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Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship & Business Ethics

» Mentor Programs

The Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship offers a two-tiered Mentorship Program. First, we have hundreds of mentors who have volunteered to be accessible to students on an ad hoc basis. Students may ask the Director for a meeting to discuss her/his needs. The Director and faculty can advise students on the best matches for their business needs, depending on the industry and skill sets required.  

Second, we have a team of volunteer mentors who act as Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs). These folks set up regular days and times that they are available for students. They host ‘office hours’ in the Center team rooms so students can drop by and ask their questions and get advice. 

If you wish to be a mentor, please fill out this form: 

Sign Up to be a Mentor Today 

Entrepreneurs in Residence – EIRs 

The Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to announce our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR) program. EIRs are successful innovators and entrepreneurs who are volunteering their time and energy to help the next generation of talent to develop their own startups and businesses.  

Here is the schedule of people that have committed to conduct office hours at the Center.  

Mondays 2pm – 4pm – Volker Hüther 

Expertise: Finance, restructuring/turnarounds, startup (pitch, valuation, structuring).

Mondays 5pm – 7pm – Rhonda Longmore-Grund 

Expertise: CEO/leadership, CFO/finance, private equity/venture capital, M&A, debt financing, long range strategic planning, business/financial/operational planning.  

Tuesdays 10am – 12pm –  Ray Chan 

Or by appointment – https://calendly.com/raychan/30 

Expertise:  Venture capital, entrepreneurship, software 

Tuesdays 2pm – 4pm – Kevin Castle

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, innovation, marketing, sales, technology strategy

Thursdays 10am – 12pm – Kevin Meredith 

Expertise: Innovation, entrepreneurship, corporate venturing, developing capability/capacity/community. 

Thursdays 1pm – 3pm – Eric Gildenhuys 

Expertise: Strategy for partnerships and alliances, sales and revenue building, sales process, recruitment, training, customer service and operations. 

Fridays – 11:30am – 1:30pm – Will de Groot 

Expertise: Healthcare/biotech/medtech  



The Leatherby Center is an incubator for startups. We offer a structured program guiding entrepreneurs from idea to business plan. Students, staff, and alumni may apply.

Get Involved

Learn about the multiple ways to get involved by visiting our various program pages.