VII - Mentors

All participating teams have the option of working with one or more mentors and there is no restriction regarding age, nationality, experience, or education of the mentors.

Mentors provide assistance, guidance and help teams to question the project’s viability. They can help team members during the project preparation by answering questions, providing industry and technical advice/experience, helping them to develop the business plan, and prepare presentations. They provide the necessary tools for businesses to be sustainable and succeed. 

Under any circumstance, mentors of participating teams can be judges.

Mentors will participate on a voluntary basis therefore will not be paid by YABT, PepsiCo and any of the participating sponsors.