Find a Mentor
Having a good mentor can be a big boost for a startup. Mentors can provide industry expertise, the experience of having been in your shoes before, or just be a person to talk to when the going gets tough. The programs below provide mentors that could really help your business.
Entrepreneurs looking for advice to grow their business in Africa get direct access to a pool of business experts from around the world. At VC4Africa’s ‘Mentorship Marketplace’ entrepreneurs can add ‘mentor requests’ that are visible, searchable and actionable by a pool of registered mentors. Business experts experienced in starting companies or with experience in a specific relevant field can sign up as a VC4Africa Mentor and provide critical feedback to promising entrepreneurs all across Africa. The Mentor Marketplace draws on an international network of business experts that dedicate their time, network and expertise free of charge.
Mara Mentor is an online tool to help young and ambitious entrepreneurs connect with experienced business people and peers in their industry.
Mara Mentor is a user-led community that enables mentees to:
- Access entrepreneurial and business-related advice
- Understand their business and sector better
- Develop their leadership skills and business acumen
- Interact with other entrepreneurs in their country or industry
MicroMentor is a free, easy-to-use service that connects entrepreneurs with volunteer mentors so they can solve problems and build businesses together. With a growing community and a record of thousands of mentor-mentee matches, MicroMentor’s mission is to leverage the power of mentoring to help small businesses thrive.