Universities

EFN provides mentoring program support to over ten top universities.   Our programs vary from designing, developing and operating the team mentoring program, to providing advice and training to teams and mentors, to providing mentors, to conducting surveys in partnership with the universities.     A core part of our service is providing high quality professional volunteers as mentors.  In many cases, we supplement a university’s existing pool of mentors.

EFN also supports university programs with our subject matter experts (SMEs).

The table below highlights the major current programs EFN supports.   For more information on our specific programs, click on the web site link.  Since EFN’s founding in 2003, we have also provided mentorship program support and other resources (e.g., lecturers, business plan judges, etc.) to Columbia University, Stanford, and UC Berkeley.   We also support global competitions and regional programs including the Global Social Venture Competition, a program with university partners that include UC Berkeley and ISB, the Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition, and the Rice Business Plan Competition – the largest graduate level business plan competition in the World.  Through these global and regional programs,  we have mentored and trained teams from many of the World’s leading universities including Cambridge, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, Stanford, the University of Chicago and from more than twenty other top institutions.

We seek to partner with other universities that wish to broaden their mentorship programs.

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Duke University Since 2012, supported the Fuqua School of Business's Start-Up Challenge.
New York University Since 2013, supported the NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge competitions that are run by the Berkely Center for Entrepreneurship in the Stern School of Business at NYU.
Rice University Since 2013, served as Mentorship Partner for the Rice Business Plan Competition, the largest business plan competition in the World.
University of Michigan Since 2013, supported Venture Capital Practicum in the Ross School of Business.
Stanford University
Princeton University