The startup success is closely aligned with engaged mentor networks. One-on-one mentoring cultivates entrepreneurial thinking and problem-solving. The LaunchPad is actively looking for mentors can help our student founders through their industry expertise, personal skills, life and career experience, and who want to “pay it forward” as coaches and connectors.
Based on the Techstars model, mentors work with startup teams pro bono, without expectation of reward or compensation. They share knowledge and guidance freely, and can also help serve as connectors to others in their networks. Research shows that the success of startups are directly tied to mentor networks.
If you share this mindset, and bring skills and experience you would like to share with our startups, we welcome you as a mentor in our network. We especially value alumni mentors, because they are role models who have walked in their shoes. We are also especially grateful to parent mentors, because there are no people more invested in student success than SU parents. And, many of our most highly valued members come from the community and industry, because they are often not just mentors, but first adopters.