Mara mentor- mentor briefing


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Mara Mentor is an online community that connects ambitious entrepreneurs with successful and experienced business leaders. The initiative encourages idea and knowledge sharing among Africa’s most promising young entrepreneurs, inspiring a collaborative approach to business start-up and growth. Mara Mentor has been created to empower Africa’s youth in their business endeavours, in recognition that they are the driving force behind the continent’s growth and future prosperity.

Mara Mentor is designed to enable, empower and inspire you whether you are a student, aspiring entrepreneur, business owner or just passionate about business. Join the community to raise questions, kick-start discussions and reach out for personalised advice on your business idea. Signing up will only take a few minutes so don’t delay and sign up now!
Mara Mentors are successful business leaders with 5+ years experience, who own their business or work within a reputable company. If you have strong business skills, can problem solve and ask smart questions and are passionate about mentoring sign up today! Join the online community to share business tips and resources, get involved in discussions and offer one to one advice. We know how precious your time is so see how you can make a difference from just 9 minutes a week.

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Mara mentor- mentor briefing

  1. 1. Unlock potential in high potential entrepreneurs
  3. 3. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL 3 What It Is Mara Mentor is designed to help young and women entrepreneurs to build their networks and learn about business ENABLING Mara Mentor is an online community that enables ambitious entrepreneurs to connect with experienced and inspiring business leaders and online resources. INSPIRING The initiative encourages idea and knowledge sharing among promising young entrepreneurs, inspiring a collaborative approach growth. EMPOWERING Mara Mentor has been created to empower Africa’s youth in their business endeavors, in recognition that they are the driving force behind the continent’s growth.
  4. 4. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL 4 Targets Create a following of mentees who can be inspired by and learn from you. The more active you are, the more followers you will get! To get more involved, build relationships with select mentees, write blogs, create videos and facilitate learning. If you love what we do, be a Mara Mentor Ambassador and invite your connections to join too!
  5. 5. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL 5 Key Features Log In ForumDashboard ProfileMentors Messages Mara Mentor can be accessed for FREE via the website and app:
  6. 6. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL 6 Become a Mara Mentor Read these tips to find out whether you have what it takes to become a Mara Mentor! Do you have what it takes? • Do you possess strong business skills? • Are you able to problem solve? • Can you ask smart questions ? • Do you enjoy mentoring and teaching ? • If so, YES! Who can be a Mara Mentor? • Successful business leaders with 5+ years experience • Own their business or work within a reputable company
  7. 7. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL 7 Become a Mara Mentor Interested? Here is a step-by-step guide for signing up 1. Visit our website ( or download the App. 2. Complete sign up and confirm your email or mobile number. 3. Select “Become a Mentor” within the App or website. 4. Mara Mentor team will approve your application (within 48 hours). 5. While you wait, you can start enjoying Mara Mentor!
  8. 8. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL 8 Get Involved – Just 9 Minutes A Week We know that your time is precious, so here is how to make a difference with 9 minutes per week Dashboard: Post 2 Pieces of Advice 1 Messages: Answer 1 Mentee’s Question 2 Forum: Post 1 Point of View 3 Share advice on a business skill with your followers. Pick a theme so mentees know what to expect from you. Answer a question direct from a mentee about their business. Add your view on an ongoing debate. You can share tips, useful online resources or ask questions to prompt discussion.
  9. 9. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL 9 Get Involved – Got time to do more? There are plenty of ways to get more involved in Mara Mentor, here are just 3 ideas: Connections: Seek out Mentees 1 Content: Create an Inspiring Video 2 Forum: Host a Discussion 3 Be proactive and connect with mentees with interesting business ideas. Video is the best tool for engaging with mentees and sharing your stories and ideas. Start a discussion on a business topic and invite questions from mentees.
  10. 10. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL 10 Mara Women Mara Mentor can be used to help more women entrepreneurs become successful business owners Engaging Women Entrepreneurs • Seek out women mentees • Share your personal experiences • Provide tips for women in business • Start women focused discussions Mara Women • Mara Women is designed to Empower women in their chosen field. • Mentorship is a key component to Enable women to unleash their potential. • We call on female Mara Mentors from any country and industry to Inspire women and share their knowledge and experience.
  11. 11. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL 11 Mara Foundation’s Ambition We enable, empower and inspire ambitious entrepreneurs in Africa. With the support of our Mara Mentors we will: Enable entrepreneurs to turn business ideas into a reality. Teach entrepreneurs new skills. Empower entrepreneurs by providing a platform to showcase their business and build their network. Guide business owners to grow businesses and hire (more) employees. Inspire millions of young people in Africa to become entrepreneurs.
  12. 12. THANK YOU Website: App: iTunes, Blackberry, Android, and Nokia. Customer Support: Mara Foundation is supported by a number of partners, including: