Techstars Mentor Manifesto In Detail
I’ve been working on my next book, #GiveFirst, again. There’s a lot in it about the Techstars Mentor Manifesto and how to be an effective mentor.
Yesterday, I got a note from Jay Batson, longtime Techstars Boston mentor and now the Mentor-in-Residence for the program, asking if I had ever compiled the lists I posts I wrote about the Techstars Mentor Manifesto.
I hadn’t. He had conveniently done it in a Google doc so it was easy for me to list out the posts with links. They follow.
2/18: Expect nothing in return
3/18: Be Authentic – Practice What You Preach
4/18: Be Direct. Tell the Truth, However Hard.
6/18: The Best Mentor Relationships Eventually Become Two Way
8/18: Adopt At Least One Company Every Single Year. Experience Counts.
9/18: Clearly Separate Opinion From Fact
10/18: Hold Information In Confidence
11/18: Clearly Commit to Mentor, or Do Not. Either Is Fine
12/18: Know What You Don’t Know. Say “I Don’t Know” when you don’t know.
14/18: Accept and Communicate With Other Mentors That Get Involved
16/18: Provide Specific Actionable Advice
17/18: Be Challenging/Robust but Never Destructive
18/18: Have Empathy. Remember That Startups Are Hard
Jay also reminded me that I hadn’t written posts on #17 and #18. They are now on my list to do. Thanks, Jay!
2/6/18: Jay wrote 17/18: Be Challenging/Robust but Never Destructive which is now posted.
2/7/18: Jay wrote 18/18: Have Empathy. Remember That Startups Are Hard which is now posted.