Mentoring hours for new business ventures
If you are part of the WPI community working to commercialize a technology, service, or idea, please contact Sarah Mahan for an application to start the process.
Phase I – Prep & Presentation
Once we have your application, and you’re validated into TAN Prep, you’ll be assigned an advisor to help prepare you for your presentation. The presentation gives you ten minutes to talk about your new venture and another ten to answer questions.
Phase II – Advising
If an advisory team is formed, you will enter the TAN advising phase that includes:
- Staged investing of time and energy
- Expectations and milestones for entrepreneurs
- Exit strategy
- Advising phase typically runs 3 to 6 months
Phase III – Alumni Support
The Tech Advisors Network is designed to encourage continued engagement between you and your advisory team after the formal advising process. Ways to do this include working informally with one or several of your TAN Advisors, attending monthly networking dinners, and continuing to access resources.