International Mentoring Program

This program aims to provide high quality mentoring and connections to aspiring student entrepreneurs  that will help them in developing their business ideas and establish their startups.


The process involves selecting up to 3 students per institution having promising startup ideas, by means of an online contest. Who would then be virtually mentored for a period of 6 months by professionals having extensive work experience and who have been educated at best international universities like University of London, Oxford University, University of Chicago and similar. 

The Program helps Mentees in the following ways: 

Areas Covered in Mentoring: 

  • Idea: Validation, Development, Business Plan prep

  • MVP: Creation, Testing

  • Pitching: Preparing Investor Pitch, Elevator Pitch

  • Finance: Prepare for Pre-Seed / Seed funding – Where to find Investors - How to Approach/Pitch to Investors


Mentoring Period: 6 months (virtual mode)

Mentor Profiles

UREKA will be deriving suitable set of mentors from the alumni of the following international institutions where it has direct access by way of it’s founders, employees or partners having studied in the institution:

  • London Business School, UK

  • University of London, UK

  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA

  • Yale University, USA

  • Oxford University, UK

  • Babson College, USA

  • University of British Columbia, Canada

  • University of Geneva

  • IESE, Spain

  • IITs and IIMs alumni


All these institutions are amongst the best in the world and UREKA hopes to, through this program, connect students especially from non-metro cities and towns to the best mentors possible who otherwise would have been difficult or even impossible to access.


Mentees Get: 

  • Expert Guidance by a Dedicated Mentor

  • Opportunity to Pitch to Real Investors*

  • Opportunity to get free entry to a Business Incubator*

  • Flexi-timings due to virtual (Skype, phone, email, etc) mode

  • Access to international professional network and connections of Mentors

  • Access to services like app development/market research/co-founder search etc

  • Preparation for Business Plan Competitions

  • Career Advice – help in answering questions like

    • Is entrepreneurship for me or not?

    • What’s the best way forward for me in the given circumstances?

*conditions apply





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