PIVOT Center created its multi-faceted in-Residence program to leverage the knowledge, experience, and networks of successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders. The program, one of the most successful of its kind in the country, includes Executive (XIR), Entrepreneur (EIR), and Mentor-in-Residence (MIR) tracks, each with a different goal. Consistent among them, however, is PIVOT’s emphasis on building deep relationships and strong partnerships. Annually, PIVOT’s XIRs, EIRs and MIRs have contributed thousands of hours to support U inventors and companies.
One of the reasons the program is so successful is because of PIVOT’s work to understand the goals of both the IRs and inventors - what would benefit them - and then making ideal matches.