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Frequently Asked Questions

How does MicroMentor work?

Set up a profile on our site as either an entrepreneur or a mentor, then search for the mentor or entrepreneur that would be a good fit for you. Once you’ve found some, reach out to them via our messaging platform and start a conversation. If you decide it's a good match, then you can start a mentoring relationship.


Does MicroMentor cost money to use?

No. MicroMentor is available at no cost to entrepreneurs and is powered by volunteer mentors. MicroMentor is a social innovation of Mercy Corps, a leading global humanitarian organization, and receives its funding from sponsors and donors.


Do you provide services in my country?

Yes! MicroMentor is an international platform, and entrepreneurs and mentors can make connections from within the same country or internationally.


Where are you located?

We are based in the Mercy Corps headquarters in Portland, Oregon, USA. However, the platform is available to entrepreneurs and mentors throughout the world.

How do I find a mentor?

Start by setting up a profile. Keep in mind you are 10 times more likely to connect with a mentor when your profile has a professional photo and complete descriptions. Mentors use this information to understand your business needs and motivations. Once your profile is complete, search for a few mentors who have the experience you’re looking for, and send them introductory messages. Mentors may contact you directly as well, but feel free to make the first move! Start a conversation, be responsive as you learn more about each other, and if you’re a good fit, then you can decide to start mentoring.


Do you have more information about how mentoring works?

Yes! Take a look at our help section for lots of valuable info about getting the most out of a mentoring relationship.

How do I find an entrepreneur to mentor?

Start by setting up a profile. Make sure your profile is as complete as possible because it’s how entrepreneurs will know about your experience, preferences, and what you have to offer. Entrepreneurs can reach out to you, but you are also encouraged to search the entrepreneur profiles and reach out to those you’d like to help. Start a conversation through our online messaging platform, determine if you're a good fit, and start mentoring.


Do you have more information about how mentoring works?

Yes! Take a look at our help section for lots of valuable info about getting the most out of a mentoring relationship.

Can I offer access to MicroMentor to the employees of my organization?

Yes! MicroMentor is an excellent addition to the employee volunteering and professional development opportunities you already offer. Contact our partnerships and services team at partnerships@micromentor.org to learn more.


Do you work with government agencies?

Absolutely. We have a successful track record of working directly with government agencies across the globe to support economic development programs. Contact our partnerships and services team at partnerships@micormentor.org to learn more.


Do you work with non-profits and universities?

Yes! We work with other international non-profits and universities to train and support their small-business incubators and accelerators with access to MicroMentor. Contact our partnerships and services team at partnerships@micromentor.org to learn more.

How can I become a sponsor?

MicroMentor's sponsors share in our global impact and help to create economic opportunity across the globe. We would be proud to have you join us. Please contact our partnerships and services team at partnerships@micromentor.org to be part of the global mentoring movement.

I like what you’re doing. How can I support MicroMentor's cause?

Excellent. We’ve got a place right here where you can make a donation to MicroMentor. If you’d like to talk to us about a large gift, we’d love for you to get in touch with us at partnerships@micromentor.org.