Mentor Bay Area entrepreneurs to build an economy that works for all.
When Bay Area entrepreneurs build local businesses, they create wealth for the owners and their employees. While talent is equally distributed, social and financial capital is not. Women and people of color are systematically excluded from mentoring and financing opportunities to scale their businesses.
That’s where you come in. As a successful professional, you have the opportunity to help close this gap by serving as an ICA pro bono advisor. Use your expertise to help business owners chart a sustainable growth strategy and create good jobs.
If you are a successful business owner, executive, or industry expert who is interested in providing mentorship, education, and resources to growing ICA companies, we'd love to have you on the ICA advisor team.
Being an ICA Advisor is best suited for professionals who:
Can support companies pro-bono
Have experience working with small businesses
Have deep passion and interest for supporting entrepreneurs to help close the gender and racial wealth gap.
Have a willingness to meet entrepreneurs where they are
Accounting & Tax Planning
Financial Forecasting, Planning, and Management
Communication & PR
Organizational Design & Development
Innovation & New Product Design
Operations & Business Process
Healthcare (Patient care & support services)
Health & Beauty
Transportation & Logistics
Food & Beverage Manufacturing
ICA tailors each Advisor experience depending on your availability, capacity, and interests. Typical advisor commitments and time requirements include:
Strategic advising: work one-on-one with an ICA Accelerator company over the duration of their engagement providing strategic guidance, expertise, and mentorship. (15-20 hours over 4 months)
Workshop facilitation: lead a session in your area of expertise for ICA entrepreneurs. (5-6 hours total)
Recorded content and office hours: record a webinar or educational session, or host open office hours to help answer questions on a given topic. (3-4 hours total)