Connecting Startups and Mentors to share skills and knowledge

Connect your members & give them the power to thrive together

Use NetMinds community platform to help members of your network overcome their business challenges, by connecting them to someone with the knowledge and experience to help them.

As a Business Network manager:

  • Do you manage a network of hundreds or thousands, without really knowing who everyone is?
  • Do you have to remember who does what, to figure out who can help whom?
  • Have you gone through the tedious process of sending and receiving hundreds of emails to connect members

Capitalise knowledge of your network

From member's contact information, NetMinds will create a Smart Directory using data from open online sources.
After that, when you or a member needs help, our Affinity Algorithm will generate Help leads, or you can use our powerful search function to help you do the matches.

Members getting the best value of the network

Turn any business network into a thriving community, connecting members with the right knowledge, needs and purpose

,,
“The mentor we matched with was very experienced and provided relevant points to every question we had. Was very happy with the outcome."
John McElhone
Co-Founder
CropSafe
“The level of industry experience from my mentor was amazing! I got wonderful connections and help for my business plan”
Elizabeth Gilligan
Co-Founder
Material Evolution
"Having the structure of a meeting with an open conversation around what we need is really helpful. We will definitely grow faster as a result of this help"
Karen Yates
Founder
Taylor Yates
,,
“I got access to people who wants to help, with an expertise I needed but that was scarce in my region."
Ben Lindsay
Co-founder
Stand
“I was connected almost immediately and I got the project completed in record time.”
Joanne Pires
Director of Marketing
Skyx
"The quickness of getting matched with someone skilled in social media & the overall customer service experience."
Kelly McGookin
Founder
Kelly’s Virtual Solutions

Get involved in something that matters

Why Startup ecosystems are important

Startups have 3 to 4 times faster growth rate than the rest of the economy and are responsible for the majority of new jobs creation.
They also have the power to impact the world on a large scale and solve the world's most challenging problems.

Adaptability to change

Tech entrepreneurs and their businesses are used to rapid changes, turning challenges into opportunities, providing new solutions faster than any other industry.

Keep up to date to the world's pace and keep a fresh mindset

Support + Resilience

An ecosystem of support and connection enables to connect based on purpose and skills, for more resilient companies.

Get fast and meaningful connections to get advice and find fellow entrepreneurs to keep each other in business

NetMinds
Ecosystem
values

makes us different

Culture of innovation

Acquire a mindset to share and receive knowledge from outside your organization, different expertises and industries. Get inspiration from ideas and get others inspired. We are breaking down silos and bringing people together.

Connectedness

Business is all about people, however finding the right individuals to connect with is hard in a crowded digital space. We connect people without them actively looking for each other, taking care of the best match possible. Increase meaningful connections, reduce time networking.

Collaboration

Our ecosystem puts mutual help at the centre of each connection. People in the NetMinds family are open to help and receive help. This ecosystem has not been designed to sell to one and other, but to support one and other and have an innovation social network.

Branding strategy

Get advice from top-level branding experts, to get a better understanding of your messaging.

Digital Marketing

Get feedback and guidance about the best marketing strategy for you target audience

UX/UI Design

Get your customer experience a look from experienced UX designers

Specialised mentoring

Get connected to mentors specialised in the domain you need the most

FAQ

How does it work?

Our main purpose, is to help business networks generate meaningful connections among its members, by building and providing access to a members smart directory. Once you decide to make part of our family, with some questions we will get to know you better. What do you care about, what do you have experience on, among others. By analysing your profile we identify matches for you to get the most of. We will let you know the founder/mentor to share with and if you agree. Happy days, you have intro! Once a connection is made, it is yours! Take care of it and nurture it. We will only ask you to let us know how did it go, for us to make our process more productive, search for your next suitable connection and keep improving the support we offer to others in the NetMinds family.

Why do NetMinds talk about a family?

With NetMinds we are working towards seeing people from all around the world helping each other to make an impact. At the end of the day we are all in the same planet and are humans. In essence that make us all of the same family. The more we learn from each other, the easier it is to generate the changes we want to see.

Who is in the NetMinds family?

We are an ecosystem of support for the ones working on exciting businesses that are impacting the world and society. We look to support companies working with components of innovation, who look to solve real world problems, produce jobs and are on an early-stage. If you are a NetMinds family member is because you are a founder or a mentor who cares about people, you believe in the benefits of community and you want to connect with others to make a difference.

Why is it closed?

We are a closed community to protect it. We are open to the ones who see the value in connections and mutual help; however we are closed to the ones who don't care. Fellow founders, we charge a fee to bring compromise to the help you are getting, kind professionals with skills are giving their time to support. You are getting help worth thousands for less than a hundred. We are also actively looking for sponsors to ensure the ecosystem keeps alive and working in the most effective way.

Can I be a mentor?

Yes you can! We are looking for individuals who get inspired about others ideas and want to help. Tell us your expertise, what do you care about, what do you expect from a connection and we will do the rest to give you an exciting and rewarding experience. Whatever happens after the connection depends on you, we will just let you know there is someone building something of your interest and you can add value to it.

Benefits for a mentor

Apart from giving instant value to someone, you are also gaining new learnings and a fresh thinking injection that comes with challenging questions. It is a good way of making connections, thinking strategically and get into something exciting. Being a mentor is rewarding and takes your knowledge further.

How much time do I have to allocate?

It depends on what do you decide on. We recommend preparing the meeting before hand and having minimum a 30 min chat. You can prepare by sending a question, a small file to revise, or anything else that helps to make the most of the meeting.

How long do I need to maintain the relationship?

That's up to you. There's no firm commitment.

Do I have to give equity away/ Am I entitled to equity?

It will entirely depend on the relationship you establish. It's a possibility that could arise depending on circumstances and commitment, however, NetMinds leaves the decision entirely to you both whether there is entitlement to give or receive equity. Nevertheless, if you need to know more about how it works, we can share information available on what sweat equity is.
NetMinds is here to help you connect, so every type of relationship that can happen after the connection it's up to you.

How much time can I ask for?

We suggest mentors to allocate at least 30 minutes on preparing the meeting beforehand, however the length of the meeting and the number of meetings you schedule will depend on the relationship you establish with the mentor.
According to our experience, and the feedback from both Mentors and Startups, usually a commitment of two meetings it's correct.
As mentioned before, send the Mentor relevant information along with the specific questions you may have, to have an effective first meeting, where you can leave with actionable advice. And then look to have a second meeting to revise the effects or undergoing implementation of those actions.