7 things I look at when deciding which startups to mentor

And what should be your takeaways from it when you are asking someone to be your mentor.

A mentor just offers you a helping hand. He agrees to be a friend to your startup.

So, what makes me want to (or agree to) take on that position?

A mentor is a tool, not much different from the equipment you get from your local Walmart for your rock climbing expedition over the weekend. He certainly helps you out in your activity, makes it bit easier, and at times even show you a better way. But it would still always be YOU who is climbing the rocks.

#1. CAN I HELP?

#2. HOW MUCH CAN I HELP

#3. SHOULD I HELP

#4. HOW SERIOUS ARE THEY ABOUT THEIR WORK

#5. THE TRACTION AND THE KIND OF TRACTION THEY HAVE

#6. THE THINGS THEY ARE DOING RIGHT, AND THE ONES THEY ARE DOING WRONG

#7. HOW AMBITIOUS THEY ARE, AND ALSO HOW MUCH OF A REALIST

So, what do you (as an entrepreneur) need to keep in mind, when you ask someone to come onboard as a mentor?

That’s it for today. See you tomorrow!

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