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Saturday, November 21, 2015

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Placing a punctuation at the end of another invigorating Global Entrepreneurship Week! I’ve never felt more like a Culture of Entrepreneurship has arrived in Canada:) Here’s a summary of where we were and who we were with this week: Enterprise Toronto Mentor Appreciation Lunch with Councillor Michael Thompson MENTORready with Venture For Canada Fellows @ […]

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 […]

Meet Miki Agarwal- Forbes Top 20 Millennial, Business Partner of Tony Hsieh

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Are you feeling stuck in your business? Feeling the entrepreneur blues? Looking for your next big idea? Then attending the SociaLIGHT conference on November 22nd may be just for you! With a fantastic line up speakers like Miki Agarwal (Business Partner of Tony Hsieh of Zappos.com) and Bob Proctor (Internationally acclaimed author, speaker and teacher […]

ventureLAB Mentor of the Month: Vince Bulbrook

Monday, October 6, 2014

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What inspires you?  People who truly want to make a difference and aren’t just driven to make money.  These people are the ones that are trying to build things of value and want many people to benefit.  I am also impressed by people who truly care about the problems of others and don’t just go […]

entrePATH

Friday, July 11, 2014

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In April, MENTORnetwork received the York Region communityBUILD award for our new program entrePATH.  We will be launching the pilot this fall.  Any Seneca Business students interested in participating, email me at jeremy@mentorup.ca for an interview.

Should you join a Mastermind group?

Monday, March 10, 2014

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Should you join a Mastermind group?

WE THINK SO!  Masterminds are in essence peer mentorship groups where participants tackle challenges and problems together. Members lean on each, give advice, share connections and do business with each other where appropriate. Masterminds have existed for many years and have been cited by Napolean Hill as one of the channels for fostering personal and […]

How to sustain relationships within your community

Monday, February 24, 2014

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How to sustain relationships within your community

When you’ve built a community for your mentorship program, it’s very important to “keep in touch” so that you are aware of any issues, needs or requests your community has on a regular basis. This way you can continually create value and provide the service they need. Furthermore, it builds trust and has your community […]

How to prepare for a mentor meeting

Monday, January 27, 2014

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How to prepare for a mentor meeting

In order to get the most out of your interactions with your mentor, we recommend that you come into your mentor meeting prepared. According to Module 3 of CYBF’s Mentorship Crash Course  here’s how: 1. Do your homework Use outlets like LinkedIn, Twitter and Google (articles they’ve written, a blog they keep etc.) to learn […]

Moving through the fear of being vulnerable with your mentor

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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Moving through the fear of being vulnerable with your mentor

As part of our “Fears of Mentorship” series, we are addressing one of the major fears that came up: BEING VULNERABLE. Here are two samples of what our community members shared about their fears of being vulnerable: In response, we found an incredible article by the Harvard Business Review which speaks to the power and […]

Moving through the fear of making a mentoring request

Friday, December 6, 2013

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Last week we committed to responding to people’s fears of mentorship and we’re going to do just that. In fact, we’re dedicating the full month to this. So let’s address the first major fear: reaching out to a mentor. In our #PoCchat with Bobby Umar of Raeallan, we asked the question: What intimidates you about […]

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