Profile Of A Mentor
Some of our mentors are founders and CEOs. Others are domain experts in finance, sales, marketing and business development. Still others are venture capitalists, investors, or lawyers with mergers and acquisition experience. Most mentors return year after year because they find the process to be personally fulfilling and a great opportunity to give back.
We are looking for mentors with strong business and operational experience. While ideal mentors exhibit a number of qualities, we are especially seeking individuals with a passion to become a trusted advisor. The mentors must have the interpersonal skills to interact and empathize with a person from a different culture, who is often struggling with minimal resources and funding.
“Why am I a mentor? It’s actually entirely selfish. My mission is to meet really amazing people and help them in any way I can do things that I could never do.”
Strategy Consultant & Growth Expert
"The work the GSBI is doing in the aggregate...makes a mentor want to invest time in this program."
CEO/Principal, Dainamic Consulting, INC.
"It's such an honor to work with dedicated entrepreneurs who are trying to better our world, and I always feel that I learn so much from them."
Business Consultant, Advocate for Resource-Challenged Women.
"These social entrepreneurs are doing integral things for the world. They are so open, so inspiring, so committed."
Retired Sr. VP IBM.
"The opportunity to have an impact on the entrepreneurs and the constituents they serve is a highly multiplied opportunity."
Vice President Customer Experience, KLA-Tencor Corp.
"In Past years I've had the good fortune to work with many social entrepreneurs working on very exciting and promising businesses and/or technologies and services."
VP and GM Mentor Graphics
"Every Social Entrepreneur I have met through the GSBI is impressive. They have had: a powerful vision, the will to do something 'good' for others, and the dedication to do the hard work needed."
Managing Partner, McKenna Ventures II
"I think the beneficial part for me that I get out of being a mentor is the fact that I get to talk to people around the world that are trying to do fabulous things. I learn so much that I think it's almost silly that they call us a mentor. The learning experience for us is tremendous"
In-depth Mentoring with GSBI Accelerator and GSBI Online
During GSBI Accelerator and GSBI Online programs our mentors coach, educate, and encourage participating social entrepreneurs for one to two hours a week for the duration of our 10 and 6 month programs.
On average, our GSBI Accelerator program participants benefit from 300 hours or more of individual attention from their mentors.The social entrepreneurs who attend the GSBI cite the mentors as the most valuable aspect of the experience and superior to other accelerators.
Workshop Mentoring with GSBI Boost
Our mentors also have the opportunity to travel and work shoulder-to-shoulder with the social entrepreneurs in their respective countries. In the GSBI Boost program, the mentors are fully engaged over an intense 3-day workshop targeted toward early stage social entrepreneurs.
Mentors coach social entrepreneurs during group breakout sessions, provide feedback as participants work through their deliverables, and have the opportunity to provide support after the GSBI Boost.
Want to become a mentor and create a ripple of impact?
Reach out to us!