Mentorship Opportunties

2021 Mentor Opportunities

(updated 6.16.21)

Ongoing, as needed opportunity

Content Experts for Video Curriculum

Looking for presenters/narrators for curricular videos. We have big plans for updating the curriculum that includes adding several mini-courses. If you want to apply your expertise to this creation process, become a video star at Miller Center, please let us know. We are also interested in diversifying the people presenting content to our social entrepreneurs, by including local leaders, people of color, and women amongst our narrators. Please use the form to apply or recommend someone else.

    • Time Commitment: TBD – dependent on your availability
    • Schedule: Ongoing, 2021 (and possibly beyond)
    • Program Managers: Greg Starbird, Jeff Pilisuk

Starting July 2021

CaterpillHERs Accelerator 2

In collaboration with Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, CaterpillHERs is launching the third cohort of its online accelerator in Pakistan. This 16-week program provides a business curriculum, support network, investment-readiness training, and also connects women social enterprise leaders in Pakistan with business executives from all over the world, especially Silicon Valley. The program is designed to help women leaders build more sustainable and scalable businesses and is open to social enterprises working across any sector all over Pakistan. The call for applications begins May 17 and the cohort kicks off July 5 and runs through October 29. NOTE: Hindi and/or Urdu language skills are a plus but not necessary to mentor in this cohort.

Dates: July – October 2021

Time Commitment:

  • One-hour weekly phone call for the duration of the program
  • Kick-off and closing webinars

Program Manager: Karen Runde

Starting August 2021

Impact Model Mentoring

Miller Center is partnering with Sopact to increase our capacity around impact measurement and management. We will be running two pilot cohorts this fall for alumni social entrepreneurs to refine their impact model and gain access to a brand-new impact management platform. The first cohort will be August through the end of October and the second will be mid-September through Thanksgiving. We are seeking a total of 20 mentors who would like to support these cohorts and build their capacity and knowledge around impact measurement and management.

Dates: August – October 2021 and/or September – November 2021

Time Commitment:

  • Attending a mentor kick-off and initial training session
  • Holding weekly meetings with your social entrepreneur of approximately one hour
  • Attending one monthly training around impact strategy and metrics
  • Optional weekly office hours with Sopact and entrepreneurs around impact strategy and metrics

Program Manager: Karen Runde

Starting September 2021

Investment Readiness and Facilitation

This program is offered to alumni of Miller Center’s Accelerator programs who are currently seeking to raise investment. During phase 1 of this program, mentors will hold weekly one-hour calls with the social entrepreneurs for the duration of the 3-month program held from September-November 2021. Topics covered include: reviewing and refining the “justifiable ask”, developing their due diligence data room, developing investor targets, developing targeted fundraising collateral, and creating a networking strategy. If your social entrepreneur is able to demonstrate the quality of their ask in this phase, you will be asked to stay on and support investment facilitation in phase 2. In this phase, you will offer ongoing but more ad-hoc support for up to 12 months as your mentee goes through the fundraising process. You will support investor outreach, due diligence preparation, and term sheet negotiation.

Dates: September-November 2021 with optional continued support

Time Commitment:

  • Holding weekly one-hour calls with your social entrepreneur

Program Manager: Alex Pan

Starting October 2021

Innovation Works Fall 2021 Accelerator

We are recruiting mentors for the third accelerator we are doing in partnership with Innovation Works. The cohort will be made up of 8-10 Baltimore-based social enterprises that represent a range of industries -from retail to healthcare- and are tackling a variety of issues, from eldercare to food access.

Dates: October 2021 – March 2022

Time Commitment:

  • One-hour weekly call for the duration of the program
  • Kick-off and closing webinars

Program Managers:

Sally Ratrie – Innovation Works
Sharon Bunyard – Miller Center

Programs In Progress

Please note:

Once the entrepreneurs for each program have been selected, the Mentor Network Team will reach out to mentors who have registered their interest through our form. Mentors will receive a summary of the participants in the cohort and are encouraged to indicate any preferences, interests, and limitations. Generally, you can expect to hear from our team about two weeks before the start of any given program.

Email Lynne or Sharon with any questions at mc-mentors@scu.edu