PRIME’s 1st Mentor’s Workshop

conducted its first two-day Mentor Workshop on the 29th and 30th
March 2023 where established entrepreneurs from across the state who are identified
as mentors actively participated in the workshop. The aim of the workshop is to
provide these mentors with necessary skills to mentor aspiring entrepreneurs. This
workshop is one of a kind as it gave the mentors a chance to venture into their
own spaces and get a chance to showcase their creativity through activities.

first day was an all-day event and the programme started with an ice-breaking
session, where the mentors were given exercises aimed at giving them a chance
to network better. They were then divided into six teams where they were given various
tasks and assignments to complete for them to be acquainted to Group work,
after which each assignment had to be presented infront of all mentors present.
Each team were also shown a video of an entrepreneur after which the team then
discussed on the entrepreneur’s profile, assumptions, biases and blindspots, as
part of Empathy Building in mentorship. All the tasks and assignments were
aimed to encourage entrepreneurial engagement. There was also a discussion on
Business Model and on the ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Mentorship. Towards the
end of the programme, each team had to design a prototype based on a problem.  

second day also continued with an ice-breaking session which was immediately followed
by the ‘Personas Rapid round of Mentoring’ wherein each PRIME team member were
given entrepreneurs to personify after which the mentors raised important
questions based on their observations of the entrepreneur and his/her story.
The result of this particular session was an important one as at the time of
discussion, the mentors asked important questions to clear their doubts which
were clarified by the Program Head of PRIME. There was a session on
Pre-Incubation Program Design where the mentors were given an insight on the
procedure of mentoring entrepreneurs who are still in the idea stage.

programme concluded with the participants’ thoughts and reflections and their