TiE Mentoring Success Metrics

TiEcon “The World’s Largest Conference for Entrepreneurs” was held 17-18 May 2013 in the Silicon Valley, California. MentorCloud powered the TiE Silicon Valley MentorConnect program presented as part of TiEcon.  MentorConnect has several elements, including a web-based platform (MentorCloud) and a series of speed mentoring events called Open Mentoring Sessions.  Two such sessions were held recently, one in December 2012 …

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Connecting Women Business Owners

This week Billie Dragoo (named among the top 10 women entrepreneurs in the nation by Fortune Magazine, CEO RepuCare, and 2013 National Board Chair – National Association of Women Business Owners – NAWBO) has been in the San Francisco Bay Area meeting business and political leaders. Ruth Stergiou (CEO, Invent Your Future Enterprises) and Katy Dickinson (Vice …

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Distance Mentoring for Doctors and Lawyers

Common questions from organizations starting up a new mentoring program are about mentors and mentees working at a distance: How does distance mentoring work? Is it as effective as local mentoring? On 2 May 2013, the National Public Radio show called “Talk of the Nation” aired the topic “Luring Doctors and Lawyers to Rural America”. The host …

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TiEcon Women’s Forum, Innovation

  While  MentorCloud was at TiEcon “The World’s Largest Conference for Entrepreneurs” last weekend mostly to help run the MentorConnect program and to meet current and future customers, we did get to see some of the presentations in between doing business.  I attended several presentations of the TiEcon Women’s Forum – including the fascinating keynote by Maya Strelar-Migotti, Vice President and …

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MentorCloud at TiEcon: MentorConnect

TiEcon “The World’s Largest Conference for Entrepreneurs” was held last weekend at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the Silicon Valley, California. MentorCloud powers the TiE Silicon Valley MentorConnect program: TiE SV MentorConnect platform, powered by MentorCloud, is an online extension to TiE’s signature mentorship programs that already happen at each of its global chapters. The platform facilitates entrepreneurs to …

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Tips from a first-time entrepreneur: Questions to ask during a mentoring session…

TiEcon 2013: The world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs is almost here (May 17-18, 2013), and MentorCloud is proud to be strategic partner of TiE. My own entrepreneurial-gene got turned on when I attended TiEcon few years ago, and the e-journey has been fantastic ever since, leading up to MentorCloud. At this year’s TiEcon, more than 250 mentoring …

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Journey with a Purpose

The week before TiEcon 2013, MentorCloud invited Sashi Chimala to talk about mentoring from his perspective as a successful long-time serial entrepreneur. Sashi has founded a wide variety of startups, including: Covansys, Indigo Technologies, Qwiky’s Coffee Pub, CricTV.com cricket social network, and Knibble online gaming site, among others. He is now the CEO and Co-Founder at …

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Distinguished Visitors to MentorCloud

Today, MentorCloud, eCloset.me, and the Plug and Play Center were honored to host a visit in Sunnyvale, California, by distinguished guests, including: Lee Satterfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Professional and Cultural Exchanges Sheila Casey, Deputy Director, Office of Citizen Exchanges at U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Heather Ramsey, Senior Director of Strategic …

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