The word mentor is way over-used in the startup eco-system

Not everyone is a mentor
Mentor  — someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person (Merriam-Webster dictionary)

With the proliferation of accelerators and co-working spaces in the startup world, everyone is touting their long list of impressive mentors. Many of the people on these mentor lists are truly impressive and can dispense invaluable advice to young startups. But are they really mentors? Continue reading “The word mentor is way over-used in the startup eco-system”