EONY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Calling Aspiring & Veteran Mentors: Are you a New York City-based entrepreneur currently or previously affiliated with YPO, EO Emeritus, EO or EOA looking to give back to the entrepreneurial community? Impart wisdom to a greener entrepreneur? Share personal and professional insights to empower emerging businesses leaders in New York City? Explore a one-on-one mentoring opportunity with the EONY Mentorship Program.

Calling Emerging Entrepreneurs: Are you a New York City-based entrepreneur looking to enhance your leadership skills? Improve your business acumen? Align your professional goals? And energize your personal development? Join us as a Mentee for a one-on-one mentorship opportunity with a top entrepreneur in New York City.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The EONY Mentorship Program is an opportunity for New York-based entrepreneurs to receive one-on-one mentorship with a seasoned entrepreneur within the YPO, EO Emeriti, and EONY family to achieve high-level leadership and personal development goals. Our Mentor/Mentee pairs meet monthly in a 10-month long structured program driven by the Mentee’s goals and growth objectives.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The Mentorship Program 10-month formal mentoring relationship between two entrepreneurs. The Mentee is responsible for driving the relationship and creating their own personal growth objectives and milestones. The Mentor is responsible for providing insight, perspective and support, within a safe environment and one-on-one forum for experience sharing.

One-to-three hour monthly meetings (virtual or face-to-face as NY State Guidelines allow) are required between Mentorship pairs where SMART goals are built out and accomplished through the course of the 10-month program.

Our program is formatted as a tiered waterfall so that Mentees are paired with a Mentor that better reflects their professional experiences, scaling and leadership goals.*

  • YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) Members mentor selected EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization) members

  • EO Emeritus (Entrepreneurs’ Organization Alumni) members mentor selected EO members

  • EO members mentor selected EOA (Entrepreneurs’ Organization Accelerator) members

  • EO and EOA members mentor selected Pre-Accelerator candidates (mentees from New York City partner organizations not affiliated with EO)

  • *Pending experience, Mentors may work with another entrepreneur that differs from the aforementioned tiered waterfall approach.

    Mentors must adhere to EO confidentiality agreements and must remain financially independent from the Mentee (i.e., should not invest in the company; engage in supplier/purchaser relationships; nor are Mentors expected to open their own business networks, connections, or supplier/customer networks, though they can if willing). Mentees must also adhere to EO confidentiality agreements and EO guidelines.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    For Mentors

    Application

    We encourage entrepreneurs from the EO community (YPO, EO Emeritus, EO, EOA) interested in becoming a Mentor for the 2021-22 Program to submit the application as soon as possible (Deadline: Friday, September 10th) Please select “MENTOR” and your affiliation with EO.
    Following your application submission, the EONY Mentorship Program team may follow up via email to receive additional information to better pair you with a Mentee participant.

    Eligibility

  • Mentors must be an EO Emeritus member, a YPO member, an EO member or an EOA member close to graduation
  • If paired with a Mentee for the 2021-22 Program, Mentors commit to volunteering for a 10-month period, during which they will meet regularly (recommended once/month) with their Mentee for one-to-three hours a session
  • Note: If you or the Mentee cannot make the scheduled meeting time, the meeting must be rescheduled within the same month

    For Mentees

    Application

  • We encourage entrepreneurs from the New York City area interested in becoming a Mentee for the he 2021-22 Program to submit the application as soon as possible (Deadline: Friday, September 10th) Please select “MENTOR” and your affiliation with EO.
  • Following your application submission, the EONY Mentorship Program team may follow up via email to receive additional information to better pair you with a Mentor participant.
  • Eligibility

  • Businesses must be in operation for at least six consecutive months prior to application submission
  • Applicant must be owner, founder or controlling shareholder of company and principally responsible for its operation
  • If paired with a Mentor for the 2021-22 Program, Mentees commit to driving the mentorship relationship with their assigned Mentor for a 10-month period, during which they will meet regularly (recommended once/month) with their Mentor for one-to-three hours a session
  • Note: If you or the Mentor cannot make the scheduled meeting time, you as the Mentee must reschedule the meeting within the same month

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    1. Complete Application Form
    2. Submit Program Commitment Form
    3. Pairing Confirmation & Submit Pairing Commitment Agreement
    4. Meet Pair & Attend the Virtual Launch Event Tuesday, October 5th at 4:30pm EST

    QUESTIONS?

    Email preaccelerator@eonyc.org with any questions or to request additional information.