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WPI’s Mentors in Residence program connects aspiring entrepreneurs with accomplished and recognized mentors who are committed to offering guidance and sharing their expertise.

The Mentor in Residence program helps students, faculty, and staff just beginning their entrepreneurial path learn from those who have been down a similar road. The mentors are a group of successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, and alumni who devote at least two hours a month to help those interested in varied aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Through individual sessions, I&E events and workshops, and informal connections, students and faculty receive tailored and targeted guidance from mentors who have experience in certain career paths or experiences.

The following goals are the foundation for the Mentor in Residence program’s mission:

  • Provide advice to students who have an entrepreneurial interest
  • Support students in developing their network
  • Provide career and professional expertise
  • Inspire students to achieve their own success
  • Offer advice on furthering start-up companies


Becoming a Mentor

Experienced mentors have a lot to offer and engage with students and faculty members in different situations. Mentors offer their guidance and assistance in varied ways: 

  • Meet with and advising students and faculty interested in innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Participate in the classroom
  • Get involved with the Global Entrepreneur in Residence Review Committee
  • Participate or serve as a competition judge
  • Attend welcome orientation (in person and online)
  • Attend Mentor in Residence scheduled dinners and mixers
  • Hold in-person or virtual office hours
  • Join any of WPI’s Tech Advisors Network (TAN) events
  • Participate in the annual Innovation & Entrepreneurship roundtable
  • Facilitate or participate during Embark workshops


For questions regarding Mentors in Residence program:

Mentors-in-Residence Interview Series

Mentor-In-Residence Interview Series-Scott Harris UX Testing

Mentor-In-Residence Interview with Bob Mason: Navigating the Unknown

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