The EI draws from Tuck’s historically robust and responsive alumni network to feed entrepreneurial knowhow and feedback into current student teams, to maximize the value of their entrepreneurial projects and learning experience.

Informal entrepreneurial feedback to students: The EI facilitates brief interactions between qualifying students and Tuck graduates with relevant entrepreneurial experience; the initiative pre‐screens all interactions to maximize compatibility and make the most efficient use of the entrepreneur’s and students’ time. Due to this ‘match‐up’ process, frequency of interactions is minimized, demanding a very small time commitment per entrepreneur.

Formal student mentorship: Each year, a selection of student teams is awarded participation in Tuck’s Barris Incubator program. Winning teams have ambitious entrepreneurial plans and demonstrate high commitment to both learning and executing on their ideas. A key component in providing these student teams with the necessary support is to match them up with a Tuck entrepreneur for frequent advice. The EI provides a structured program for the team‐mentor relationship to be successful and meaningful for both mentors and teams. Frequency and type of mentorship interactions are determined on a case by case basis and they can occur in‐person or remotely, depending on mentors’ availability.

Inquire at the EI for more information about getting feedback and mentorship for your entrepreneurial project.