Mentor Week 1 at Techstars

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We were meeting 6~8 people on a daily basis starting Monday til Friday, total of 36 mentors for Smile Family. The meetings usually takes place from 9am ~ 1pm with few short breaks in the middle, so basically most of them ends up to be back-to-back meetings.

Mentors are groups of successful entrepreneurs, angel investors, VCs, executives, or industry experts, so you get wide range of perspective into your business in a short period of time. 

You get to play with your pitch, edit it here and there, literally doing A/B testing and optimizing in a short period of time to see which sticks, which works to whom and doesn’t and so forth.

So in the end, you get tons of feedback, tons of contradicting views and mix of emotions – ‘mentor whiplash’ – which you have to distill and prioritize.

Fun week.