MENTORING MAKES A DIFFERENCE

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Mentoring brings you the satisfaction of helping the next wave of entrepreneurs succeed, as well as a chance to develop professionally and expand your network. Helping a young entrepreneur navigate through today’s competitive, technology-driven world brings you closer to new trends for a valuable learning experience.

We’re looking for mentors to share their knowledge and experience with the next wave of Canadian entrepreneurs. Mentoring with Futurpreneur Canada could be the most rewarding decision you make.

Make an Impact

Global research1 shows that 70 percent of mentored small businesses survive for five years or more. That’s double the success rate of businesses who don’t receive mentoring support. Working with a mentor impacts the sustainability of businesses, helping them to thrive, grow and create more jobs.

1UK Federation of Small Business

Becoming a mentor is an opportunity to:

  • Give back to the community
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn from your mentee’s experiences

Become a mentor and help fuel the passion of the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

To find out more, contact Katy Carr at 250-639-4633 or thrivenorth@futurpreneur.ca

Eligibility

Are you eligible to be a Futurpreneur Mentor?

We’re looking for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with the following experience:

Experience as an entrepreneur:

  • A minimum of 5 years entrepreneurship experience in the last 15 years
  • Willing and available to work with an entrepreneur for a minimum of four hours per month for up to two years
  • Ready to be paired with a mentor within 3 months of registering as a mentor

Experience as an intrapreneur:

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in a corporate environment
  • In the past 15 years, have led the creation and launch of a significant service or product and succeeded in rallying support and resources to sustain the initiatives
  • Willing and available to work with an entrepreneur for a minimum of four hours per month for up to two years
  • Ready to be paired with an entrepreneur within 3 months of registering as a mentor

What’s an intrapraneur?

An intrapreneur is an employee who uses entrepreneurial skills within a company to turn an idea or project into a viable venture for the business.

The Mentoring Relationship

Welcome video: All potential mentors are asked to watch a short video that outlines the dos and don’ts of mentoring with Futurpreneur Canada.

Matching: When matching entrepreneurs and mentors, we consider an entrepreneur’s skills gaps, business experience and, when appropriate, industry. Matches are also informed by reviewing the mentor’s mentoring philosophy and making a match based on compatibility.

Ment2B: Ment2B is an online kick-off meeting that the mentor and entrepreneur complete together; setting the stage for the guiding principles that will inform their relationship for the next two years.

Monthly Updates: We ask mentors and entrepreneurs to submit short, monthly updates on the status of their relationship. These updates help us understand how the mentoring relationship is unfolding, and to offer help when we see there are potential challenges. This feedback also helps us shape current and future programs.

Mentoring Resources

Mentor-in-Residence

Linda Morana

Linda is our in-house expert dedicated to staying on top of the latest mentoring research and creating tools, exercises, learning modules and peer learning opportunities for Futurpreneur mentors.

Check out Linda’s posts on our blog!

Business Resource Centre

We’re dedicated to creating and collecting valuable tools for mentors so they can continue learning and developing their skills. In our Business Resource Centre, you’ll find: free mentor-specific resources, case studies and crash courses.

Visit our Business Resource Centre

Our mentor-specific crash courses are particularly valuable for mentors at any stage in a mentoring relationship.

View our Crash Courses

Additional Tools

You’ll also be provided with exclusive guides, templates and webinars as part of your Futurpreneur mentoring relationship.

ThriveNorth

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation.

Email: thrivenorth@futurpreneur.ca Phone: 1-800-464-2923
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