The objective of this work is to support our colleagues in building classroom rapport. We share our experiences transitioning an in-class graduate team-based engineering entrepreneurship course to a virtual classroom in Spring 2020. These experiences are placed in the context of fundamental research in rapport-building and online education. In our course, where engineering students must shift out of their comfort zone and interview stakeholders, we demonstrate the importance of establishing rapport to maintain open communication channels for meaningful discussions. The enduring elements of classroom rapport include instructor openness, clear communication/guidelines, and usage of a web-based learning management system.