a B!G Mentor

Join our community of B!G Mentors and become a member of The B!G Idea. Support the next generation of creative empowered innovators as they tackle big, local to global challenges. If you are a creative minded professional and a forward-thinking innovator then come join us! A membership investment of €200 will support two students through the programme with all learning materials included. We believe that EVERY student deserves to learn the skills to unlock their inner potential!
Become<br>a B!G Mentor
The Big Idea

Let’s Break it Down

The B!G Idea programme gives access to innovative methodologies to all schools from across the education sector, from rural and urban schools to voluntary secondary, ETB and DEIS schools. The only way we can achieve our mission is to keep the programme FREE for students, schools and parents. The benefits of creativity are for everyone. We need your help to do this.

For every €200 membership investment we receive, €174 goes directly to the programme. It includes;

  • Two places for students on the programme.
  • All learning materials supplied to the students in our custom SWAG bag.
  • A percentage of the activity materials for their teacher and class.
  • Membership of The B!G idea.


The other €26 helps us roll out the programme and the running of our non-profit organisation, which helps keep the bright lights on!

Why Mentor?

Support our Students

By joining our B!G Idea Mentor community you will be supporting one student with a place on the programme, equipping them with creative skills for life and giving them the confidence to tackle huge global issues.

Develop the Future

Help shape the future of The B!G Idea and bring this much-needed programme to students. Our Mentors have voting rights and can be involved in developing the programme, promoting Ireland as the most creative and innovative nation.

Promote the Value

Use your expertise and experience to promote the value of creativity. Help us empower the next generation with skills for life including resilience, empathy, confidence and an entrepreneurial mindset. Prove the impact of creativity.

Join the Community

Collaborate with leading creative peers in a curated community space with exclusive events and networking opportunities. We are building a purpose led community of B!G Idea mentors to collaborate, connect and share.

Be a Champion

Be an ambassador of The B!G Idea and get involved with our PR rollout, B!G 5 interviews and blog series. You can display your involvement with a social media package and a B!G Mentor badge of honour!

Bring the Balance

Join a fully-balanced mentor panel with a diverse range of individuals from all sectors from across Ireland and beyond. There is a limited number of mentor positions available so we can ensure representation.

What the Mentors Said

Gillian Reidy

Designer & Owner, Penhouse Design

Donnacha Neary

Founder & Managing Director, Sonica

Niamh Harman

Lead Designer, Salesforce

Ashwin Chacko

Illustrator, Storyteller & Speaker

Roisin Lafferty

Creative Director, Kingston Lafferty Design

Cormac Ó Conaire

Chief Design Officer, Design Partners

Emma Geoghegan

Architect & Urban Designer

Scott Burnett

Founder & Strategic Director, Wove

What’s Involved?

Build your Profile

Build your Profile

Add being a B!G Mentor and member to your shining achievements and be recognised as a progressive professional who is one of the best in the industry, sharing knowledge with the next generation. Be instrumental in equipping this next generation with the creative mindset they need to tackle the biggest problems society faces.
B!G Mentoring

B!G Mentoring

Through our customised mentoring platform you will be able to support students in their learning journey from anywhere in the country. What can you expect? In March/April you will be sent about 3-5 projects to review, feedback and advise on. You are never alone in this, you will be supported by The B!G Idea team and see other mentors' commentary.
B!G Judging

B!G Judging

See the solutions and the impact you made as Mentors. It's a really easy process where you will be sent a number of projects to review and grade. We will give you great project examples and provide an easy-to-follow grading system. You can even select a potential B!G winner and leave words of wisdom for our students.
Connect and Shine

Connect and Shine

Our B!G community really does provide the link between our students, their communities and industry. We will work closely with you, to spread the word about the amazing work you and our students are doing. Through your experience, you can build meaningful connections with like-minded mentors and be a part of a network of industry heavy hitters.

The Mentoring Impact

Mentor Signup

Join our national panel of B!G mentors to support the next generation of creative empowered innovators. Please follow the simple steps below to get on board for 2022.

Personal details

Let us know about you, we can't wait to have you involved!

Your Login for your Dashboard

Choose your preferred username and password. Don’t worry we will email you a copy of your login details once you have successfully submitted the form. Look out for an email to activate your Dashboard!


Your investment of €200* will support two students with all the learning equipment they need, unique programme material, custom teacher support material, help us facilitate expert mentorship to students and support a percentage of the roll out of The B!G Idea programme 2022. You will support students in developing in-demand creative skills that will empower them to take on any challenge they may face. You will help us connect industry to education to support innovative change in our country. Be a B!G Mentor.

Don't forget to check your mail for two emails, communications opt-in and to activate your Mentor Dashboard - sent to you right now, woohoo.

*On review of your payment, if you are deemed unqualified or unsuitable you will be given a full refund and explanation.