WHO WE ARE.
Chris Heuer, the founder of Mentor Bureau, is an early internet entrepreneur who has developed network business models over the past several decades — from the local media play Virtual Community Network, to the global NGO Social Media Club, to the network agency AdHocnium, and now Mentor Bureau. Serving as one of the lead mentors in Google’s global Launchpad Accelerator, he realized smoothly accelerating startups in a way that also lifted up the founders was his true calling. He began working to figure out how to make a living doing it, working to bring more professionalism to the advisory work and more effective mentorship to startups. A true challenge in a world where all too often, startup mentorship is given freely at its relative expected value.
While the ‘micromentorpship’ provided by many accelerator programs is still valuable, the best advisory relationships are established over time, during regular ongoing engagements. Mentor Bureau is an experiment in motion, focused on trying to solve some of the larger problems of the startup game, creating a global support system for the next million entrepreneurs, enabling startups globally to find a path to #SmoothScaling.
Fortunately, Chris has been able to collaborate with some of the smartest startup founders, mentors and angels from around the world. Not necessarily the headline-grabbing CEO’s of unicorns, but the true professionals who have the wisdom and foresight to ask better questions and fully deliver on what they promise. Some of those amazing people are listed below along with current areas of expertise.
Our Professional Mentors
Business Strategy | Community | Customer Experience/UX | Cyber Security | Diversity and Inclusion | Ecosystem Development | Events | Fundraising | Growth Strategy | Leadership Coaching | Marketing | OKR’s | Organizational Design | Partner Development | Platforms | Product | Project Management | Public Relations | Research | Sales | Social Impact | Systems Design | Technology Architecture | Training
Expertise: Ethnographic Research, Market Segmentation, Problem Discovery and Interview Techniques, Product Management, Culture Alignment
Expertise: Early-stage Startup Consulting, SaaS Software, eCommerce Architecture, Content Strategy, Technical Search Engine Optimization
Expertise: Product Strategies, International Strategies, EU Companies entering Silicon Valley, Branding, Design Strategies
Expertise: Marketing, Content Strategy, Social Community Strategy
Expertise: Business Model Design, Product Management, Project Management, Partnership Development, Facilitation
Expertise: Marketing, Content, Software Development, Ecosystems
Expertise: Business Optimization Tools, Systems Thinking, Executive Coaching
Expertise: SEM/SEO, Paid Social, Affiliate Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Funnel Optimization
Expertise: Custom Research, Scenarios, Business Strategy, Content, Networking
Expertise: Innovation Consulting, Thriving Community Development, Collaboration Design
Expertise: Leadership Coach, Resilience, Mindful Social Marketing, Executive Coach
Expertise: Go-To-Market Strategy, Messaging, Executive Coaching
Expertise: Ecosystem Thinking, Customer Experience Design, Engagement Strategy, Product Development, Team Coaching
Expertise: Data Innovation, Cyber Security, Audience Analysis, Digital Funnels
Expertise: Organizational transformation projects with an emphasis on simplicity
Expertise: Online Community Development, Community Strategy Development, UX, Analytics, Ecosystem Development
Expertise: Customer Research, Idea Validation, Community Building, MVP Building, Founder Coaching
Expertise: Marketing Strategy, Messaging, Competitive Positioning, Go-to-Market Planning, Coaching
Expertise: Product Management, User Experience, Product Marketing, General Management, Organization Design
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Expertise: Startup OKRs, Lightweight Cultures, Position Agreements, Multi-Sided Markets, Healthcare
Expertise: Growth strategy, User Experience, Community growth, Diversity and Inclusion Practices, CEO coaching
Expertise: Project Management, Brand Management, Design Advisory, Marketing, Event Management
Expertise: Systems Analysis, Pitch and Funding Preparation, Design and Development Logjam Breaking, Content and Storytelling
Expertise: Platforms, Developer Community, Product, Strategy, Team Development, Business Model Development
Expertise: User Experience, Product Design
Expertise: Business Development, Product Development, Operations Management, Sales Leadership, Fund Raising
Expertise: Product-Market Fit, Growth Hacking, Board Management, Company Visioning, Fundraising
Expertise: Event Architecture, Management & Production, Online and Offline Marketing, Public and Media Relations, Vendor Management
Expertise: Content Marketing, Community Development, Engagement Strategy, Influencer Relations, Partner Relations
Do you want more startup expertise on your team?
Whether you are outside one of the startup epicenters or right in the heart of one, we invite you to consider working with Mentor Bureau to complement your existing team and accelerate your startup’s growth.
Since we are more of an accelerant instead of an Accelerator, we don’t have a standard schedule or calendar to follow. Instead, we offer the right advice for right where you are and right where you want to go. As a new startup ourselves, we follow our own advice, and will only be taking on eight (8) startups to join our first Startup Circle.
To get started, we offer a free assessment to qualifying startups. Should we both determine that Mentor Bureau has the right experience and the right talents for your specific needs, we will determine our planned areas of focus and begin working together.
Mentorship for #SmoothScalingCoaching, systems design and advisory to help you do more with less
Do you need an objective advisor to help you make sense of your opportunities and options?
Would you like someone to think about YOU as well as your business?
Are you interested in an experienced coach to help you perform your best?
Do you have paying customers for your product or service?
Would you like to design efficient processes and systems?
Do you want to scale smoothly without giving away too much equity?
- Do you want to join a community of your peers and mentors who have gone through the startup journey themselves?
If you answered yes to these questions, you will benefit from our weekly mentorship, coaching and advisory services.