Your business. Your journey.

For every business, big or small, advice will have been asked for and given to the founders. 

All business owners speak of the lessons they learned on their journey and fondly remember those who helped them get through the tough (and fun) times. 

They speak of the passion that these mentors had for their success. The invaluable guidance and support and the ability to ask for assistance at any time. 

Mentors are what helped to make these entrepreneurs into true business people. 

iGen Foundation supports young entrepreneurs on their journey to creating great businesses. We created YourMentor in 2014 to support young entrepreneurs to learn from the wisdom of experienced business owners.

We'd love to talk with you about becoming a mentor, or about being matched to a mentor to help you along the way.

YourMentor is open to all entrepreneurs 15-30 years.

The focus is to support you to develop or expand your business. 

YourMentor works in partnership with local councils, co-working spaces, not for profit organisations, schools and community groups providing by mentors for their programs and opening networks to people who may like to mentor. 

Mentoring can help you focus on where to put your time and money and to see the opportunities that lay ahead of you.

Need a mentor?

We appreciate that you're giving up your time, knowledge and skills. To support you and make sure you have the best possible experience with mentoring, we will:

  • provide initial training in mentoring
  • invite you to workshops or other events throughout the year so you can increase your networks, share learning and insights by meeting other entrepreneurs and mentors;
  • support you via our Enterprise Facilitators (business coaches) to discuss the progress of your mentor-mentee relationship;
  • help you access resources and information about mentoring.

Mentor support

Mentor application form

"The mentor program has really helped me find more connections and gain more confidence in business as well as how market my books."

Will Phillip, Mentee

Working with my mentee has been a greatly rewarding experience. Entering into this agreement I was uncertain of my own credibility and what I could offer the program. 

However, not only have I been able to overcome my uncertainty, I have been able to share my own experiences and knowledge with someone at beginning of their own journey and watch them develop their own knowledge pool. 

Where was EP when I was a kid with an idea!?

Benji Thiele-Roca, Mentor

Don't just take our word for it!

"The smartest thing you can do is to have a mentor; someone who can keep you on track, broaden your thinking and connect you to others"

Pieta Bucello, Mentee

"We all have dreams. Sometimes all it takes for us to make our visions reality, is one person that believes in you and guides you in the right direction. Ideally showing them how to learn from your mistakes and empowering them to become the best they can be. After all, these young adults are the future!"

Janine Rosa, Founder of Simply Raw and We Quit Diets®, Mentor

Can't help as a mentor? 

There are many other ways young entrepreneurs can learn from you. 

Help us to hold a webinar or be on a pitch panel.

Or come to one of our Stretch Days or Meet Ups as a Q & A guest.