Professional Mentor to International Social Enterprise Startup


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

We are currently looking for professionals join the BfE Network as a mentor to support the BfE Programme. Mentorship engagements typically begin either End Jan or End October. To date, we have empowered 28 social enterprise startups from 16 countries worldwide: Burkina Faso, Ethopia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe

We have two mentorship schemes available.

A. General Mentorship Scheme (consisting of consulting and/or finance)

Roles of a mentor

  • To guide the consulting and/or finance engagements within the BfE Programme

  • Give feedback to the research findings and strategies developed by the student teams

  • Provide advice directly to the social entrepreneur start-up and foster a personal relationship with them

B. Skills-based Mentorship Scheme (industry specific skills)

Roles of a mentor

  • The mentor should have specialized skillset/ niche industry expertise that is in demand by the client.

  • Our clients come from a wide range of sectors (e.g. clean energy, F&B, health etc), and as such each mentorship engagement is bespoke and tailor made to fit the needs of the client.

  • The mentor will interact independently with the start-up without the BfE team. However, if the need arises, the mentor is welcome collaborate with the BfE team

WHY JOIN US?

  1. The opportunity to use your skillsets to solve social problems (e.g. poverty, health crisis) through empowering social enterprises, making a tangible difference in the world. Through the support of the BfE programme, Gravilog, a mobile application startup won the "Best Application in Palestine" award by WSA. This stands as a testament to the tremendous impact that mentors can achieve.

  2. To meet like-minded professionals who want to use their careers to give back to society. To date, BfE Network has attracted professional mentors from the most prestigious finance firms (Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, Deutsche Bank, Jefferies, HSBC, etc.) and consulting firms (McKinsey, BCG, etc).

  3. Being able to mentor and empower the next generation of passionate and talented university students working on Bridges for Enterprise projects. Students come from the University of Cambridge and other universities worldwide.

Skills

  • Business Analysis
  • Financial Planning
  • Legal (General)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Business Planning

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 1-3 hours a month, for a 1 year duration

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