Flywheel Announces Launch of Mentor Deck
Flywheel is pleased to announce the launch of the Flywheel Mentor Deck program today as a resource to all Flywheel members across our location network as well as qualified entrepreneurs in the ecosystems we support. The program is administered by the Flywheel Foundation which will curate mentor and mentee applications. A link to the program landing page is now on the main navigation of all location websites.
The Mentor Deck is an easy-to-use registry of approved mentors in Flywheel’s extended network, sortable by skillset and industry, and with integrated bookings with built-in calendar integration. It is a tangible way for us to support our mission of accelerating our members’ business success as well as personal and professional development.
All Flywheel members automatically have access to the Mentor Deck. If you are not a Flywheel member but are actively engaged with another partner Entrepreneurship Service Organization program in the region, you can apply to access the Mentor Deck. Your application will be reviewed by the Flywheel Foundation.
We invited a select group to unlock their talents and make them accessible across our network and the regions we serve, and we will continue building the Deck with additional mentors over time.
If you have subject matter expertise and experience to share and you are interested in serving as a mentor, check out the guidelines on the landing page and fill out the mentor application form. You should be willing to offer 1 hour a month (or more if you are inclined) as a mentor in the Mentor Deck program.
The power of Flywheel resides in our members and the extensive network of founders and investors we have served over the last 10 years. We currently have over 450 active Flywheel members in three regions and that number will grow to over 700 when the Greenville, SC location opens next year.
Within our member base, we have an incredible reservoir of talent and skills. Beyond that, through the programs we deliver to multiple regions, we are connected to a host of experienced founders and investors who love to give back in support of entrepreneurship.
What Makes This Program Different
Flywheel’s Mentor deck is different from other programs in important ways. Mentors are drawn from across our multi-state geographic footprint and our extended network of advisors and investors. Unlike most programs, our Mentor Deck is super-regional in reach and not strictly local, so the pool of mentors is much more extensive. Additionally, we support all journeys and levels of ambition.
Our purpose-driven member communities have a high density of subject matter experts, professionals, founders, and business service providers. They enjoy giving back in support of entrepreneurship.
The program is administered by the Flywheel Foundation, an affiliated non-profit focused on supporting entrepreneurs and ecosystem development.
Whether you are a solopreneur or a startup team, a main street business, or a highly scalable enterprise, everyone needs trusted mentors who have the right skills and match your stage of development.
Mentoring Service Guidelines
In each of our locations, we cultivate an aspirational community experience that actively accelerates personal, professional, and entrepreneurial success. We guarantee a supportive, welcoming community that will increase your productivity and connectedness.
Flywheel’s core values apply to the Mentor Deck program:
- Interested is interesting
- Be humbly confident
- Help first
- Follow up or fall out
The mentors in our program are experienced professionals and peers to the entrepreneurs they serve. They have been trained as coaches to give unbiased counsel and feedback. They won’t tell you what to do but will use their experiences to identify solution pathways for the hurdles you might face along your journey. In their orientation training they have signed off on our program guidelines:
- No conflict of interest or self-serving behavior is allowed. Mentors are not allowed to solicit business nor invest in the ventures they serve unless invited to do so by the mentee. The Flywheel Foundation program manager will review and resolve any questions.
- Strict confidentiality is expected to create an environment of complete trust. This is a non-negotiable guideline for the mentors.
- At the venture’s request, a formal mentor team of 3-4 mentors can be assigned for the benefit of diversity of coaching and skillsets.
Interested in accessing the Mentor Deck? Apply Here
Interested in being a mentor? Apply Here