It is a universal truth that “we all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how”. In fact, many successful entrepreneurs, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, had mentors. Actually, if we go back in time, history shows that Socrates mentored Plato, who in turn mentored Aristotle!
A different perspective and loads of experienceThere are several reasons why enterprises fail. Not only can seasoned mentors see a problem through fresh lenses, but they might have experienced firsthand what you’re going through, and often have solutions for the challenges lying on the path ahead.
More opportunities for networkingWhen it comes to entrepreneurship, networking is crucial as it allows you to access opportunities, collaborate with other experts, or even meet people that could be a stepping stone that could change your enterprise for the better. Finding the right connections can be extremely tedious unless you have a mentor who can connect you with the right people. The good news is, most mentors have met a plethora of entrepreneurs and other key professionals in the field.
Assistance in building your enterprise’s cultureThese mentors’ advice and guidance are invaluable when it comes to helping you build a strong organisational culture. A good culture that supports the integrity of the organisation has a key role in the success of a social enterprise as it keeps employees motivated and committed.
Help to make the right decisionsTaking the right decisions fast can determine the survival of an enterprise. In these situations, an experienced mentor’s advice can be extremely useful to help you make the right decisions instead of stumbling on obstacles that could be easily avoided.
Build strong management skillsBuilding a strong enterprise requires a set of management skills, including communication, planning, strategic thinking and problem-solving. A good mentor can help you develop these skills.
For these reasons and many more, we organised a matchmaking event during which our participating Social Enterprises met high calibre business professionals, impact professionals and serial entrepreneurs. If they are all from different fields, they are all driven by the desire to watch our cohort grow professionally and personally, during our Impact Accelerator Programme.
APPEL, Association Pour Les Personnes en Larmes, addresses the issue of homelessness and empowers those who are the most marginalised in the community through job opportunities.
Audrey d’HotmanSocial Development Consultant
Jimmy Lan General Manager of the Hospitality Division at Currimjee Jeewanjee & Co Ltd
Pascal Fleur Manager at Currimjee Jeewanjee & Co Ltd
Rebecca Espitalier-NoelCo-Founder and Managing Director at FoodWise Mauritius
Atul BhatiaHead of PMO & Customer Experience at Emtel Ltd
Priya Chunderdeep Head of HR at Emtel Ltd
Founded by Lalita Purbhoo Junggee in 2019, Eco Hustle is a social enterprise with two eco-friendly brands; Sakili & Recycle Moi.
Jean-Luc WilainSustainable Strategy Advisor at WILLCHANGE Ltd
Micael Noguero KwikB Corp market Builder at B Market Builder Mauritius
Salim SullimanGeneral Manager at Margarine Industries Ltd
Rishaad CurrimjeeCEO- Commercial at Currimjee Jeewanjee & Co Ltd
Shivendra NautiyalCTO at Emtel
Zayd SoobedarFounder & Managing Director at Strategic Insight Group Supply Chain Finance & RiskTech Evangelist
Created by Vishesh Gangaram, an experienced social entrepreneur, Everbloom seeks to provide a platform where sustainable agriculture and food security prevail.
Nazeem JunggeeFounder at 1950 Design & Print Co Ltd
Rouben SoobrayenGeneral Manager at Screenage Ltd
Vikas KhannaCIO at Emtel
Prakash BheekhooDirector at Emtel Business at Emtel
Kelly YeoFarm City
MORIVERT was founded by Mujahid Emambokus, a young eco-entrepreneur on a mission of giving back to nature while providing employment opportunities to people.
Devanaden AyalooHead of Solutions Architect at Emtel
Jean-Marc RivetEstate Manager at Ferney
Nadeem PeerallyMaintenance Executive at Quality Beverages
Marc IsraelEngineer, Founder, Business Angel, Board Member and CEO
Moostakeem GhooraManager, Project Analysis, Currimjee Jeewanjee & Co Ltd
Nicolas NardinFormer Commercial Director
Sustainable Idea Development Store was conceptualised in 2016 by Sidharta Runganaikaloo Gannoo, a passionate activist and her husband Shanil Rao Gannoo. Together they introduced SIDS, an Eco shop in Beau Bassin in 2021.
Ashok GeegaSenior Commercial Manager at Batimex Ltd
Ounishka ChuckowreeCEO at Strategic Insight Ltd
Nabeel RahimbaccusManager of Service Operations Center at Emtel
Shakti CallikanSocial & Cultural Entrepreneur
Rahim DomahInternal Audit Manager at Currimjee Jeewanjee & Co Ltd
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