How It Works
The mentoring process begins with each startup meeting potential mentors in a 20-30 minute speed meeting setting. This allows for a low-pressure, low commitment mechanism to connect with and learn from diverse ideas quickly, and make adjustments on a continuous basis. After the initial meetings, both mentors and startups engage in a mutual matching process to help identify beneficial relationships and initiate in-depth conversation about leveraging their new mentors to help move their business forward.
There are three potential avenues of mentorship within the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator:
1 on 1 assigned mentorship based on mutual matching process
Provide specific expertise to cohort through discussion, office hours or hosting of an organized session
Provide support by attending events, pitch practices, etc.