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Written by Andy Brownfield.
When you look around most startup coworking spaces, incubators or accelerators, one thing is pretty apparent: a lot of those people are young. You have some grizzled veterans, but many startup founders look like they’re about ready to grow their first beard (or ladybeard, if that’s the case). That’s why Cincinnati’s business leaders and luminaries need to mentor these young companies.
“It’s pretty simple,” seed-stage startup investor CincyTech CEO Bob Coy told me. “Most entrepreneurs who are starting up a company will benefit from the advice and experience of entrepreneurs who have experience. That’s generally what a mentor is. It’s a person who has experience in this case in the startup world that will help a new entrepreneur avoid a lot of mistakes.”
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Originally published June 17, 2014.