Become a Mentor

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One of the most popular parts of the Hatch experience is our mentoring programme. If you are interested in volunteering your time, we’d love to hear from you.

Mentoring with Hatch

Enhances job satisfaction

Enhances peer recognition

Provides an opportunity to reflect on your working style

Develops professional relationships

Provides personal satisfaction through supporting the development of others

It’s an opportunity to practice interpersonal skills

Enhances professional development as you have the opportunity to act as senior adviser or even join the board of the organisation you are mentoring

Can I be a mentor?
Most likely – You certainly don’t need previous mentoring experience as we will provide training. Basically, if you’re a good listener, and you have a positive, supportive attitude, then chances are you’ve got what our entrepreneurs need. But of course, knowing a bit about the challenges of running a small business is a big plus.

What do I actually have to do?
Provide entrepreneurs with support to develop their small start-up business. For example, you might help them carry out market research, or test their business idea, even write a business plan with them. Or you might even help the young entrepreneur to identify alternative goals if their business is not viable.

How much time is required?
Not much. We’re looking at around 2-4 hours a month (for the 3-month duration of our start-up incubator program). That’s just an hour a week. What’s more, you can be flexible with times and you can even do it over Skype if that suits.

Do I have to travel?
Not necessarily. If you want to do things over Skype, either in your lunch break or from home, that’s fine.

How do I become a mentor?
Get in touch with us and we will guide you through the process.

Once I complete the application, what’s next?
We’ll call you and organise a time for you to come in for a chat. Then we can get started…