Become a Mentor at Accelerating Asia
Mentors are the backbone of our program.
We work with industry professionals and experts across all sectors from multinationals to government, successful startup founders, investors, development professionals and technical specialists.
Mentors dedicate their time and expertise to support the founders and ensure the startups that we work with through our programs are successful.
Some mentors are generalists, strategic advisors or specialists. There is no set commitment for a mentor as this may change depending on the needs of the startups in our program.
Unlike most programs, we do not match a mentor to a startup for the duration of the program. Instead, we believe in creating opportunities for our founders and startups to meet with mentors that could be well-suited to guiding their business based on their particular needs. In times of specific requests or requirements for support, the team will step in to make introductions and connect potentially well-suited mentors with startups in our program.
There are generally 3 types of mentors involved with our program:
Generalists and strategic advisors: These mentors usually work with one or two startups at a time and provide medium to long-term business support, advice and guidance
Specialists or industry experts: These mentors have specific expertise and work with our startups as and when specialist or technical advice is required
Connectors: These mentors believe in the startups that we work with and open up their networks and connections to help take our startups to the next level when fundraising, expanding to new markets or seeking other connections
Mentors need to apply or are invited to join Accelerating Asia. Only mentors that are qualified and that have been vetted by the team are then invited to join and on-boarded as official mentors for the program. We also spend time getting to know each mentor, the value they have to add to the program and make sure expectations are aligned.
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