MCGUIRE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM, NEW VENTURE MENTOR IN RESIDENCE
The goal of the Mentor in Residence program is to increase the success rate of entrepreneurship students across their professional choices through a pedagogical approach that equips the students successfully apply entrepreneurial principles, meet entrepreneurial challenges, and achieve change through entrepreneurial activity and increased innovation.
The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program is an award winning, national leader in entrepreneurship education attracting graduate and undergraduate students representing disciplines from across campus. These students work in teams on the development of concepts meeting minimum criteria of scalability and innovation (new product/service/model). Approximately 100 students per year comprise 20-25 new venture teams.
Duties and responsibilities
The Mentor in Residence Program brings successful entrepreneurs to reside FULL TIME in the McGuire program and work daily with entrepreneurship program teams through the entrepreneurship curriculum, as well as contributing to classroom instruction and class management. Mentors in Residence bring practical and pragmatic essentials to the students as they develop their venture concepts and serve as guides and mentors throughout the year-long curriculum and full exploration of entrepreneurial ventures—which serve as vehicles for in depth entrepreneurial perspective, awareness, and talent development.
Areas addressed by the Mentors are inclusive of the entrepreneurial process, beginning with idea, opportunity, market/product/and competition knowledge, through validation and development of executables including analysis of competitive advantage and market analysis, development of financial pro formas, inauguration of a long term strategy, establishment of a management team, and evaluation of risks and contingencies, including life-after-launch issues, such as legal strategies, advisory board utilization, and exit. Each mentor has specific experience in new venture development, advising in new ventures, entrepreneurship education, and a demonstrated history of innovation in high growth industries. Because the Mentors in Residence are on site, they also work closely with the regular faculty to coordinate teaching objectives and material across the curriculum. Mentors are tied directly to entrepreneurship teams’ goals, challenges, obstacles, and opportunities, and bring insights and leadership to each.
- Must have specific experience in new venture development based in innovation (bringing new technology/product/service to market).
- Must have been involved in multiple new venture start-ups (key role)
- Must have launched a venture/ventures based on innovation in a high growth industry
- Must have specific experience advising new ventures (board, consulting, venture advising)
- Must have knowledge of general investment protocols and best practices.
- Must have experience working with students in formal, organized entrepreneurship education in a four year institution (teaching, advising, mentoring)
- Founder of multiple successful ventures
Other application requirements
Include listing of new venture involvement: Venture name; industry; product/service; dates; other relevant. Separately list ventures with 1) ownership/key management/IP role and 2) new venture advising/consulting roles.
Apply online at www.hr.arizona.edu, job number 50265. Free free to contact Justin Williams (email@example.com)