Startup mentors in Raleigh

Talk to mentors from these amazing companies

Oz Merchant

Sales/Customer Success Consultant and Mind Hacker
Founders and new Team Leaders: I love helping build sales and customer success teams. I focus on lead to sales hand-off and then to implementation/customer success. And if you are feeling stuck, a mindhacking session will get the roadblocks out of your way.

Matthew Kay

Growth Marketing and SEO
Growth-minded marketer with a proven track record and years of experience driving positive outcomes across digital channels. Pursuing excellence every day in SEO, email marketing, web design, and beyond.

Div Manickam

Mentor | Author | Explorer
Div Manickam is a mindful soul and a believer in simplicity. Like an alchemist, Div loves the magic of bringing two worlds together. From frameworks in product marketing to mentoring, she enjoys sharing her experiences on authentic leadership, mindfulness, product marketing and mental wellbeing.
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?

Step 1. Browse mentors

Browse through our list of mentors using the filters. Make sure to read their profiles and reviews in depth, and make your choice.

Step 2. Send session request

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.

Step 3. Get on 1:1 call

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.

Raleigh Startup Ecosystem

Raleigh’s proximity to North America’s largest technology and science research park makes it an attractive city for science and technology graduates. 

Over the pandemic, the number of tech workers in Raleigh grew by 5%. The North Carolina city now has the USA’s fifth-highest number of tech talent. 

A lower cost of living than other tech hubs like New York and San Francisco made the city an attractive place for remote working professionals to move during the pandemic. Many of them stayed in the region. 

Apple is in the process of building a new campus in Raleigh as part of a $1 billion restoration program. In 2021, North Carolina gave Apple an extensive incentive program to open the campus; they could get significant tax breaks in exchange for jobs. Google also plans to bring more jobs to Raleigh in the near future. 

It’s not just big tech providing jobs in Raleigh, local tech companies such as PrecisionHawk, Pendo and PlotWatt, Phononic, and Photofy contribute to the local startup ecosystem. 

Businesses in the city that received significant series A funding include Gamelli Biotech, which raised $28.4 million, with their most recent round in June 2022. 

A growing number of startup events, accelerator programs, and incubators in Raleigh make it an ever more attractive place to start a business. There are also numerous venture capital and angel groups active in the area. 

Events like Techstar’s Raleigh-Durham Startup Week are an excellent opportunity to meet investors, learn from other growing startups, and engage with recruiting businesses.

Common Use Cases

View all

Frequently asked questions

Have a question you don't see here? Ask us on live chat!

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.