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October 24 and 31 – 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Enterprise University, Creve Coeur MO

Are you part of the Saint Louis Regional Startup Eco system? Do you work (or want to work) as a Mentor to support growing businesses in the Metro area? Would you like to improve your ability to help the many Support Organizations, Incubators and Accelerators? Then this program is for you.

Enterprise University is offering a free 2-class program on How to be a Great Business Mentor. As an organization that supports businesses in the region, the Bank recognizes the need for trained mentors to assist their many small business constituents. Enterprise University, an Enterprise Bank initiative, offers free education programs sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Enterprise University consist of practical in-depth courses designed to challenge you.

Attendees will learn what makes a great mentor, what you can and should do, as well as what you should not do. This will be an interactive class with role playing opportunities. We will cover “accepted rules” and suggested norms. We will show you how to set the expectations of the mentee and what to expect as a mentor. We will describe the benefits of setting mutual commitments and boundaries. A Certificates of Completion will be awarded at the end of the second class.

The program is open to all residents of the metropolitan area who are interested in business mentoring. Register by sending an email with your name and daytime phone number to We will send you the complete logistics and support material. The size of the class is strictly limited and seats will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

Our instructor, Steve Epner, has been formally mentoring for over 10 years as one of the first members of the Venture Mentoring Service which came to St. Louis from MIT in Massachusetts. He teaches Corporate Entrepreneurship in the MBA program at Saint Louis University and was the Chairman of the Board for the Gateway Venture Mentoring Service, a free team based organization dedicated to helping small businesses survive and thrive.