High-quality mentoring has benefits for both mentors and mentees. As you help mentor others, you also have a chance to enhance your leadership and communication skills, build networks, stay up-to-date on the latest innovations and trends in entrepreneurial ecosystems, and shape the people in your global community, all this while giving back and having fun.
The Benefits of Mentoring
Developing and practicing a more personal style of leadership
Enhancing skills in coaching, counseling, listening, speaking and modeling
Obtaining a greater understanding of the barriers experienced in startups
Demonstrating expertise and sharing knowledge, and renewed enthusiasm for the areas you have expertise in
Increasing generational awareness
Directly impacting entrepreneurs, teams and small businesses during these challenging times
What We Offer
Enterprises will be assessed along these different criteria, though not all are required for the program
Access to a wide network of experts, mentors, investors, partners, and more
Ability to make an impact through the support provided for the teams
Exposure to new ideas, challenges, and opportunities
Exposure on HerMeNow website and social media channels
Responsibilities of Key Mentors
Here's the benefits for the enterprises participating in the program
Join at least one Sprint session to meet the enterprises (preferable)
Provide guidance to enterprises during the accelerator cycles (recommended one hour per two-week cycle to check-in on progress, over 16 weeks).
Participate at least once in a Mentor Speed Dating session, a rapid series of 20-minute meetings with teams to help find the right mentor-mentee match.
Participate in pitch feedback sessions and provide scoring during Sprint and Accelerator Demo Days.
Be willing to connect the enterprises with people in your network when appropriate
Sometimes provide advice and answers to the entrepreneurs, but more often ask good questions to help the entrepreneurs discover the answers that are within them, that they can resolve, and the decisions they need to make
Guide the enterprise as they develop their budgeting for funds they receive in the program (when applicable).
Join the Community
We’re always on the lookout for great experts who want to give back to the community and help young startups improve their ideas and bloom. If this resonates with you, fill out this form and we’ll get in touch soon.
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