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Mentorship Panel – Toronto Small Business Forum

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Source: StartUp Here Toronto Panel: Dave Wilkin, Hugh Chow, Devon Brooks, Jeremy O’Krafka, Debbie Fung Q: How do you seek out mentorship? A: Connect through incubators, 10k coffees platform and startup events. @enterprisetoronto Has a great mentorship program. A: Do your research. Intentionally seek out someone who has knowledge beyond you personal experience. Do they […]

Students Have Networking Breakthroughs at Speed Mentoring Event

Friday, November 21, 2014

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  A recent Women in Leadership Foundation study found that mentoring is important to 87% of Canadians, but only 19% have one.  On November 20th at Seneca’s Markham Campus, a group lead by the Workforce Planning Board of York Region in partnership with Seneca and facilitated by MENTORnetwork, ran an event to help bridge this gap.  48 current and aspiring […]

Mentor vs Advisor

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Mentor vs Advisor

In my MENTORready workshop, I’m regularly asked what the difference between a mentor and coach is.  These two roles are often described interchangeably in all realms of mentorship. But more specific to the world of entrepreneurs is the distinction between mentor and advisor.  In his book “Startup Communities” Brad Feld differentiates these as well as […]

21st Century Learning = Mentorship (My TED Talk)

Monday, August 20, 2012

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21st Century Learning = Mentorship (My TED Talk)

A few weeks ago I was meeting with a Professor from an Indian Technical College.  He’s here in Ontario learning about our model for Innovation Centres, to take back some of the practices that are driving our technology developments forward. He told me about an initiative that they are currently undertaking to revolutionize the education […]

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