Location (City and State)
Your LinkedIn profile URL
Name of current employer/company
University affiliation (if any)
Do you have any experience working in, or with, startups? If yes, please explain your role(s).
In what field are you most experienced? How did you gain that experience?
What do your current and former colleagues appreciate most about you and your experience?
Mentoring is a volunteer role. What experience do you have working in a volunteer capacity?
Check all that you have experience in and for which you can advise others.
AccountingGeneral BookkeepingPayrollBookkeeping systems Accounting basicsFunding requirements/Cashflow planning
Entity/company formation Entity/company structure and typePatents and protection of IPAgreementsTrademarksCopyrightMergersInternational issuesReal estateTenant representation Lease negotiationsHuman relationsHR contract negotiation
Private Investment Funding
Banks and lines of credit Angel and venture funding InternationalFoundation fundingNon-dilutive fundingOther funding sources (crowd sourcing etc...) Investor pitchesPrivate equity
Government agencies (DOD etc...)Collaborative research and development agreements State and localSmall business grants (SBIR/STTR)
Early-stage product developmentProduct management Small moleculeBiologicsMedicinal chemistryDrug designProduct design EngineeringOutsourcingProof-of-conceptPre-clinical strategies and issuesClinical development options and strategies Clinical trialsDrug discoveryDrug developmentLead optimizationContract research organization (CRO) Contract manufacturing organization (CMO)Data analysis BioinformaticsBiosensorsBiomedical engineering Design controlsHardware diagnostics
FDA guidelines International guidelines (ISO, CE, UL)Regulatory strategyGLP / GMP / GCP complianceBiotech regulatory affairs Regulatory submissions
FormulationOutsourcingVendor selectionQuality assurance
Targeting marketsMarket assessmentIndustry analysisCompetitive analysisInternational considerationsPharmaceutical industry know-howForecasting
Public relationsAgency Website developmentBrandingCollateral materialsPartnership identificationRegulatory restrictionsEstablishing a sales networkEstablishing a distribution networkBrochure, logo, etc...
Establishing a growth planManagement - best practicesCoaching and developmentRecruiting and outsourcing OperationsITCapitalEquipment
Business plan creation Strategic planning Strategic partnerships Commercialization strategy Early stage business Business developmentDue diligenceFinancial modeling
What motivates you to become a mentor for startups?
Have you previously been a mentor for startups? If yes, please tell us about your experience(s) and if it was a structured or unstructured program.
What expectations do you have for being a mentor in UCF BIP’s mentoring program?
What would it take to demotivate you as a mentor?
Is there anything else you feel we should be aware of regarding your potential involvement in this program?
Can you commit to 1-2 monthly meetings with your mentee, for a total of about 2 hours per month, for 6 months? *
Are you willing to sign UCF BIP's non-disclosure agreement, in order to participate in this mentoring program? * *
Any other feedback you'd like to give?