Yesterday was my first Mentor Match-Up day at TechManchester. It’s a bit like speed dating, meeting six entrepreneurs in quick succession, all trying to choose from a range of mentors.
The 200th mentor to volunteer was in the session, which is quite a milestone. Judging by the talent of the mentors I met, that is a huge variety and depth of knowledge and expertise that the mentees can draw on.
I decided to volunteer as a mentor with this TechManchester programme to ‘give something back’. I was expecting yesterday to be all young Manchester people in their first startups, but there was quite a range, from PhD students with just the beginnings of their ‘great idea’ to businesses that have been running for a while. They all need help, and I’m sure they’ll be able to find the right match-up with a mentor from the array of talent that was there.
Now I have to wait a little while to see who has chosen me as their mentor. Interesting times ahead…