Entrepreneur Mentor Groups

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Lean In Circles

Resource: Lean In Circles
Hosted by: Anita Borg Institute
To learn more contact: http://anitaborg.org/get-involved/lean-in-circles/

The Anita Borg Institute Lean In offers peer advisory groups that have been developed to inspire and guide the careers of woman in computing. The circles are a great way to build your network, learn from other women, and create a supportive environment in which to grow your career.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: Computing
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Corporate Alliance

Resource: Corporate Alliance
Hosted by: Corporate Alliance
To learn more contact: https://www.corporatealliance.net/

Corporate Alliance is a membership-based organization that helps people create and manage successful business relationships to build stronger businesses. The purpose of the organization is to provide individual training, facilitated events, and tools necessary to build a city of influence.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks
Location(s): CA, UT, NV
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Resource: Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Hosted by: Entrepreneurs’ Organization
To learn more contact: https://www.eonetwork.org/

Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a global network exclusively for entrepreneurs. EO helps leading entrepreneurs learn and grow through peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and connections to experts. Membership in the organization offers access to global and regional events and regular participation and mentorship in your local chapter.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): AL, AK, DE, D.C., FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, KY, AR, CT, AZ, CA, ME, MT, ND, SD, WY
Primary Requirements: $1 million in annual revenue, if venture-backed $2 million raised ($5 million if publicly raised), at least 10 employees
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Young Entrepreneur Council

Resource: Young Entrepreneur Council
Hosted by: Young Entrepreneur Council
To learn more contact: http://yec.co/

Young Entrepreneur Council is a highly selective, invite-only mentorship group of like-minded start-up founders from nearly every industry. YEC members, who are carefully vetted by existing members, get access to a variety of curated benefits, including a dedicated community management team to facilitate introductions and connections, members-only forums for 24/7 peer-to-peer support, a professional editorial team for press opportunities, and in-person events.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: At least $1 million in annual revenue or financing
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Invitation, recommendation or nomination required
Submission or start date: No

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Savor the Success

Resource: Savor the Success
Hosted by: Savor the Success
To learn more contact: http://join.savorthesuccess.com/

Savor the Success is a business network dedicated specifically to women. The site hosts a public relations academy to coach members on improving their marketing efforts. Savor the Success members meet virtually or in person to brainstorm, network, and set goals. Membership also includes access to a magazine and an extensive library of video and audio recordings featuring expert advice.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance, Networks
Location(s): New York City, NY
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No

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Vistage

Resource: Vistage
Hosted by: Vistage
To learn more contact: http://www.vistage.com

Vistage is an invite-only peer-advisory group that teaches start-ups and small businesses how to become successful. Vistage offers a variety of services, including CEO and executive coaching, leadership development, business mentoring, peer group meetings, and access to vast online resources.

Primary Assistance: Technical Assistance
Location(s): Varies over time
Primary Requirements: $5 million in profit/loss responsibility
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Invitation, recommendation or nomination required
Submission or start date: No

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Vinetta Showcase

Resource: Vinetta Showcase
Hosted by: Vinetta Project
To learn more contact: http://vinettacalendar.strikingly.com/

The Vinetta Showcase is a high-impact pitch and panel series that features female founders who pitch the room and an elite panel of active investors as well as successful startup founders. The esteemed panel offers straight-talk, actionable advice, feedback and connections to make these companies stronger. The Showcase is an opportunity to hear from the most influential investors and entrepreneurs out there.

Primary Assistance: Networks, Technical Assistance
Location(s): NY, CA, CO, D.C.
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: Yes

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The Committee of 200 Protégé Program

Resource: The Committee of 200 Protégé Program
Hosted by: The Committee of 200
To learn more contact: https://www.c200.org/C200/Our_Foundation/Protege_Program/C200/Our_Foundation/Protege_Program.aspx

The Protégé Program focuses on high-potential, women entrepreneurs (nominated and screened by C200 members) with revenues in the $5 million to $15 million range. Each protégé is matched with one C200 member who serves as a mentor/adviser for 24 months. Four of the required 27 meetings are in person. In addition, protégés participate in educational sessions led by C200 members and select outside consultants.

Primary Assistance: Networks, Technical Assistance
Location(s): Chicago, IL
Primary Requirements: Revenues in the $5 million to $15 million range
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Apply
Submission or start date: No

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Startup Grind

Resource: Startup Grind
Hosted by: Startup Grind
To learn more contact: https://www.startupgrind.com

Startup Grind is the largest independent start-up community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in more than 185 cities worldwide. Startup Grind offers an annual conference and monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.

Primary Assistance: Networks
Location(s): AZ, CA, CO, CT, D.C., FL, WI, GA, IA, ID, IL, MA, MI, MN, MT, NY, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WY
Primary Requirements: None
Industry Focus: None
First Step: Register
Submission or start date: No