Mentors are industry, business and export specialists who provide their time to share their knowledge and expertise with less experienced mentees. Mentoring is an essential part which provides meaningful connections that impact the people involved and influences their lives at home, at work and in their communities – whether you are a mentee or a mentor, there are benefits for both. For those who are being mentored, it is linked to improve academic, social and economic prospects. For those who provide mentoring, the relationship can build leadership and management skills, expand a mentor’s professional network and provide an empowering opportunity to give back to the community.
Participating in a mentoring program will be an opportunity for you to further explore yourself, your goals and your life.
Based on our network, we choose carefully the mentors as we want them to truly maximize the potential of the teams(mentees).
Therefore, we match the team’s needs to one of the mentors in our network and share his profile with theirs, so both can evaluate if their requirements meet.
Depending on the team’s needs, PSPPoC mentorship lasts at least 10-12 months, during which the team and Mentor meet face-to-face or virtually for as much the team and mentor needs to work toward setting and realizing personalized, measurable and attainable goals. At that point, Mentees are those who will mainly drive the relationship with Mentor.
Specifically, our experienced Mentors will share their skillset, knowledge and expertise and provide meaningful connections that will impact the community and influence the teams for their subsequent professional development. We guarantee that in conjunction with a mentor, the team at any other stage will be prepared for making a strong application.
PSPPoC mentoring program is a very powerful tool that can help you reach your professional potential because of the high level leadership and empowerment it provides.
A mentor will help a mentee believe in his/her capabilities as a person. Because of this, the self-confidence of the mentee will be improved and they will be more apt to accept more challenges in the future. As mentor to our program you would also enable the mentee to explore new ideas so that you can achieve a higher level of self-assurance in yourself and explore even greater success.
Within the PSPPoC program, the expectations from your role as mentor, are mainly to spend quality time with your mentee.
Specifically, the benefits for both mentors and mentees:
- The teams/startups to grow and develop future workforce
- Participate in business functions and events
- Improve your leadership and management skills
- Network expansion
- Development of communication skills
- Boost your job satisfaction
You may choose to do more than this, but we recommend that you set the expectations clearly at the inception.
Before applying as a mentor to the PoC you must demonstrate:
- Expertise in business and industry – If you are an expert from the industry area, then you make the perfect match within the specifications of the PSPPoC mentorship
- Professional experience in different disciplines, offering tailor made solutions to improve every innovative endeavor.
- Ability to act as a role model, adviser and consultant
We are glad that you are interested in joining PSPPoC platform and donating your time as a mentor. If you choose to register in the mentorship for this program, you will be matched with an applicant, most likely at the same scientific field. Your most important task as mentor will be to provide applicants with encouragement, application feedback and advice throughout the project process and/or after the project’s end.
To join PSPPoC as mentor, fill the form bellow.
It is therefore important that you tell us as much as possible about yourself when you register your interest and what you are looking from the mentoring partnership. Where the information you tell us when you register meets the criteria, there may be a delay before we are able to make a suitable match based on the focus of the next intake of mentees.