Mentorwise S1E1: Is a mentor actually necessary?

While you’re busy trying to grow your startup, it can feel like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done, let alone eat and even sleep! But evidence highlighting the power of mentorship cannot be ignored. Entrepreneurs with mentors tend to perform better by leveraging their mentor’s wisdom and pool of knowledge and networks. On this episode we’ll outline the reasons why a mentor is indeed necessary!

Mentorwise episode 1



  • Do busy startup founders really need a mentor, surely there are exceptions?
  • What is mentoring really about and what are some of the misconceptions that hold people back from taking advantage?

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