Mentor Program

Experts. Insights. Guidance.

  • The Winning Pitch Challenge mentor program is comprised of successful entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and others who volunteer their expertise to help ophthalmologist innovators succeed
  • All semi-finalists and finalists are eligible to be matched with a mentor
  • Submissions are advanced to Round 2, and paired with mentors, on a rolling basis as supplies last, so submit ASAP!
  • Mentors provide entrants with valuable insight and advice on the team’s concept, business model, regulatory issues, and more
  • Mentors provide feedback on team pitches and PowerPoint presentations
  • Mentor time commitment is a minimum of a total of 1.5 hours (e.g. three 30-minute phone calls)
  • Mentoring takes place by phone, email, and other means
  • Mentors are matched to participants based on mentor preferences and the participant needs