MENTORSHIP

Our Mentors who are well-known experts in business will help the 16 Semi-Finalists become a better version of themselves during the period from December to February. The scope of mentorship includes business plan, presentation, pitching skills. All of the mentoring sessions will be held online. 

Business Plan
Presentation Skills
Networking Skills

John Hamilton
Entrepreneur in Residence at UMass Boston, Former COO of Viewfinity, Former COO of Trigence, Inc.
Geoffrey Why
Counsel at Verrill Dana, Former Commissioner at the Department of Telecommunications and Cable of Massachusetts

Helen Bui
Founder/ CEO at Skylet, Former Executive Director at The Wall Street Journal, Former Vice President at News Corp

Tien-Anh Nguyen
Vice President of Finance at UserTesting, Former Director of Market Insights at OpenView Venture Partners

George Moker
Founder and CEO of Moker CPA, PC, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, Instructor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Suffolk University
Joey Tran
Partner at Acceleron Law Group, former Partner at Fortis General Counsel, LLP, lawyer at the Palo Alto offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Joanna K. Trainor
Senior Manager - Learning & Development at Verizon
Andy Tran
CEO at Outco Inc., Former Director of Research & Development at SidePlate Systems, Inc.
  • Before the Semi-Final Round: each Mentor will be in charge of two teams. The Semi-Finalists have the responsibility to participate in all of their mentoring sessions. The attendance will be graded, which adds up to their score in the Semi-Final Round.
  • Before the Final Round: teams which make it to the Final Round have the right to choose a new Mentor or stay with their current Mentor

Sessions

For Semi-Finalists

  • 1 general webinar with 2 teams: 1/2 - 1 hour
  • 3 one-on-one sessions for each team: min. 30 minutes

For Finalists

  • 3 one-one-one sessions for 1 Finalist: min. 30 minutes