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Sample Introduction Letter from Mentor to Mentee


Your introduction letter should include a brief introductory note about your own experience, an explanation of why you were interested in working with the entrepreneur, a list of any questions that you might want to hear the answers to prior to your first conversation and a suggestion for the next steps.

Dear {Mentee Name},

My name is {your name} and I am your new mentor and I am really looking forward to working with you. I thought I’d write a quick note to say hello and introduce myself.

I am an owner and co-founder of Organics to You – an organic foods distributor. I opened Organics to You eight years ago and together with my partner, have seen just about every type of challenge imaginable. I’m eager to hear about your business and hopefully help you avoid some of the mistakes that my partner and I have made over the years.

I was intrigued by your product and really thought that there was a strong market need for it which is why I was interested in working with you. As a distributor, I have a strong understanding of how to get products into the marketplace.

I would love to hear more about your business and think we could achieve most in an initial phone conversation. I’m generally available in the evenings and would appreciate it if we could arrange a time to talk. My phone number is (222) 222-2222 – because this is my home number, I would appreciate it if you only call once we have a scheduled meeting time.

Before our first call though, I would be interested in seeing any material that you think might help me better understand your business and what stage it is at. So, for example, I would appreciate seeing your business plan, your website, any marketing materials, or anything else that you might have that you think would be helpful for me. That way we can hit the ground running in our first call.

Again, I’m looking forward to connecting and hope that we’ll be able to make some good progress towards your goals in the next three months.

Best wishes,
{Your Name}

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