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 sessions are for you!
Free and open to all current students and staff of the University of Auckland.
What will you gain from a session?
Why would you need to talk to a mentor? A free 30-minute session with one of CIE’s Mentors helps you get a different perspective, stretch your thinking and together brainstorm next best steps to move your venture forward. Being a founder is challenging and can sometimes even be a lonely experience. So sharing your thoughts and questions with a mentor will help you accelerate growth, both personally and for your venture.
How it works
1). Book a conversation with our friendly Programmes team
In this first conversation you’ll be asked to share your story, answer some questions and have a bit of a dialogue. Getting to know you and the support you need will help us connect you with the mentor best placed to support you
2). Set-up Miro board
After your intake conversation, you’ll receive a link to Miro, an online whiteboard platform. You’ll upload basic information, such as who’s in the team, your idea, and what support you are looking for. Miro makes it easy to collaborate online, and most importantly, track progress.
3). Meet the mentor
You will receive an invite to meet the mentor, via Zoom, for a 30-minute conversation. The mentor will also have access to your Miroboard, so they can prepare and know something about you ahead of time. Use your board to make notes/add comments and record your agreed next steps
4). Do it all again
We’ve got a range of mentors, all with different skills and expertise. So you’re free to ask for another conversation with the same or a different mentor. Don’t be shy to use their expertise and life skills to get different points of view, grow your network, and your start-up.