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 seek and connect with suitable TiE Charter Members as mentors, schedule face-to-face meetings at TiE chapter offices or at mutually convenient locations, and build on that relationship by having ongoing conversations online with each other. Entrepreneurs and Mentors can also form roundtables and have ongoing group conversations on topics of their expertise and interest.
It was a wild and energizing two days. The May 2013 MentorConnect was the largest-ever live mentoring event in TiE’s 20-year history. Over 325 entrepreneurs and mentors came together to passionately discuss their ventures and challenges. The live feedback from mentors and mentees was very enthusiastic and positive – we are analyzing the written surveys now. More pictures are on the already-published blog entries “TiEcon, Triangular Partnership and Mentoring” and “MentorConnect with Vinod Khosla at TiEcon”. MentorCloud was honored to be a TiE50 program finalist.
MentorCloud distributed the white paper “Professional Mentoring – Fostering Triangular Partnership”* (by Katy Dickinson and Ravi Gundlapalli) at TiEcon. The paper is eventually going to be published as a book chapter by MentorCloud customer People to People.
* The paper distributed at TiEcon was dated May 2013. The link is to an slightly revised version.
Images Copyright 2013 by Katy Dickinson