All CityU entrepreneurs (whose ideas can range from early conceptualization stage to having formed a company within 5 years) are welcome to apply. The teams must have at least one CityU student (current full-time undergraduate or postgraduate in any disciplines) or alumnus (who graduated for not more than 5 years). Both individuals and teams can apply.
Q: Who is eligible to participate?
CityU students and alumni who have ideas which they would like to turn into businesses or who have a company established for less than 5 years are eligible to apply for this scheme.
Q: How often can I meet with my mentor?
A: It is completely up to the matched pairs. Every pair is encouraged to set up at least four meetings during the mentorship period, but the time, venue and other details of the meeting are completely up to the pair.
Q: Will I still be able to talk to my mentor after the scheme ends for the year?
A: You are encouraged to keep in touch with your mentors even after the mentorship period has ended. However, again, it depends on the mutual consensus of the two concerned parties.
Q How is the matching process?
The formation of a mentoring relationship is based on the mentors’ interests and areas of expertise, and the needs expressed by the mentees. Though we will work to match appropriate mentors with entrepreneurs, the decision to form a relationship remains with the prospective mentor and entrepreneur.