A Tribute To David T. Morgenthaler

Anyone who has ever taken on a challenge, including starting or growing a company, knows that a great mentor is one of the most important assets one can have. On June 17th, one of my most important mentors, David Morgenthaler, passed away. David didn’t just succeed at venture capital—he helped to invent the industry. I was

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Webinar: Mentoring Matters

Mentoring programs for entrepreneurs typically fall into two camps—those that “build the culture of entrepreneurship,” and those that focus on measurable outcomes. In this recorded webinar, JumpStart offers an inside look at its own outcome-oriented mentoring model, which leverages technology to help high-potential companies make progress, meet milestones and produce real results that can be measured and tracked

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5 Tips To Get And Keep A Mentor

Mentors are a vital asset to entrepreneurs. By hitching your wagon to someone who’s “been there and done that,” their hindsight becomes your foresight. You get to avoid the school boy errors of being a first time entrepreneur and forego the lost time and money attached to those mistakes. So how can you find such

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8 Ways Mentors Can Establish Trust

Trust in a mentor/mentee relationship plays a key role in the success of the mentorship experience, and can also have an impact on the long-term success of the business. Until you have a relationship that is rooted in trust, you cannot have an open and honest discussion about the challenges that face the business. But

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So, You Want To Be A Business Mentor?

You’ve decided to take the plunge into mentoring. Perhaps a trusted business advisor helped you early in your career and you’d like to “pay it forward.” Or, maybe you just wish you’d had someone there for you when you needed a little guidance. Whatever the reason, your experience and lessons learned certainly could be very valuable

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