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How startups can develop a mentorship program for employees

As a new business, you've spent many hours creating job descriptions, plowing through resumes, interviewing candidates, onboarding them, and training them for their new positions. That's a lot of time and money invested, so you want to retain your new staff for the long haul. One way to help create employee loyalty is to provide them with a mentor. In this article, we look at how startups can develop a mentorship program for employees.  Define your objective Before you begin your mentorship...
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Startup School: Advisor Edition

California-based startup accelerator YCombinator is hosting a free 1-day workshop for people "whose full-time job is to inspire, teach, and advise founders or would-be founders." Following the enormous success of its annual Startup School for founders, the company now wants to share its expertise with mentors and advisors. You have until March 31, 2019 to apply for a place on the workshop, which takes place May 4, 2019 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Even if you can't attend in person the or...
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4 tips to get a perfect mentor


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Thinking differently when mentoring millennials

Being a mentor is a great way to give back to the business world by sharing your knowledge, skills and experience to help new entrepreneurs build their own success.While a good mentoring relationship can make the difference between a young entrepreneur persevering or giving up, it can also be a rewarding experience for the mentor. Mentoring is not without its challenges however, and intergenerational differences may present additional challenges when you're mentoring millenials, says mentorship ...
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How to accelerate your entrepreneurship learning curve

Entrepreneurship can be tough at the best of times and often involves a steep learning curve. Each stage of your company's journey brings fresh challenges. And although that means plenty of opportunities to learn from your mistakes, you may be able to avoid some of them by learning from others and by getting expert help if you lack any of the essential business skills. As "a shortcut for new, budding entrepreneurs," Zack Hanebrink, co-founder of a digital marketing and design agency, shares...
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Sheryl Sandberg on #MeToo: Men need to do more than stop sexually harassing women

Women are missing out on mentorship and sponsorship opportunities that are critical to their success, says Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. And while putting a stop to sexual harassment is absolutely essential, the #MeToo movement may have the unintended consequence of making some male managers wary of mentoring female colleagues. Here, Khari Johnson shares how Sandberg's non profit organization LeanIn.org is calling on investors and leaders in the tech and other industries to commit to the #M...
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How to excel as a mentor or mentee

Whether you're a first-time entrepreneur or looking to advance your career, having a trusted mentor who's willing to share their knowledge, skills and experience can boost your personal and professional growth. And there are benefits for the mentor too. Apart from gaining a sense of satisfaction from knowing you're helping someone to achieve their goals, being a mentor also gives you an opportunity to enhance your own leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills. Here, John C. Maxwell sha...
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Now open: WISE Accelerator program submissions

​The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Accelerator is now accepting applications for its 2018-2019 program. The WISE Accelerator, a Qatar Foundation (QF) initiative, supports innovative education projects that are either using or designing new technologies "with high potential for scalability and positive impact." Five projects are selected annually to join the one-year program, which offers expert guidance and mentorship, access to an international network for sharing knowledge, and ...
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Entrepreneur quiz: Do you have what it takes to succeed?

Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone; it takes years of hard work and requires a high level of risk tolerance, passion, resilience, and persistence. Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle, not a job, and it's rarely a quick route to financial success. In fact, even the most successful entrepreneurs experience multiple failures before achieving success. So, while the rewards that come with success can be great, wanting to experience the journey is more important than being attached to the outcome. H...
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Manchester start-ups asked to transform their city through smart technologies

UK start-ups are invited to take on the challenge of working with industry leaders in the smart cities sector to shape the future of our cities through IoT technology. In collaboration with Cisco and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), CityVerve is seeking IoT, data-driven or smart solutions that can be tested in Manchester then applied to smart cities all over the world. The open innovation challenge has four challenge briefs start-ups can respond to: Health and social care, transport and tr...
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