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Whether you’ve had great success in your own business, or are an expert in your field, mentoring is something you can do that makes a direct difference to someone else’s life.


Our mentor program is designed to match students, business founders, researchers, teachers and participants in our programs.


Enhance your leadership skills, build networks, shape the people in our community, and help people along the way.


The Mentor Program connects our various programs’ participants, who are looking to develop their skills and capabilities, with you, industry experienced mentors. The program provides a network for both mentor and participant to develop ongoing relationships by meeting regularly for professional business development in an organised and supportive framework.

As a mentor within these programs, you may engage with your participant in a group or through one on one support. You can test their ideas, provide constructive feedback, and help guide them toward building a successful, innovative business.

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The benefits of being a mentor are more than feeling good about giving back. Our mentor program is designed so that everyone who joins becomes part of our vibrant community. We celebrate your contribution to the success of our programs, and provide connections with our students, researchers, and industry partners.

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Programs with Mentoring

Venture Dorm

Program Overview & Mentor Profile

Program overview

Venture Dorm helps participants take their business, product or service from idea to market validation in just 8 weekly sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to build their skills and capabilities with experienced facilitators and test their ideas with you, the mentor. As a mentor, you’ll provide professional one on one advice and feedback to them and their business idea, helping them solve challenges, refine their pitch, and act as a soundboard to help guide their idea to the next level!

What do we look for in Venture Dorm mentors?

  • Are motivated by the success of startups
  • Are able to provide direct feedback in a sensitive way
  • Open to innovation
  • Prepared to give pitch advice


Program Overview & Mentor Profile

Program overview

FOMENT offers intensive acceleration to innovative wine and tourism tech companies who are ready to scale up, and then connects them with businesses in the industry who are positioned to use their products and services.

FOMENT is also designed to speed up tech adoption by wine and tourism businesses by connecting them with providers of tech solutions which can make them more competitive, profitable and more likely to reach new markets around the world.

What do we look for in FOMENT mentors?

  • Experience in the Agricultural Technology, Wine or Tourism industries
  • Experienced in business growth or ‘scaling up’
  • Are motivated by the success of others
  • Pathway to market experience
  • Experience in commercialisation
  • Flexible
  • Open to innovation

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