Global Mentor Network:
Current mentor networks are siloed, inefficient and often used as competitive magnets or closed systems to draw mentees into proprietary programs. This Initiative creates a broad-based system where worthy and under-served Mentees can be matched (and guided) by trusted “Curators” to a wide range of experienced Mentors. Mentors control who they choose to help and who they elect to curate the Mentees to fit their requirements. Curators control the Mentee access to Mentors in a transparent way, showing Mentors how Curators can be a trusted source to send Mentors only those Mentees that are appropriate. If your organization can benefit from mentorship, for you or those you serve, please consider joining our Global Mentor Network initiative.
Microlending Technology Platform:
Neighborhood Innovation Center:
Community: A neighborhood innovation center is the first place where the most underserved entrepreneur walks in the door. CTEK is developing a best-practices “Playbook” that can significantly improve the Center’s success rate.
Many individuals and organizations seek funding to start a neighborhood innovation center, called a “NIC” (co-location facility or impact hub) in their town, but they lack the knowledge on how to do that successfully. They also lack the buy-in from the local community, corporations, service providers and government that is needed to make them successful. The NIC Playbook shows how to start and run a center that welcomes diversity and embodies inclusion. There are sections for each stakeholder to sign and literally “get on the same page” and, once completed, the NIC champion will attain the support of a group of NIC partners who will provide money, resources, programs, products and other support. If you are a leader looking to start and build capacity for an entrepreneurial ecosystem in your community, completing the Playbook requirements and garnering stakeholder support in your community can lead to grants of funding and services.stakeholder support in your community can lead to grants of funding and services.