Our Mentor Community
FounderFuel’s mentor community is one of Canada’s premier startup networks. Since 2011, hundreds of mentors have participated in the program, sharing their expertise, insights and connections with our founders. Giving freely and generously of their time, our mentors embody the pay it forward mentality that is at the heart of thriving startup ecosystems.
Becoming a Mentor
FounderFuel seeks to continuously renew our mentor pool to bring fresh and diverse perspectives to our teams. If you are a founder, executive or investor who is looking to give back to your community, hone your craft and build your own network, we welcome you to reach out to see if the program could be a fit.
What’s Involved and Expected
Mentors commit to FounderFuel for at least one 3 month cohort. During the first month of the cohort they must spend one half day meeting all of the companies. All mentors should also be open to acting as a lead mentor if they match well with a team. Lead mentors meet at least every other week with a team for the duration of the program.
Mentors give freely of their time, expertise and connections without expectation of direct remuneration. They support companies with honest but empathetic advice that is strong but loosely held. Our best mentors listen as much as they talk and learn as much as they teach.