What is expected from the IAN mentors?
Mentors are a guiding light to entrepreneurs as they cope with decisions on various aspects of their business. Mentors would use their expertise and experience to guide the Incubatee on business & financial planning, provide strategic and operational inputs, and provide direction for product development.
How long will my engagement be with the entrepreneurs?
Typically IAN Incubator mentors would provide mentoring for the period of incubation which is 18 months. In some cases the entrepreneur may be seeking specific guidance and the duration could me just a few months. On the other hand, mentors may chose to continue working with the entrepreneur even after the end of the incubation period.
Can you name some other mentors in the IAN Incubator network?
to see the names and profiles of the current IAN mentors
Why do I need to sign the NDA?
As a mentor, you will have full knowledge and information about the entrepreneur’s business idea and technology. NDAs help provide comfort to the entrepreneur that their business ideas and other proprietary information is safeguarded.
How much time would I need to spend per Incubatee?
The number of hours spent would depend on your relationship with the entrepreneur and the availability of your time. On an average you will need to spend about 3-4 hours per month for each Incubatee.
How do you match the Incubatees with the mentors?
We maintain a list of your areas of expertise and interest. We will identify incubatee requirements and evaluate which mentor would be best suited to guide the entrepreneur. We would then send you a request asking if you would be interested in mentoring the suggested ventures.
Want to ask more questions before I accept the offer to be a mentor.
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