Business developers create a mentorship program for founders > GSA Business
Since its inception in 2019, Platform at Greer has developed a number of professional groups, including an Entrepreneur Bootcamp, which first fueled the idea of one-on-one founder counseling with volunteers from major companies like BMW, michelin and Sage Automotive Interiorsaccording to a press release.
“What stood out was everyone’s willingness to help and empower even after bootcamp,” said Shelly Waite-Bey, owner of a cybersecurity consulting firm. Waite SLTS, said in the press release. “I now have mentors with whom I can be vulnerable and open to talk about my professional fears and anxieties.”
For the new program, a group of entrepreneurs and small business owners will be matched for each cohort, lasting six months. Mentors will share advice on business challenges in an informal setting to provide a different perspective on issues that seem to range from overwhelming to indomitable to new entrepreneurs.
“With an original goal of helping to create a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation at Greer, The Platform at Greer now offers a comprehensive ecosystem of opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators who want assistance and support to grow their company and who enjoy the experience of being in a supportive community,” said Reno Deaton, executive director of Greer Development Corp., in the release.
The creative storm, Bobby’s barbecue and catering, Gates Technology, Greenville Christmas Trees and Upstate Smart Home Solutions constitute the first cohort of mentors. Following the completion of the initial mentorship cohorts, The Platform at Greer will develop an application process for future mentorship cohorts.
“Through the work of our business partners, our core leadership team and the many entrepreneurs who validate the quality of our programs, we are proving that Greer is an innovative and entrepreneurial community and that entrepreneurs and innovators can succeed here,” said said Deaton in The Release.
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