2017-2018 Big Ideas Mentor / Judge Application
Thank you for your interest in serving as a Big Ideas Judge and/or Mentor!

The goals of the Big Ideas Contest are two-fold: a) to transform the way students learn and think about their role in society, and b) to seed the creation of new ideas by providing students with the resources and skills necessary to turn their ideas into sustainable ventures with social impact.

By serving as a mentor or judge, you will help challenge and inspire students to develop inventive and viable projects! To assist us, please complete the questionnaire below.

For more details on the mentoring process, please visit: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/mentors/
For more details on the judging process, please visit: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/judges/

First Name Last Name
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Current Employer
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Position / Title
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Email Address
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LinkedIn Profile
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Where are you located?
(City, State, Country)
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Phone Number
(415) 123-4567
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Years of Professional Experience
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Professional Bio:
In 200 words or less, please summarize your professional areas of expertise or most notable/relevant positions held.
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Mentoring / Judging Experience
In 50 words or less, please share your mentoring or judging experience. Have you served as a mentor or judge for other contests or organizations?
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Geographic Areas of Expertise
Big Ideas student teams take on projects in a variety of regions, and often, a mentor with expertise or experience in a particular geographic region is invaluable. Please note below the countries (or continents) that you have professional experience or specialized knowledge about.
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Skill Areas
Based on the feedback student teams received from pre-proposal judges, students will be looking to draw on your skills in particular areas. On a scale of 1-5 (low to high), please rate your expertise in the following areas.
1 (No Experience)
2 (Minimal Experience)
3 (Some Experience)
4 (Significant Experience)
5 (I'm an expert)
Scalability and design thinking
Social or environmental impact
Business plan development
Financial modeling or budgeting
IP strategy
Market research and analysis
Organizational design/supply chain
Branding, consumer engagement, sales
Evaluation and monitoring
Partnerships/grant development
Pitch development
I am interested in:
Which category are you most interested in?
Please indicate your #1 preference. For a detailed description of categories, please visit: http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/ . If your are 100% impartial, please select "No preference."
What other categories would you be interested in?
How did you hear about Big Ideas?
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Is there anything else you’d like us to know? Please share any other information about yourself that you think will be relevant for matching you with a student team.
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