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Peer Entrepreneur in Residence (PEIR) Program


The Peer Entrepreneur-In-Residence (PEIR) program is a critical part of the Nelson Center’s Venture Support resources. In it, students serve as mentors and additional resources for their fellow students. Whether exploring an unmet need, designing a value proposition, or developing a sustainability model, PEIRs work with founders to clarify and sharpen their ideas. Many PEIRs, through their own ventures or through internships and other experiences, have knowledge of particular sectors and can help refer students to additional resources. Learn more about this year’s cohort here.


“I always knew I was interested in entrepreneurship
but didn’t know where to start. The advice I received
from one-on-one office hours with PEIRs helped me
start a venture of my own. Seeing the impact the PEIRs
made on me motivated to help fellow students the way
fellow students helped me.”

Samanee Mahbub ’19, History
2018 PEIR