About Us

EFN is a national non-profit based in the San Francisco Bay Area that is dedicated to helping organizations and individuals to tap the power of entrepreneurial mentoring . EFN was founded in 2003 at UC Berkeley in “The Startup Company” (E110), an undergraduate mentor-based engineering course where students developed and prototyped products and business models. The mentoring focus of this course inspired our founders who served as class mentors and lecturers, and 20 mentors to start EFN.

Over the years, EFN has developed deep insight on how and why mentors and entrepreneurs develop thriving relationships. Today, EFN is a national leader helping universities, accelerators and other organizations build their capacity to design and deliver outstanding mentoring programs.  Learn about our board and advisors.

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