Narayanamurthy Raghupathy (Raghu)
Skip the research and get the answers straight from an expert.
Tired of spending hours on search engines looking for advice?Unlimited startup mentorship for $120/mo
How does it works?
Browse through our list of mentors using the filters. Make sure to read their profiles and reviews in depth, and make your choice.
Found the perfect mentor for you? Awesome, time to request a call. Tell them a bit about your situation, choose a time, and get it set on your calendar.
Time for the call, yay! Make sure you show up on time and prepared to make the most out of it. Pro tip: Ask your mentor if it’s ok to record the screen so you can take notes later.
Boston Startup Ecosystem
Boston’s advanced robotics and manufacturing industries help cement its place as one of the world’s leading startup hubs. It currently sits in the top 5 in the world for funding and performance.
Leading the way in life sciences startups, the top industries in Boston include health (provides 18% of employment), education, and food tech. Notable startups such as IoT company Jolt and food-tech startup Cryoocyte are leading the way.
Nearby technical university MIT influences Boston’s strong robotics industry, with over 59 robotics companies active in the city. The ecosystem is known for cross-industry collaboration enabled by the city’s small geographical area compared to other large tech hubs.
Investment floods into Boston startups, a total of $7 billion was invested in 2021, and there’s a growing number of funds. Some of the most notable funds include Founder Collective, Glasswing, and Boston Seed.
The startup ecosystem in Boston is notably female-friendly, with organizations such as WE BOS (Women’s Entrepreneurs Boston) providing resources, information, and networking opportunities for female founders. Boston also has several female-led VC funds. In 2019, 35% of VC funds went to startups with at least one female founder – significant compared to the national average of 3%.
Boston is thriving as a city for startups across industries and shows no signs of slowing down.
Common Use Cases
Fundraising as first time founder
Avoid beginner fundraising mistakes and talk to mentors that will share their stories with you.
Finding product market fit
Get mentored on how to find that elusive product market fit before you miss the market opportunity.
How to get early adopters for your SaaS
Talk to these mentors about how to find early adopters for your SaaS startup.
Product validation & early stage pivoting
Best practices for validating your product and tips on how to pivot based on early feedback.
Go to Market Strategy 0 to 1
Steps to create a go to market strategy when you’re early stage going from 0 to 1.
Early stage bootstrapped startup growth
Learn the best ways to grow an early-stage bootstrapped startup from mentors who have been there done that.
Frequently asked questions
GrowthMentor is an on-demand platform where ambitious startup teams, entrepreneurs, and marketers can filter and book 1:1 calls with vetted mentors to work through their current growth struggles.
With membership, you are able to book calls with all of the mentors using our built-in scheduling system. The majority of the mentors are free while some do charge a reasonable rate for their time.
Click here to find everything included with membership and pricing.
GrowthMentor was built upon the idea that every situation is unique, so generic courses and blog posts just don’t cut it sometimes.
To actually solve your issue you need to connect with someone who’s “been there done that” and have a back-and-forth conversation about the particular roadblock you are facing at this very moment.
Here are some tips.
- Come into this with realistic expectations. They’re mentors, not magicians.
- Ask your mentor if they’d be ok with you recording your screen with Loom
- Give contextual information to help paint the picture of your current situation.
- Growth mentors will be asking you lots of questions, answer them as openly as possible.
- Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries of question-asking.
- Be inquisitive. Stories are gold.
- Don’t feel pressure, just relax.
- Try to form mental patterns, especially if you speak with multiple mentors.
- Embrace alternative views. Ask the mentors to challenge your assumptions.
- Be friendly. If you’re likable, the mentors will be your biggest supporters (even after the call is over).
Use dynamic filters to find the perfect mentor for you with the right expertise, language, time zone, and availability you need.
Overwhelmed by the awesomeness and need help choosing? Our team is always standing by to give you personalized suggestions.
Yes. If it’s not for you, simply cancel your membership within 14 days and contact support for a full refund. Note that refunds are not possible if you’ve scheduled any calls or have breached our terms of service.
Join the community
Enjoy the peace of mind that advice is always only one Zoom call away.