ECenter Mentor Network















The mission of the ECenter Mentor Network is to connect students, faculty/staff, and alumni who are looking for perpective and assistance with their ideas from those who have already been down the same path. Our mentors are alumni and community members with a passion for entrepreneurship and helping innovators grow their ideas.

Top Reasons to Engage with the ECenter Mentor Network

  • Benefit from specific expertise related to your idea
  • Learn from mentors with entrepreneurial experience
  • Take advantage of industry networking


Below is a list of areas of expertise commonly needed for ECenter mentors by prospective mentees. Please fill out the appropriate form and reference the area of expertise. Open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

What our Mentors & Mentees Say

The time spent mentoring through the ECenter program has been a valuable and rewarding experience from both my end and (I believe) for my mentee! Taking the time and energy to be a sounding board to a budding entrepreneur helps grow business here in New England, provides a great opportunity to give back to the community at large, and also stretches your own skills by considering other businesses or industries that you may not deal with in your regular job.

Donna Gandt, Mentor

"Donna has been an excellent resource. When I first got in touch with her, she was very responsive and helped me figure out how she could be of best use to me. She was a great listener and did a nice job reflecting back what she was hearing, while adding her own advice so I had a better idea of how to move forward. I'm so glad I found your Entrepreneurship Center, and working with my mentor has really helped me clarify my vision and move forward toward realizing my dream."

Aaron cass, Mentee

EXAMPLES of Mentor Expertise Areas


  •  Technology and Software
  •  Conservation
  •  Renewables and Environment
  •  Craftsmanship
  •  Accounting and Law
  •  Application Development
  •  Marketing/Digital Marketing
  •  Sales
  •  Fundraising
  •  Product Development
  •  Agriculture
  •  Consumer Products
  •  Cosmetics
  •  Food, Beverage & Tobacco

examples of Mentee Seeking Expertise


  •  Electrical engineer to help create a 1000 lum LED light






The ECenter is also seeking mentors related to an I-Corps grant through the National Science Foundation.