Shhh! This is a secret page…

Welcome to your very own private page, exclusive for thINCubated Companies and Refinery participants. You get priority booking to our personal calendars.

Appointments can be made typically up to 30 days in advance. Select the type of meeting you want or who you’d like to meet with and provide us with some context of what you want to cover. Your time is valuable so let’s make the most of it.

After booking, you’ll receive an email confirmation with all the details. Let’s do this.😎

Book it

Book time with Ryan, Stacey, or with both of us below

Ryan Miller

As long as I can remember, I’ve always had a huge appetite for building things. Well, not things, but ideas. Projects. Networks. Relationships. And now more than ever there is such an opportunity to share ideas, network with fascinating people and work together to produce something great. Expert at taking technical problems and explaining them in plain English to ‘non-techies’. Specialties: Social Media, Web applications, Graphic Design, Web Development, bridge-building, small business marketing

Stacey Smith

Wearing the hat of Founder with my startup, Lilo Life, and exploring the startup space for over 6 years allows me to relate to your entrepreneurial journey. Big believer in the power of community and I am here to remind you that decisions ARE progress. Let’s dig in! Specialties: operational strategy, preliminary cost analysis & pricing strategy, social media, graphic design, brand strategy, leveraging tech to reduce waste, automate & create a better customer experience, copywriting, basic website CPR & tech troubleshooting, online businesses, reverse engineering goals, and playing devil’s advocate to refine ideas.

Book with Both

A thINC Team session is for if you would like to meet with both of us at the same time for a meeting of the minds jam session. We’re happy to meet with you in person here at thINCubator or virtually (we will share a meeting link after booking).

Interim Mentor(s)
Lauren Ludlow
Gilroy, Kernan, & Gilroy
Risk Assessment Mentor

Lauren is a Strategic Risk Advisor – which basically means as you’re starting up your business, she can help you figure out what types of insurance you may want to carry to protect yourself and your business. She’ll be hosting office hours at thINC pro-bono (free) with no sales obligation. 

As a Strategic Risk Advisor, Lauren serves as both advisor and advocate for businesses within the Select Client Solutions (small business) division at Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy. In this role, Lauren works with businesses to identify the risks specific to their organization and then implement strategic solutions and insurance placement accordingly.
– Analyze the comprehensive risk of businesses.
– Implement and monitor strategies and solutions to manage identified risk.
– Complete full audit analysis of insurance program in order to identify coverage gaps and opportunities.
– Market/place insurance program and serve as ongoing advocate on behalf of client.

Andrew 'Doc' Docherty
Software/Development Mentor

Doc and COVEY CS provide startups with software consulting and development services to validate technical feasibility and bring products to market faster. Specifically, we have been standardizing requirements and creating or reviewing architecture for startups with an idea, but not necessarily the technical expertise to implement their idea.

Doc will help you figure out what you don’t know or some of the questions and steps you should take before beginning your software or app project. He’ll be here at least once monthly for office hours and you can book with him using the Let’s Talk form above.


Agi Letkiewicz
Active Joy Founder/ Refinery Alum
Product/ Service Development Mentor

Agi is the Founder of Active Joy, an alum of our 4th Refinery program, and she received the North Star Award at our thINCubator End of Year Celebration for always having a path forward with every obstacle. Book a virtual chat with her to ask questions about her experiences with what the product and service development process looks like.

Agi is a native New Yorker passionate about product and people. She believes in changing how the customer thinks about shopping through innovative experiences, tailored products and more sustainable options. Most fulfilled at the intersection of business and creative, corporate retail was a natural choice. Two years ago, she made the pivot to entrepreneurship by starting sustainable fashion brand Active Joy. Switching gears to service-based retail, she is currently helping a seed stage fashion website scale in Silicon Valley.

Inquire about meeting with an Interim Mentor