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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.
New York Startup Ecosystem
New York has a world-leading startup ecosystem. Venture-backed startups raised a record-breaking $52 billion in 2021, more than double the previous year. At least five companies pulled in more than $300 million.
The presence of the USA’s leading VCs, angels, and equity investors in New York gives startups in the city an advantage in fundraising. The city is home to 22 unicorns, and startups have an average seed round of $1.2 million versus a global average of $671k.
Blockchain and FinTech are two of the fastest-growing sectors in New York, as it quickly becomes the world leader in both. The city is home to over 250 blockchain startups and more than 2,000 FinTech startups. New York also has the highest concentration of AI and machine learning startups in the world.
Tax incentives from the city program START-UP NY offer new businesses 10 years tax-free if they make academic partnerships and operate on university campuses in New York state. This gives them access to expertise and research opportunities.
Access to highly qualified talent, global connectedness, and the hundreds of startup incubators in the city all contribute to its status as a world-class startup hub. New York is also the number 1 city in the world to attract and support female entrepreneurs.
Get in touch with our New York-based mentors.
Common Use Cases
How to get early adopters for your SaaS
Talk to these mentors about how to find early adopters for your SaaS startup.
Early stage bootstrapped startup growth
Learn the best ways to grow an early-stage bootstrapped startup from mentors who have been there done that.
Finding product market fit
Get mentored on how to find that elusive product market fit before you miss the market opportunity.
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.
Fundraising as first time founder
Avoid beginner fundraising mistakes and talk to mentors that will share their stories with you.
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.
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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.
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