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Become a Mentor

Being a mentor can have an exceedingly positive impact on an entrepreneur's business and personal life. As a seasoned founder, your support, advice and encouragement could play an integral role in an aspiring entrepreneur's journey.

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Why Should You Mentor?


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Develop Your Coaching Skills.

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Shape the Founders of Tomorrow

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Share Your Experience

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Gain New Perspectives and Fresh Ideas

Ways to Give Back 

Consider volunteering your time to help grow the next generation of Western entrepreneurs. Please see our mentorship options below.


What Our Mentors Have to Say


Kelsey Ramsden lecturing
"Being an EIR has been rewarding and exciting. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in staying current with new and innovative thinking, as well as those who want to share hard-earned insight with our fellow alumni which might expedite their ability to deliver great things into the world. I’m thankful for this opportunity to both give back and leave every meeting feeling like it was me who received the great benefit".

- Kelsey Ramsden Co-Founder & CEO of MINDCURE Health Inc.

Steve Suske Lecturing
I have been an EIR since 2009 for both the HBA and MBA programs. It is invigorating to mentor the students on their business plans, and it is a lot of fun to judge the business plans of other students at the end of the semester. The judging events are well-organized, and the staff and students demonstrate a concern for my time, which is very much appreciated. In addition to working with the students, being an EIR is an excellent networking opportunity. I have even invested in the company of another EIR who I met through the program.

Stephen Suske, President & CEO of Suske Capital

Bruce Lamb chatting at event.
I've been helping Morrissette Insitute since 2010, judging case and business plan competitions and then by becoming an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) -- coaching teams of Ivey students as they develop their new venture business plans and presentations. I thoroughly enjoy the process and watching as each team goes through the business planning process and I am confident that each of the teams that I've helped has benefited. I look forward to meeting my new venture team every fall!

Steps to Becoming a Mentor




Apply to become a mentor by completing our application form below. The application will take approximately ten minutes to complete. 





Our program coordinator will contact you to schedule an interview to assess your qualifications and align your skillset with one of our mentorship opportunities.



Depending on your mentorship role, we will provide you with a suggested meeting schedule and training resources. Once training is completed, you will be virtually introduced to your mentee.  



Meet regularly with your mentee. Set achievable goals and provide them with your expertise and guidance. Watch your influence help your mentee flourish.