

CEO

The great thing about pre discovery is that you get access to top coaches and mentors and you get a preview and a taste of what it’s like to work with NEC.

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Sheldon Weiss

Founder & CEO

They are your partner and they are one of your founders. Don’t be afraid of that embrace and take full advantage of the relationship.

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Tiffany Walling McGarity

CEO

Among the many valuable offerings, one of the best experiences with NEC X has been the deeply collaborative and educational nature of our partnership. Their team went beyond typical advisory roles, actively engaging in hands-on sessions that guided us through complex integrations and scaling our technology. This process was complemented by a series of expert-led classes and access to a wider network of industry advisors, which broadened our understanding and approach. This comprehensive support has not only refined our product but has also significantly advanced our team’s capabilities and strategic outlook.

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Archita Mandal

Founder & CEO

Being a part of the Elev X Ignite cohort is like having a co-founder who helps with take off.

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Jeniffer Walling

VP of Sales & Marketing

Our Elev X! experience as a Batch 11Ignite participants provided us with a clear path forward with clarity and roadmap. The opportunity to compare, share and learn from the other founder in our cohort was so valuable along with access to mentors that can clearly guide our path.

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