17 Aug Professional Mentor to International Social Enterprise Startups
Website Bridges for Enterprise
“Bridges for Enterprise Network” (BfE Network) attracts professionals who are passionate about making a difference in the world through mentoring social enterprise start-ups in developing countries. Since inception in 2015, we have attracted numerous professionals from the most prestigious firms worldwide who are making a tangible difference in the world through the mentorship engagements.
To date, we have empowered 28 social enterprise startups from 16 countries worldwide: Burkina Faso, Ethopia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Zimbabwe
Details of BfE Mentorship – (consisting of consulting and/or finance)
We are currently looking for professionals join the BfE Network as a mentor to support the BfE Programme. Mentorship engagements typically begin either End Jan or End October.
Roles of a mentor
-To guide the consulting and/or finance engagements within the BfE Programme
-Give feedback to the research findings and strategies developed by the student teams
-Provide advice directly to the social entrepreneur start-up and foster a personal relationship with them
– Engagements typically last 1 year, and we recommend that mentors devote 1-3 hours a month. However, there is room for flexible arrangements.
Why join us?
– The opportunity to use your skillsets to solve social problems (e.g. poverty, health crisis) through empowering social enterprises, making a tangible difference in the world. Through the support of the BfE programme, Gravilog, a mobile application startup won the “Best Application in Palestine” award by WSA. This stands as a testament to the tremendous impact that mentors can achieve.
– To meet like-minded professionals who want to use their careers to give back to society. To date, BfE Network has attracted professional mentors from the most prestigious finance firms (Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, Deutsche Bank, Jefferies, HSBC, etc.) and consulting firms (McKinsey, BCG, etc).
– Being able to mentor and empower the next generation of passionate and talented university students working on Bridges for Enterprise projects. Students come from the University of Cambridge and other universities worldwide.