Support young entrepreneurs to grow their business ideas

Use your experience to mentor the most innovative entrepreneurs from LEINN undergraduate entrepreneurship students from Spain, Korea, Mexico and the Basque Culinary Center.

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Support LEINN and Gastronomy undergraduate students to incubate their innovative ideas!

Mondragon Team Academy together with the Basque Culinary Center and Bridge For Billions, are launching the fourth edition of this incubation program. The objective is that entrepreneurs of the LEINN Degree in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and students of the Basque Culinary center (entrepreneurship track) put their entrepreneurial skills into practice in the real world.

It is a unique opportunity to contribute to young leaders and innovators who will realize the solutions of the future.

As a mentor, you will learn to use Bridge for Billions' validated entrepreneurship methodology, which will provide you with everything you need. Your mission will be to guide one of the projects through the program as they move their project forward.

Apply to be a mentor and...

Mentor your passion project

Mentor top projects while connecting with the most innovative entrepreneurs.

Grow as a professional

Learn everything you need about the latest entrepreneurship methodologies.

Expand your network

Join a global network of +1.800 professionals that share your same interests.

Boost your skills

Develop your own mentoring skills while helping a project grow: leadership, empathy, innovation methodologies...

Be part of the change

Help entrepreneurs facing the most complex problems of our time.

When and where you want

Mentor from anywhere and at any time through our online platform.

Selection criteria:

The deadline to apply is in...

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This program does not accept more applications

Deadline September 30th, 2021

Program timeline

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Request your spot

Until september 30th

Tell us about yourself, your experience and profile. The more details you can give us, the better. We chose mentors with entrepreneurial experience and motivated to support innovative projects.

Apply now >

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Selection

From September 30th to October 7th

Applications are evaluated individually. The required commitment time is approximately 1 hour and a half per week during the duration of the incubation program, from October to February.

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Onboarding sessions

October 14th and 21st

We will invite you to an online training session (one and a half hours) where you will learn more about the program, your role and our methodology. Two dates:

  • October 14th
  • October 21st
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Entrepreneurs' matching

From October 12th to 27th

Take part in our matching process! You will have the chance to meet with the startups that you think will best match your experience and interests. Once you have met several projects, both you and they will send their preferences to let us know who they want to work with and we will make the best teams.

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The adventure starts now!

From November 1st, 2022 to February 12th, 2023

As a mentor, your mission will be to meet weekly with the project you are working with (usually through video calls) to validate its progress within the platform.

Our incubation team is always accessible and will share with you resources for great mentoring, while following a structured methodology so you don't have to worry about what comes next.

You will connect with the rest of the mentors in the program in the face-to-face meetings we have prepared for all of you, where you will be able to share learning and challenges.

The best incubation tools

The Bridge for Billions methodology is based on developing a business plan from scratch while participants are surrounded by a supportive community: mentors, fellow entrepreneurs and our incubation team.

Our online incubation tools allow entrepreneurs to experiment, research and document their ideas step-by-step so that at the end of the program they can download their own business plan in PDF.

This is the impact of previous editions

80%
Of mentors are satisfied with their mentored projects
85%
of mentors would recommend being part of the program.
95%
Of mentors who would like to repeat the mentoring experience

Questions about the program?

During the duration of the program, you will have to meet once a week with your entrepreneur for 1 hour mentoring meetings. In addition to that, we recommend always dedicating at least 30 extra minutes to review and validate progress on the platform, and go to the meetings prepared. 

You must be able to use a laptop or desktop computer (not a tablet or cell phone) and preferably one of these browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox. We expect you to have a powerful and reliable Internet connection both for your weekly review on the platform and to participate in the calls with your entrepreneur via videoconference..

As a mentor, you will have a positive impact on someone’s life. You’ll meet and connect with students with innovative ideas and develop your mentoring skills, gaining exposure to the latest innovation and entrepreneurship methodologies while helping a startup grow.

Yes, however, we ask you to be realistic with your time commitment. We do not want anyone to overcommit or set expectations that they will not be able to meet due to lack of time.

To facilitate the matching process between mentors and mentees, or as we call it “matching”, we have created the process of “organic matching”. 

This way, you will have the opportunity to meet the different participating projects, invite them to a “Virtual Coffee” to get to know the ideas in detail and then both parties can decide if they want to work together or not. This way we make sure that we create solid and lasting mentoring relationships.

No, all mentors in this program are volunteers.


Your role as a mentor will consist on guiding your entrepreneurs throughout the Incubation process. Using the online tools as a guide, you will help your entrepreneurs validate their strategies throughout the program and support them through the virtual meeting once a week. The tools cover:

  1. Value proposition
  2. Competitor map
  3. Stakeholder map
  4. Business and marketing model
  5. Pricing and business viability
  6. Financial projections
  7. Impact plan
  8. Growth plan

Can't find your question?

Please contact Natàlia, Incubation Manager for the program if you have any questions.

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