Mentor Network

One-to-one mentoring for innovative IoT companies with the sector’s most experienced leaders

Why are we doing this?

IoT SMEs face a range of challenges as they build the next generation of technology for businesses and consumers. These include finding appropriate business models, raising investment and marketing.

Helping IoT SMEs navigate the complexities of getting their solution to market and scaling successfully provides benefits to the business and also the wider UK economy.

What are we doing?

The IoTUK Mentor Network provides access to large number of experienced technology business leaders and entrepreneurs who support and challenge ambitious IoT companies, helping them succeed.

Companies invited to join the Mentor Network will have the opportunity of working on-to-one with a mentor and gain access to a range of business workshops, networking and investor events and a private forum for collaboration.

Who are we looking for?

The Mentor Network brings together founders of UK-based IoT SMEs with mentors that have proven business experience or insight into bringing new technologies to market.

Leaders of IoT SMEs

To be considered your company will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Registered company in the UK
  • Primarily focused on IoT related solutions
  • Have a scalable business model
  • Between -12 months and +18 months from first revenue.

Mentors

To be considered you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Proven entrepreneurial or leadership experience in the tech industry
  • Strong interest in the Internet of Things
  • Ability to listen, challenge and provide constructive advice

How will it work?

Successful SME and Mentor applicants will be invited to attend a speed matching event across the UK where they will have the opportunity to meet and indicate their preferred SME/Mentor. SMEs and mentors will then be matched and following an initial mentoring session will commit to at least 10 mentoring sessions over a six month period.

How do I apply?

If you are a leader of a UK based IoT SME looking for meaningful advice and guidance, or an experienced technology leader who wants to give back, apply via our open calls below.

Got a question?

Drop us an email at: MentorNetwork@iotuk.org.uk