The Importance of Mentorship in the Startup World

February 23, 2017

2:20 pm

Entrepreneurs are infamous for learning through failure. Whether it’s a botched investor meeting, a disastrous panel discussion, or an abandoned startup, the education of doing it wrong is unmatched in the entrepreneurial world. However, there is something to be said about learning without failing, particularly as it takes such a toll on your confidence and motivation. Fortunately, mentorship can be the safety net you need to get started without failing first.

With a mentor, your first instinct doesn’t have to be your only option. Ideally, mentors will provide advice and warnings learned from years of personal experience. These seasoned entrepreneurs have likely been through everything from raising capital and building company culture to cofounder disputes and disappointing funding rounds, giving them the insight they need to guide you through the elaborate journey of entrepreneurship. Plus, in a world that demands you know someone to get in the door, mentorship provides the fast track to an advantageous entrepreneurial network.

A History of Mentorship

At Tech.Co, we’ve been committed to the value of mentorship for years. Between our one-on-one sessions at Innovate! and Celebrate to our mission of supporting startups around the world, Tech.Co has made it as easy as possible to grow as a budding startup without having to fail first.

The Tech.Co tradition of mentorship is about so much more than giving advice. We make sure that every entrepreneur has what they need to succeed, from contacts to confidence. And because we know that mentors come in all shapes and sizes, we always try to make sure entrepreneurs are paired with someone that can really help.

SXSW Mentor Sessions

At SXSW, Tech.Co and Mobile Future will be partnering to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the mentorship they need. The event, Startup Lunch: The Wireless Meetup, will feature food, drinks, and one-on-one mentor sessions that will help you connect with some of the brightest minds in the mobile space.

The event takes place at 12pm on Saturday, March 11th at Maggie Mae’s. You can RSVP here, giving you the chance to sign up for an optional mentor session.

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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Senior Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially." Conor is the Senior Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at [email protected].

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