2019 Mentor/Coach Application Form Capacity Entrepreneurship-Programme
As you may know by now, Capacity is a startup incubator for refugee and migrant entrepreneurs. In 2019, Capacity is offering two main entrepreneurship programmes, and we are looking forward to welcoming your volunteer support and expertise. In return, you will receive a wealth of experiences ranging from targetted training on how to mentor/coach a person with refugee or migrant background as well as access to our warm community of radically diverse changemakers and ideas.

Become a mentor
- Your time commitment as a mentor is a minimum of 4 hours per month for a total duration of 3 months. However, the more time you dedicate to your mentee, the more your mentee will progress
- Previous knowledge mentoring in intercultural settings is desired but not mandatory. You can learn these skills through our comprehensive train the mentors, coaches and trainers training session
- Interest in the Swiss entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem is critical. It helps if you've been an entrepreneur yourself, but it is not necessary
- You speak English and German at a B2-C1 level
- You have an open mind and heart, and you will do everything you can to support your respective mentee
- Mentors are highly encouraged to join our startup weekends, coworking sessions and public events. Because we implement an eye-to-eye level communication and behaviour, mentors who choose to come to these events will be participating in all activities and will be given the same tasks as mentees

Become a coach!
- Your time commitment as a coach is on a case to case basis depending on the demand of your pro-bono services
- As a coach, you will receive a comprehensive train the mentors, coaches and trainers training session
- You will be giving available slots to meet with some or several of our entrepreneurs to support them on your area of expertise through 45-minute sessions. These sessions will be scheduled at your convenience.
- You speak English and German at a B2-C1 level

Areas of expertise needed for coaching: Marketing, E-commerce, Web Design and Wordpress, Networking and Negotiation, Business Development, Finance and Budgeting, Communication and Branding, Prototyping and Market Testing, and more.

We look forward to receiving your application for the Capacity Launch before Sunday, the 24th of February at 11:55 pm.

Capacity Launch (3 months) March-June | Capacity Launch is a start-up ideation programme to move from having an idea to prototyping, and hopefully to market entry. The programme ends with a public Pop-Up Fair as a graduation celebration, which has been a well-attended event in the past three years (100-150 guests).

Capacity Boost (3 months) September-November | Start-up incubator programme to move from market entry to sustainable business (for existing start-ups/projects). If you prefer to coach or mentor an entrepreneur who already has a business in their home country or here and would like to enter the Swiss market, we suggest that you join our Capacity Boost, taking place on the second half of the year. We will finalise the programme with a public Pitch Party closing ceremony, which is attended by more than 200 people each year.

* Please note that the application deadline for the Capacity boost programme will be announced in July 2019.

Also, we will be announcing two additional pilot programmes later this year. Make sure that you subscribe to our newsletter via our website - https://capacityzurich.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=1ab6fbdc9e7c0aabc63421714&id=80ca3a8031

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