Be a Mentor

Put your business expertise to
extraordinary use by coaching a
Defy entrepreneur-in-training (EIT)
to ideate, plan, and rollout
a startup business.

As a mentor, you’ll work one-on-one with an EIT to:

  • Advise on developing a 10 to 20 page business plan, including market research, operational planning, start-up financing strategy, financial projections, as well as supporting writing and editing
  • Coach him/her to make winning pitches at Defy business plan competitions
  • Provide strategic direction on the roll-out of the business, including marketing strategies and refining the service model
  • Explore new possibilities for career and life

Mentors coach and motivate EITs, but most find that they learn just as much from their mentee’s drive and commitment to authenticity and personal transformation.

Time Commitment

  • Four-month period
  • Attend an evening 90-minute mentoring session each month in the Defy Training Center
  • Meet with your mentee one other time per month at a mutually convenient time and location


  • Proven track-record in business that includes both successes and failures
  • Natural teacher and coach
  • Ability to recognize human potential and get others to believe in themselves
  • Business start-up, management consulting, or investing experience preferred
  • Ability to keep commitments; dependable execution