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Mara Mentor is an online community that connects ambitious entrepreneurs with successful and experienced business leaders. The initiative encourages idea and knowledge sharing among Africa’s most promising young entrepreneurs, inspiring a collaborative approach to business start-up and growth. Mara Mentor has been created to empower Africa’s youth in their business endeavours, in recognition that they are the driving force behind the continent’s growth and future prosperity. www.mentor.mara.com Mentees Mara Mentor is designed to enable, empower and inspire you whether you are a student, aspiring entrepreneur, business owner or just passionate about business. Join the community to raise questions, kick-start discussions and reach out for personalised advice on your business idea. Signing up will only take a few minutes so don’t delay and sign up now! Mentors Mara Mentors are successful business leaders with 5+ years experience, who own their business or work within a reputable company. If you have strong business skills, can problem solve and ask smart questions and are passionate about mentoring sign up today! Join the online community to share business tips and resources, get involved in discussions and offer one to one advice. We know how precious your time is so see how you can make a difference from just 9 minutes a week.

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Unlock potential in high potential entrepreneurs

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What It Is

Mara Mentor is designed to help young and women entrepreneurs to build their networks and learn about business

ENABLING

Mara Mentor is an online community that enables ambitious entrepreneurs to connect with experienced and inspiring business leaders and online resources.

INSPIRING

The initiative encourages idea and knowledge sharing among promising young entrepreneurs, inspiring a collaborative approach growth.

EMPOWERING

Mara Mentor has been created to empower Africas youth in their business endeavors, in recognition that they are the driving force behind the continents growth.

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Targets

Create a following of mentees who can be inspired by and learn from you. The more active you are, the more followers you will get!

To get more involved, build relationships with select mentees, write blogs, create videos and facilitate learning.

If you love what we do, be a Mara Mentor Ambassador and invite your connections to join too!

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Key Features

Log In ForumDashboard ProfileMentors Messages

Mara Mentor can be accessed for FREE via the website and app:

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Become a Mara Mentor

Read these tips to find out whether you have what it takes to become a Mara Mentor!

Do you

have what

it takes?

Do you possess strong business skills?

Are you able to problem solve?

Can you ask smart questions ?

Do you enjoy mentoring and teaching ?

If so, YES!

Who can

be a

Mara

Mentor?

Successful business leaders with 5+ years experience

Own their business or work within a reputable company

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Become a Mara Mentor

Interested? Here is a step-by-step guide for signing up

1. Visit our website (mentor.mara.com)

or download the App.

2. Complete sign up and confirm your email or mobile number.

3. Select Become a Mentor within the App or website.

4. Mara Mentor team will approve your application (within 48 hours).

5. While you wait, you can start enjoying Mara Mentor!

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Get Involved Just 9 Minutes A Week

We know that your time is precious, so here is how to make a difference with 9 minutes per week

Dashboard: Post 2

Pieces of Advice

1

Messages: Answer 1

Mentees Question

2

Forum: Post 1 Point of

View

3

Share advice on a

business skill with your

followers. Pick a theme

so mentees know what

to expect from you.

Answer a question

direct from a mentee

about their business.

Add your view on an

ongoing debate. You

can share tips, useful

online resources or ask

questions to prompt

discussion.

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Get Involved Got time to do more?

There are plenty of ways to get more involved in Mara Mentor, here are just 3 ideas:

Connections: Seek out

Mentees

1

Content: Create an

Inspiring Video

2

Forum: Host a

Discussion

3

Be proactive and

connect with mentees

with interesting

business ideas.

Video is the best tool for

engaging with mentees

and sharing your stories

and ideas.

Start a discussion on a

business topic and

invite questions from

mentees.

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Mara Women

Mara Mentor can be used to help more women entrepreneurs become successful business owners

Engaging Women

Entrepreneurs

Seek out women mentees

Share your personal experiences

Provide tips for women in business

Start women focused discussions

Mara Women

Mara Women is designed to Empower women in their chosen field.

Mentorship is a key component to Enablewomen to unleash their potential.

We call on female Mara Mentors from any country and industry to Inspirewomen and share their knowledge and experience.

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Mara Foundations Ambition

We enable, empower and inspire ambitious entrepreneurs in Africa. With the support of our Mara Mentors we will:

Enable entrepreneurs to turn business ideas into a reality.

Teach entrepreneurs new skills.

Empower entrepreneurs by providing a platform to showcase their business and build their network.

Guide business owners to grow businesses and hire (more) employees.

Inspire millions of young people in Africa to become entrepreneurs.

THANK YOU

Website: mentor.mara.com

App: iTunes, Blackberry, Android, and Nokia.

Customer Support: support@mentor.mara.com

Mara Foundation is supported by anumber of partners, including:

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