What is Morning Mentoring?
Morning Mentoring is an entrepreneurial coaching program that matches startups and young companies with experienced entrepreneurs (Queen City Angels) and other successful business professionals in the fields of finance, operations, marketing, etc. The program’s goal is to grow the mentee’s business by removing barriers and creating solutions in a confidential and learning environment.
Why Get Involved?
Morning Mentoring is an excellent opportunity to present, network, and receive expert feedback from successful business mentors. This long-running and proven program has helped hundreds of new companies grow and expand. Morning Mentoring is a collaborative effort between C-Cap* and Hamilton County Business Center (HCBC).
How does it work?
Four mentee companies begin the morning session by introducing their business in a five minute presentation to a panel of eight seasoned advisers. After the presentations, the mentees split up and sit down one-on-one with a two-member mentor team for a 45 minute mentoring session. When the time is up, the mentees sit down with a new mentor team for an additional 45 minute session.
Who can participate?
Morning Mentoring encourages startups and young companies with a technology focus in Southwest Ohio to apply. Potential mentees must own their business, have a strong desire to grow and be able to discuss challenges that their business faces. Four mentee companies are selected monthly by C-Cap and HCBC.
How do I apply?
Apply here. HCBC and C-Cap will make determinations for the four spots based on the company’s needs.
Upcoming Morning Mentorings are scheduled at 9:30 am – noon at HCBC, 1776 Mentor Ave. Cincinnati, Oh 45212 on the following dates:
January 24, 2014
February 28, 2014
March 28, 2014
April 25, 2014
*What is C-Cap?
C-Cap is a capital and resource hub that manages the Queen City Angels, the local group of startup investors who provide an important source of financial support and mentoring for new and growing businesses by helping to bridge the gap between individual (friends and family) and institutional venture capital rounds of financing. The members of this group, known as “Angels,” are individual investors who pool their investments together to help fledgling companies. C-Cap also develops relationships with local entrepreneurship programs and business incubators throughout the tri-state to provide additional assistance to companies, and conducts the well-known Entrepreneur Boot Camp for serious startups each Spring.