You are a professional in one of the following fields: communications, media relations, marketing/sales, finances/accounting or legal and judicial affairs. You are interested in sharing your expertise with a young entrepreneur with specific needs in one of these fields.
Varies according to needs. You indicate your availability and we refer you accordingly.
You are familiar with business plans geared towards starting a business, able to critically assess the chances of success of a potential business, an entrepreneur's capacities, financial structures and sales strategies. You have specific knowledge concerning certain activity sectors, for example, the food services industry, communications, information technologies, design (clothing, furniture, accessories) or others.
Projects are evaluated two times a year in Spring and Fall. You are provided with 2 to 3 business plans or proposed projects per evaluation. You are asked to read the plans or proposals and, as part of a two-man team, meet the candidates for a maximum period of one hour each. You are then asked to evaluate the projects and report on them during the evaluator's plenary meeting.
**Approximate duration of the evaluation of projects: 5 hours per evaluation.
You are experienced as a professional or an entrepreneur and would like to share this experience with a young entrepreneur. You are interested in becoming involved in a mid- or long-term relationship through which you would provide guidance to a young entrepreneur starting in business. You have an open mind, are patient, have good communication skills and know how to share, ask questions and provide guidance without imposing your solutions.
It can vary depending on the mentee, but this relationship requires a certain amount of availability.
You have developed an extensive network of high-level contacts in one or several economic sectors. You would like to provide a young entrepreneur with the opportunity of taking advantage of your network by facilitating his or her access to certain companies or organizations he or she would like to approach.
Varies according to needs.
You have a wide network that you would like to share with the Foundation. You would like to be involved in organizing the prestigious Mayor's Ball (November) or the innovating Rallye Montreal inc. (May).
You will take part in the meetings of the event's committee and help in the sale of sponsorships, tables and tickets. You could also be asked to help find partners for the goods and services required during the event, door prizes, goods and services that will be auctioned off or drawn.