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The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute is offering office hours with entrepreneurial experts who are part of the YEI network. Book one-on-one time with an experienced YEI mentor or associate who can give you the insider advice and strategic insight you need to fine tune your startup idea and business plan.

kyle jensenKyle Jensen: Kyle is volunteer mentor at YEI, and co-teaches YEI’s lean startup workshop Start Something with YEI Program Director Alena Gribskov. He is also an angel investor, scientist and entrepreneur. Kyle has cofounded three ventures: Pit Rho, motorsport analytics; PriorSmart, patent litigation analytics (acquired by RPX Corp, Nasdaq:RPXC); and Agrivida, renewable fuels and chemicals. He has a Ph.D. from MIT. YEI Office Hours: Fridays, noon-2 p.m.

patrick struebiPatrick Struebi: A business and social entrepreneur, Patrick founded Fairtrasa, a company that lifts small-scale farmers out of poverty by providing them with technical know-how and linking them to local and international markets. Fairtrasa pioneered the first fair trade avocados in Mexico and then replicated its sustainable business model in Peru, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Today, Fairtrasa represents over 5,000 farmers and has grown to become the largest fair trade and organic fruit exporter from Latin America with a vertically integrated business structure. Patrick is an Ashoka Fellow, a former Yale World Fellow, an Endeavor Entrepreneur, and was named “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” in Mexico in 2009 (Visionaris), and two times in 2012 by the abc* foundation and Univision. YEI Office Hours: Fridays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Tom Jasinski: Tom is a senior executive with expertise in both startups and global brands. His strategic strength lies in developing deep customer insight from a wide range of branded product and communications assignments, ranging from software, to grocery, to entertainment and retail services. He has operational experience in both startup and global brand organizations, with a focus on building teams that blend creative excellence with strategic rigor to deliver profitable growth. YEI Office Hours: Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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