805 startups mentorship program - 18 month pilot

Representing and Connecting Your City

  • Each mentor lives or works within your city.

  • They represent a wide range of industries, markets, and careers.

  • They represent various stakeholders within your community, ranging from investors, businesses, non-profits, founders, executives, labor, education, and more.

  • 60-minutes to field questions from your community about their expertise, experience, background, career, role, or anything else that inspires them


Additional Benefits

Online and Accessible

  • Free six month access for your community members to the website and mobile app through a city branded promo code ($2 per month afterward)
  • No need to worry about commute times
  • Text chat options for the hearing impaired to connect with mentors

City Marketing and Announcements

  • City logo and name displayed during event
  • 15-second city announcement to start and end each mentor’s Office Hours
  • City branded event pages
  • City branded event marketing: newsletters, ad buys, social media posts
  • 240 character announcement in newsletters and on event pages
  • City Profile page on website
  • City branded video content clips from each event to share on social media
  • City branded space in the community to connect with others in the city and share resources
  • Space to share city events with the community

Quarterly Reports

  • Sharing mentor information, attendance, reach, what people are working on, and what they need support with

Getting Started

  • 18-month contract

  • $2,000 set up fee

  • 60-Day Ramp-up before first event

  • $2,000 per month to organize, promote, and manage four Office Hours with four mentors each month

Our Work Thus Far

  • 11 Meetup Groups across Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles counties
    10,000+ members

  • 20 Office Hours already scheduled with mentors-6 events completed

  • We are ready to serve your community!