Mentorship is an intregal part of the iGen Challenge and student success! Community mentors may be entrepreneurs, investors, or professionals who advise entrepreneurs. The mentors have a desire to share their experience and knowledge in areas that include management, marketing, branding, startup business development strategy and product development.
For students, the mentorship component provides an opportunity to obtain “real-world” advice and feedback on startup business ideas for the iGen Challenge and to launch their new business venture. For students who have already started a business, mentorship can provide guidance about operating and growing a business.
For mentors, it provides an opportunity to meet and interact with innovative and passionate students, guide students in evaluating their ideas and concepts, and share stories of your successes with entrepreneurship students. Due to Covid, student teams and mentors will connect via zoom.
Mentorship Process: A community mentor can request to mentor a specific team or group of teams through the Request to be a Mentor Form. Once completed, an iGen Challenge teacher will contact community mentors to arrange a zoom meeting day and time (during school hours) with the team or group of teams working on a project. The entire mentoring process can take from one to three hours of time over a period of one to three weeks.
Interested? Please fill out the Request to be Mentor Form and a representative from the iGen Challenge will contact you shortly.