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Mentorship Opportunties

2020 Mentor Opportunities

(updated 9.8.20)

Starting September 2020

Social Entrepreneurship at the Margins Virtual In-Residence Program Panelist - CLOSED

The Social Entrepreneurship at the Margins program will be completing a virtual In-Residence program to complete their 6-month online accelerator experience. We are recruiting mentors who can give feedback to social entrepreneurs in virtual “mock investor meetings.” Over the course of a week, the social entrepreneurs will present their Impact and Business models, their Operations and Growth plans, and their Investor Diligence materials to a panel of 2 mentors and one peer-reviewer for feedback.

    • Time Commitment: 9 hours of panel sessions spread over the course of one week. Maximum commitment is 3 hours per day with significant breaks every 90 minutes.
    • Schedule: September 17-23, 2020. Panel hours dependent on geography of Panel Review group.
    • Program Managers: Dolly Ngo and Marie Haller

Starting October 2020

Virtual In-Residence Program - CLOSED

The GSBI flagship accelerator is the In-Residence Program.  At least once per year, Miller Center will offer its In-Residence Program to a subset of SEs who have completed or are scheduled to complete one of three online programs (Validate, Prepare to Scale, and AMP).  Miller Center will identify, invite, interview, and select top performing social enterprises to attend our Virtual In-Residence program. SEs who apply for the In-Residence cohort must complete one of the eligible programs as identified above.

We are looking for mentor volunteers who are able to help holistically review these social enterprises and give them feedback on their plans through “Mock Investor Diligence Panels.” Over the course of a week, the social entrepreneurs will present their Impact and Business models, their Operations and Growth plans, and their Investor Diligence materials to a panel of 2 mentors and one peer-reviewer for feedback.

    • Time Commitment: 9 hours of panel sessions spread over the course of one week. Maximum commitment is 3 hours per day with significant breaks every 90 minutes.
    • Schedule: October 11-19 2020
    • Program Managers: Cassandra Staff and Karen Runde

Delayed Due to Pandemic

Alumni Mentoring Program
    • Time Commitment:  Three to six months of online mentoring to support an alum using current and newly created curriculum for GSBI alumni at inflection points.  If it’s new curriculum, the first assignment requires the completion of a workplan designed by the SE with input from mentors and GSBI program managers.
    • Schedule:  Ongoing enrollment targeting approximately 2 alums per month.  Interested mentors should clarify any limitations on start times and duration when registering your interest.
    • Eligible for In-Residence:  Yes
    • Program Managers: Karen Runde and Alex Pan
Alterna Catalyzer Program - 1 enterprise per month

This is a pilot project in partnership with our Guatemalan partner, Alterna. Alterna has launched the Catalyzer Impact Fund, which provides debt investment into companies. Miller Center mentoring comes after obtaining the debt financing. Our goal is to help the SEs get ready for their follow-on investment ask.

    • Time Commitment: Four months online mentoring to entrepreneurs in Guatemala using GSBI Online Accelerator curriculum. Scope of mentoring engagement jointly defined by the GSBI Program Manager, entrepreneur and mentor team as the first module. Fluency in Spanish not a requirement.
    • Schedule: Current month through September 2020
    • Eligible for In-Residence:  No
    • Program Manager: Andrew Lieberman

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