Rendezvous with Mentors for Entrepreneurs - MentorEdge

By Team YS|3rd Jun 2011
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Mentor Edge

Nobody gives a damn about you when you kick start, as the saying goes “nobody worships an Idol in the making", it is only a good Mentor who can see far. Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey; you need people around who are excited about your product/ service, to give you directions on the untraveled path.MentorEdge has hit the nail right. “I have been lucky to have a Mentor, or more importantly let’s say we chose each other. Bringing in an experienced excited person on board changes your perspective and thus changes your execution to ramp up your process”, says Nihar A Kalghatgi, the founder behind SchoolApps who met his co-founder at Mentor Rendezvous, Pune, last year.

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 back end 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. The event is organized such that the mentee is benefited by meeting at least 3 – 4 mentors on the day.

MentorEdge, was started last year by the Incubation Cell at IIM Ahmedabad (CIIE). Mentor Edge came out of the need to help entrepreneurs who couldn’t be incubated at CIIE because of its focus on Innovative Technology driven Incubation. This initiative shall help entrepreneurs in the following cities to take guidance from domain experts.

Dates:

18th June Pune

9th July Chennai

16th July Bangalore

23rd July Hyderabad, Delhi

Register as a mentee here http://mentoredge.com/

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

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