PETER SISSON, EIR
Peter is a product-focused entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience founding mobile app and internet-based businesses. He is volunteering full time as entrepreneur-in-residence while also co-founding his next startup, AreaLive PBC.
Peter has launched four companies - WineShopper.com, Mixonic, Teleo, and Line2 - all of which reached profitability or were acquired.
He studied computer science at Cornell and earned a master’s degree from Stanford’s pioneering CSAI (Computer Science Artificial Intelligence) graduate degree program. After earning his MBA at Dartmouth's Tuck School, he worked in management consulting and investment banking before starting his first company.
Outside of work, Peter is a passionate world traveler whose adventures have taken him from 150 feet below sea level in Palau to 18,000 feet above in the Nepal Himalaya.
In addition to advising the companies in SGL, Peter holds regular office hours for premium members of the Startout community.
NIXON PEABODY ATTORNEYS
Startout Growth Lab companies get free legal advice from industry-leading attorneys from Nixon Peabody LLP, a top-tier law firm with over 700 attorneys worldwide.
Nixon Peabody is a progressive, forward-looking law firm that sees 21st century law as a tool to shape their clients' futures. Their focus is on understanding clients needs today and anticipating their needs for tomorrow, foreseeing obstacles and opportunities and smoothing the way. They offer winning legal strategies to help clients navigate the exciting and challenging times we live in.
Each week, experts in the fields of employment law, corporate and contract law, and IP law offer pro bono advice to SGL member companies and Startout premium members.
STARTOUT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Premium members of Startout are invited to apply to the StartOut Mentorship Program, generously supported by AT&T.
Whether you seek a mentor to take your business to the next level, or want to give back and gain new perspectives as a mentor, joining Startout's LGBTQ professional organization and mentorship program is certain to be a rewarding experience.
Mentors and mentees typically connect for about 2 hours/month, for an initial period of half a year.