The Mentoring Program provides student inventors with access to expert advice at all stages along the process from conceptualization to commercialization. The various mentoring opportunities are coordinated by a student Mentoring Committee.
Graduate Student Mentoring Program
The Student Mentoring Program connects graduate MBAs and law students with undergraduate innovators. Students can contact our in-house business and legal mentors for advice on issues ranging from business plan development, to commercialization, to applying for a patent. Our current mentors have diverse backgrounds in engineering, business and corporate law.
In-House Business and Legal Mentors
Here go the In-House Business and Legal Mentors.
The Weiss Tech House routinely engages a network of more than 200 alumni and industry experts to facilitate mentoring opportunities for students.
Students can access industry mentors in the following ways:
- Attend a workshop, event, and our distinguished speaker series. See our event calendar.
- Apply to the Innovation Fund. All teams accepted by the Innovation Fund are provided with a Team Leader from the Mentoring Committee who will facilitate and manage contacts with relevant industry mentors.
- Participate in PennVention. Throughout three rounds of competition, all teams entering PennVention, will receive intensive industry mentoring services including face-to-face discussion, guidance and feedback.
- Graduating students can request a mentor to supervise their project’s exit from the Weiss Tech House and provide advice for the future by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industry leaders who would like to share their expertise with our undergraduate inventors are welcome to contact Anne Stamer at email@example.com.