Mentors & Advisors
Mentorship is a vital element of any entrepreneur's success. Startup Tucson provides a variety of ways for subject matter experts, business mentors and advisors to "pay-it-forward" to the next generation of innovators.
Review the mentoring programs below and complete the Mentor Interest Form to get started!
Startup Tucson Mentor Program:
Our vision for the Startup Tucson Mentoring Program is to have a diverse, growing group of mentors and subject matter experts who are consistently involved with entrepreneurs, in ways that they find personally fulfilling.
Our desire is that everyone who engages will have a clear sense of what their expectations are for commitment, values, and skills so that everyone can have a phenomenal experience from start to finish.
Startup Tucson offers the following ways to engage as a mentor depending on your availability, expertise and desire to give.
1) Momentum Mentor Sprint (Commitment Level: High)
2) Action Advisor Program (Commitment Level: Medium)
3) On-Demand Experts (Commitment Level: Low)
“70% of mentored startups and businesses survive more than 5 years, which is double the rate of the non-mentored businesses in the US.” Inc. Magazine, 2017
Other ways to get involved:
Sponsor an Entrepreneur
Startup Tucson is a 501(c)3 and we rely and sponsors and donors to ensure that we are able to keep our services and accessible to all. If you are in a position to sponsor scholarship and programming, you can make a lasting impact in our community.
We have a number of platforms for speakers-- from small and informal like Startup Coffee to the main stage of TENWEST Impact Festival. We also value workshops and seminars that mentors can offer our community of entrepreneurs.