April is Mentorship month at Startup Grind. And though we planned this theme at the beginning of the year, it feels eerily relevant to everything going on in our world today. Mentors are usually seen as pinnacles of wisdom and nurturing. But anyone who's ever had a mentor knows they aren’t just there to cheer you on during the good times. They show up to encourage you during the down times, too. They push you past your comfort zone and help you face things you’d rather not face. And if there’s ever a time to appreciate that type of support, it’s now.
Over the next 31 days our Startup Grind events will be tackling topics related to mentorship and what mentorship means in our personal lives and to our work. How do we find mentors? What can we learn from our mentees? Etc. And because times like these call for creative ways to connect, we're trying something new.
All mentorship events during the month will be #SGvirtual and open to the public.
Join us this month over Zoom as we host female Venture Capitalist Lelemba Phiri. Lelemba Phiri is the Founder and Principal of the Africa Trust Group (ATG), the fund manager behind the ZAR100m Enygma Ventures fund, that is focused on investing in early stage women-owned businesses in SADC. ATG takes a holistic approach to investing by investing in both the woman entrepreneur and the enterprise.