Kindle Mentoring Program

Kindle Mentoring Program

Boston University, together with Boston Medical Center (BU), represent a research enterprise with more than $350 million in research awards and support a vibrant research community of more than 3,800 faculty and 33,000 students. Many of our research discoveries have important practical implications, but transferring these discoveries into successful products in the marketplace takes an entrepreneurial culture and experienced guidance. The BU Kindle Mentoring Program will educate faculty, students, and alumni to facilitate early stage business formation. BU Kindle provides a unique opportunity for seasoned entrepreneurs and business executives to have direct and meaningful interaction with the BU community.


  • Seasoned entrepreneurs and business executives from a variety of industries and business occupations.
  • Mentors are volunteers who work individually or in groups and can choose mentee projects.
  • Opportunity to network with other mentors via regular meetings.
  • Average commitment is two hours per month (one Mentee meeting per month).
  • All mentors agree to adhere to a strict code of conduct, consistent with the university’s mission, to ensure that the mentees receive objective counsel.
  • If you are interested in being a mentor, you can apply at


  • Member of the BU Community: faculty, students, or alumni.
  • Are actively engaged in the formation of an enterprise that may utilize BU intellectual property.
  • BU Community interested in being mentored can apply at

The mentorship program is administered by the BU Technology Development Office in collaboration with the BU Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization and reports to Gloria Waters, Associate Provost and Vice‐President for Research.

Director: Vinit Nijhawan