BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSITY MENTORING AND ADVISING APPLICATION


Thank you for your interest in being a mentor and/or advisor. Please complete this form so that we can get a general idea of your areas of interest and expertise.

PRIMARY AFFILIATION

PRIMARY AFFILIATION
BU Alumni
Former Faculty
Former Staff
Faculty or Staff at Partner University (Please specify your institution's name below)*
Friend
Donor
Other:

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Title
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Primary Email (we will use this to contact you)

Primary Phone Number (we will use this to contact you)

LinkedIn URL
Other Social Media URL

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Please provide us with information about the specific skills and areas of expertise that mentees can ask you about and that you can comfortably answer.

Ask Me About (please detail a topic/topics that you feel you could easily answer questions on): 

Please give a brief overview of your qualifications in support of your “Ask Me About” topics. If you would also like to upload a copy of your resume, just click the “Upload File” button below.

MENTORSHIP/ADVISING AREAS

Please identify the areas in which you feel you are most suited to mentor/advise (please check all that apply):

Defining A U.S. Go-to-Market Strategy
Validating product/market fit
Identifying potential partners and channels
Positioning towards local competition
Timeline & execution
Modifying Marketing and Communications Approach
Developing marketing materials for U.S. audiences
Determining branding strategy
The art of storytelling
The pitch
Pursuing effective networking
Proving a product-market fit to investors
Understanding U.S. Legal Structures
Understanding how to set up a business in the US
Making use of available resources
Comprehending the requirements of U.S. stock options (e.g. NASDAQ)
Recognizing compensation standards
Incorporating a U.S. entity
Determining Financing Strategy
Understanding financial regulations & requirements
Understanding financing options – angel, crowdfunding, venture, private equity
Prepping for investment
Finding the right investor – “smart money”
Developing Team and Leadership Skills
Benchmarking team competencies
Identifying required team additions
Keeping employees happy
Advancing leadership skills

Operations

Understanding employee retention
Identifying benefits
Data analytics
ROI
Business Execution
Acquiring customers and partners
Pitching to potential investors
Growth hacking and gaining traction
Launching and scaling business
Patents, trademarks, intellectual property – understanding the difference and maximizing results

INVOLVEMENT

Please give us a sense of the ways in which you would like to be involved (please check all that apply).

Lead mentor (a minimum of 5 hours per week)
Coach (available for open office-hours on a weekly basis, 1-2 hours per week)
Advisor (available for 1-on-1 meetings with companies, as needed and as you are available)
Other ways