for the NIA Healthy Aging Start-Up Challenge

Please fill out this brief form to help NIA identify mentors and match mentors to mentees. Volunteers are needed from Aug - Nov 2022; mentoring commitments are virtual and flexible. 
 
 
Read more about the challenge and how to apply as a participant.
 
 
For any questions, please contact NIAstartupchallenge@mail.nih.gov
 
 
 
Mentor Commitments
 
NIA will match mentors with finalists based on the finalists’ needs, the mentors’ expertise, and shared relevant backgrounds. Mentors can be matched as a primary mentor to one finalist start-up team, and/or as a secondary mentor to up to 2 additional finalist teams.
  • Time commitment: 1-5 hours per month, according to mentor availability, Aug - Nov, 2022
  • Format: virtual meetings, flexible schedule determined by mentor and mentee
  • Mentoring kickoff meeting: July 25, 2022
  • Match with up to one primary mentee: 3hrs per month commitment
  • Match with up to two secondary mentees: 1hr per month commitment per mentee
 
Expertise and Backgrounds Sought

Bootcamp participants will be learning to refine their start-up pitch, identify markets and investors, and start a healthy aging business. We are seeking mentors with expertise in entrepreneurship, investing, product development, digital health, or science and technology related to healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition, NIA is prioritizing outreach to groups underrepresented in life sciences entrepreneurship. Mentoring relationships with individuals of shared backgrounds and experiences are especially beneficial to mentee success, so we are especially excited to recruit mentors with unique or underrepresented backgrounds.

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Email

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* 4. Company or Organization

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* 5. Please provide a URL for your resume, CV, LinkedIn profile page, or similar:

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* 6. Relevant areas of expertise:

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* 7. Personal background. Research shows that mentees benefit from mentorship from individuals with shared identities and backgrounds. NIA will be prioritizing Challenge outreach to groups underrepresented in biomedical research and entrepreneurship. To help in matching mentors and mentees, we invite you to choose any of the identities and backgrounds below that you identify with. This question is not required.

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* 8. Would you like to match with a finalist team as a primary mentor?  Throughout the four month bootcamp, primary mentors meet twice a month one-on-one with the finalist team, and once a month as part of a mentoring team. The primary mentor drives the mentoring relationship and provides overall feedback for the finalist team. 

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* 9. Would you like to match with finalist teams as a secondary mentor?  Throughout the four month bootcamp, secondary mentors meet with the finalist once a month as part of a mentoring team. Secondary mentors use their technical expertise to advise and support finalists.

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* 10. How did you hear about the Healthy Aging Start-Up Challenge?

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