Last Updated on April 21, 2016 by Tim
Let’s meet Startup, Complementors:
In a few sentences, tell us what your start-up is all about!:
Complementors.com is your peer-to-peer mentoring platform with smart mentor-mentee matching.
Started as an idea to break down barriers for people with ambition and career goals by connecting them with professionals who can share knowledge. Complementors recommends the right mentor for you to learn from, and at the same time, matches you with a mentee, curious to hear and learn from you.
Complementors is a community of ambitious professionals spanning a wide range of industries & backgrounds, and yet, all with similar mindset, curious to learn, connect & grow.
We are convinced that finding the right mentors throughout life is key for getting ahead professionally. We also visualize a better world where people share knowledge and learn from each other. Therefore, matching mentors and mentees online will unlock huge potential for everyone who strives to excel with his/her careers or business ideas.
We are talking with young entrepreneurs and professionals every day and we see the excitement when we mention our concept. We have already a few entrepreneurs who have contacted us to connect them with relevant mentors. We also see rising interest in young graduates to connect with mentors and therefore many universities are working on internal mentoring programs. The above examples confirm that there is a need and with Complementos, we are tackling it with a smart algorithm so we can help as many people as possible in the most efficient way.
It is well known that having a mentor can make a difference in your career, so why don’t we all have one? Well it is usually really hard to find someone that would be right to help you grow professionally.
The globalisation that we are currently living in gives us access to a lot of information and resources that the previous generation would have not even dreamed about. There are many social networks to find all kinds of people and you can pretty much google about everything that crosses your mind and someone else thought of that already. So in theory you could reach these people right? So why is it so hard to find the right mentor?
A mentor is usually conceived as someone more experienced than you are, but it is not necessarily the case. A mentor is someone that has knowledge to share and empathises with the way you see the world and your motivation to move forward. All together is something really hard to google or find within your networks or in a single person.
Complementors is the resource to find mentors that will make a difference in your career. It is not about who are you acquainted with, whats your name is or what do you have access to. It is about who you are, what you want to achieve and who has that knowledge, we will find your comple·mentor.
Complementors is an open and global network. Currently, most people look for mentors within their networks or try to reach out to big names, but that is not a guarantee for finding the right one. It is of common knowledge that finding the right mentor is a struggle. The success of mentorships is based on the empathy and interest from both sides. In short, it is about relevance and good timing.
Complementors recommends mentor-mentee matches based on experience, an specific goal and adds a mind-set factor that increases the chances of having a successful comple·mentorship. Moreover, in Complementors everyone plays both roles, mentor & mentee because everyone has something to learn and knowledge to share.
Tatiana Jimenez. Entrepreneur, Software architect, MSc Computer Science.
Alejandro Alfaro. Entrepreneur, Full-stack engineer, Inventor.
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