If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or innovator, you can easily connect with mentors for guidance and skills. This is made easier as the Youth Development Fund inaugurated a platform called e-Mentoring Platform. Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, the Vice President of the Youth Development Fund inaugurated it in the capital today. According to the YDF, many aspiring entrepreneurs faced challenges when it comes to skills and guidance until now.
On the e-Mentoring Platform which is a website, you can either register as a mentor to share your knowledge and skills, and provide guidance or you can register as a mentee to get support and guidance from the mentors.
The platform is expected to bridge the gap by connecting aspiring entrepreneurs in the country with professionals to create entrepreneurial solutions.
“Now it’s the age of technology so, we are leveraging on this technological integration which is why we have come up with this e-platform. It can seamlessly connect people and these people are people who have expertise, skills and knowledge. Therefore, we wanted to act as a catalyst and act as a linkage by connecting these dots,” said Kinley Tenzin, Chief of Social Enterprises at YDF.
He added that they are hoping more people will come forward to avail themselves of the service.
“I am hopeful that with the launch of the e-mentorship platform, people will start signing up for this platform, as a mentee or as a mentor. Then, we also hope that people who are experts in their subject, business or industries, whatever skills they have will come forward.”
Currently, the platform has 30 mentors, including accomplished entrepreneurs, influential leaders and seasoned advisors to guide and nurture a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.