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Venture Mechanics Mentor

Evan Poncelet

CEO/Executive Director - Washington State Black Angel Network 

Evan Poncelet is the founder of the Washington State Black Angel Network, an emerging Angel investor syndicate geared towards accelerating and proliferating startup and startup funding culture in underserved communities. He is a Seattle Angel Conference and Decile Group Venture Institute alumnus in addition to having spent 12+ years in the software industry as a developer and program manager working on everything from embedded systems to cloud/SaaS. He is the current director of information technology and technologist in residence for the Africatown Community Land Trust and sits on the Black Community Advisory Board for the UW school of Human-Centered Design and Engineering.

When he isn’t in Seattle working on closing the wealth gap via building on-ramps to the STEM economy, entrepreneurship, and investing, he is working in/on his aquaponics greenhouse, electronics lab, or metal fabrication shop at his hacker-compound in Silicon Valley and spending time with friends & family before the eventual release of The Elder Scrolls VI which has lived rent-free in his head since he got a VR mod of Skyrim for his Valve Index to get through the pandemic.

Mentor Interests:

Patent, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Brand, Copyright, invention

Some of our mentors hold office hours and are available to book meetings with for members of our incubator program. If you are interested in scheduling time with our mentorship team, please use the Archie app. Apply to be a member of our incubator program to get started.

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