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PEAK’s Mentorship Programme aims to create a pool of highly qualified professional mentors who can offer crucial insight and advice to emerging startups and businesses in Kyrgyzstan that are benefiting from PEAK’s business development programmes and services. Mentors will challenge the entrepreneurs’ ideas and assumptions, provide help, advice and tips and further build their capacity and skills, in a space of learning and dialogue for both the mentor and mentee.
Under the Mentorship Programme, PEAK will match participants of its business support programmes with experienced and more knowledgeable mentors from PEAK’s network, who will help identify bottlenecks and navigate the companies’ next steps towards growth and development.
PEAK understands ‘mentoring’ as a relationship supporting an entrepreneur through their journey in professional development. It is about supporting, motivating and leading the entrepreneurs to scale their business to new heights. Mentorship sessions can be conducted as one-on-one or in groups to ensure greater benefit for more people, online (virtual) or offline (subject to Covid-19 safety measures).
You will commit to spending a minimum of four hours with your mentees each month on a pro-bono (voluntary) basis. A mentorship programme per one mentee lasts for 2-3 months. A schedule of individual mentoring sessions will be agreed between the mentor and the mentee individually. You may arrange group mentoring sessions if you will be simultaneously mentoring more than one mentee.
You can make a difference in an aspiring entrepreneur’s life, as well as your own. Consider the many benefits that mentoring offers: access to selected startups (if you are looking for an investment opportunity), learning about new trends in the industry, refining your own skills and networks, giving back and earning recognition for contribution to strengthening of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kyrgyzstan.
PEAK will provide all the support and knowledge you need to have a successful relationship with your mentee through arranging brief Mentoring Awareness Sessions (upon your enrolment to PEAK’s pool of mentors and, further on, during mentorship sessions). Mentees will provide their feedback on the mentorship, helping us to identify areas for your ongoing growth and improvement as a mentor.
PEAK encourages applications for the two categories of mentors: lead mentor and peer mentor.
You are welcome to apply for ‘lead mentor’ if you are a business practitioner with more than ten years of experience in business or if you are CEO, founder, general manager, senior manager at a corporate organization from diverse economic sectors.
Our application criterion for a ‘peer mentor’ is graduation from a PEAK acceleration programme. PEAK commits to support its graduates in expanding their expertise and becoming better leaders through mentoring.
If shortlisted, you will be invited to a brief informal interview aimed at better understanding your expectations and preferences.
Upon successful vetting, you will get a notification of your enrolment to PEAK’s pool of mentors and invited to the next PEAK Mentoring Awareness Session.