Why connect with a mentor?

Mentoring supplements the support provided by team advisors by providing insight based on professional experiences and domain expertise.  Our mentors are seasoned entrepreneurs, business professionals, and community leaders who are passionate about supporting entrepreneurial education and helping high school students to put their ideas for new businesses and social ventures into action.


Teams who utilized the mentoring portal AND advanced to the final round


Finalist teams who utilized the mentor portal


Teams who utilized the mentoring portal AND gave positive feedback

How it Works

Diamond Challenge participants and mentors create profiles on our mentoring portal, where they are then matched. Student teams can sign up for office hours with their mentor within the portal based on the mentor’s availability. It is suggested that teams arrange for 30-minute calls or virtual chats with mentors. Teams should be prepared with specific questions. Another great way to utilize mentors is to practice your pitch with them and receive feedback.

Connect with your mentor now!

Mentoring Portal

Mentoring registration open to registered teams on a first-come-first-serve basis, or until December 15, 2016.