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"Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great mentor." -Japanese Proverb

The Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at BYU has developed a world-class Venture Mentoring Services program for current students interested in starting or growing an existing business. No matter what stage their business is in, students will have the unique opportunity to receive one-on-one Advisement or Team mentoring from experienced and successful entrepreneurs, professors, and business leaders.

Student Code of Conduct:
  • Select a mentor that best suits the business idea.
  • Make appointments as far in advance as possible and be on time for appointments.
  • Demonstrate absolute respect for the mentor's allotted time.
  • Come prepared to present your idea in a concise, professional manner.
  • Perform as much research as possible in advance of your mentoring session to avoid asking questions that can be easily answered by performing a simple internet search.
  • Dress in appropriate attire.
  • Recognize that a mentor at his or her discretion may be willing to introduce you to potential funding opportunities. It is inappropriate for you to solicit individual investment funds from a mentor.
  • Agree that the mentors are offering their time, experience, and advice on a strictly voluntary basis. It is the students' sole discretion to use or not to use the advice given; and as such the mentors, nor BYU, have any liability and are held harmless for your ultimate business decisions.
  • Recognize that it is an expected practice to express appreciation to the mentor with a follow-up thank you note or email.
  • Violation of the Student Code of Conduct may result in expulsion from the program.
This student Code of Conduct can also be found on the VMS website here

Mentor Code of Conduct:
Mentor Code of Conduct

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