Develop skills, have fun and pay it forward to a new generation of NZ entrepreneurs
The Mentoring team is made up of talented professionals and entrepreneurs like you who are looking to pay it forward to a new generation of New Zealand Entrepreneurs.
Mentors in previous New Zealand Startup Weekends have not only contributed valuable information, advice and networks to these budding ventures, they also connect with other Mentors, share their ideas, ventures and resources and have some fun doing so.
As a Mentor you’ll also have a chance to meet other talented and extraordinary individuals who will make up the mentoring team and of course have the kudos of being involved with SW and listed on our site as a mentor.
Mentoring passionate participants, seeing innovation grow across a dozen or so teams, working alongside other mentors and developing insight and skills can be extremely educational, fun and very rewarding.
Ideally Mentors have passion and expertise in some of the following – Startups (lean), web, market validation, commercialisation, pitching, business, design, etc and can work with a talented group of peers as a team. We are particularly looking for those who advance early stage startup teams and their understanding as they go through idea pivots, team dynamics and the challenges of lean startup.
What is Startup Weekend
What Startup Weekend Mentors Do
Mentors will check in on teams and co-ordinate with the Lead Mentor and other Mentors about the teams process.
- Ensuring teams are moving through the Start Weekend process
- Challenging thinking, asking the “obvious questions”
- Providing intros to specialist mentors and other external people
- Providing any other help that the teams may need