Participate in Expert Office Hours

STEP 1

Express your interest

STEP 2

Review and edit your shared workspace

Rippleworks will share a document within 48hrs of completing the intake form.

STEP 3

Get Matched

Rippleworks will match you with a relevant expert within 2 – 3 weeks.

STEP 4

Talk with your expert

Ask the expert your top questions, and get the help you need. Rippleworks will help you share context, promote good dialogue and manage time.

Expert Office Hour FAQs

Who can participate?

Ventures in the Rippleworks Portfolio, which includes any organization that has previously completed or is currently doing a Rippleworks Project, participated in Leaders Studio, or has received funding through Rippleworks Capital.

How many people can join the call?

We recommend up to 3 team members join the call.

What does an EOH agenda look like?

Expert Office Hours are designed to help you maximize your 60 minutes with an expert. Here is a typical Expert Office Hour agenda:

  • Introductions (5 mins)
  • Context setting (10 mins)
  • Q&A (40mins)
  • Action items and next steps (5 mins)
Can I choose the expert?

Rippleworks only offers Expert Office Hours with experts that are in our existing network. If you have an expert in mind outside of our network, by all means reach out directly!

Can I continue meeting with an expert after an EOH?

Ask if your expert is open to additional engagements. If yes, you are welcome to ask for continued support.

What topics work well for an Expert Office Hour?

We can match you with an expert on almost any topic, and if we can’t, we’ll let you know! Our most popular topics include Human Capital, Marketing, and Operations.

What topics do not work well for an Expert Office Hour?

We reccommend avoiding topics that are too large, broad, or vague to fit into a 60 minute conversation, including business strategy. We also do not offer direct fundraising support through Expert Office Hours.