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.

Slovakia
Language: Slovak 
Focus on: Art & Environment 
Through an integrated environment and art corridor, IN-HABIT Nitra will connect places and people. As part of these innovations, minority groups of people with special needs who are traditionally underrepresented in city planning and development have been included in the different stages of the project to boost inhabitant health and well-being. By creating a liveable public space for women, children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Closing Application Date

January 16th, 2023
Italy
Language: Italian 
Focus on: Animals 
IN-HABIT Lucca will foster the human-animal relationships, making it the first Hum-An smart city in Europe. By better mobilizing existing animal resources, the project will contribute to social innovation based on transition management methods and intergenerational open participation of citizens. There will be animal paths (such as cyclepaths) connecting the historic center, the Ancient Walls, and the green spaces around it.

Closing Application Date

January 16th, 2023
Latvia
Language: Latvian 
Focus on: Food 
IN-HABIT Riga will set up a multifunctional food hub for sustainably produced and locally sourced food in the area of the ?genskalns market, serving as a recreational and educational space for all ages and social groups.

Closing Application Date

January 16th, 2023
Spain
Language: Spanish 
Focus on: Heritage and culture 
IN-HABIT Cordoba will use this rich cultural heritage to explore its culture in the promotion of inclusive health and wellbeing, investigating social, cultural, digital, technological and nature-based innovations and developing green, sustainable and creative areas to drive inclusion in more deprived neighborhoods.

Closing Application Date

January 16th, 2023
Guatemala
Language: Spanish 
Focus on: Women residents of Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango and Guatemala 
Ella Emprende program encourages women’s entrepreneurial spirit and helps them develop their business ideas in the departments of Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango, and Guatemala. Through a four-month online program, we will select 20 women entrepreneurs to receive guidance from a specialized mentor as they validate their business models, define their projections, and build their growth plans.

Closing Application Date

December 18th, 2022
Haiti
Language: French 
We have partnered with Impact Hub Port-au-Prince, Caseli Foundation, and Cedel Haiti to develop early-stage ventures that will scale their impact and reach more communities at the end of the program. We will select 30 entrepreneurs to join this program.

Applications closed

Guatemala
Language: Spanish 
Puentes de Desarrollo Bi is an incubation program run by Banco Industrial and Bridge for Billions with the aim of generating positive impact on economic and social development in Guatemala. In total, 150 Guatemalan entrepreneurs from Antigua Guatemala, Chimaltenango, and Quetzaltenango will be trained as part of this initiative.

Applications closed

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

Cambodia
Language: English 
Focus on: Early-stage Cambodian business founder 
IDEA App Cambodia EIP is the Enterprise Incubation Program initiated by Khmer Enterprise in partnership with UNIDO Cambodia through implementation of a UN joint program on the “Decent Employment for Youth in Cambodia” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC).

Applications closed

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

Africa
Language: English and French 
Sector: HealthTech 
Focus on: Cardiovascular Health, Breast Cancer, Virtual Care & Optimization of data-driven decision making 
By supporting African-led health tech solutions, the HealthTech Hub Africa addresses public health challenges in Africa. By collaborating with government partners, the hub aims to promote the development of health technologies in Africa and fast-track such innovations.

Applications closed

Africa and Latin America
Language: English 
Sector: Water, sanitation and hygiene 
Women in WASH Incubation Program’s main objective is to sustainably improve community access to safe and affordable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) products and services in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia. Our program will support 50 female-led startups with high-growth potential in the WASH sectors, enabling them to scale their impact and reach more underserved communities.

Applications closed

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

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

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

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

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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 3297 entrepreneurs 
in 127 countries
with the help of 2635 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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