Become a Mentor or Screener

Tufts Ideas Competition & $100k New Ventures Competition

Call for Screeners and Mentors

We thank you in advance for your interest in supporting this year’s competitions. Please fill out the form below to get involved as a screener and/or mentor.

Become a Screener


Screener General Description:
Entrants will answer a series of questions similar to an executive summary. These questions are submitted through an online platform where “screeners” will be given a group of entries to evaluate and rank (creativity, feasibility, market, team, financials, overall business model) on a scale of 1-5. Each entry will be reviewed multiple times and entrants will receive anonymous feedback.
Screener Qualifications: Alumni, established entrepreneurs, investors, faculty, lawyers, and technical experts.
Timeframe to Review Entries
Ideas Competition: October 23, 2014 – November 3, 2014
$100k New Ventures Competition: January 28 – February 10, 2015
Time Commitment: Approximately 4-6 hours reviewing time and (for $100k screeners) a 2.5-hour conference call/in-person meeting

Become a Mentor (for $100k Competition only)


General Description:
Each of the finalist teams will be paired up with an expert mentor.
Mentor Qualifications: Alumni, established entrepreneurs, investors, faculty, lawyers, and technical experts.
Mentorship Timeframe: Late February 2015 – early April 2015
Time Commitment: Approx. 6-12 hours, generally involves meeting with students in-person (when possible) or via email, conference call, or Skype. At a minimum, mentors are required to help their finalist team to prepare their business plan and presentation.