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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.
San Francisco Startup Ecosystem
The bay area is home to the world’s largest and most well-funded startup ecosystem. There are over 90 active incubators and accelerators in the city which help founders get access to funding and expertise to help build their ventures. The tech-leading region receives 44% of the United State’s VC funding which is 22% of global VC expenditure.
Some of the most prominent startups contributing to the San Francisco ecosystem include Elon Musk’s OpenAI, climate change fighting startup Pachamama, and cryptocurrency company CoinList.
Blockchain, fintech, big data, cybersecurity, FoodTech, BioTech, and MedTech are just some of the San Francisco-based industries pioneering innovations to bring to the world.
In 2021, 140 unicorns came out of the Bay Area, 42% of all US companies with valuations of more than $ 1 billion.
Why is San Francisco so successful as a startup ecosystem? With a historical background in programming and technological businesses, it has grown as a talent hub over the last decades.
In 2011 the mayor of the city offered tax breaks to entrepreneurs to set up shop in San Francisco. Slowly and surely, more companies began to move, which led to a high concentration of risk-taking entrepreneurs who wanted to collaborate.
Combine the startup-friendly environment with talent graduating from some of the country’s top universities like Stanford. You build an ecosystem of highly qualified individuals looking to innovate and develop a world-class tech industry. Connect with our San Francisco-based mentors.
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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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