NASHVILLE ENTREPRENEUR CENTER
MENTOR CODE OF CONDUCT

MENTORS WILL:

  • Agree to a background check, if requested.
  • Attend training and complete shadowing requirements. 
  • Deliver required EC documentation of each Mentor meeting.
  • Execute the EC's mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement.
  • Listen actively, build trust and give honest feedback. 
  • Make the entrepreneur aware of any potential conflicts of interest involving the Mentor's own company. 
  • Prepare in advance for the Mentor meeting.
  • Provide 48 hour notice of cancellation of mentor meetings.
  • Serve as matchmakers for other Mentors, Service Providers, investors and partners/customers. 
  • Teach, guide, advise and assign helpful homework. 
  • Volunteer time (4 hours per month).

MENTORS WILL NOT:

  • Do the work for the entrepreneur. 
  • Pressure the entrepreneur to hire the Mentor as a paid consultant, advisor or employee. 
  • Violate the confidentiality requirements of EC Mentorship. 
  • Establish a valuation for the company. 
  • Withhold pertinent background information or act in secret.