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Mentors

You are not alone on your journey!

Entrepreneurship at Cornell will help match you with an alumni, or other interested business leader, who knows the challenges of building a successful business because he or she has “walked the walk” as an entrepreneur.

Because Cornell mentors have already proven themselves, in fact many are serial entrepreneurs, they can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, which is an important step in getting your business off the ground. A mentor’s background may be in an industry similar to your target business, or their professional services may address an area of concern you have already identified.  In either case, these extraordinary leaders are willing to share their expertise  with you via email, telephone, or in-person consultation.

Historically, Cornell mentors have helped teams by reviewing  business models,  preparing you for  competitive business presentations, challenging you to dig deeper to address areas which may be of concern to potential investors, referring you to additional resources, and applauding your success each step of the way.

View our list of mentors on our StartupTree platform where you can send requests to get connected.