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.
- 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.
- Matching: Based on feedback from the information share and ranking period, Social Entrepreneurs and Mentors will be matched and notified.
Applications Open: January 20, 2020
Applications Close: February 25, 2020
Matches Notified: March 16, 2020
Mentorship Period: March 16-May 15 2020
Applications Open: July 20, 2020
Applications Close: August 25, 2020
Mentorship Period: September 14-December 18, 2020
Social Enterprises who are Community Impact Ambassadors: $30/month, paid in full at the time of matching (need a profile? click here.)
Social Enterprises without Marketplace profile and NonProfit Organizations: $50/month, paid in full at the time of matching