The term mentor comes from Homer’s classic The Odyssey. During the ten years that Odysseus struggled to return home from the Trojan wars, Mentor served as a surrogate father to Odysseus’s son Telemachus.
Most entrepreneurs understand the value mentors have in their careers.Mentorship can come in various forms: From advice from a family member, to a group of experienced entrepreneurs at an incubators, to an investor in your seed round of funding. Successful founders recognize that mentorship can bring great benefits to their personal development. A 2012 Dimensional Research surveyrevealed that mentorship was the number one request by millennials worldwide, with 42% requesting help finding a mentor. Steve Job said: “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.”Read More