Available: January 2022

Mentoring Moves Ideas Forward

Mentors and coaches play an integral role at OPINA. Interested members are matched to a team of mentors and coaches based on their specific needs. The teams are coordinated by the BIGG-STEP program, providing OPINA startups and members with invaluable market expertise. 

The OPINA BIGG-STEP Mentorship Program facilitates and ensures positive and productive mentoring and coaching relationships to help our members develop their technology and businesses.

Mentoring and 1-on-1 Coaching

OPINA mentors and coaches can help you:

  • Prepare for Demo Day
  • Meet and build relationships with angel investors, venture capital and related networks to get funding
  • Develop new project and patent ideas
  • Establish innovative enterprises
  • Build the skills needed for tech entrepreneurship founders and startups

Further, as you navigate the road ahead, your mentors and coaches will:

  • Advise and provide direction
  • Help identify and predict problems
  • Create innovative business and technical solutions
  • Share their experience and knowledge
  • Offer assistance in developing and composing a business plan, executive summary, pitch deck and other fundraising materials

OPINA Mentors and coaches are experienced industry leaders that have expertise in, but are not limited to:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance, Financial Modeling and Fundraising
  • Business Development
  • Market Research
  • Business Strategy and Business Plan Development
  • Corporate Organization and Human Resources Management
  • Innovation
  • Project Management
  • Product Development
  • Production Planning, Manufacturing and Technical Assistance
  • Engineering and Technology Expertise
  • Regulatory and Quality Support
  • Evaluation, Usability and Product Safety
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Distribution
  • International Business, Import and Export

This program is open to small business owners and managers, startups and entrepreneurs who need and want practical and strategic one-on-one advice. Please contact us for more information.