IGNITEU NY IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FOLLOWING MENTOR ROLES:

Lead Mentors – Assigned to a core team: 

Responsibilities and expectations:

  • Dedicated to a single team throughout the program.

  • Facilitating 70 to 100 interactions during the course of the program by

    • Assisting the teams with developing and updating their outreach strategy.

    • Making appropriate introductions between the team and your network.

  • Review the team’s progress and business model canvas

  • Assist the teams in preparing for pitch events.

    • Sitting in on pitches whenever possible

  • Participate in the team’s mock board meeting during the final week of the program.

  • Meet weekly with core team and intern to keep core team on track with program progress

  • Meet periodically with the EiR to address team needs, especially early on in the program

  • Provide feedback to program staff on the program and your role

  • Expected level of commitment is 2-4 hours per week.

Fireside chat: 

  • Meets with the entire cohort at least once to share your experience, best practices, and answer questions from the teams.

  • Provide program staff with brief bio to allow teams to prepare for chat and ask targeted questions

  • Duration: typically one hour or less

Guest Lecturers:

  • Coordinate with the Entrepreneur-in-Residence and program administration on topics and classes.

  • Lead a workshop and provide expertise on a specific topic relevant to the needs of the cohort.

Office Hours:

  • Hold office hours and meet with teams.

  • One hour weekly preferred