INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?
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As a Coach, your role is to work with students in their class as you help them learn material you present through lectures and activities. You will choose the lesson that aligns with your area of business expertise, e.g. marketing, finance, sales. A lesson with presentations, student activities, and curated resources will be provided to you. If you wish, you may replace the professional examples used in the lesson with your experiences. However, we ask you to use the lesson’s content. The student teams need to work in a disciplined manner, starting with finding a problem to solve at the beginning of the academic year to investor pitch at the end of the year. Work closely with your teacher to ensure you have access to the materials needed for the days you are in class.
As a mentor, your role is to facilitate learning, which is different than directly teaching. Students will look to you for answers, but what they really need is help learning how to find the answers themselves. In general, mentors will meet with their student teams once a week for at least an hour. The energy and effort will increase before key milestones such as the Minimum Viable Product Pitch near the academic year’s mid point and at the year’s end for Investor Pitch.
BOARD OF ADVISORS MEMBER (aka “Sharks”)
The Board of Directors/Advisors is a group of volunteer business professionals and entrepreneurs who offer strategic direction to student teams. These volunteers will be in the classroom two times in the school year: MVP Pitch and Final Pitch (Academic and Live competition).
Interested in volunteering? Please fill out this form!