An experienced entrepreneur, Jean-Jacques Degroof has mentored young technology teams worldwide. Committed to supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs, Jean-Jacques Degroof also participates in the MIT Sloan Mentoring Program as a mentor.
The MIT Sloan Student-Alumni Mentoring Program is a resource that matches current MIT Sloan students with alumni through a special algorithm that was crafted to facilitate optimal matches. Students and potential mentors create their own user profiles, which include a number of details that the algorithm uses to make matches. Once a student is presented with potential mentor matches, he or she can reach out to a particular mentor who piques his or her interest.
The program is not only rewarding for the students, who benefit from the alumni’s vast experience, but it also benefits the mentors. By connecting with students in a mentoring relationship, MIT Sloan alumni get the opportunity to develop fresh insights and to maintain their links to innovation at MIT Sloan.