Combine Faculty

Justin Hendrix
Executive Director
NYC Media Lab
(646) 251-4929



We thank all the Mentors who participated in our 2016 and 2017 programs. 

Satish Rao
Associate Director, Physical Sciences Licensing
Columbia Tech Ventures

Sowmya Gottipati, VP, MediaLabs, NBCUniversal

Christian Guirnalda, Director, Open Innovation, Verizon

Chris Jason, Senior Director of Fantasy Products and Fan Identity, ESPN

Dan Levine, Managing Partner, Tenfore Holdings

Dessy Levinson, VP & Head of Story, 645 Ventures

Josh Lucido, Director, Investments, Matter.VC (NYC)

Marc Maleh, Global Director, Havas Cognitive

Francesco Marconi, Strategy Manager and AI Co-Lead, The Associated Press

Francis Shanahan, SVP Technology, Audible

Amy Chen
Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, NYC Media Lab
(914) 602-9420

Chris Papaleo, Executive Director, Emerging Media Technology, Hearst

Tuhin Roy, VP, New Digital Business, Universal Music Group

Caleb Solomon, Senior Editor, Bloomberg News 

Denali Tietjen, Portfolio Manager, Rough Draft Ventures  

Adaora Udoji, Investor and Producer

Noah Vadnai, VP Product & User Experience, A+E Networks

Dirk Van Dall, VP, Multimedia Technology Development, BAMTech

Don Vu, VP, Data & Advanced Analytics, MLB Advanced Media

Michael Wiley, Managing Director, Publicis Ventures

    Alexis Avedisian
    Communications Manager
    (347) 687-0368

    NYC Media Lab Staff



    Oversight Board

    Kate Daly, NYCEDC

    Orin Herskowitz, Columbia University

    Paul Horn, NYU

    Shivendra Panwar,  NYU Tandon