Hawkeye Innovation Summit

Mentors for new ventures

UIVentures connects mentors with individuals who are starting new ventures. They are seeking mentors at various stages in venture development:

  • Pre-Venture:  Executive Mentor- These mentors give hands on business assistance developing company structure, management, marketing, financial and business plans. 
  • Pre-Venture & Venture:  Advisor- Provide business, industry, market or technical specific experience.  Ongoign review and advice of founders' plans.
  • Pre-Funding:  Interim CxO- Assist part-time as active senior management in multiple roles to lead a company through initial funding round. 


Mentors for student entrepreneurs

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center has a variety of opportunities to get involved as a mentor depending on your background and availability. Below are just a few examples.

  • Competition judge and mentors
  • Business mentors for new startups
  • Physician mentors for medical device commercialization