You are invited to attend MN Cup's Mentor Mash! The event is an opportunity to learn more about MN Cup mentor expectations and network with other mentors involved in this year's program. Immediately after the Mentor Mash event you are invited to join us for Founders Day at the Carlson School. Enjoy networking & light refreshments & Learn about innovative student-led startups from across the University of Minnesota! _________________________________________________________________________________________________ MN Cup Mentor Details Semifinalist Reception: At our semifinalist reception on June 6th, our 90 semifinalists will be given a packet containing all mentor bios. Mentors are invited to attend if you want to hear 1-minute pitches, but not required. Mentor Selection: Semifinalists will rank their top 5 mentors and briefly summarize why each mentor would be valuable to the development of their business. We then take these selections into consideration and match each mentor with a semifinalist. Match Notification: The semifinalists will receive their pairing on June 14th and will contact their mentor before the end of June to schedule a call/meeting. Time Commitment: Total time commitment will be limited to the one hour Mentor Mash and a 10+ hours between June 14th and August 4th in order to provide input on the startup's business plan (10 pages), investor presentation (15 slides) and one minute video that is due by 12:00pm on August 4th. **If your team(s) advance in the competition, the next milestone is a presentation in Mid September followed by the Grand Prize Award Reception on October 14th. Judging Criteria: The guidelines that will be used by divisional judges to rank each semifinalist can be found at https://carlsonschool.umn.edu/mn-cup/the-competition/judging-criteria Mentor of the Year: After submitting their business plan, investor presentation, and video, entrepreneurs will complete a survey to rate their MN Cup experience including their mentor relationship. At this time, we will seek nominations from semifinalists for the 2018 MN Cup Mentor of the Year awards.
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