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Mentoring Startups: Getting The Most Out Of Mentoring In A Startup Environment
- Publish Date: 2016-10-21
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: George Vukotich Ph.D.
Mentoring Startups is a unique book. While there are many books on mentoring this is the only one that focuses on mentoring startups. With the growth in individuals starting and running their own companies the challenge of how to find mentors that can help has become a top priority. Unlike a corporate environment where programs are designed with timelines and assigned mentors, the startup world leaves the entrepreneur on their own to find the help and resources they need. This book goes into detail on both sides of the equation. It helps the mentee/entrepreneur understand what it takes to find the right kind of mentor at the right time and it also helps the potential mentor understand how to use the skills they have developed to help the entrepreneur. For mentors having skills is one thing, being able to use them effectively is another Bringing both the mentor and mentee together so they can have an effective relationship is the key to success. This book looks at how to find the right mentor, how to get the relationship off to a good start, and what to do if things get off-track. It provides a number of tools to keep the relationship focused and gives guidance on what to do when. It is a resource to use on an ongoing basis to keep the relationship progressing forward. George Vukotich, Ph.D. works with startups and the incubators and accelerators that help them become more successful. After a successful career in larger organizations including; IBM, Accenture, and BP he moved into higher education where he developed an interest in disruption and innovation which led him to the startup world. As the Senior Vice-President of 1871 he built the programs that were responsible for it being recognized as the #1 incubator in the U.S. His work included the design of mentoring programs and the recruiting and development of over 500 mentors in a wide range of areas that gave the 400 plus member companies the guidance and direction they needed. His work also included the design of the overall education process, workshops, and networking. He is frequently contacted by incubators from around the world for his expertise and is often referred to as; The man behind making 1871 run. He is on the advisory board of a number of companies and works to help improve the startup eco-system. Feel free to reach out to George at his LinkedIn link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgevukotich