Steve Willis

”Mentoring is a way to show entrepreneurs how they can be successful and to not make the same business mistakes I did.”

Steve Willis has been a entrepreneur in computer networking for the past since 1982. In 1986, he co-founded Wellfleet Communications, a pioneering Internet router company, where he ran the software development group and the Advanced Engineering Group. In 1997, he co-founded Argon Networks, a maker of Internet core switch/routers which was purchased by Siemens. In 2001, he joined Datapower, a company focused on XML processing and data transformation, as the VP of Advanced Technology. In 2009, he co-founded Overlook Networks, a venture addressing new networking technology in the data center.

Mr Willis has a BS in BDIC/Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts. He is a member of the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, Venture Valley Mentors, Common Angels and is an advisor to Plumchoice PC Online Services and other startups in the Boston area. He holds multiple patents in the field of computer networking.