Use Cases

Use case 1

Professional Networks

Case Study: Startup Canada

Startup Canada Uses Mentorly to Support Entrepreneurs across Canada

Startup Canada connects Canadian entrepreneurs from coast to coast with the tools, community, and support they need to start and build their businesses. Through their flagship programs, they empower women and Indigenous entrepreneurs to be leaders in change. Not only is Startup Canada’s Mentorship Program breaking barriers and connecting people amidst a global pandemic, it’s building a stronger community for growing entrepreneurs.

One of their programs, Startup Women, which is dedicated to women entrepreneurs, helps them through mentorship, events, and resources. They connect women entrepreneurs with more than 100 peer-to-peer mentors and subject matter experts to build their business and provide tailored guidance for them. Mentorship participants can also attend one-on-one mentorship sessions and networking events to gather and discuss candidly on the challenges and opportunities entrepreneurs face.

Mentorly is revolutionizing the way mentorship works - the platform has been an invaluable tool for Startup Canada’s 2021 flagship programming. Mentorly offers a seamless, user-friendly experience while providing organizations with concrete and impactful ROI’s. Many days, the tool saves our team 3-4 hours of work.

Angela Munro - Programs Officer, Startup Canada.

Use case 2

Remote Mentorship

Case Study: MIT

Mentorly has partnered with MIT for the past 3 years to provide its digital solution as a means of facilitating and tracking mentorship sessions held between participating students and alumni in a creative arts competition.

Originally, sessions were held in person and little insight was garnered from these exchanges, and participation was limited to the immediate area. With Mentorly, the competition has not only scaled the number of participants, alumni mentors, and sessions, but can also benefit from insightful data and recommendations ensuring the health and success of the mentorship program and overall competition. From 2018- 2020, mentorship within the program increased by 72%.

Furthermore, in light of Covid-19, despite campus locking down, sessions continued and the competition was ultimately held online, ensuring that students’ hard work wasn’t wasted.

Mentorly was incredibly professional, approachable, and supportive. Their substantial experience with online mentoring helped us to pivot our event into a virtual format, and our students were still able to benefit tremendously from the mentoring partnerships with industry experts that Mentorly helped to forge, even in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.

Shannon Rose McAuliffe - Program Manager, MIT

Use case 3

Non Profit Programs

Case Study: Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

In September 2019, Artists Up (a funder collaborative between King County 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and the Washington State Arts Commission) started a long standing partnership with Mentorly, using our technology to provide online mentorship sessions to Washington State artists in need of creative feedback and business counseling - especially those historically under-served by funding agencies.

With Mentorly, Artists Up can serve the members in their community that need it most no matter where they live. Digital, automated, and actionable, they’ve built a program that is evergreen and low maintenance o run, but has a large impact!

Our collective goal to provide quality and accessible online mentoring to under-represented artists across the state has over-reached our expectations with Mentorly. Mentorly has demonstrated exceptional organizational capacities, astute awareness of artists’ needs, high-level customer service, reliability and integrity. In present and undetermined crisis mode, we anticipate online services continuing to surge and be on the frontlines. Our partnership with Mentorly will be on an equal course.

Heather Dwyer, Irene Gómez, Miguel Guillén - Artists Up ǀ 4Culture, ArtsWA, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Use case 4

Skills Development

Case Study La Fondation des artistes

At La Fondation des artistes, they want to help their mentees develop the skills they needed to grow and thrive in their careers.

But with their operations, they knew that their current processes were not scalable and could not be measured effectively. They needed technology to help them build a mentorship program that would ensure mentees had a great match and that would allow them to measure and scale the program.

Mentorly’s comprehensive tool enabled La Fondation des artistes to build a program that included participants across Quebec. Each mentee was paired with a mentor that uniquely fit their needs and career goals. The online platform made it easy for mentors to find new ways to reach out to their mentees on the platform, which resulted in 100% of participants recommending the program, high mentee and mentor engagement, complete reports on each mentee’s progress

It is with great pride that in December 2019, we celebrated the success of our first cohort of mentees and mentors from our Momentum mentoring program. Mentorly was fully committed to the success of our mentorship program. The testimonials received from participants confirm that they enjoyed their experience on the Mentorly platform. We will not hesitate to call on Mentorly’s services when we are ready to launch our second cohort.”

Patsy Joncas - Director of la Fondation des artistes

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