Role: Read & score 3-5 five-page feasibility analyses; scores determine semi-finalists
Estimated Time: 2 hours
Role: Serve on a panel that meets with teams to help refine their concepts and give them feedback. Usually see 3-4 teams in an evening. Coaching sessions occur over two evenings. Volunteers can participate 1 or both evenings
Estimated Time: 3 ½ hours (1 or 2 evenings) during Fall semester
Role: Serve as a sounding board for semi-finalists of your choosing. Work closely with these teams, often while paired with other volunteers, to help them refine their concepts, business models, business plans and pitches in preparation for the competition.
Estimated Time: 3-6 hours/month each semester
Location: In-person and/or online
Help Desk Experts
Role: Individuals with functional or industry expertise (e.g., accounting, legal, marketing, programming, strategic planning, retail, IT, web 2.0, fashion, media, etc.) agree to hold “office hours” on campus or virtually via Skype or email. They provide one-on-one assistance to ventures in need of a sounding board or help troubleshooting.
Estimated Time: 3-12 hours/month
Location: On-Campus and online