OUR PROGRAM
Mentor Capital Network’s Sustainable Business Plan Collaboration supports the entrepreneurs behind mission driven, for-profit social enterprises, no matter where they are in the world. Over the years, we’ve supported over 950 ventures with over $6mm worth of intellectual “mentor” capital, giving entrepreneurial teams customized feedback on their business plans and access to a network of over 1,000 of the world’s best industry and regional experts who have given their time to support these startup teams. We seek to create and accelerate opportunities for these teams to make a serious, innovative, and scalable difference in the world.

Collaboration not Competition

Our program may look like a traditional business plan competition, and yes, there are prizes for top finalists, but most of our support goes towards *all* of the companies that are accepted into our program. We offer a collaboration of entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors, all working to support each other.

Entrepreneurs provide exciting new ideas and receive feedback and a chance to build deep mentoring relationships.
Mentors provide “mentor capital” in the form of feedback and mentoring, and receive the knowledge of what their peers are thinking from different perspectives, as well as a chance to work with entrepreneurs who truly appreciate them.

Investors provide the financial companies, and they get to learn which companies are a good fit for them both quickly and deeply through the perspectives of the mentor team supporting the entrepreneurs.
The MCN team provides the coordination.

Our 2017-2018 Program timeline is below. This timeline is subject to change, but all companies applying from this point forward will be considered for our next round.

Before applying to the Mentor Capital Network’s Sustainable Business Plan Collaboration, please be sure you fulfill the following requirements:

1) You are a for-profit start-up or growing company that has a social, environmental, and/or cultural mission that strengthens your company’s financial margin.
2) You are open to receiving feedback from reviewers, including industry and regional experts, investors, lawyers, and accountants from around the globe.
3) You are interested in building a relationship with a mentor, and not just having a one-time conversation.
4) You are able to submit your documents in English, Spanish, or French. Our team’s primary language is English, so if you are working in Spanish or French, please have at least one English-speaker we can communicate with.

Organizer:
Mentor Capital Network
More Info:
http://mentorcapitalnet.org/2017_application/