Relationships are Everything

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We make it our mission to show that networking isn’t just standing around in ill-fitting suits asking for business cards.

It’s about meeting incredible people, hearing their stories, and building meaningful relationships.

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the homi team
Momoh hanging up a one big thanksgiving poster

the team

Homi is my way of helping people find amazing mentors, like the ones who have shaped my life.

Philip Xiao

CEO

I joined HOMI as a journey to find myself. I have always been interested in all things social media and love to see the world connected through technology.

Michael Liu

VP of Operations

I believe a meaningful relationship is one of the most important things a person can have.

Jiatao Cheng

Full Stack Developer

I joined homi because I wanted to use design to make a difference in the lives of college students.

Andy Fehrenbach

Design & UX Lead

I'm with Homi because I believe in making a change and connecting people who may have not have the chance to connect.

Jon Momoh

Chief Homi, Artist

investors

I met

Brad

who also

went to Carleton

.

We

met up in Greenwich

together and

he opened the doors

to insurance investment banking

.

Now

I know I don't want

To be an investment banker!

.

Brad Norholm

CEO, Starwood Energy

I met

Jim

who also

Plays tennis

.

We

ate and played tennis

together and

I got to learn

about commercial real estate

.

Now

we swap tennis lessons

for business lessons

.

Jim Soderberg

CEO, SAS

I met

Cathy

who also

went to Carleton

.

We

talked investment banking

together and

got to hear about

her time at Morgan Stanley

.

Now

I've committed 5% of what

I make from Homi to Carleton

.

Cathy James

Director, Enterprise Assets

I met

Jay

who also

went to Carleton

.

We

worked on the Athletic Initiative

together and

I got to hear how

he built his career

.

Now

he's advising us on how

to scale an engineering team

.

Jay Bozicevich

CTO & Sr. VP in Financial Services

I met

Tim

who also

Plays tennis

.

We

paired in a doubles tournament

together and

he showed me that

Wall Street is about more than suits

.

Now

we play in the same

tournament every year

.

Tim Drane

Angel Investor

I met

Rishi

who also

plays tennis

.

We

explored Chicago restaurants

together and

I got to be an

usher at his wedding

.

Now

he's one of my closest

friends and mentors.

.

Rishi Vij

CEO, Vantage Point Partners

advisors

I met

Ron

who also

joined the MEDA program

.

We

ate Korean BBQ

together and

he gave me some

hard-hitting sales advice

.

Now

he's helping us

run corporate development

.

Ron Wright

CEO – Jellyfeet

I met

Mike

who also

plays tennis

.

We

played doubles

together and

I gave him some

tangerines from my grove

.

Now

I'm a tenant in

the building he owns

.

Mike Marinovich

Senior VP – CBRE

I met

Uri

who also

Loves good food

.

We

researched food trucks

together and

I hosted a charity

fundraiser at his home

.

Now

he is a role

model & mentor

.

Uri Camarena

Business Consultant – MEDA

I met

David

who also

Knows Alex

.

We

spent 2 months in New York

together and

I was inspired to

build my own company

.

Now

advises us on growth,

fundraising, and people

.

David Lipa

Founder – Preferred Return