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JOIN

 Login and create a profile – help us get to know you better, and learn more about our program! Entrepreneurs will be able to use our Business Plan tool to get started. And in case you were wondering, our platform is free of charge.

2

MATCH

Young entrepreneurs can request help from our business advisors & mentors. We use our team’s expertise and a machine learning algorithm to suggest matches to our advisors & mentors – then they decide who to match with.

3

BUILD

Entrepreneurs build their businesses and chase their dreams with the support of our experienced business advisors & mentors. Start off in our advising program, then get access to our mentoring program – and even access to business loans for entrepreneurs!

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs on SKY’S THE LIMIT are motivated young adults ages 18 to 29 who are committed to starting or growing their own business. They are open to learning and looking for support from our business advisors & mentors.

  1. Tell us about yourself and your business. Let us know what you’re looking for. We’ll help you find the right mentor or advisor to support you as you build your business.
  2. Connect. Based on the times your advisor is free, select and confirm a meeting time that works for you both. Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas to the meeting.
  3. Rate your interaction.  Tell us how it went. We want to match you with the right people to help you build your business.
  4.  Next steps.  Hit it off? Great, keep going! Or was it not the right fit? No worries, let us know and we’ll re-match you!  If you keep going together, we’ll check in to make sure everything is good from time to time.
  5. Get more support. Once you have successfully matched with an advisor, then you can request a mentor.

Advisors

Advisors provide short-term support in an area of their expertise for a young entrepreneur through at least one meeting (virtual and/or in-person).

  1. Tell us about yourself. Help us get to know you better: your professional experience, why you want to become an advisor, and what you care about so that we can find you the right young entrepreneurs to match with.
  2. Get to know us better. Easily book a time to chat with us – we can answer your questions and get you started.
  3. Choose your match. We use our years of expertise in connecting young entrepreneurs with experienced business advisors – and machine learning – to find you the right matches. You select which entrepreneur you feel is the best fit for your experience. Then, tell them when you’re free for a introductory phone call.
  4. Meet. Based on the meeting times you’re available, the young entrepreneur we matched you with will select one. Then, we’ll give you a call at that time and connect you two to chat.
  5. Rate your interaction. Tell us how it went! We want to match you with the right young entrepreneurs who fit your skills and experience.
  6. Next steps. Did your meeting go well? You can meet again to keep working together, or you can be “on call” as needed. Or you can decide not to meet again. Up to you to decide based on your availability and the quality of the match.

Mentors:

Mentors provide general support for a young entrepreneur over 12 months, roughly 4hrs per month (in-person and/or virtual).

  1. Kick it off. To become a business mentor, we ask that you first match successfully with a young entrepreneur as an advisor in one of your areas of expertise. This gives you a chance to get a feel for our program without jumping straight into a potential 12-month+ commitment.
  2. Choose your match. Just like when you match as an advisor, you’ll be able to choose a potential entrepreneur who we have carefully selected for you.
  3. Intro meeting. Make sure that you’re a good fit to work together – we’ll call you for an introductory conversation. There is no commitment to working together past this call, this is just to get to know each other!
  4. Rate your interaction. Tell us how it went! While we do our best to make the right matches between business mentors and entrepreneurs, we want you to tell us if the fit is right.
  5. Next steps.  Hit it off? Great, keep going! Not the right fit? No worries, let us know and we’ll re-match you! If you keep going together, we’ll check in to make sure everything is good from time to time. Don’t forget – we’re better together! Mentors aren’t expected to have all the answers, often entrepreneurs will continue getting advisors to provide specialized support in a given area.