Mentorship Meetup #1: The key to unlocking your potential.

Sunday, June 28, 2020, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM UTC

We at Startup Grind this June and July are running a campaign #SGWomen with a few partners. We are excited and have put together a unique program to support aspiring and budding entrepreneurs. This is an A.M.A info + networking peer session for mentors and mentees. > identify problem > Find the right advisor > Receive constructive feedback or strategy > Overcome challenge.

About this event

Although we celebrate women leaders all year round, during #SGWomen Month we give special kudos to the amazing, incredible, intelligent (we could go on and on!) women who make the tech, investor, and startup landscapes what they are today.

#SGWomen Month launched six years ago and is about putting a heightened focus and an awareness on our everyday mission to create more inclusive communities. Never has Startup Grind’s mission been more potent than in the realm of entrepreneurship, startups, business, and to represent women everywhere.

This year we wish to host a unique experience, themed around “Women Empowerment” and “Women Leaders” for which we wish to reached out to stakeholders to partner in the ecosystem who are aligned to the same values and vision.

We reached out to our partners Headstart Network Foundation, Her Entrepreneur Network India, The Talk, Her Ace Venture Evangelist (H.A.V.E) and Helm of 8 Impact Ventures to help us curate 30+ mentors, and host an incredible array of speaker sessions on 3 weekends of July 11th, July 18th and July 25th, whilst running a mentorship opportunity for our communities and more.

For the first time ever, we are launching a Mentorship Programme with the Startup Ecosystem Partners for budding and aspiring female entrepreneurs. The goal of this programme is to provide women entrepreneurs the required support and guidance that they seek for making their startup journey successful.

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton.

By attending this session you will be able to understand what to expect from a mentorship experience, Access mentorship insights to be an effective mentor and mentee.

  • This meetup is an information session about the mentorship program and open to both genders,
  • However opportunity to avail a mentor under is only available to women founders.
  • Mentors are represented from both genders.

For Mentors-

“In learning, you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.” – Phil Collins

> Tips on how to approach manage Formal and Informal Mentorship.

> An opportunity to learn about the program and give back to a deserving entrepreneur from the startup community.

> How to set expectations with a mentee?

> How does offering mentorship benefit the mentor?

For Mentees-

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby.

> Why you should find a suitable mentor?

> How you should find a suitable mentor?

> Do you need more than one mentor? - Who to ask what?

> How to set expectations with a mentor?





More about our Mentorship Programme

Everyone needs a mentor. Without one, none of the success stories you may have heard about would ever exist. To be a mentor means to be a role model, to provide guidance, motivation and emotional support. To be a mentee is to absorb the mentor's knowledge and have the ambition and desire to know what to do with this knowledge.

This Mentorship Meetup is part of our #SGWomen Leaders campaign that is running from June through July 2020. Depending on the success of this format we will be looking to more of these for different niche sectors underserved in the ecosystem. 

We will host more of these where you can hope to find the right mentor for yourself. And if you are someone who has benefited by receiving mentorship in your life and wish for an opportunity to pay it forward, here is your opportunity to come share your story and become a mentor with us.

This programme will run on a rolling basis, wherein we will periodically offer a list of industry and startup experts as mentors who will support a selected number of female founders.

The last date to apply for mentorship is July 19th 11:59pm IST.




Check out what happened



Sunday, June 28, 2020
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM UTC


10:30 AMIntroductions
11:00 AMInteractive Session about mentoring
12:00 PMClosing Remarks and Peer Networking