Mentors are talented and experienced entrepreneurs. They work with startups without expectation of reward or compensation, share their knowledge and guidance freely, and will open their networks when appropriate.
Mentors with appropriate backgrounds and industries will be assigned to work with each startup. Mentoring is a balancing act between providing specific subject matter expertise and challenging startups to see their work from different perspectives. And the professional backgrounds and experiences of the entrepreneurs also impact what type of mentoring will be most effective for them.
Mentoring is a mutual learning partnership. Just as the entrepreneurs need to listen, the mentors and coaches will too. Ultimately, an excellent mentoring collaboration will enhance your critical thinking and risk navigation skills.
If you would like to be a coach or mentor in our community, please sign up! Virtual mentors are encouraged, so no matter where you are, your startup experience is welcome in our community. Please ask members of your network to join too!