A mentor at River City Labs is someone that offers guidance, advice and support to a business using the relevant experience they have in that industry.
A mentor is welcome to come along and attend events and in general use the shared facilities of the Labs to help out the businesses they are mentoring.
What do I have to do as a mentor ?
This depends on the relationship between the mentor and the business. The mentor gives as little or as much as you can manage or are comfortable with. Quite often a phone call from a business on a matter new or confusing to them where they are looking for help and advice on that matter is all it is about. Contacts between mentors and businesses can be very infrequent but usually very helpful.
Do I have to invest in the companies that I help out ?
There is no requirement to invest however mentoring might be a really good way to test drive a potential investment before investing in them.
How do I meet the companies at River City Labs ?
On the last Friday of every month at 4pm River City Labs puts on pizzas and drinks for all interested parties to come along and meet up. This is probably the best way to find out more about who is at River City Labs and meet with them. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about access on Friday afternoon.