SIC Mentorship Program

What?

A program designed to accomplish 2 main objectives:

  • Deepen SIC Value added to early stage impact startups
  • Expand SIC network within the impact startup community

Why?

The Mentorship Program would enable:

  • SIC-vetted startup founders to receive 1-1 mentorship with experienced professionals.
  • Experienced professionals to contribute to the growth of young impactful startups, with minimal effort.
  • SIC Partner VCs to receive high quality information from the program that would contribute to their own industry assessments.

How?

The Mentorship Program consists of a mutual selection process and social context analysis which will allow a perfect match between mentees and the following experienced professionals:

  • Entrepreneurial experts
  • Industry experts
  • Subject matter experts

Why Be A SIC Mentor?

What we’ll help you with:

  • GIVE BACK: Support the next generation of impact-driven founders to overcome their knowledge and cognitive barriers to succeed and make a positive contribution to society.
  • LEARN: Learn entrepreneurship-specific contents and stay up-to-date with industry trends.
  • DEVELOPMENT: develop leadership theory and best practice through mentoring sessions. 
  • NETWORK: Stay plugged into the emerging high-impact entrepreneurship community.
  • OPPORTUNITY: Access to curated investment opportunities and talents.

How to become a SIC Mentor?

Eligibility Criteria

Entrepreneurial experience: co-founder, CXO and/or supported ventures as a board member or investor OR

Industry experience: industry experts with at least 5 years of experience within a particular industry OR

Functional experience: subject matter experts with at least 5 years of experience in at least one of the following categories:

  • Strategic planning
  • Investing & Financing
  • Business development
  • Marketing
  • Accounting & Financial Analysis
  • R&D/Product development
  • Talent development
  • Mentored at least 3 teams in the past or participated in mentoring programs for at least 1 year

Selection Process

  1. Apply by filling out the form
  2. First interview (phone call or in person)
  3. Second interview (in person if needed)
  4. You’re a SIC Mentor!