KOCHI: In a novel initiative, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry(CCCI) has chalked out a future plan of action on Mentorship. As a prelude, CCCI organises a ‘Mentor on Road’ programme at Startup Village on May 19 from 4pm to 7pm. ‘Mentor on Road’ is a not for profit initiative basically intended to reach out to MSME’s including startups under the Micro category and provide them mentoring, knowledge in the form of practical experiences and networking support through a live database of over 3,500 contacts across the globe. As part of the city mentoring road trip, 27 cities in India will be covered.
It will travel in 18 states, 27 cities, in 65 days, mentoring over 6,000 companies by travelling over 9,400 Km across the country starting from May 3 to July 7. ‘Mentor on Road’ (www.mentoronroad.com) is a concept envisaged by Jagat Shah, Founder and Chief Mentor of Cluster Pulse (www.clusterpulse.org), an Economic Development agency and Global Network, an International Trade advisory firm.
“The Chamber will also create a Mentor Pool from its members and has plans to associate it to Startup Village. The pool will consist of industry veterans, senior managers of our member companies, chamber promoters etc. The registered startups can use this pool and link to an available mentor who has hands on experience in their respective industry,” said C S Kartha, president, CCCI.
Mentorship services of the chamber can be availed by any startup. Beneficiary companies can connect to their mentor through modes like Skype meetings, video conference, email introductions, WhatsApp and other Social media platforms. For details- firstname.lastname@example.org, Mob-9496326956.