Mentor Pool

Building a pool of mentors with varied backgrounds and experiences is of paramount importance to create a holistic environment for startups. This pool should essentially comprise college alumni, experts from the relevant sectors and other industry experts, corporates with experience in the field, individuals with manufacturing and product experience, individuals with technology background, individuals with strong legal and regulation footage, people from the financial sector with funding experience and successful entrepreneurs, who have done it all.

The real value in mentoring happens when people explore deeper issues such as identity, beliefs, interest, motivation and career paths. Because mentors and mentees interact in a variety of different ways that goes beyond subject expertise, so it is vital that the pool is wide enough to provide a good match.

Mentors should typically be driven by social motives such as 'giving back to Society' or a desire to see development in the local community specially rural women.