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Web Worthy: A Weekly Mentoring Roundup (June 5 - 11)

MentorCloud's Web Worthy series is a curated list of the best mentoring articles and stories from the past week. Check in every Thursday for inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on everything related to mentoring! 

The Takeaway: 

  • Before They Go: Mentoring and the Exiting Employee by Randy Emelo via ATD (Association for Talent Development) 
    • “Trust me, you want to capture what these people know before they leave. If employers explicitly give these exiting workers permission to use their time giving back in this way, they will have ample opportunity to share what they know with their colleagues.”
  • In a first, Bengaluru startups on Airbus radar for mentoring business ideas under BizLabs  by Anirban Chowdhury via Economic Times 
    • “The initiative is part of Airbus' business accelerator programme called BizLabs, under which the company will select business ideas from across the world and mentor companies that are giving them. Till now, it has only scouted for ideas within the group. The only level where it has engaged with other companies is for supply of plane parts or technology.”
  • Good mentors come in many forms via The Boston Globe
    • “To exploit your opportunities to grow and move ahead in work and life, the best bet will always be to take matters into your own hands and seek out the people who can help you.”
  • Los Angeles-Orange County area is 4th in the nation for business startups, survey shows by Lauren Williams via The Orange County Register
    • “Alexander attributes the region’s strength in creating new businesses to a recent infusion of capital and business-to-business mentorship – two key ingredients in fostering a strong startup culture.”
  • 10 startups get seed money, mentoring from Techstars in Detroit by Tom Henderson via Crain’s Detroit Business
    • “In addition to mentoring, the companies get help revising their business plans, coaching on how to make elevator pitches for further funding and executive recruiting.”