Entrepreneurs Rendezvous with Mentors now

By Team YS
March 15, 2011, Updated on : Thu Sep 05 2019 07:30:18 GMT+0000
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Mentor Edge

The Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship at IIM Ahmedabad [CIIE – http://ciieindia.org] last year, launched a unique initiative called the MentorEdge for the Entrepreneurs in India.MentorEdge [http://mentoredge.com] was born out of the need to help entrepreneurs who couldn’t be incubated at CIIE because of its focus on Innovative Technology driven Incubation and thus cater to the larger ecosystem.

The Initiative has now spread across 8 cities [Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore]. Each city has its set of Evangelists who co-ordinate locally with participants. The objective is to equip each city with its set of expert mentors who will be supporting the MentorEdge initiative by being available to guide the mentee entrepreneurs with their knowledge and expertise.

We conduct Mentor Rendezvous every two months, in each of these cities, so as to introduce the mentors to local entrepreneurs in a one – to – one setting.

Mentor Rendezvous’ are a common platform where the Mentors and entrepreneurs come together. The aim is to facilitate and connect Entrepreneurs with the Mentors over a 45 minute slot, which is allotted before the event. Prior to the event the mentees are instructed to view the mentor profiles on the website and select which mentors they want to connect with. To ensure that right people, with similar work domains and interests meet each other, there is a rigorous curation process carried out at the backend by MentorEdge team once the selections are confirmed. The event lasts about half a day, where dedicated slots are assigned for mentees and mentors to meet. The mentees are sent preparatory material to ensure they come prepared with the project / ideas and make optimum use of the 45 minute slots allotted to them with their chosen mentor. We intend to organize the event such that the mentee is benefited by meeting at 3 – 4 mentors on the day.

The event is meant to be first hand interactions where we introduce the 2 parties and encourage them to carry this relationship forward as per mutual agreement. The intention is to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem across the country, where participants are benefited by the collective pool of intelligence.

Entrepreneurs interested in being a part of the event can visit our website for further details [http://mentoredge.com] and register as a Mentee, marking the city where you wish to attend as your preference.

Please feel free to mail us on mentoredge@ciieindia.org if you would like to connect with the team. Please use the following format as subject for the mail: Interested in Mentor Rendezvous {city}

Dates

2nd April - Ahmedabad, Delhi

9th April – Pune, Kolkata

7th May – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai

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