2 Professional Mentor Programme

What is it?

The offering facilitates experts to gain knowledge about structured mentoring for startups. Even if one is a successful mentor, the course offers roadmaps and organisational charts to quicken the research and process of mentoring. Moreover, the course material is put together in a fashion to familiarise one with the new-age startup language and terms. Professional Mentors Programme offers a good balance between first-time mentors and veterans, making it unique and popular among many mentors of the country.

Who is it for?

Senior Industry Experts

Retired Professionals

Startup Mentors

Service Providers

Government Sector Professionals


  • Quick Discovery of startups and mentors
  • Familiarisation with structured mentoring best practices
  • Networking amongst Mentors and knowledge sharing
  • Enhanced awareness about current startup industry and mentoring methods
  • Enhanced awareness of engagement formats, value capture, mentor equity and other commercial engagement formats
  • Enhanced Knowledge sharing, experience sharing, anecdotes exchange and interactive formats to sharpen mentoring skills
  • One year access to all Startups presenting via the What the FWK forum for lead generation and networking


What is the format?

Its divided into three sessions of two and half hours each with interactive sessions, case studies and handy tools provided for each participant.

Considering that the mentors are an experienced lot, how can you train them?

Firstly this is not a training session, its a facilitation session where various nuances, inputs and course material is shared for experts to become even better mentors since mentoring startups and founders is not a cakewalk. Even if someone is an experienced, GM, VP, CXO , Angel Investor or Startup mentor , this short course could help structure and refresh the roadmap even for an experienced practitioner. This course has been created as a good balance between a first time mentor and a veteran. Importantly a lot of service providers keen to offer services to Startups are unaware of the landscape anf founders lingo and find it difficult to do business with Startups. This course could prove to be an awesome primer for such firms and proprietary units as well.

Professional Mentor Programme Classroom sessions

A lot of highly seasoned Experts, Professionals, CXOs could add immense value to many a Startups but avenues of mutual discovery are at the mercy of random apps or friendly-neighborhood CA or Lawyer. Even if discovery does happen, Mentors find it difficult to hawk their expertise or solicit business from Founders. In rare cases that the right mentor and founder connect, the expectation mismatch and monetization of the arrangement tends to become subjective. In some cases, its a lottery to see a Win – Win Mentor – Mentee relationship. The Professional Mentor Program aims to eliminate the challenges by providing a Short two-hour familiarization course to equip Mentors with the art and science of becoming a Mentor. A designed playbook that could be the foundation of the Mentor’s own style helps Mentors approach mentoring from the perspective of Founder’s expectations, pace and inclination. Doing this course also comes with 1 year Membership to the platform with unlimited access to What the FWK and other sessions. As one Mentor wisely commented, ” Not only are you guys selling the fishing rod, you are also pointing out a nice place by the river to fish” . Well, if you think of a better analogy, please do let us know.

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