Vancouver’s technology scene is thriving! But who among us has the time to stop and find that special someone? With all the challenges of working on a technology startup, it’s hard to find Mr.-or-Mrs. Right (now?)!
The Bootup Entrepreneurial Society is looking to help.
Not sure where to find that advisor you’ve been seeking? Mentor Speed Dating may be just the event you’re looking for. If you are a startup-phase company with a problem you need help solving, clear up some space on your calendar for two hours on the morning of Wednesday, February 10th. Bootup is looking to help connect thirty local companies with interested mentors.
The format for the event will follow the speed dating model — after giving a brief introduction to the attendees, each mentor will hear from the companies.
The goal of Mentor Speed Dating is to set follow-up ‘dates’ between mentors and companies.
Companies should expect to come to Mentor Speed Dating prepared with a one-minute summary of the company, founders, and product. Additionally, companies should have a good grasp of the areas where the mentors can help them — legal, fundraising, technology, business development, sales, accounting, etc.; advice particular to a specific problem. Or two!
Mentors at the event will have a two-minute bio prepared which highlights what companies can expect from their expertise, and be ready to keep track of the companies they meet for follow up after the event.
Mentor Speed Dating is NOT a Q&A session or a venture capital pitch forum! Our goal is to focus on the meetings as a means to stimulate the local startup ecosystem.
Here’s how you can get involved: visit http://mentors.bootup.ca and fill out a brief profile, and then show up the morning of February 10th.
Who: Startup-phase Companies and Mentors
When: 8-10 AM, Wednesday February 10th
What: Mentor Speed Dating
Why: Connect mentors with startup companies. Come to the event prepared to find opportunities!
How: Register at http://mentors.bootup.ca!