Entrepreneurship is by definition a chaotic and uncertain process that requires one to be passionate, persistent and positive. In some cases, sheer determination and a willingness to continue on the path of value creation as a lone warrior, fighting your way through the marketplace will get you to the prize of positive cash flow and profitability. However, there is an easier and less painful way…get a Mentor!
Mentors are people who have been down the road you are travelling – they know the dangerous turns- the hard to see spots where rock slides and potholes can damage your vehicle or slow your journey. A good mentor has had as many failures as successes and can share the benefit of hindsight to help you avoid those “below the waterline” poor decisions that might “sink your ship” and prematurely end your journey.
A good mentor also has connections and a wealth of knowledge that he or she will share with you – not to make the important decisions for you – but to make sure that you have as much information as possible to take the best course of action for yourself and your venture.
In addition to enlisting the support of successful RPI Alumni Entrepreneurs, EVE 2.0 has partnered with the Entrepreneur’s Organization, an internationally renowned association of successful entrepreneurs who have passed the threshold of $1 million dollars in annual sales. This means that all of the EVE 2.0 Registered Mentors has “been there, done that…” and have generously agreed to give back by sharing their knowledge, skills, experience and expertise with you as an EVE 2.0 Client.
On the right is a listing of the current Registered Mentors. EVE 2.0 program management will work with you to select 1 or more mentors for you based on your stage of growth, current needs and industry sector.
If you are an EO member or successful RPI Alumni Entrepreneur who would like to register as an EVE 2.0 program Mentor, please click the ‘Register” button below to submit your application form.