The more the merrier – that’s our mentoring philosophy for 2011.
We started out with 2 mentors in September 2010, growing that to 8 by December. Already in 2011, we’re up to 17 mentors.
If you’ve been waiting to check out the program, now’s the time.
With the addition of more mentors (and a goal to triple the number by 2012), we’ve changed the structure to make it easier for potential mentorees to choose who they would like to see.
Mentors are now divided into areas of specialty, which currently include:
- Early Stage
- Product Development
- Design & Marketing
Gangplank’s mentors range from successful entrepreneurs to investors and business executives, who enjoy the opportunity to give back to the Chandler community. Gangplank mentors dedicate 3 hours a month, in 45-minute sessions, to helping entrepreneurs succeed in their business ventures.
“A lot of people feel like mentoring services are unobtainable because of the cost involved,” said Chuck Reynolds, a Gangplank mentor who specializes in WordPress and SEO. “Free mentoring lowers the barriers to access, letting more good ideas see the light of day.”
If you’d like to contribute to our community as a mentor, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a little bit about your background and what areas you specialize in.