Introduction to Mentoring

Module 1 - Learning Objectives

After completing this module, a mentor will be able to:

    • Engage and operate with other VMT members and stakeholders while following the organization’s code of conduct and guidelines.
    • Actively participate in a pitch scrub and mentor meetings.
    • Differentiate between a startup and a small business.
    • Embrace our approach to active listening and questioning.
Lessons
In this lesson, you will learn...
Presenter
Video Run Time
Welcome
  • Introduction and welcome to the VMT
Bob Nelson
CEO and Co-Founder of the Venture Mentoring Team
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
1:51
Why we mentor
  • Our motivations to mentor
  • How the VMT is unique
  • Why startups and small businesses seek mentors
Bernardo Wolfson
Pres. Quaker Oats LATAM, Gatorade Eur, Melitta SA, Retired
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
5:59
Code of Conduct
  • Why we have codes of conduct
  • Our mentor code of conduct
  • Our mentee code of conduct
Hartmut Junghahn
VP, Diageo Brazil, Spectrum Brands LATAM, Mizuno LATAM, Retired
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
4:08
Why mentoring is limited to pre A round startups
  • The funding rounds we help startups achieve
  • Why we graduate companies that obtain A-Round Funding
  • Opportunities for founders to participate after graduation 
Terence Bentley
M&A expert, Broward College Lean Launchpad Mentor
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
3:03
Working with Community Partners
  • Why we reach out to the startup community
  • How we rely on our community partners for referrals
  • What we give back to our community partners
Pam Rauch
VP Ext Affairs and Economic Dev, Florida Power & Light
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
4:21
Why we do pitch scrub
  • Mentor-ability of the founder
  • Interest in the technology, service, or product
  • Opportunity to learn
Aaron Chavez
Business & Financial Strategist, Argent Strategies
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
2:32
The Pitch Scrub Process
  • Why we conduct pitch scrubs
  • The pitch scrub process
  • The importance of mentor-ability and chemistry with the founder
Yenvy Truong
Founder and CEO Healthsnap, Retired, Venture Capital Investor
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
6:46
Team mentoring vs solo mentoring
  • Team mentoring allows for diversity of thought
  • Diversity of Expertise
  • Incredible learning and bonding experience
Jennifer Hudson
President, ThinkBeyond Public Relations
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
3:47
Mindful Listening
  • Why mindful listening is a learned skill that takes practice
  • How to prepare to listen mindfully 
  • How to add value to the conversation
Howard McCarley
Talent Development Expert
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
7:15
The Socratic Method
  • What is the Socratic Method
  • How to effectively apply it when mentoring
  • The different categories of questions to ask
Howard McCarley
Talent Development Expert
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
7:55
Mentor Meetings
  • The VMT Methodology of conducting a mentor meeting
  • The importance of a lead mentor 
  • Why we require at least 51% of the ownership at a meeting
Clay Williams
Managing Partner, Achieve, a research & marketing agency
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
7:22
Startups are different from a corporation
  • How do corporations differ from startups?
  • How does this change our mentoring approach?
Shana Ostrovitz
Executive Director, The 1909 Accelerator, West Palm Beach, FL
VMT Circle Transparent
VMT Certified Mentor
6:30