Mentor Network – SME Open Call
SME Open Call
One-to-one mentoring for innovative IoT companies with the sector’s most experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Why are we doing this?
We know that IoT SMEs face a range of challenges. From discussions with small businesses working in the sector, we found they often shared common problems, including finding appropriate business models, raising investment and marketing.
Helping IoT SMEs navigate these difficulties as they bring their solution to market and scale up their companies will being benefits, not just to the founders but also to the wider UK economy.
What are we doing?
The IoTUK Mentor Network provides SMEs with access to a large number of experienced technology business leaders and entrepreneurs who can support and challenge them as they grow. IoT SMEs invited to join the Network will be given the opportunity of working one-to-one with a mentor over a six month period.
The mentoring program will be supported with training workshops on key IoT SME challenge area, Investor events to help SMEs connect with investors and a private members forum to allow collaboration between SMEs and mentors.
Who are we looking for?
The IoTUK Programme’s Mentor Network supports the founders of IoT companies with ambitions for growth. To be considered as an SME for mentoring you will need to meet the following criteria:
- Founder/Leader of 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.
How will it work?
Successful SME applicants will be invited to attend a speed matching event where they will have the opportunity to meet and select their preferred mentors. If a mentor agrees then an initial mentoring session will be scheduled. 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.
Click “APPLY ONLINE” above to submit your application for mentoring from the IoTUK Mentor Network.
Upcoming Mentor Matching Events
For further details before you apply, you can email MentorNetwork@iotuk.org.uk.