RVC HyperAccelerator Mentor Application
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 15th, 2020
Thanks for your interest in mentoring for the upcoming 9th cohort of the RVC HyperAccelerator! RVC seeks the best possible match between participating companies and mentors to ensure that all parties involved get the most out of this program. Each prospective mentor is therefore asked to submit this application. Once your application has been reviewed by the mentor selection committee, you will be notified regarding your acceptance status.
-Each mentor must be available to donate a full day of their time between the days of Mon, Jan 20th and Fri, Jan 24th.
-Each mentor is asked to prepare for their particular day and become familiar with the topics and deliverable of their assignment by reviewing the provided program materials folder ahead of time.
-Each mentor must be familiar with their mentee company before their assigned day. (The RVC Team will provide pitch videos, website links, and executive summaries beforehand)
-Sunday December 8th: Mentor Application Deadline
-Friday December 15th: Mentors notified of acceptance into the program, and which day they will be participating in.
-Tuesday January 14th, 4:30-6:30 PM: Hyper Mentor Happy Hour -- Mentors are invited to meet each other and learn about the selected cohort for the following week's HyperAccelerator program. We'll run through the day-to-day schedule, format, and company assignments can be made on-site
-Monday January 20th: The HyperAccelerator Program Begins
-Monday January 27th: The HyperAccelerator Program Ends with an Investor Demo Day (which we encourage mentors to attend)!
What industry verticals would you say best fit your background and experience? These are the areas that you feel most comfortable mentoring in (check all the apply).
Clean Tech or Green Tech
Data, Data Mgmt, Data Security
Energy (Traditional - Oil & Gas)
Healthcare or Medical Devices
Internet of Things
LOHAS, Food & Beverage
What Subject(s) Would You Say You Have Expertise In?
Business Model/Strategic Planning
Financial Strategy & Fundraising
Storytelling & Pitch Mechanics
Which day(s) are you available?
Day 1 (Monday Jan 20th): Pitch Academy, Exit Strategy Workshop
Day 2 (Tuesday Jan 21st): Exit Strategy Comps, Business Model Canvas, Strategic Planning
Day 3 (Wednesday Jan 22nd): Due Diligence/Key Risks, Go-to-Market, Marketing Strategy
Day 4 (Thursday Jan 23rd): Proformas, Financial Strategy
Day 5 (Friday Jan 24th): Valuation, Term Sheets
Who Referred You to Apply to Be a Hyper Mentor?
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