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How to Become a BizStarts Mentor

The BizStarts Mentor Program consists of seasoned volunteers from the corporate and entrepreneur community.

Mentors are selected for their experience in areas relevant to the needs of new entrepreneurs and for their enthusiasm for the program. You’ve been successful. Now share your practical knowledge and professional wisdom with the next generation of business leaders in Wisconsin by becoming a BizStarts mentor. If you have questions about joining our team please contact us online today.

A mentor works somewhat closely with an entrepreneur in either the start-up or scale-up phase, giving advice on a variety of topics and generally helping entrepreneurs navigate the pathway to a successful launch or growth process. Our mentor relationships are unique in that they are skill specific. Upon completing the application process, you will be introduced by email to an entrepreneur that seeks to develop the key skills or abilities that you specialize in as identified in your assessment. It is a requirement of the program that specified outcomes be defined by mentor and entrepreneur at the initiation of the relationship, and the relationship concludes upon achievement of those outcomes.

What are the rules for the BizStarts Mentor Program?
In general, mentors are selected for their experience in areas relevant to the needs of new entrepreneurs and for their enthusiasm for the Program. Relationships between mentors and entrepreneurs are formed based on the needs and preferences of the entrepreneur and the interests of the available mentor. But there are specific rules to which we ask our mentors and to adhere. You can read more about them here.

Get started as a Mentor with BizStarts today.
Before you become a BizStarts mentor, we want to get to know you better. The following survey will help us to better understand your interest, areas of expertise and other relevant experience that can benefit our entrepreneurs. This information will be used to match you with the company or companies that can benefit most from your skills and experiences.



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