RISE Collaborative Mentor Network

Become a Mentor to Entrepreneurs

RISE Collaborative is looking for mentors from all backgrounds, industries, and areas of expertise. As a Mentor with RISE Collaborative, you will be invited to interact with entrepreneurs in our regional ecosystem in several ways. Opportunities include:

Apply to be a Mentor

If you are passionate about providing support to entrepreneurs who are starting or growing their businesses, apply to become a mentor today.

*As a judge for a business pitch competition, your time commitment is 15-20 hours over a 2 to 3 week period, including business plan review, judging at the pitch event, and a debrief session. Upcoming competitions include the RISE Collegiate Business Plan Competition (March 23, 2023 at Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, VA) and the RISE Southern Virginia Business Plan Competition (March 28, 2023 at SVHEC in South Boston, VA).
If you are interested in becoming a Mentor for a RISE Collaborative entrepreneur, please complete our mentor application form.
Questions? Please contact us at hello@sovarise.com