Our experienced business mentors, from a range of sectors, will provide mentoring support for your startup

Benefits of having a business mentor

Having the support and guidance of a startup business mentor can be of great value to any startup business. We have a pool of experienced and talented volunteer business mentors that offer their time to help your startup business.

  • Provide unbiased guidance
  • Someone to bounce ideas off
  • Strategic support and thinking
  • Help you to prioritise
  • Build and grow your network


Kimberly Larsen - Start-up loan recipient

Kimberly Larsen

“It is a real resource to have a business mentor who is both front-row critic and enthusiastic supporter! The value of our mentor, Elisabetta, experience is priceless”

David - Start-up loan recipient

David Parkinson

“Our business mentor, Sue, seemed to see real potential in my concept and is incredibly well connected, certainly a huge asset”

Benefits of being a startup business mentor

If you are passionate about startups, you could be eligible to mentor a first-time entrepreneur backed by Startup Direct. From business owners to all-round professionals, our volunteer business mentors are an integral part of our growing Startup community. With just a few hours a month, you can guide and support a promising entrepreneur on their journey from startup to profitable startup business.

  • Rewarding and addictive
  • Hone your skills through formal mentor training
  • Expand your network
  • Give something back
  • Gateway to becoming a Non Executive Director

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