COMBINE MENTOR PROGRAM
The Combine Mentor Program connects experienced industry professionals with aspiring entrepreneurial talent in a supportive environment. Mentors are exposed to the innovative startup ventures of the Combine cohort, and gain access to meetings, activities and events. It is a unique opportunity for all to share knowledge and wisdom about how to grow and scale a business while maintaining focus on a set of value propositions and customer segments. The goal of convening this community of Mentors with the Combine's startup teams is to develop a stronger and more resilient digital media and technology entrepreneurship ecosystem in New York City.
WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE MENTOR PROGRAM?
GROW THE COMMUNITY
Build a network of startup founders, corporate innovation executives, and faculty experts to support first-time entrepreneurs across our network of NYC universities.
Help Combine startup teams get to their best pitch that validates their product-market fit.
Connect Combine teams to additional resources (potential first customers, VC introductions, pitch competitions, later-stage accelerator programs, etc) in NYC’s digital media and technology ecosystem.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE AS A MENTOR?
- NYC Media Lab corporate Member Representatives.
- Startup founders who want to give back and share their experiences with first-time entrepreneurs.
- Corporate executives from strategy, venture, R&D, marketing, business development, design, engineering, and data science. We recommend Mentors have 6+ years of business experience.
- Faculty experts who can share their entrepreneurial experiences.