How to Help

Mentor

​We are soliciting mentor candidates from local business and community organizations, including Raleigh SCORE.  After reviewing your application and conducting a telephone interview, mentor applicants may be matched with a mentee in the traditional one-on-on format. Or you may be selected to be a group mentor. This popular format joins four mentees with two mentors twice per month for an hour as they share challenges and accountabilities.

Provide a Meal

Our class runs 8 weeks from 6-9pm on Tuesday night. We serve a free meal beginning at 5:30pm at Shaw University. If you’d like to provide food for 25 people or cover the $250 cost of buying a meal, we would be grateful!

Donate

Donate to LaunchRaleigh to fund our efforts to build entrepreneurs right here in Raleigh.  Details coming soon!

Mentor Feedback Form

Mentors: we invite you to provide feedback on your meetings with mentees here.

What is mentoring?

​We expect our mentors to fill a very specific support need in the LaunchRALEIGH program.  Business mentoring is different from management consulting or business coaching. It assumes that the mentee already possesses the basic technical skills to make their product or deliver their service. The mentor focuses on business perspective and guidance, personal development, and soft skills.

The mentee benefits from the knowledge and experience of the mentor by receiving:

  • Advice, counsel and encouragement
  • A confidential sounding board, thinking room, and support for working through crucial and often complex decisions.
  • Networking and  contacts
  • Political and cultural know-how
  • Ongoing personal support and encouragement

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please APPLY.

Mentor Application

Please describe your mentoring experience:

Do you feel that you possess the following personal attributes?

About Us

LaunchRALEIGH strives to develop successful entrepreneurs who have limited access to financial and business resources.

Contact

LaunchRALEIGH

  Raleigh, NC

  info@launchraleigh.org