Register. Participants (startups) and mentors create their profiles and gain access to a personal account on the platform.
Tell us more about yourself/ your startup. Indicate your professional skills, describe the startup you are working on. Which markets are you interested in? In what areas can you provide advice? A detailed description will help us better choose mentors at the request of startups.
Don’t ignore the code of conduct. Before starting your engagement, it is useful to give it a read and outline the framework of your activity within the platform to avoid any further confusion or violations of the ethics and personal space of mentors.
Your personal space. After registration you will have a personal account where your mentoring sessions, invitations to events, access to closed webinars and much more will be displayed.
Request. It is important to note that a startup does not directly contact a mentor. The startup selects the mentor and makes a request that will be considered by the platform coordinator, and only then sent to the mentor. In the request, you need to describe the project, your goals for the mentor session, what questions you want to ask the mentor, and why this particular mentor is of interest to you for consultations. Individual mentoring sessions can be held both online (Zoom, Google Meet) and offline (personal meeting).
Mentoring platform coordinator - is a liaison between a startup and a mentor. The coordinator reviews the initial request from the startup to the mentor for adequacy and compatibility with the profile of the mentor, but the approval or refusal of the mentor session depends on the consent of the mentor.
How to work. Mentor assists and directs the conversation by giving out questions and topics to elaborate on. Mentee is expected to fulfill the tasks and answer the questions put forward by the mentor. However, both parties can form the agenda.
A-day-prior rule. Tasks should be fulfilled and displayed on the platform one day prior to the meeting so that there would be enough time to review them and come up with feedback.
No limitations on time, format or number of sessions.In terms of the form of interaction, time and date of the sessions parties are welcomed to choose any convenient ones (taking into account the difference in time zones).
Set goals. Before each mentor session, set goals (what result do you want to get). It is also important to keep a record of all mentoring sessions on the platform in order to track dynamics and performance.
Assess. As we want this ecosystem to be improved and developed further, we need your objective assessment of the interaction. They could be both public and private.
Rating. Based on the quality and number of mentor sessions, we will introduce a rating system and special statuses for mentors.