The BizStarts Mentor Program
The BizStarts mentor program consists of seasoned volunteers from the corporate and entrepreneur communityMentors are selected for their experience in areas relevant to the needs of new entrepreneurs and for their enthusiasm for the program. If you have questions about joining our mentoring team please contact us.
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STEP ONE: APPLY
Applications may be submitted electronically here. A paper application will be provided upon request. Application is complete when a mentor has attended an initial assessment (see below) and signed the Mentor Agreement.
STEP TWO: ASSESS
As part of the program, each mentor will complete an initial assessment with the Executive Director to determine their unique skill set and industry experience. At this time the mentor will receive the Program Rules, Program Guide, and sign a Mentor Agreement. From this assessment, the mentor will be added to the Mentor Directory and begin mentoring entrepreneurs as initiated by the Program Coordinator.
STEP THREE: CONNECT
Our mentor relationships are unique in that they are skill specific. 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.
Both entrepreneur and mentor reflect on the exchange in a brief survey, to be submitted to the BizStarts Mentor Program Coordinator, in order to measure progress and achievement.