Select Page

Peer Entrepreneur in Residence (PEIR) Program

BOOK A MEETING WITH A PEIR TODAY

Meet our fantastic group of Peer-Entrepreneurs-in-Residence: young, experienced entrepreneurs who are available to support their fellow founders. If you’d like to chat with them about your venture, kick around a nascent idea, or talk startup life in general – drop them a line
or book a chat through their office hours links below.

Francesca Raoelison

Francesca Raoelison

Sociology, '23

Kia Uusitalo

Kia Uusitalo

Modern Culture and Media, '23

Office Hours: 3:30-5:30 pm on Wednesdays

Aayush Setty

Aayush Setty

Computer Science and Applied Math, '24

Office Hours: 2:15 to 3:15 on Wednesdays

Meera Kurup

Meera Kurup

Computer Science and Entrepreneurship, '23

Office Hours: 10:30 – 12:00 pm on Mondays

Dana Biechele-Speziale

Dana Biechele-Speziale

Chemistry, PhD '24

Office Hours: 3:00-5:00 pm on Wednesdays and 9:00-10:00 am on Fridays

Renee Andam

Renee Andam

Economics and Entrepreneurship '24

Office hours: Monday 4pm -10pm, Tuesday 12-4pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Peer Entrepreneur-In-Residence (PEIR) program is a critical part of the Nelson Center’s Venture Support resources. In it, students serve as mentors and additional resources for their fellow students. Whether exploring an unmet need, designing a value proposition, or developing a sustainability model, PEIRs work with founders to clarify and sharpen their ideas. Many PEIRs, through their own ventures or through internships and other experiences, have knowledge of particular sectors and can help refer students to additional resources. Learn more about this year’s cohort here.

 

“I always knew I was interested in entrepreneurship
but didn’t know where to start. The advice I received
from one-on-one office hours with PEIRs helped me
start a venture of my own. Seeing the impact the PEIRs
made on me motivated to help fellow students the way
fellow students helped me.”

Samanee Mahbub ’19, History
2018 PEIR