The connections and experience that a mentor can bring to a first-time entrepreneur are critical.
Whether you are in need of a mentor's expertise and guidance, or if you are a successful entrepreneur or business person looking to give back, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council is here to help make connections. Several opportunities exist for those interested in mentorship.
Be very intentional with every conversation. Break your discussion down to be as discrete as possible.
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OfficeHours is Princeton Entrepreneurship Council’s mentoring/advising program. OfficeHours connects Princeton alumni mentors (each with subject matter expertise) with faculty, students and alumni who seek guidance on specific challenges they are facing in their entrepreneurial pursuits. Finding and scheduling a meeting with a mentor is simple.
The eLab Accelerator is a summer program offering resources, mentorship, funding, a specialized entrepreneurship curriculum, and a collaborative co-working space to help teams develop their startup ideas into viable, scalable ventures.
The Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Northeast Hub provides entrepreneurial training, mentoring and resources to enable researchers to translate their discoveries into benefits for society. The Hub is dedicated to delivering benefits in health care, the environment, technology and other areas while building skills and opportunities among researchers from all backgrounds, including those historically underrepresented in entrepreneurship.
Founded in 1999, the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club) is an entirely student-run organization which aims to foster student entrepreneurship at Princeton.
The Princeton Startup Bootcamp, Powered by VentureWell, is an intensive entrepreneurship workshop for Princeton grad students and postdocs.
The START program is part academic fellowship and part startup accelerator. The goal of the program is to help aspiring commercial and social entrepreneurs translate academic scholarship into highly impactful new ventures.