6. Veteran mentor
Even though you have a good cofounders team, it is interesting to benefit from the support of a veteran mentor who masters the Smart-up approach. Hopefully we are here to provide you with this support. It starts at the first day we enter into discussion with you. The veteran mentor will listen to you and will feedback you on the business plan. We have no formal due diligence with a long list of measurement points. We just share with you like we were already a partner and will focus on the Smart-up approach in priority. The veteran mentor masters the Smart-up approach perfectly. After the first level of sharing and if we agreed to go ahead, the veteran mentor will follow you during the lifetime of your business, we hope for a long term. The veteran mentor is not a member of the board systematically, it depends on your willing to welcome him/her when starting or later in the process. We just agreed on a working procedure allowing the veteran mentor to follow your activity in a regular way (eg. monthly) and give him/her a chance to advice you in the company operations. We are here as veteran mentor for you!