Mentors


Mentors

Truly impactful mentorship aligns a startup’s focus with a guide who has relevant expertise, industry knowledge and business experience. M-1’s customized program hand-selects mentors based on the needs and goals of each cohort’s ventures.

In addition to 1-on-1 support from Paul Singh and Tony D’Agostino, M-1 startups will engage with connected health and fitness experts from Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland who specialize in a startup’s focus area.

Paul Singh

Paul is an entrepreneur, angel investor and co-founder of the investment firm 500 Startups, a “super angel” fund headquartered in Mountain View, California, and Disruption Corporation, a provider of tools, research and advisory services to corporations, angel investors and venture capital firms.

Paul has overseen investments in more than 525 companies across three dozen countries. He has also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and DHS/USCIS.

Prior to 500 Startups and Disruption Corporation, Paul founded several startups (two successful exits and a number of failures in between) and spent time at PBworks, AOL and Symantec.

Tony D’Agostino

Tony is a serial entrepreneur who is currently working on the team to build ZyGood, a medical device company focused on the treatment of chronic pain. He was also the founder and CEO of Maven a cloud-based health care analytics software startup that provided clinical decision support at the point of patient care.

Prior to his career in health care, Tony served in business unit COO roles at Wells Fargo, UBS and Bank of America. He also had a distinguished career as a geophysicist and Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 2000 after 24 years of active service. In 2011, President Obama appointed him to serve as a Director of the Securities Investors Protection Corporation. Recently, he joined the board of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.

Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in applied physics from the Naval Postgraduate School.