Mentor Application

How to Help


​We are seeking mentor candidates from local business and community organisations.  After reviewing your application and conducting a telephone interview, mentor applicants may be matched with a mentee in the traditional one-on-one format. Or you may be selected to be a group mentor. This popular format joins four mentees with two mentors twice per month for an hour as they share challenges and accountabilities.

Provide A Meal

At the start of our classes we encourage the participants to enjoy a small snack before moving on to formal activities.

If you’d like to sponsor food for one of our classes, please contact us!  This is a great way to help keep the program going.



Donate to fund our efforts to build entrepreneurs right here in Reading.  Thank you for your consideration!  Please reach out to us for details.

What is Mentoring?

​We expect our mentors to fill a very specific support need.  Business mentoring is different from management consulting or business coaching. It assumes that the mentee already possesses the basic technical skills to make their product or deliver their service. The mentor focuses on business perspective and guidance, personal development, and soft skills.

The mentee benefits from the knowledge and experience of the mentor by receiving:

  • Advice, counsel and encouragement
  • A confidential sounding board, thinking room, and support for working through crucial and often complex decisions.
  • Networking and  contacts
  • Political and cultural know-how
  • Ongoing personal support and encouragement

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please APPLY.

Mentor Application




Please describe your mentoring experience:

Are you an entrepreneur?
Are you a business professional or experienced mentor?
Are you able to invest at least 4 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months? This could include one hour face to face and a weekly phone call.

Do you feel that you possess the following attributes?

Strong desire to help others grown and develop
Strong and active listening skills (2/3 listening, 1/3 talking)
Good at asking open questions
Able to understand, deal with, and be sensitive to differences