Blackstone Launchpad Student Mentor Form
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Have you ever been involved with the Blackstone Launchpad or Incubate USC?
Were you referred to be a mentor by someone in our ecosystem? If so, who was it?
Have you taken a class at USC, or read a key book (The Lean Startup, Business Model Generation, Zero To One, Etc.)?
What other organizations have you been involved with on campus?
Please state your industry focus
Consumer Products & Services
Media: Advertising & Marketing
Areas of Functional Expertise (Can select many different industries)
What do you think are the strongest areas in which you can help as a mentor? (Can select multiple skills)
Mergers & Acquisitions
Brand & PR
Digital/Social Media Marketing
What kind of time commitment are you willing to make as a mentor?
1-2 hours a week
2-5 hours a week
1-2 hours a month
What is the best way for you to meet?
Are there any areas that you have a conflict of interest?
Are you interested in becoming an EIR of our incubator? (EIR’s must dedicate at least 4 hours on a given day and come in twice a month) - Desired areas of expertise include legal, business basics, operations, investing, pitching, front end, back end, UI/UX and design
At what stage of idea/business/scaling do you wish to mentor a founder? (Select As Many As You Want)
Initial (Seed) : An Idea On A Cocktail Napkin
Initial (Seed): Experiments & Further Customer Discovery
Initial (Seed): Developed MVP
Initial (Seed): First paying customer
Initial (Seed): Fundraising (Angel)
Growth (Series A,B,C): Scaling/Growth
Growth (Series A,B,C): Fundraising (VC/PE)
Growth (Series A,B,C): Product Expansion
Growth (Series A,B,C): Partnerships
Growth (Series A,B,C): Bridge Funding
Exit (IPO or Acquisition)
Are you interested in hosting a workshop? If so, what would be the topic?
Linkedin Profile URL
Crunchbase Profile URL
Can we build a public-facing profile with your bio on the Incubate USC site, startup tree or other USC Startup Community Sites?
Would you consider yourself an investor in early-stage companies
Have you founded a company
Name of Founded Company (*Enter N/A if you have not founded a company).
URL of Company (*Enter N/A if you have not founded a company.)
Past Mentorship experience?
How extensive is your experience with the startup fundamentals?
Why do you want to be a startup mentor at USC?
Would you be interested in receiving updates on other opportunities at the Blackstone Launchpad?
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