Mentor Program

Business Link’s Mentor Program is a free mentorship program in Alberta designed to match the next generation of business owners (mentees) with experienced entrepreneurs (mentors). The program fosters a nurturing and supportive environment where mentors offer their wisdom, insights, and experiences to guide and inspire you.

We’re accepting applications for program mentors.

Applications for mentees are currently closed due to high demand. Check back this summer.

Become a Mentor

Are you an experienced Alberta entrepreneur looking to give back? Become a mentor and develop your leadership skills while sharing your wisdom and experience to inspire new business owners on their journey.

Find a Mentor

Are you a brand-new entrepreneur in Alberta seeking valuable connections and guidance for your startup? Starting your own business can be intimidating, but you don’t have to do it alone. Business Link will pair you with an experienced entrepreneur whose expertise aligns perfectly with your unique business needs and aspirations.

Mentee Eligibility

Your Alberta-based business has been in operation for less than 1 year.

You’re in the initial stages of developing a business plan.

How it Works

1

Complete the intake application form

2

A Program Coordinator will contact you to get started

3

Participate in a 30-minute virtual onboarding session

4

Get matched with your mentor

Next Steps

Following the initial meetings, there are 3 options for mentees and mentors:

  1. You can formalize your relationship by setting up regular meetings.
  2. You can remain connected with informal or ad-hoc meetings.
  3. If your challenge was solved, you can remain part of the program, and stay connected to resources and events.

Following the mentor program, mentees can move into our Peerpreneur program and give back by becoming a mentor after the business has been running successfully for 3 years.

Ready to Receive Mentorship Support?

Applications will be accepted starting in January 2024.

We are currently not accepting applications.

Due to high demand, we are no longer accepting Mentees; however, we are continuing to accept Mentors. Please check back this Summer for the opportunity to become a Mentee.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Participating in our Business Launch Program offers several advantages:

  1. Get ongoing one-on-one support at the start of your business journey.
  2. Develop a deeper understanding of the business startup fundamentals.
  3. Access to guidebooks and resources to develop your business.
  4. Increase your confidence and preparedness for launching and managing your business.

Business Link would like to celebrate your success and journey by featuring you on our website, social media, and other marketing materials.

Following the Business Launch Program, you can transition into our Peerpreneur program or Mentor Program.

Business Link provides post-session resource materials and assignments to enhance learning. After each session, participants will receive worksheets to complete and discuss with their Business Strategist. Additionally, we offer internal and external resources related to each session’s topic.