Entrepreneurship Office Hours

Get important feedback on your venture or entrepreneurial career goals, delve deeper into your entrepreneurial plans, learn about Lang Center and university resources around entrepreneurship, move your aspirations forward. Lang Center Office Hours are open to current students and alumni.

Important Information:

Office hours are available on a first-come first-served basis. Upon signing up for office hours, you will receive a confirmation email. A reminder email will be sent to you 24 hours in advance of your meeting. You are required to cancel any appointments you can no longer attend at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Failure to do so will result in the inability to schedule future office hour appointments.


Office Hours Practitioners

Nick Crosthwaite '14
Director of Corporate Development, Spotify
Expertise: Strategy; Tech; Working at Early-Stage Ventures; Management Consulting

Jesse Hertzberg '03
Founder, Redfive Operating Ventures
Expertise: Product Discovery; Customer Discovery; Customer Acquisition; Pitching; Hiring

Jack McGourty
Director, Community and Global Entrepreneurship, Founder, Venture For All®
Expertise: Customer Discovery; Market Research; Minimum Viable Product Design; Product Realization; Organizational Culture

Sandra Merrill
Senior Associate Director and Coach, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center
Expertise: Entrepreneurial Coaching; Ideation; Personal Leadership; Work/Life Flow; Founder Issues; Accountability


Vincent Ponzo '03
Managing Director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center
Expertise: Building/Scaling a Business; Venture-Specific Questions/Concerns; CMC-Supplemental Support for Startup Careers


Carol Rattray '81
Co-Founder, Zoomdojo
Expertise: Career Strategy; International Business; Working at Early-Stage Ventures; Women in Business; Tech Startups


Brian Rich '87
Managing Partner, Catalyst Investors
Expertise: Venture Capital/Growth Equity; Tech-Enabled Services; Telecom/Media; Capital Formation; C-Suite Coaching


Scott Smedresman
Partner, McCarter & English
Expertise: Startup Legal; Financing; Technology Transactions; Growth Counseling; M&A


Wendy Xiao Schadeck '16
Investment Manager, Northzone
Expertise: Media; FinTech; Real Estate; Tech; EdTech; Blockchain


Ashley Zwick
Director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center
Expertise: Lang Center and University Entrepreneurship-Related Resources; Social Entrepreneurship; General Support