Become a mentor

A global network of volunteer mentors to support early-stage founders as they develop solutions to the problems that truly matter.

It’s your time to be a mentor

Mentor a project you feel passionate about
Connect with a founder working on what interests and moves you.
Grow personally and professionally
Develop your leadership and coaching skills as you learn more about innovation.
Create a more inclusive and efficient society
Guide brave entrepreneurs who are tackling the toughest societal challenges.
Become that mentor
Think of all those mentors in your life and become that to someone who needs it.
Be part of a community!
Join a group of purpose-driven professionals and connect with mentors with all types of backgrounds

Check-out what some of the mentors in our community say!

"The Bridge for Billions program enabled me to see how important and fulfilling giving of your ideas and experiences can impact young entrepreneurs. It was more of a self- discovery journey.”
Buchi Nduka
Mentor from Nigeria

Pause for a second. Think who has been a mentor to you in your life and career?

Startup Builder and innovation manager
CEO & Founder African Environment Consulting
Founding Member at Open Consulting Group
Jefe de departamento Naucalpan Emprende
Business Strategy & People Development Certified Coach
Director Startup Grind
Analyst in Technology Leadership Development Program at Johnson & Johnson
Founder CoMarkt
Consultant at ASHOKA España
Director at Instituto Emprende en Ti
Program Director Global Entrepreneurship Network Pakistan
Social Impact Design & Business Strategy Consultant
Professional Coach & Startup Mentor at Oduka
Renewable Energy Modeller & Analyst GE Renewable Energy
Investment Banking Analyst, Arcano
Professional business Mentors & Consultant
Director Business Development & Industrial Partnerships at Northeastern University
Partner at Business Club Africa
Member Catalyst 2030

Check-out our active programs!

Click on each program to get all the information you need and select the program that interests you the most. We have new programs every month.

Africa
Language: English and French 
Sector: HealthTech 
Focus on: Cardiovascular Health, Breast Cancer, Virtual Care & Optimization of data-driven decision making 
The HealthTech Hub Africa is supporting innovative African-led healthtech solutions to address public health challenges in Africa. The hub aims to help drive the development of health technologies in Africa and fast-track such innovations in public health systems through collaboration with government partners.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

October 23, 2022
Africa and Latin America
Language: English 
Sector: Water, sanitation and hygiene 
The Women in WASH Incubation Program’s overall goal is to sustainably improve access to safe and affordable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) products and services for communities living in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania, South Africa as well as Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia. We will support 50 female-led startups in the target countries with high-growth potential businesses in any of the WASH sectors and position them to scale their impact and reach more underserved communities by the end of the program.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

October 23, 2022
Thailand
Language: English & Thai 
Sector: Enviroment 
Focus on: Sustainable timber value chain 
With the support of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and Bridge for Billions, an incubation program will be launch in Thailand that will support up to 50 early-stage companies with the potential to promote sustainable timber trade.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

October 21, 2022
Vietnam
Language: English & Vietnamese 
Sector: Enviroment 
Focus on: Sustainable timber value chain 
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and Bridge for Billions, joined forces to create an incubation program that will support up to 50 early-stage enterprises from Vietnam with the potential to promote sustainable timber trade in the region.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

October 15, 2022
Honduras
Language: Spanish 
Sector: Technology  
The Honduras Digital Challenge incubation program is an initiative of private enterprise and international institutions to support local and regional entrepreneurs in the creation of new products/services based on the use of technology.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

October 9, 2022

LEINN program 22-23

Spain
Language: Spanish 
Mondragon Team Academy together with the Basque Culinary Center and Bridge For Billions, are launching the fourth edition of this incubation program. The objective is that entrepreneurs of the LEINN Degree in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and students of the Basque Culinary center (entrepreneurship track) put their entrepreneurial skills into practice in the real world.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

September 30, 2022
USA
Language: English 
Focus on: Over 50's entrepreneurs with low income 
By collaborating with Bridge for Billions for the second year running, AARP Foundation is thrilled to provide underserved entrepreneurial populations with more hands-on support so they can successfully launch businesses.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

September 18, 2022
USA
Language: English 
Focus on: Women and black people developing innovation projects in North Texas 
This program by United Way Metropolitan Dallas aims to address historical opportunity and resource gaps as well as systemic racial and gender inequities in the social innovation sector in North Texas. The program was specifically built to support early-stage social ventures led and staffed by women and people of color who are working to implement new and creative solutions to pressing problems facing North Texans in the areas of Education, Income, and Health.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

July 23, 2022
Puerto Rico
Language: Spanish 
Project Makers: Impacto Social is the first accelerator of technology companies that in addition to helping entrepreneurs in their business also focuses on helping to scale their impact on poverty reduction in Puerto Rico.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

July 15, 2022
Bolivia
Language: Spanish 
The PES LATAM Alliance is comprised of leading organizations in the sector in Latin America and the Caribbean with the mission to accelerate the growth of social enterprises. For this program, Bridge for Billions is partnering with three key organizations for the development of early stage ventures in Bolivia: IME (Instituto de la Mujer y Empresa), Fundación Emprendimiento Innovación ACTÍVATE Sucre and Emprende Bo.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

June 30, 2022
Cuba
Language: Spanish 
Traxendi, a key entrepreneur support organization for early-stage business development in Cuba, has teamed up with Bridge for Billions to run a program as part of the PES LATAM Global Alliance, which has the mission to accelerate the growth of social enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

June 30, 2022
Cuba
Language: Spanish 
As part of the PES LATAM Global Alliance, whose mission is to accelerate the growth of social enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean, Bridge for Billions has partnered with Gestoría Confías, a newly created organization with a team with extensive experience in supporting and accompanying entrepreneurship in Cuba.

Applications closed

Closing Application Date

June 30, 2022

Sign up now as a mentor and explore our open programs!

Mentoring was never so easy

Change entire industries through innovation and have a social impact with just 1.5 hours a week through one of our incubation programs.

Always know what to cover next

Follow our dotted line and cover one topic every week with our step-by-step incubation methodology.

Collaborate when and where you want

Connect and mentor from wherever you are and pick a time that suits you both with our fully online program.

Never be alone

Our Incubation Managers we’ll be there sharing resources and tips for a great mentoring experience.

Connect with others

Come to the “mentor’s cafe” and meet other mentors in your cohort to share experiences and learnings.

What will your mentoring experience be like through one of our programs?

Review these 8 business topics directly on our incubation platform and meet virtually with your mentee every week at the time you both prefer to guide them as they build strong and inclusive companies.

We have supported more than 2959 entrepreneurs 
in 124 countries
with the help of 2371 mentors

The right combination of purpose, attitude and know-how. All in one team

We created our online incubation program, to unlock growth opportunities for everyone regardless of their race, country, socioeconomic level or gender.

If you want to support the creation of sustainable solutions that empower founders everywhere to fix the problems that truly matter then you’ve come to the right place.

Together we’ll make the entrepreneurship ecosystem truly accessible and inclusive so that innovation is not a privilege of a few.

Welcome, we were waiting for you.

The Bridge for Billions Team

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