Mentors meet one-on-one with our startups &
support our programs in many ways
What We Look for in our Mentors
Mentor Characteristics and Impact:
Our mentors are serial entrepreneurs, investors, or subject matter experts that want to give back to the community. They have a “give-first” attitude.
Mentor Base Commitment per calendar year.
Ways to Engage as a Mentor:
*One-on-one meeting with startups
*2nd Thursday office hours
*Mock Angel panels
*Small group sessions at 2nd Thursday at Venture Cafe
*Create ITEN blog content
*Participate using Slack to communicate with other members.
*Contribute to advisory board
*Attend Quarterly Mentor Breakfast meetings
*Report Mentor activity as requested
Mentor Catalyst Commitment:
*Help energize and keep mentors engaged
*Make at least one new mentor referral
*Champion events and show support
*Support other mentors
If you’d like to become an ITEN mentor, here are the steps:
“The entrepreneurial journey is fraught with risk, uncertainty and scarcity of resources. I mentor founders and startups so that they can successfully negotiate these challenges and accelerate their success.” – Chuck Vallurupalli, Mentor, EIR
“Serving as a mentor with ITEN has been one of the most fulfilling opportunities in my career. I have truly enjoyed working with these talented entrepreneurs and have grown alongside the many companies I’ve mentored.” – Jane Vancil , Mentor, EIR