Mix N' Mentor Jeddah Entrepreneur Guidelines

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Session Format:

  • 3 mentorship sessions, 3 different topics.
  • 1 hour each session.
  • 6 entrepreneurs and 1-2 mentors per breakout group.
  • Going around the table, each entrepreneur gets 5 minutes of mentorship.

During this time, it is essential that you come prepared with specific questions based on the topic being discussed. The 5 minutes are for you to leverage the mentors in your group.

  • After going through all 6 entrepreneurs (30 minutes), you will have 30 minutes of open discussion based on the session topic.

Prepare questions for each of the 3 topics below (here are some guiding questions to help):

Session 1: Team Building (1 hour)

  • Recruiting a co-founder and key employees.
  • Assessing your needs.
  • Motivating and retaining your team.
  • Training your team.
  • Best practices for team collaboration.
  • When and how to fire someone.
  • Hiring / growing your team.
  • Delegating tasks.
  • Time management.

Session 2: Operations (1 hour)

  • Business model scalability.
  • Positioning your product/services.
  • Expanding your business.
  • Operations & fulfillment optimization.
  • Sales & Marketing.
  • Setting up a good sales structure.
  • Accounting & finance.
  • Legal issues.

Session 2: Raising & Managing Funds (1 hour)

  • When is the right time to raise funds.
  • Who to raise funds from and how much.
  • What are investors looking for.
  • How to perfect the pitch.
  • How to negotiate the term sheet.
  • Ensuring the business running while fundraising
  • Managing cash flow and keeping proper books.
  • Optimizing pricing models.

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