Looking for some intensive mentorship? Well if traditional accelerator programs don’t fit the bill, you might consider exploring this offering from First Round, one of the premier early stage venture capital funds. It’s called First Round Fast Track. And applications are currently open.Read More
Arguably the most important skill for mentors? Empathy
I’m lucky that I get the opportunity to sit at the nexus of passionate founders building early stage companies and the community of mentors who wants to support and bolster those founders as they strive to build the next great Portland company. While we all recognize that building a startup is ridiculously difficult, sometimes we forget that founders are suffering from any number of stressors and pressures, despite the stiff upper lip they project.
Mentoring the mentors: Advice and inspiration for startup mentors
Last year around the time PIE was starting, David Cohen, cofounder of TechStars, shared the TechStars Mentor Manifesto. And it served as an inspiration for me. A post by Micah Baldwin, a TechStars mentor who now heads up Graphicly, provided a similar nudge for me. Read More