KOCHI: As a prelude to creating a mentor pool,the Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) organised a Mentor on Road programme at Startup Village on Tuesday.
The sessions were led by Jagath Shah, founder and chief mentor of Cluster Pulse, an international trade advisory firm.
The Chamber is in the process of creating a mentor pool from its members and has plans to associate it with Startup Village. The pool will consist of industry veterans, senior managers of member companies and Chamber promoters.
The registered startups can use the pool and link to an available mentor who has hands-on experience in their respective field.
The Chamber hopes to realise it by June-end. Jagath Shah laid stress on the importance of make in India and the modes through which startups can benefit from it.
He discussed the pain points faced by startups in Kerala. As a follow-up the participating companies will be constantly supported by the
mentor, Jagath Shah along with a local mentor from each city who will be their local support for day-to-day solutions.
‘Mentor on Road’ is a not for profit initiative basically intended to reach out to MSMEs 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.