UberMENTOR at CU Boulder

April 5, 2016 / Denver
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Entrepreneurs, young professionals, and students — your opportunity to learn from Boulder’s best and brightest leaders is now only a tap away.

This Monday, April 11th, request an #UberMENTOR to ride with one of Boulder’s top thought leaders. Find out how to request and learn more about each of the mentors below.


  • Enter promo code MENTORCU to unlock the special MENTOR toggle in your Uber app.
  • Between 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM on April 11th, set your pickup location on CU Boulder’s campus, and request a MENTOR.
  • If available, you’ll be randomly matched with a mentor and picked up curbside for a FREE 15-minute mentorship.
  • Come prepared to ask for career advice, pitch an idea, or ask awesome questions!
  • At the end of the trip, you’ll be dropped off at your pickup location.
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Wahid Hossain

wahid-300x300Wahid Hossain was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he was lucky enough to get an education from top university and then work for a top multinational Marketing firm. It was the Bangladeshi dream, but he was not satisfied and not proud. With all the problems in his country, he was dissatisfied that the nation’s brightest business minds were not doing much to try to fix the dilemmas that their people were suffering from. He left the firm to find a different path. He started a social venture named Oikkyotan to help rural entrepreneurs of Bangladesh with strategies to achieve more sustainable businesses through focused consultancy. Wahid created a global brand named Tiger-Bow, a bowtie company that supports the artisans of Bangladesh. The greater aim of his business is to protect the heritage, culture, and pride of Bangladeshi people while promoting the uniqueness of culture to the world. Under Wahid’s leadership, Oikkyotan was awarded in the Social Venture Challenge of Resolution Project at the Harvard National Model United Nations and he scaled his social organization through the venture accelerator program at Watson University in Boulder, Colorado.


Elaine Shults

elaine_shults-300x300Elaine Shults is a senior student in the Presidents Leadership Class at the University of Colorado, earning a degree in Biochemistry with minors in Dance, Leadership, and Chemistry. She grew up in North Carolina where she competitively rode horses her whole life. She now serves as the Director of Development for Lit Without Limits, a non-profit that aims to provide girl mentoring groups with women empowerment-themed literature and corresponding curriculum. She also volunteers with Rocky Mountain Riding Therapy, a Boulder-based organization that offers horse riding lessons to people with disabilities. Elaine is currently working on her honors thesis by purifying the Cas9 protein, which is required for the genome editing technology CRISPR-Cas9. After graduation, she plans on devoting a year to traveling, then attending law school.

Patrick Williams

patrick_williams-300x300Patrick Williams is a prolific artist, writer, passionate and inspiring public speaker, visionary educator, and independent scholar. Patrick has innovated and implemented art curriculums in schools and community centers for children and adults. Through four decades of unceasing devotion, exploration, and training in creativity, Patrick is on a mission to awaken, inspire, and restore creativity as a fundamental human right and cultural necessity.  Patrick is founder of Stay Creative; Public Speaking and Consulting, Celebration Flower Paintings, and is the Creative Director of Satori Institute; an Arts, Education, and Research non-profit.

Zhenghua Yang

zhenghua-300x300Zhenghua Yang (Z) is the founder of Serenity Forge, a value-driven video game development company in Boulder, CO. Having built his first computer at the age of 6 and programmed his first video game at the age of 10, Z wanted more and began exploring gamification in the early 2000’s. Since then, Z had created video games that saved peoples’ lives by preventing suicide, “tricked” kids into learning rocket science, and inspired gamers to turn enemies into friends.  Z holds many awards in business and design; his games have reached fans around the world and have been exhibited at museums such as the Smithsonian Institution.

New to Uber? Use the code TEDXCU2016 and get your first ride free up to $20. $5 of every ride taken with this promo code will go directly toward TEDxCU.