Startup Mentors

SoCal CTO

Do you have any suggestions for how to find a good mentor? Great question and I believe that just like finding a Technical Advisor for your startup is critical, finding a good mentor is critical. Mentor vs. Advisor Generally when I talk about startup mentors and advisors, I distinguish them in terms of: Mentor focus is You: The marketing person above is looking for someone to help them with their personal challenge. The same is true of your advisors and mentors.

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5 Keys To Maximizing Your Impact In People Mentoring

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are like most entrepreneurs I know, there just aren’t enough hours in a day to get all your own work done, as well as run the many one-hour meetings each team member seems to demand for decisions and mentoring. business productivity meetings mentor leadership

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10 Insights For Locating The Perfect Business Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Yet most entrepreneurs simply don’t know how to work with a mentor. Some of the best mentoring relationships don’t involve monetary compensation, but none are free.

Insights and Opinions: Startup Mentors

socalTECH

Do you have any suggestions for how to find a good mentor? Great question and I believe that just like finding a technical advisor for your startup is critical, finding a good mentor is critical. Read the rest of Tony's advice on Finding A Startup Mentor.

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How To Mentor Millennials Into Business Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

As a partially-retired baby-boomer in business, I’ve spent much of the last few years mentoring aspiring millennial entrepreneurs, and I’m always looking for more insights into how to help them. business leadership coaching danita bye mentoring millennials

MealswithMentors.com Connects People With Mentors

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How do you find someone to help mentor you with your goals, career, or other aspirations? Los Angeles-based Mealswithmentors.com has one way: let you take those mentors out to lunch. The startup, headed by Evan Aaronson, said this week that its site will help connect people with mentors, by taking those mentors out to coffee or lunch at the mentor's favorite restaurant. mealswithmentors mentor mentoring help career marketplace startup

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Does Your Mentor Play These 6 Roles?

InfoChachkie

Bob Wood has been a mentor to dozens of professionals during his long career in public service. As noted in You''re Never Too Old (Or Too Successful) For A Mentor , Bob has become not only my mentor, but also my friend. I can''t emphasize that enough, when seeking mentors.".

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7 Barriers To Understanding Your Mentor Communication

Startup Professionals Musings

Most business mentors tell me that the single biggest problem they have to deal with in small companies is the lack of open, honest, and effective communication, both from the top down and from the bottom up. business communication Derek Torrington mentor understanding

Insights and Opinions: Find A Mentor

socalTECH

Nick Hulse, the Chief Revenue Officer at Rubicon Project says: find a mentor. To accelerate your success there is nothing better than selecting and then learning from great mentors. Read Nick Hulse's full article on finding a mentor.

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MentorNight's Mentor List Tops 100

socalTECH

One Los Angeles group, MentorNight , believes it now has the largest mentor network outside of the local accelerators and incubators, and now has over 100 mentors looking to help up and coming entrepreneurs. The group, which is headed by John Diep and Tony Karrer, said it''s looking to provide a very curated way to create relationships and introduce mentors to those who need their help and guidance. mentornight mentor startup angeles help advice incubator accelerator

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5 Reasons Every Smart Business Owner Seeks A Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

As a long-time mentor and business advisor, I find it ironic that many look only to friends for advice. They forget that friends tell you what you want to hear, while good mentors tell you what you need to hear. Also don’t confuse a business mentor with a business coach.

7 Keys To Teaming With The Right Mentor For Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Why is it that only the most successful entrepreneurs , including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson, admit to having a mentor and actually use them? Here are my guidelines on how to make that happen: Identify specific issues and goals where you need mentoring.

Leadership Is From Experience, Mentoring and Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

Some will argue that people leadership is a skill you have to be born with, but I’m convinced that it can be learned from experience, mentoring, and failures. They reach to find mentors who have been there, read books on the subject, and participate in leadership development programs.

10 Required Actions To Make Startup Mentoring Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Yet most entrepreneurs simply don’t know how to work with a mentor. Some of the best mentoring relationships don’t involve monetary compensation, but none are free.

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Why You Should Enlist a Business Mentor, Or Be One

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience working with startups, the best approach these days is to find and use a good mentor (been there, done that). Of course, mentoring is not new – it’s been the favored way to learn arts and crafts since way back in the middle ages.

How To Transform Your Mentor Relationships Into Lifelong Friendships

InfoChachkie

My relationship with my friend and mentor, Bob Wood, has matured over time. This transition from a unilateral, teacher/student paradigm is essential to sustaining a mentor relationship over the long term. Stages Of A Typical Mentor Relationship.

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5 Keys To Effective Entrepreneurial Team Mentoring

Startup Professionals Musings

I believe you can be much more productive, as well as a more effective leader, if you approach most meetings as mentoring opportunities, and limit them to five minutes. It works, but in all cases, to be a successful mentor, there are some key things you have to do: Be available always.

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Spotting, Nurturing and Mentoring Talent – The Power of Troy Carter

Both Sides of the Table

I recently sat down with Troy Carter to talk about what he does and why he believes it is applicable to venture capital.

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Don’t Do Tequila Shots With Your Mentor

InfoChachkie

Mentor relationships are not immune to the laws of human interactions. Without active management on the part of the protégé, the meetings with their mentor will become less frequent and less impactful, ultimately accelerating the end of the relationship.

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10 Keys to Real Entrepreneur Mentoring Satisfaction

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Even one of the richest, Bill Gates , still values his friend Warren Buffett as his mentor. Mentoring is not as simple as one person giving the other all the right answers.

Is Your Advisor a Critic Posing as a Mentor?

Startup Professionals Musings

Advisors need to be mentors, looking ahead and directing you on key actions to take or avoid. Mentors have no interest in win-lose relationships. Good mentors don’t talk in terms of right or wrong, but in terms of best practices and elements of risk.

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Startup Leaders Today Mentor More Than Dictate

Startup Professionals Musings

The servant leader serves the people they lead through mentoring, direct assistance, listening, and acting on their employees input. If the answers surprise you, it may be time to find a leadership mentor. entrepreneur servant leadership startup mentor autocratic business

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10 Steps To A Productive Mentor-Mentee Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur can learn from a mentor, no matter how confident or successful they have been to date. Even one of the richest, Bill Gates , still values his friend Warren Buffett as his mentor. Mentoring is not as simple as one person giving the other all the right answers.

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StartEngine May Mentor Mixer

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 -- StartEngine May Mentor Mixer. See [link].

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7 Keys to Finding the Right Startup Mentor for You

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m a big fan of mentoring in business, and have been at different times on both the contributing and receiving end of the process. These days, I seem to often hear from entrepreneurs who are struggling to find a mentor, or complaining about their lack of effectiveness.

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Let Five-Minute Mentoring Scale Your Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

I believe you can be much more productive, as well as a more effective leader, if you approach most meetings as mentoring opportunities, and limit them to five minutes. It works, but in all cases, to be a successful mentor, there are some key things you have to do: Be available always.

3 Secrets of Wildly Successful Mentors

Inverted Software

Listen to Inverted Software’s CEO talk about success, mentorship and the tipping point of your business in this interview with Stephen Woessner. Onward Nation with Stephen Woessner is America’s best podcast for learning how today’s top business owners Think, Act, & Achieve.

The Unwritten Secrets for Choosing a Startup Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

Every first-time entrepreneur, or even an experienced founder stepping into a new business area, needs a mentor. A mentor is a confidant who has been there and done that, and is willing to guide your steps. Later, the great Warren Buffet became his mentor on many corporate matters.

Mentor Secrets for Keeping Your Startup Alive

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup mentor has his favorite list of basic strategies to avoid pitfalls, and I’m no exception. entrepreneur mentor secrets funding founder mistakes businessBehind most great startup success stories is a long list of mistakes!

LA Technology Scene: StartEngine Entrepreneurs Mix It Up With Mentors

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At a recent Mentor Mixer for the accelerator, held last Thursday, the group ran through pitches and mixed and mingled with mentors. They're already having a lot of interaction with mentors, some of them have customers and traction, some of them even have investors already lined up.". Besides meeting new mentors and exchanging business cards, the main focus of the night were the pitches. mentors entrepreneur entrepreneurship accelerator startengine

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You Are Never Too Old (or Too Successful) For A Mentor

InfoChachkie

Despite what you might think, you are never too old to benefit from the helpful guidance of a mentor. Jason Nazar, Co-Founder and CEO of Docstoc , and a self-professed "Mentee Whore," discusses his secrets to finding and keeping a mentor in this compelling article.

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Five Ways a Business Mentor is More Than a Friend

Startup Professionals Musings

Mentors tell you what you need to hear. When the message is the same from both, you don’t need the mentor anymore. In that sense, you should think of a mentor more like your advisor who has done all he can. Also don’t confuse a business mentor with a business coach.

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Every Entrepreneur Needs a Mentor, but not a Critic

Startup Professionals Musings

The dictionary definition of a mentor is “an experienced and trusted advisor,” or “leader, tutor or coach.” The big difference, of course, is that a mentor looks ahead to help you, while a critic looks backward to tell you what you did wrong. entrepreneur startup mentor critic busines

5 Reasons a Startup Mentor Need Not Be Your Friend

Startup Professionals Musings

Mentors tell you what you need to hear. When the message is the same from both, you don’t need the mentor anymore. In that sense, you should think of a mentor more like your advisor who has done all he can. Also don’t confuse a business mentor with a business coach.

Don’t Ask a Best Friend to be Your Startup Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

Mentors tell you what you need to hear. When the message is the same from both, you don’t need the mentor anymore. In that sense, you should think of a mentor more like your advisor who has done all he can. Also don’t confuse a business mentor with a business coach.

How to Make a Business Mentoring Relationship Work

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m a big fan of mentoring in business, and have been at different times on both the contributing and receiving end of the process. These days, I seem to often hear from entrepreneurs who are struggling to find a mentor, or complaining about their lack of effectiveness.

Finding the Right Business Mentor is Value Squared

Startup Professionals Musings

Every first-time entrepreneur, or even an experienced founder stepping into a new business area, needs a mentor. A mentor is a confidant who has been there and done that, and is willing to guide your steps. Later, the great Warren Buffet became his mentor on many corporate matters.

Five-Minute Mentoring for Effective Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

I believe you can be much more productive, as well as a more effective leader, if you approach most meetings as mentoring opportunities, and limit them to five minutes. It works, but in all cases, to be a successful mentor, there are some key things you have to do: Be available always.

How to Detect Mentors Who are Critics in Disguise

Startup Professionals Musings

The dictionary definition of a mentor is “an experienced and trusted advisor,” or “leader, tutor or coach.” The big difference, of course, is that a mentor looks ahead to help you, while a critic looks backward to tell you what you did wrong.

Entrepreneur Mentoring Session

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 -- Entrepreneur Mentoring Session. Nitro will help strengthen the region's eco-system for successful entrepreneurship by providing startup entrepreneurs with access to powerful mentoring and executive in residence (EIR) resources. The goal of the group's first event is to introduce entrepreneurs/researchers to experienced mentors, in a working session environment, so that both sides can see if there is mutual interest in continuing to work together.

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SVB Presents Amplify Mentor Series with Zefr

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 -- SVB Presents Amplify Mentor Series with Zefr. ZEFR Founders, Zach James and Richard Raddon, will give a presentation on the founding of ZEFR. ZEFR provides solutions for professional content owners on YouTube and has built a premium network that brings together the largest and most diverse collection of movies, television, music and sports content.

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, December 6, 2008 -- Entrepreneur Mentor Society continues its "LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR" series. Meet two successful entrepreneurs who will share their startup story as well as provide insightful advice on how best to start your venture! Come learn the skills to launch your entrepreneurial dreams. See [link] (more

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Entrepreneur Mentor Society

SoCal Tech Calendar

Entrepreneur Mentor Society continues its "LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR" series. Saturday, November 22, 2008 -- Saturday Speaker Series. Meet two successful entrepreneurs who will share their startup story as well as provide insightful advice on how best to start your venture! Come learn the skills to launch your entrepreneurial dreams. See [link] (more

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