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Mentors

Mentors are a key part of the IACT program and they help shape the next generation of entrepreneurs by sharing their own knowledge and experiences.
Meet the IACT18 mentors.

Mentor an IACT Team to:

  • Give back to the local startup community.
  • Develop your own skills by teaching others.
  • Network with other members of the IACT community, including other IACT mentors.
  • Get first look of innovative new ventures, investment opportunities and talented young entrepreneurs.

FAQs

How much experience do I need to become a mentor?

The experience level of mentors can vary and we can match teams up based on your level of experience. Mentors will ideally have had some experience working in or with startups or have expertise in the field of innovation or entrepreneurship, but we are really just looking for mentors who can guide teams towards the right questions.

What time commitment is expected of mentors?

We recommend setting aside one hour per week, for the duration of the program, to connect with teams, whether this be via email or face-to-face meetings.

How will I be matched up to a team?

Once you have been registered as a mentor, come along to our Mentor Matching event on 4th September, where you can meet teams via a series of speed-networking rounds. We will also be sending mentors profiles of each of the teams, so if you can’t attend the Mentor Matching event, you can submit your preferences this way.

Once matched, how will the mentor relationship proceed?

Once we have matched you up with a team, we will send you an email to introduce you to one another. From there, you and the team can choose when, how and how often you meet. We’ll check in with you every so often to see how you are going, but we encourage the teams to initiate contact. Once the program concludes, it is up to you whether or not you wish to continue the mentor relationship with the team, but there are no expectations for you to do so.

I'm interested! How do I get involved as a mentor?

Email us at contact@innovationact.org with a little more about your background and expertise, and what you’re looking for in a team to mentor. Someone from the IACT team will be in touch to chat.

Become a Mentor

Interested in becoming a mentor? Complete the below form and a member of the team will be in touch.

We respect your privacy and will never share your information with any third parties.