The Rice Alliance has partnered with Enterprise Futures Network (EFN) (www.enterprisefutures.org) to administer the mentoring program for the competition. Each of the 42 finalist teams will be matched with an expert mentor.
Join other experienced entrepreneurial, business and technology experts by applying to become a mentor today.
EFN's RBPC organizer will respond to your application within a week of your submitting it with questions or acceptance into the mentor cohort.
Mentors are a powerful and sustaining thread in the program; as a mentor you will have an opportunity to help the young entrepreneurs entering the RBPC learn more and be more successful.
Mentors are responsible for commenting on their team’s business plan and highlighting issues that may arise in the pitches during the competition. Mentors give feedback on team pitches and their Power Point Presentations.
EFN is global non-profit entrepreneurial organization founded in 2003 whose mission is to empower and develop young entrepreneurs through mentoring. EFN’s network is comprised of over 3,000 mentors, entrepreneurs, educators, industry experts and investors. EFN’s more than 200 mentors coach over 150 university start-ups a year at more than 50 universities.