mentor

"We love our Mentors"

Become A

Mentor Service Award presented to TreyTheis in 2021

Mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and offer unique and valuable insights to the entrepreneurs in the program. Mentors help entrepreneurs define, focus, and build their businesses throughout the course of the 14-week program. The mentor is responsible for one on one coaching with the program participants, both in and out of the classroom. To be a mentor, an individual commits to attending 8 of the 14 sessions and to interact weekly with their assigned participant. Two mentors will be paired to every participant based on the fit and needs of participants and mentors. Class sessions typically last 3 hours, and the expectation is that each mentor spend one hour outside of class with their participant weekly.

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Attend 8 of 14 sessions to maintain continuity and build relationship with the participants. It is important that mentors  attend full sessions so that they can understand the material and the level of proficiency that is being expected of the entrepreneurs

  • Work with participants on their business during work sessions

  • Meet with one participant one hour a week

  • Provide introductions to business resources and organizations that may be helpful to participants

Mentor Benefits

Opportunity to make a real and lasting difference in the  Northside neighborhood of Spartanburg

Support microenterprises in early stage development and launch

Connect with other community-focused mentors and businesspeople from across Spartanburg