Become A Mentor
StartEngine’s exclusive mentor community welcomes experienced professionals to mentor StartEngine’s incoming class of startups. Mentor relationships are a invaluable component of StartEngine’s mission to make Los Angeles a top tech community. We are always looking to get the most committed, actively engaged mentors on board.
Our mentors are united by their fierce passion to help startups succeed with one-on-one mentoring, holding office hours, giving talks, dropping by our office, and just being there to lend advice and a helping hand.
Why participate in the mentor program?
Being a StartEngine mentor gives you the opportunity to:
- Contribute your experience and network to projects that create financial and social value
- Catalyze a new generation entrepreneurial business leaders in Los Angeles
- Gain access to a network of visionaries, high-growth entrepreneurs, professionals, and industry leaders
- Build your organization’s brand through your association with the program and attendance at events
- Help accelerate economic growth in Los Angeles
What do mentors do?
All mentors in one way or another give their best effort to help ensure the success and sustainability of the entrepreneurs in our program. There are three potential engagement options based on interest, service preference, and time commitment:
- Committee Member: Host a Lunch & Learn once a quarter to share your experience as an entrepreneur or share knowledge on a particular subject (legal, finance, PR, etc.) to provide specific technical advice and guidance.
- One-on-One: Coach a specific entrepreneur with a focus on soft-skills such as leadership, team building, vision, professional networking (including providing access to your network), etc.
- Network Member: Respond to ad-hoc requests for advice on an as-needed/as-available basis.
Sign me up!
To become a StartEngine Mentor, please send an email to John (john c [at] startengine [dot] com) indicating your interest in the StartEngine Mentorship Program. Please include a brief bio, a link to your linkedin profile, an indication of your preferred engagement type, and any specific skills you would like to share as a mentor.