Mentor in Residence
Do you have a business idea, but no idea how to progress it? Are you a founder with a problem, or are you looking for some suggestions on how to grow your business? CIE’s Mentor in Residence sessions are for you!
Our Mentor in Residence sessions will begin in April 2020.
About Mentor in Residence
Mentor in Residence offers you the opportunity to have a conversation with a seasoned entrepreneur. Someone who’s been through the highs and lows of creating a start-up, and who can help you with your venture. Many start-ups experience similar challenges, making it all the more important to seek advice and support.
What will you gain from a session?
You’re a proud start-up founder. Why would you need to talk to a mentor? Being a founder can be a very lonely experience, and no one can do everything on their own. Finding a good support network can be crucial when sailing in rough seas or facing dilemmas. A session with a Mentor in Residence could help you maintain focus, and together you can brainstorm alternative solutions to business problems.
Make the most of Mentor in Residence
To make the most of your session, give the mentor a heads-up about your topic of conversation. In addition, be respectful of their time. Finally, a mentor is an adviser; not a life coach. By seeking advice from someone who has travelled the road, you can expect to learn and also to gain an ally. Be aware though that the mentor will not provide you with all the answers and will not replace you as the decision-maker, so be prepared to listen, ask questions and reach your own conclusions.