Mayra Ceja, President
Mayra Ceja is a Founder and Startup Investor. Most recently, she launch Princeton University’s Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund, which she took from zero to 21 investments in 18 months. The portfolio includes 33% female founders and a wide breath of industries including Piper (EdTech/Consumer), LiftIgniter (AdTech, AI/ML), GlossGenius (SaaS), Solstice (Solar), CollegeBacker (Fintech), WellSheet (Healthcare), PIXM (Big Data), Hillflint (eCommerce), Friendsy (mobile app), and Lightup (AR/VR).
Mayra received her M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Pennsylvania University and her A.B. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.
Eric is an owner of TELEGRID, a manufacturer of communications and networking equipment for the US military. At TELEGRID Eric’s roles include business development, sales, and marketing. Prior to joining TELEGRID Eric was a bond and credit default swap trader for Lehman Brothers and Barclays. Eric left banking to get back to his engineering roots and pursue his dream of running a small business.
Eric is active in the New York and New Jersey technology community. In addition to the Princeton Business Plan Competition Eric co-founded the PEN NYC chapter and regularly holds events for NYC alumni.
Eric graduated from Princeton in 2002 with a degree in Computer Science Engineering.
Sabrina Parsons ’96 – Chair and PEN President ’96-’11
Sabrina has served as CEO of Palo Alto Software since 2007. She and her husband, Noah, founded a UK software distribution company in 2001 that was acquired by Palo Alto Software in 2002.
She is a staunch supporter of entrepreneurs, and supports entrepreneurial organizations. Sabrina has also chaired and sponsored both the Princeton Business Plan Competition and the Willamette Angel Conference in Eugene, Oregon for several years. She additionally gets invited regularly to participate as a judge for other business plan competitions across the U.S., as well as to speak on business planning, leadership, and women in technology.
She is a graduate of Princeton University, class of 1996.