The problem: Networking. Everyone hates going to conferences or events hoping to connect with industry icons, only to find that approaching them is just TOO awkward.
The Solution: Speed Mentoring – a live event where people get and give career advice and hack business problems in record time.
Check out the video to see how it works.
Powered by Owned, Earned & Social Media. The first Speed Mentoring event was offered at The 3 Percent Conference in 2013. We spread the word through our website, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter and mentees clamored for a chance to meet their idols. Mentors showed up to drop their wisdom. And the 4As stepped up to sponsor the event three years in a row. It grew from there.
Outcome: So far, hundreds of mentees and mentors have connected at Speed Mentoring events offered in San Francisco, NYC, London, and Atlanta as well as in Austin at #SXSW. An app that lets folks connect in real time via online chat is coming soon.