Where do I turn for advice? How do I find a mentor?
The UMass Innovation Challenge matches teams with judges and sponsors who mentor, provide insight, offer lessons from experience, and serve as sounding boards. Our mentors bring deep expertise in a wide variety of areas such as industry specific knowledge, intellectual property, business development, entrepreneurial finance and entrepreneurial marketing. They bring with them an extensive network and can help you connect to senior decision makers and potential customers as your progress warrants. On-going interaction between students and mentors is strongly encouraged well beyond the UMass IC competition.