Mondragon Team Academy together with the Basque Culinary Center and Bridge For Billions, are launching the fourth edition of this incubation program. The objective is that entrepreneurs of the LEINN Degree in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and students of the Basque Culinary center (entrepreneurship track) put their entrepreneurial skills into practice in the real world.
It is a unique opportunity to contribute to young leaders and innovators who will realize the solutions of the future.
Mentor top projects while connecting with the most innovative entrepreneurs.
Learn everything you need about the latest entrepreneurship methodologies.
Join a global network of +1.800 professionals that share your same interests.
Develop your own mentoring skills while helping a project grow: leadership, empathy, innovation methodologies...
Help entrepreneurs facing the most complex problems of our time.
Mentor from anywhere and at any time through our online platform.
Until september 30th
Tell us about yourself, your experience and profile. The more details you can give us, the better. We chose mentors with entrepreneurial experience and motivated to support innovative projects.
From September 30th to October 7th
Applications are evaluated individually. The required commitment time is approximately 1 hour and a half per week during the duration of the incubation program, from October to February.
October 14th and 21st
We will invite you to an online training session (one and a half hours) where you will learn more about the program, your role and our methodology. Two dates:
From October 12th to 27th
Take part in our matching process! You will have the chance to meet with the startups that you think will best match your experience and interests. Once you have met several projects, both you and they will send their preferences to let us know who they want to work with and we will make the best teams.
From November 1st, 2022 to February 12th, 2023
As a mentor, your mission will be to meet weekly with the project you are working with (usually through video calls) to validate its progress within the platform.
Our incubation team is always accessible and will share with you resources for great mentoring, while following a structured methodology so you don't have to worry about what comes next.
You will connect with the rest of the mentors in the program in the face-to-face meetings we have prepared for all of you, where you will be able to share learning and challenges.
The Bridge for Billions methodology is based on developing a business plan from scratch while participants are surrounded by a supportive community: mentors, fellow entrepreneurs and our incubation team.
Our online incubation tools allow entrepreneurs to experiment, research and document their ideas step-by-step so that at the end of the program they can download their own business plan in PDF.
During the duration of the program, you will have to meet once a week with your entrepreneur for 1 hour mentoring meetings. In addition to that, we recommend always dedicating at least 30 extra minutes to review and validate progress on the platform, and go to the meetings prepared.
You must be able to use a laptop or desktop computer (not a tablet or cell phone) and preferably one of these browsers: Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox. We expect you to have a powerful and reliable Internet connection both for your weekly review on the platform and to participate in the calls with your entrepreneur via videoconference..
As a mentor, you will have a positive impact on someone’s life. You’ll meet and connect with students with innovative ideas and develop your mentoring skills, gaining exposure to the latest innovation and entrepreneurship methodologies while helping a startup grow.
Yes, however, we ask you to be realistic with your time commitment. We do not want anyone to overcommit or set expectations that they will not be able to meet due to lack of time.
To facilitate the matching process between mentors and mentees, or as we call it “matching”, we have created the process of “organic matching”.
This way, you will have the opportunity to meet the different participating projects, invite them to a “Virtual Coffee” to get to know the ideas in detail and then both parties can decide if they want to work together or not. This way we make sure that we create solid and lasting mentoring relationships.
No, all mentors in this program are volunteers.
Your role as a mentor will consist on guiding your entrepreneurs throughout the Incubation process. Using the online tools as a guide, you will help your entrepreneurs validate their strategies throughout the program and support them through the virtual meeting once a week. The tools cover:
Please contact Natàlia, Incubation Manager for the program if you have any questions.