A volunteer-run mentorship program for Melbourne-based F&B Startups 

Entrepreneurs’ Business (EO) in Australia has established a volunteer-operate mentorship programme in collaboration with Melbourne’s North Foods Group. 

Mentees in the programme will get twelve months of totally free mentorship from associates of the Entrepreneurs’ Business, with mentors’ enterprises building a minimum of US$1 million in revenue.

The 360 Mentorship System Pilot is presently underway in Melbourne, with intentions to increase it across Australia in the long term. The present mentor programme of the non-gain, peer-to-peer network has been energetic for yrs, letting EO associates to receive guidance. 

Moreover,  the pilot is targeted on Foods & Beverage thanks to the collaboration with Melbourne’s North Foodstuff Team, but the group is wanting to extend to other industries following the pilot.

Program targets

Entrepreneurs’ Group 360 Mentor System is a structured 12-thirty day period mentorship method operate by volunteer associates of EO seeking to assistance community commence-ups and give again to the area business enterprise group. 

In conditions of composition, mentors and mentees go to a coaching session on how it will operate and how to get the most out of mentoring, adopted by month-to-month classes masking aim setting, problems and how to triumph over them. The program aims to impart years of business enterprise assistance to youthful, swift-progress start-ups with massive likely. 

Am I qualified?

The pilot system is being operate in partnership with users of Melbourne’s North Foods Group, primarily based on the conditions :

  • Have a company with a solution
  • Have shown income and earnings
  • Have a financial turnover of $250,000K + and aren’t eligible for the Accelerator Program
  • Be performing whole-time in the enterprise

“Entrepreneurs’ Corporations 360 Mentorship Pilot System is our way of giving back again and uplifting other smaller enterprise house owners in our nearby community,” said Costa Vasili, founder and CEO of Ethnolink, a nationwide language translation providers service provider.

“As a program mentor, I’ve been operating with Ben Circosta on his traditional Italian chilli business enterprise, Bippi. It’s been an amazingly gratifying encounter to give back again to the local community, specially as both of our enterprise suggestions were inspired by our migrant backgrounds.”

Ben Circosta, Mentee, claims, “It’s an astounding expertise to understand from a productive entrepreneur such as Costa, and I have instantly been capable to enhance not just enterprise processes but also individually, as a business enterprise owner.”

The twelve-month pilot application focuses on goal environment and resolving issues as they crop up, with month-to-month catchups averaging a few of hrs just about every thirty day period. Concluding in 2023, the intention is to roll it out in other states future calendar year. Entrepreneurs’ Corporation has independent chapters running in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA and WA. 

The not-for-financial gain, peer-to-peer network’s present mentor program has been functioning for several years, enabling EO associates to obtain mentorship. 360 Mentorship Plan is aptly named for completing the circle of providing mentorship to early-phase business people, providing them the help to increase and prosper. 

Mentee businesses in the program incorporate Josh’s Rainbow Eggs (2019 Victorian Young Achiever Award for Environmental Sustainability) and Bippi, an genuine Italian chilli, to name a few. 

Extra below  http://www.eoaustralia.org/

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