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Mentor Match Program

Running a social enterprise comes with many unique challenges, namely building a business and balancing the social impact that is at the root of your existence. At SocialVentures we understand the struggles that come with business growth and know that having a mentor by your side can be extremely helpful.

The SocialVentures Mentor Match Program is an opportunity to connect with an individual who not only understands your struggle, but is willing to share their time to help you navigate the complicated world of operating a social enterprise. Based on your responses to the application below, we will match you with a mentor who has indicated both their willingness and ability to help. Then, throughout the next three months, you will have an ally, partner, and hopefully a friend, that can answer your complicated questions.

 

The Process

  • Applications: Interested social entrepreneurs will complete a short application about their business and what they are looking to achieve from the mentor program. At the same time, interested mentors will complete a short application about their abilities to help the participants.
  • Information share: Social Entrepreneurs will be sent information about Mentors; Mentors will be sent information about Social Entrepreneurs. Each group will rank their top three choices to work with.
  • Matching: Based on feedback from the information share and ranking period, Social Entrepreneurs and Mentors will be matched and notified.

 

 

Timeline

Fall 2018

Applications Open: August 10, 2018
Applications Close: September 10, 2018
Mentorship Period: October-December 2018

Spring 2019

Applications Open: January 7, 2019
Applications Close: February 7, 2019
Mentorship Period: March-May 2019

Summer 2019

Applications Open: April 8, 2019
Applications Close: May 8, 2019
Mentorship Period: June-August 2019