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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 […]

Main skills of a mentorship program manager

Monday, February 10, 2014

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Main skills of a mentorship program manager

For the month of February, we’re going to be delving into the community aspect of mentorship. We’ll be featuring great mentorship success stories with mentees we’ve worked with and know. We’ll also provide some thought pieces on the community management of mentorship programs. As much as we’re committed to supporting individual mentors and mentees in building […]

How do I provide value to my mentor?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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How do I provide value to my mentor?

After much searching, you’ve met with an incredible individual who inspires you with their wisdom, achievements and who they are as a person. They are invested in your success and are excited to help you on your journey to attain your dreams. So now what? How do you keep this incredible person engaged in a […]

Building Entrepreneur Mentoring Capacity in Ontario

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Building Entrepreneur Mentoring Capacity in Ontario

I’m sure it’s not a stretch to see why I was provoked by the subject of the email I received this morning, “Why Don’t Mentoring Networks Work?” from 1M/1M Founder Sramana Mitra. It’s no secret that I’m really proud of the exceptional network of mentoring programs we have available to entrepreneurs here in Canada and […]

The Next 36 THOUSAND

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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The Next 36 THOUSAND

Yesterday morning’s Demo Day and Graduation for the 2nd cohort of the Next 36 program got me excited about the possibilities for building a culture of entrepreneurship in Canada.  Clear in its goal of being an elite program for “Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates”, N36 is a microcosm of what we can be accomplish […]

5 Outcomes of Speed Mentoring

Saturday, April 14, 2012

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5 Outcomes of Speed Mentoring

  Protégés will receive advice and leading questions to overcome challenges and see new opportunities.  This is where the question of how much reflective advice can be shared in under 5 minutes – and the answer is not a lot. So this requires two important pieces of preparation for this to be a success: i) […]

Ontario Entrepreneur Mentors Project (OEMP)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

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Ontario Entrepreneur Mentors Project (OEMP)

Are you and Entrepreneur in Ontario looking for a mentor? I want to help. As part of an event I’m producing for the Ontario Centres of Excellence, I’m mapping out and getting connected with all of the entrepreneur mentorship programs in Ontario. This morning as I was challenging myself to really make this a meaningful […]

Be a Leader…Be a Mentor

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Be a Leader…Be a Mentor

Yesterday, I was speaking with the coordinator of a University mentorship program and was surprised to hear that for one of their programs (student-to-student), the number of mentors exceeded the number of mentees.  Their gap is unique—for most programs, the demand for mentors far exceeds the supply. Last week at JCI Toronto’s launch of Mentor2Lead, […]

Her confidence soared…

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Her confidence soared…

“Her confidence soared as she realized she had something to offer.” A New Canadian with a backgroung in Food Management, Tolulope didn’t really hit her stride in Canada until she engaged a mentor and showed what she was made of as a volunteer.  Check out her mentorship success story in the Toronto Star.  This is […]

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