Women in Big Data Global


Technology Solopreneur

Technology Solopreneur – United States Peer Group Mentoring

General Description: This mentoring program is especially designed for anyone who is planning to start or recently created an independent technology service-based business (e.g. code developer, data analysis, web developer, technology marketer, technology career coach, technology project manager, technology writer).

Referred to as solopreneurs, this program will help new owners organize, manage and assume the risk of a private freelancing, consulting, or coaching business. We will explore the advantages and disadvantages of working on your own and cover topics such as: identifying your product offering and customers base, registering your business, promotion, anticipating risks, handling obstacles. This program will not cover areas such as venture capital funding, hiring employees, or creating products.

This program uses the facilitated peer mentoring format, where participants learn from each other under the direction of two experienced facilitators. Guest speakers will attend numerous sessions providing insight on best business practices. Participants of the program will also have a chance to highlight any questions / concerns and receive feedback from the cohort.

What you bring to this program:

  • Commitment to yourself to identify the best direction for your business
  • Commitment to other participants in a shared learning experience

What you take away:

  • A support network
  • Ability to analyze, plan and pivot your business as needed

Program Details: This is a 12-week bi-weekly virtual program. Applications will be accepted starting early August until August 25. The first session is September 12, 2023 at 12:00pm ET. Each session is one-hour in duration. The program is conducted in English.

Participant Eligibility: Open only to United States residents who have or plan to start a single owner business. There is a limit of 12 qualified participants.

Mentor Eligibility: Led by two experienced facilitators, Deborah Sgro and Deborah Lindsay. Mentor applications are not accepted for this program.

Contact mentoring@womeninbigdata.org for more information.

Interested in joining this program – Click on these links to apply as either a MENTEE or MENTOR.

Not yet a Women in Big Data Member but interested in this mentoring program? Successful registration in this program will enroll you in Women in Big Data. Membership is free.