Some of our Mentors
At Big Idea Ventures, our mentor community is a critical piece of our value proposition; a group of proactive people that care about the next generation of young food companies and are well-connected in the space. Our mentors are actively engaged in advising, supporting, and making connections for our portfolio companies.

They speak multiple languages, come from all over the world, and have the expertise to help you build a great company. They are individuals with deep industry, investment, or entrepreneurship experience. They work with the companies pro bono, without expectation of reward or compensation, will share their knowledge and guidance freely, and will open their networks when appropriate. Mentors are what make Big Idea Ventures unique and each of our programs special. The success of the companies are a direct result of the generous contributions of mentors.

Big Idea Ventures is expanding throughout the world and we are looking for more mentors who are passionate about what they do and have the ability to motivate start-ups. Please feel free to contact us to discuss how you can help out.

Brian Sylvester
Perkins Coie LLP

Jeff Beacher
Producer, Entrepreneur,
Founder of Beacher Media Group
Ryan Bethencourt
CEO at Wild Earth Inc.,
Co-Founder of Indiebio
Chuck Muth
Chief Growth Officer,
Beyond Meat
Dr. Maha Tahiri
Adjunct Professor@Tufts University,
CEO & Founder
Tim van de Rijdt
Chief Business Officer,
Mosa Meat
Fedele Bauccio
CEO at Bon Appétit,
Board Member of Impossible Foods
Dr. Mei Horng Ong
Adjunct Professor@NUS,
Udi Lazimy
Head of Sustainability and Sourcing,