IEEE Foundation

Founder Office Hours Program

IEEE Entrepreneurship Resource

Founder Office Hours Program

By Ken Stauffer

Our IEEE Entrepreneurship global ecosystem is made up of approximately 20,000 virtual members in over 65 countries. About 23% of those entrepreneurs are academic research start-ups, 22% are aspiring entrepreneurs, 26% are start-ups with a few people, and 12% are at the scaling and growth stage. All these various stages need mentors with different skills and that’s where IEEE Entrepreneurship’s Founders Office Hours comes in.

We have mentors who can provide advice at any of these stages. Our mentors include Investors and Entrepreneurs who have experienced these different stages of growth and have the scars on their back to prove it. Last year we conducted 35 sessions in every region of the world and our average scores on the mentee feedback forms was 4.857 to the question, “How would you rate your quality of the mentoring you received?” and 4.714 to the question, “To what extent do you feel that this mentor met your expectations?”.

The good news is that IEEE Entrepreneurship Founder’s Office Hours is available to everyone at no cost. Simply go to our website and fill out the application form to get started. If you want to read testimonials from some of the people who have been mentored and found value please read these articles below. We look forward to hearing from you!