What is the role of Mentors?
Finnish and international mentors play a crucial role in helping Helsinki Female Tech Founder Frontrunner participants, and the programme as a whole, to launch, grow and scale digital and tech businesses.
Our programme is aimed at high potential prospective and early stage female founders in Finland and mentoring is one of its cornerstones. Each selected participant will be matched with two Finnish and/or international “Rockstar” mentors, based on their stated needs and preferences and mentor profiles.
We are currently looking for Finnish and international mentors of any gender with a mix of:
- entrepreneurial business/ technical/ sales/ marketing/ specific industry sector expertise
- a track record as entrepreneurs, business leaders, experts or investors.
What is required of Mentors?
Mentors must be able to offer-up to 5 hours of mentoring per month (meetings, email and document review time), to be agreed between each mentee and her two mentors directly.
Mentees ‘own’ the responsibility for their time on the Programme. Mentors support by adding expertise and experience in specific areas, general advice, review of draft documents, access to own networks and moral support.
The Programme is run in three 6-month long cohorts (max. 20 mentees in each). The cohort start dates are in February, May and August 2023.
What is in it for Mentors?
Mentoring has become an established practice across sectors as mentorship can provide many benefits for mentors and their mentees. It can help both to learn new skills, expand their networks and grow as professionals. Read more about the value of mentoring here.