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A: If you are an entrepreneur targeting emerging markets we recommend that you join the portal to connect with other entrepreneurs, build networks, seek mentorship and be showcased to potential investors.
Register as a bidx member by clicking the “Start here” button in the top right of the portal homepage. Choose “Entrepreneur” as your role. You will be taken to a simple Express Form to be registered on the database, so your basic information will be available and searchable on the database. You can update this information at anytime by filling in the full form, adding additional information about your venture. If you wish to connect with international mentors or investors specializing in your target market, you will be asked to fill out a comprehensive business summary which will be forwarded to relevant potential mentors and investors.
If you wish to connect with international mentors or investors specializing in your target market, you will be asked to fill out a comprehensive business summary which will be forwarded to relevant potential mentors and investors.
If you already have a member profile on a bidx portal, you can create your entrepreneur profile by clicking on the button “CHOOSE A ROLE” in the right section of the homepage of your portal. After you have created your Entrepreneur profile, you can continue and create your business summary by clicking on the button “Create your business”.
Q: Are there any fees charged for pairing with international mentors?
A: Your company’s basic information as provided in the express form will be open to all and searchable in our database. Members of the portal are able to view all information in your member and entrepreneur profile and in your business summary. However, they cannot access any document you have attached to your summary, such as full business plans, financial plans etc.
A: You can find an overview of all mentors in the portal using the search tool: please click on the magnifying glass in the search bar in the top menu of your portal. This will take you to the search page. You can filter on ‘Mentor’ using the filter section on the right of your screen, under ‘Type’. This will give you an overview of all registered mentors. You can click on the name of the mentor, which will take you to the mentor profile. Here, you can check if the experience and expertise match the needs of you and your business. If it does, you can send the mentor a mentoring request by clicking on the purple button “Request mentoring”. You will receive a notification when the mentor has accepted or rejected your request. Pending mentoring requests are gathered in your Mentor Dashboard.
Both entrepreneurs and mentors can initiate to connect with each other. We advise entrepreneurs and mentors to only connect if the mentor has the expertise and interests a business needs.
A: When a mentor is interested in helping you improve your business summary, he or she can send you an offer for mentoring. You will receive a notification of such a request in your e-mail. If you accept the offer, the mentor will gain access to your full business plan, including all supporting documents.
You can find your mentor request by logging into your portal, https://portal.bidx.net. Once you are logged in, click on ‘Dashboards’ in the top menu, then on ‘Mentor’. You will find the request under “Respond to a mentoring request”. You can click on the name of the coach who is offering to be your mentor, in order to view his/her profile and mentor profile. You can either accept or reject the request from you Mentor Dashboard.
A: When an investor is interested in your business summary, he or she can request full access to your business plan, including all supporting documents. You will receive a notification of such a request in your e-mail.
You can find your full access request by logging into your portal, https://portal.bidx.net. Once you are logged in, click on ‘Dashboards’ in the top menu, then on ‘Entrepreneur’. You will find the request under the tab “Interested investors”. You can click on the name of the investor who is requesting full access to your business plan, in order to view his/her profile. You can either accept or reject the request from you Entrepreneur Dashboard.