Yep. Talk about whatever you want. You might start the chat talking about your general situation then spend a few minutes to discuss what sort of help you're looking for. We think conversations are more meaningful and effective if they're kept casual. There are no "rules." Just be comfortable and try and have some fun!
Great question. No, you don't have to, but the better prepared you are the more value you'll get out of the calls. Try and be ready with the talking points you want to go over before the call.
Yea, the mentors set their own rates. We encourage the growth mentors to charge "friendly" rates. We think that mentorship has value for both the mentor and the mentee. This is a safe space where you can get in contact with mentors that intimitely understand the challenges of growing a startup and legitimately want to help. We believe that karma is a real thing and it's part of our brand's core values. We like to attract mentors that embody that, which is why you'll always find that a certain percentage of mentors are donating their time for free.
To date, this has been averaging at around 10% of applicants, although as the number of applicants increases this rate is likely to shrink. It’s truly important to us, that mentors at GrowthMentor fully embody our core values of Karma, a passion for helping people and giving back to the community, and of course professionalism. We’re trying to build a resource here that adds the maximum possible value that it can to the global entrepreneurial space, and our recruitment process is designed to reflect that goal.
Many of the mentors on the platform are already working fulltime at other positions and are mentoring on the side for their own reasons. But there are also a number of mentors who are open for side-gigs. If you want to hire your mentor to do actionable work for you as opposed to simply consulting you, you are free to ask them. This is a personal matter between the two of you which does not concern Growthmentor as a platform.
No, we will be adding a membership fee soon, so sign up quick to lock-in a free lifetime membership!
"As a mentor on Growthmentor, pulling someone out of their day to rethink the way they are approaching their work is one of my favorite things to do. After working in growth for years, I found it challenging to find others to brainstorm and run my execution plans through. "
"I had to deliver a 5min pitch for my early stage startup as a part of a Startup Visa application process, and I had zero pitching experience. GrowthMentor recommended me a wonderful mentor who walked me through the whole process from zero to a pitch plan with all key details. My application has been approved largely because of his help. "
"It was great to go over my content marketing questions with my growth mentor Kaloyan. Great to talk to someone who knows who to be a great listener but also helpful in confirming some of my previous assumptions, as well as propose new ways to up my acquisition game. Highly recommend booking a session on Growthmentor!"
"I spoke with Alek Manov who mentored me on how to choose the right branding agency. By applying the advice of my mentor, I ended up escaping entering a potentially devastating contract with a design agency who was not up to par."
"This is the only mentorship platform that I know about in which you can see if a mentor is available to talk right now and immediately get help so you can get unstuck and have a much better day. I love that."
"As a true believer in the valuable relationship between mentorship and entrepreneurship I'm excited to find a platform like Growthmentor step up and make it easy to help others and contribute to the startup community. Great application, empowering people with great mentors. The team behind GrowthMentor cares about its business and run it very efficiently. Looking forward to paving the way for more growth mentoring with them!"
"When people talk about entrepreneurship they see the glamour, the lifestyle & the millions in venture capital & revenue. What they don't see is the soul crushing process that goes into it & how lonely it can get in the beginning when its just you vs the world. Growthmentor solves exactly that, through the power of community."
"We had such a great chat with our mentor who gave us brilliant insights in the agency's world based on his experience and much-needed direction to help us take the next steps. Thank you!"