EP5 - Finding a Mentor

Apr 18, 2016, 08:22 AM

Our starters are really starting to kick into high gear but before they get too far they get a chance to meet and greet their potential one on one mentors and coaches as well as the subject matter mentors who will be helping them along the way.

Starter Studio founder Gregg Pollack is really big on the importance of mentorship and making sure that the team is encouraging coachability as an important merit that leads to startup success.

The starter and mentors all got together and got a chance to meet one another in both a social environment as well as a speed dating, hot seat format designed to allow the founders to meet everyone. As is often the case with this format being concise is important, otherwise, you will find you are being moved on before you finish. The elevator pitch and value proposition training is gonna come in really handy here.

You like Starter Studio & the Accelerator Podcast - right? It’s cool to see these guys and gals get what might be considered an Ivy League startup education. It’s not easy. It’s a serious investment on their part - but it’s also a major investment on the part of the mentors, teachers, and coaches.

As you’ve heard, these Starters were selected because they showed the right stuff in Episode 1 and are receiving a full ride scholarship through Starter Studio. You’re also getting a full ride scholarship as a listener. So, how did we pull this off? Well, Bryan Orr and Josh Elledge of http://upendPR.com are thrilled to produce this audio show for you and all we ask for in terms of tuition on your part is simply your warm feelings toward the following corporate partners.

Major thank you to The University of Central Florida who does a LOT of work in terms of supporting the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. UCF is the #2 largest university in the United States in terms of student population and in the top 15 in the category of “Most Innovative”. UCF is a great partner in education, technical resources, workforce development and grant support along with other noble missions locally - such as helping make Starter Studio happen with the support of the Office of Research and UCF Innovation Corps

The other Platinum Partner this season that’s helping make this all work is the audit, tax, and business advisory firm, Withum that specializes in helping tech startups. They are the go-to firm for all things tax, accounting and business consulting.

Another partner we want to thank is the law firm, Akerman.

Other Sponsors:

Envy Labs

Code School

Corridor Legal

Our Team:

Gregg Pollack, Founder

Donna Mackenzie, Executive Director

Melissa Wasserman, Director of Programming and Operations

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