Join Mentor Capital Network. We invite YOU to be a part of it.
Who is in Mentor Capital Network?
If you build, manage, study, advise, champion and/or invest in for-profit enterprises that are doing business to make money and make the world a better place, then you belong in our Mentor Capital Network.
Mentor Capital Network is for Mentors.
Join our network of nearly 1,000 mentors and help the next generation of for-profit social enterprises. We are great at connecting people who are passionate about their ideas and inventions with a team of mentors who have the experience and perspective to support these entrepreneurs to create and grow successful enterprises.
Mentors like you get the opportunity to invest their skills, perspectives, experiences and expertise to help inventors, innovators, next generation, and early-stage companies build successful business models and scale their social, cultural and/or environmental impact.
Mentor Capital Network works for our mentors. We provide opportunities to leverage your specific business skills, interests and experiences and we respect their time.
- Start as a business plan mentor - a commitment of just 3-5 hours over a 2-month period lets you "meet" and "mentor" multiple impact entrepreneurs from home.
- After this "Mentor Speed Dating," mentors and entrepreneurs can choose to stay connected and how to work together. Our network spawns one-one one coaching, skill consulting, peer mentoring, sweat equity, and angel investing.
In 2014, we helped mentors volunteer $750,000 of mentor capital with our budget of $250,000. We plan to mobilize $1.2 million of mentor capital in 2015.
Mentor Capital Network is for Social Entrepreneurs.
Our unique accelerator model disguised as a Business Plan Competition meets innovators and inventors “where they are at” and cost-effectively and virtually provides world-class mentors.
That means our model is equally powerful for entrepreneurs living in vibrant "hubs" of entrepreneurship activity AND for entrepreneurs working to make a difference in isolated rural communities. We introduce our Mentors to world-changing ideas coming from:
Mentor Capital Network is for Investors.
Mentor Capital Network offers access to new social enterprises and a pipeline of investment opportunities that have been mentored and vetted by experts in the field.
Investors can work with us in several capacities:
- As a Business Plan Mentor, Investors are offered an easy way to get to know a business AND see the feedback and perspectives of other expert mentors on the same business.
- At a Investor Fishbowl or Green Grab Event companies will pitch for seed- and early- stage funding. Entrepreneurs making a pitch have extra support through the entire process by mentors in our extensive networks. We are also building pools of investors around particular topic areas for this.
Mentor Capital Network is for Researchers.
We partner with organizations and academics to further field-building research. We are collecting and analyzing hard data to demonstrate the impact of mentors and mentor capital as a effective and cost-efficient model to help early-stage social entrepreneurs succeed.
Why join Mentor Capital Network?
Mentor Capital Network is the professional network for you offering high-impact opportunities for social entrepreneurs, mentors and the greater field to help build and scale businesses that are making money and making the planet a better place.
You can join in Mentor Capital Network activities as a volunteer at anytime. If you let us know you are interested, and we know a social entrepreneur that needs your specific expertise, we will make a match and invite you to volunteer mentor.
However, we also appreciate if you Join as a Member and support our work to expand the field.