Asking an entrepreneur to appear in front of a committee can potentially be very valuable or a complete waste of time.
Depending on how the committee acts, obviously. If the committee adopts a critical mindset, challenges the entrepreneur, chances are, there will be a multitude of learning opportunities. Surely, entrepreneurs will know how to appreciate this.
If, on the other hand, the committee adopts a passive role, what’s the point?
Like Haemin Sunim once said: “Being a critic is easy. But if the critic tries to run the operation, he soon understands that nothing is as easy as his criticisms. Criticism without a solution is merely an inflation of the critic’s ego.”
Either contribute or don’t steal people’s time.