Title: Business Mentor
Location: Bangalore / Noida
Experience: 5-8 years experience
Reports to: Program Head

Skills /Knowledge

● Mentor at heart with a passion to help upcoming innovators, entrepreneurs, and makers

● Strong teaching ability

● Can call out the best in others and coach them toward progress and growth

● Generalist, quick learner, abreast with latest trends in technology

● Strong communication skills visible in writing, conversation and presentations

● Traits: Motivator and facilitator, curious, self-driven, empathetic, flexible, high integrity, cross-functional organizational ability

● Startup bent of mind, interest & knowledge of the startup & investor ecosystem

● Ability to connect well with stakeholders from different generations, age groups and interests


Key Responsibilities

● Supports and mentors student community across a network of virtual makerspaces, through video conferences, online forums

● Facilitates the creativity of student participants by demonstrating a genuine interest in their ideas, helping them define a minimum viable prototype

● Mentors participants in the program for presentation in the demo day

● Coach students through various stages and decision-points along their journey

● Evaluate feasibility and quality of the teams at various stages in the program

● Work in collaboration with the program team, particularly technical mentors and Fellows, to provide holistic guidance to the students and point them as appropriate to onboarded external mentors

● Work in collaboration with the program team to expand the external mentor pool

● Work in collaboration with Innovation Managers to identify key industry experts for deep-dive workshops to be conducted. Help coordinate workshops, webinars, hackathons, & other events if required

● Collate best practices and disseminate them across the community

● Inspire program participants by sharing experience, as appropriate to their journey

● Research to identify new areas for the program to incorporate

● Work as a team member to support and further the goals of the department


Other Remarks

● Salary as per experience and organisations norms

● Consultant agreement until March 2024, extendable depending on the performance of the individual and renewal of the program

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