Advisors · Mentoring

Can anyone recommend the best way to seek for a start-up mentor or advisor? Thanks!

Daniel Rogers Seeking a co-founder for an exciting advertising product opportunity.

May 18th, 2020

Kasia Whiteis Director of Operations, CoFoundersLab

May 18th, 2020

Hi Daniel, you can check out our own CoFoundersLab Advisors Network: https://advisors.cofounderslab.com/

David M

May 19th, 2020

Do not pay whatever you do. Any reputable advisor will do it for a percentage or two in your company. You obviously want to make sure the exchange of value benefits you as much as the advisor.

Meir Amarin Leadership style based on ability to motivate others

May 18th, 2020

Linked in would be a good place to start. Search profiles and see what might work for you.


https://www.linkedin.com/in/meiramarin/

David M

Last updated on May 18th, 2020

Research the companies that you admire and reach out to them. Do your research. Find the individual's passion points and align them with your startup's. Offer them a reason to be involved. Consider mutual benefit approaches rather than "me me me" which is a mistake entrepreneurs make all the time. Use common sense. Why would you get involved with an entrepreneur? To give all your wisdom and experience to them free of charge? Or to collaborate with someone who values your experience but also has the confidence...and has put the work in to build a foundation that can benefit you as well?....It is really common sense...use common sense and you will be above 95% of the self centered, greedy, and delusional wannabe entrepreneurs.

Christopher Berno Sr. Tech Ops Leader / Technical Co-founder

May 21st, 2020

This may be a bit overkill but ... https://www.slideshare.net/chrisberno9/media-tech-startup-advisory-board-deck 👈That's how I approached it and the formality and diligence paid off in attracting an incredible advisory board. Good Luck Sir! cjb

Mato Gat Passionate in sales, marketing, added value, cx and market developments. Operating in CEE region.

May 23rd, 2020

Daniel, I'm interested in what you're developing ... let's meet and see if I can help. https://www.linkedin.com/in/matogat/

Carlos A. Méndez Pérez-Tello Entrepreneur at Frakblock.io, board advisor, and COO.

May 18th, 2020

Daniel, there are plenty of groups out there with talented advisors, available. The ones I would recommend, aside from the Founders Network, are Linkedin groups, TiE local chapters, and some start-up accelerators or entrepreneurial groups like Entre . Feel free to reach out, I may be available to guide you through this process. Cheers and best of successes with your project.

Dimitry Kushelevsky Experienced CEO, looking for visionary co-founder(s) to build a great American company.

May 19th, 2020

Daniel,

A good place to start would be by connecting with active members of the community built around your start-up's domain. You can also search among the more experienced entrepreneurs with companies in your space - although they are more likely to be too busy running their own start-ups to offer advice. Lastly, you can tap the network of dedicated start-up advisors (such as the one at CofoundersLab), where you should be able to get answers to your business questions, but not as much depth in their domain-specific insights. As usual, the answer is "it depends...". I hope this helps!

Kousik Md Technical Lead Architect@Cognizant, Seeking suitable start up to join as advisor or co-founder role

May 19th, 2020

Hi Daniel, I found PushFar platform is very useful to connect with mentors. You may check here: https://www.pushfar.com/

Daniel Rogers Seeking a co-founder for an exciting advertising product opportunity.

May 19th, 2020

Thank you for all your advice, very helpful!