Become a Mentor

Teach what you are passionate about.

By signing up with Startwise, you agree to Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy


Earn Money Online

Increase your revenue by earning money online.  

Work Anywhere, Anytime

Flexibility to mentor from the comfort of your office or home and maximise your productivity.

Mentor Around Your Own Schedule

Set up your own calendar and mentor according to when you are available.

Manage Your Mentees

Our easy to use dashboard shows you a snapshot of your mentees, income and schedule.

Find More Mentees

We are responsible for attracting new mentees to the platform, so you can focus on mentoring

Safety and Security

All payments are handled through our third-party payment gateway. Your data is housed securely in accordance to the POPI Act.

Mentor entrepreneurs across South Africa

  • Steady stream of entrepreneurs to mentor
  • Manage your own calendar
  • Interactive virtual sessions
  • Convenient payment methods
  • List your additional services
  • Networking opportunities

How to become a Startwise mentor

Apply to be a mentor

Apply to be a mentor on Startwise and submit your credentials.

Complete your Profile

Complete your profile by adding your intro video, area of expertise, skills, subscription and additional services offering.

Start Mentoring

Connect with mentees and start your mentorship sessions.

Do you want to be a Startwise mentor?

Connect with thousands of entrepreneurs in South Africa and mentor at your own pace

Questions? We Have Answers

How do i show on the Marketplace?

In order for your profile to show on the platform as an Mentor, you will need to create a Session. This is a feature where you update your information for the Mentees to view and connect with you.

You will need to upload a professional photo, a short description of your sessions and how you can assist, your rate and hours. Please also create your Subscription to offer to customers (such as bundled consultation rates or a starter pack to attract your Mentees and help get them started).

Please note that Startwise assumes no responsibility for the content of Listings or for any Member’s compliance with any applicable laws, rules and regulations. Remember you may not include your direct contact details. Doing so may result in removing your profile from the platform. This is to keep the brand integrity intact.

See our T&C’s for more.

Can i upload my contact details

When creating your listing, please don’t include your personal or business contact details including your address, website, email or cellphone.

The Startwise platform is here to facilitate all transactions and consultations within the web application. A Mentee can interact directly with you through the chat, audio and video features within the Startwise platform and you will receive any and all notifications.

All contact details added will be removed from your profile by our Startwise support team. This is done to ensure the integrity of the Startwise brand and platform.

Please see our T&C’s for more

What do i do if the consult runs over time?

If your client has booked an hour consultation and you are running over time, simply end the consult at an hour and schedule another one for the additional time needed. This ensures your billing runs correctly.

Are the video chats/ calls confidential?

Yes, the Startwise App has been developed to be secure and all exchanges are encrypted. It also ensures your data is
housed in compliance with the POPI Act.

Why should i join Startwise?

You have the ability to earn extra revenue while working in the hours that suit you. Share your expertise with Mentees
and help the South African economy grow. Plus you can continue your path as an industry thought
leader by sharing knowledge across our digital platforms.

Startwise was started by Velly Bosega and is 100% black owned, South African company. Velly believes in the greatness of South Africa and the mutual benefits of match-making Mentors with Mentees.

Can i take the consultation offline?

To maintain the integrity of the Startwise brand and platform and ensure the safety of both Mentors and Mentees, you may not take the consultations outside of the Startwise platform. Doing so may result in removing yourself from the Startwise network of Mentors.

Startwise reserves the right to screen and monitor Member Content or the content of communications between Members.

Please see our T&C’s for more

Is there a free? What is the payment structure?

You set your own hourly rate through the Startwise Platform.
Startwise charges you a fee (the "Service Fee”) based on Sessions, Subscriptions and Service Fees collected on your behalf. The current applicable percentage on the Startwise twenty percent (20%) on.

How do i cancel my account?

If at any stage you are unhappy with the service or platform you click on the DELETE MY ACCOUNT option 

alternatively you can email

Is there a minimum requirement to be a mentor?

Yes, to be listed as a Startwise Mentor you must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the specific area or field. Upon registering on Startwise, you need to submit certain documents to prove your qualification including items such as your LinkedIn Profile, accreditations, work experience and the like. Note that these aren’t made public.

How do i receive payment?

The payment gateway is 3rd Party Payment Platform which accepts Mastercard/Visa, debit and credit card payments as well as EFT’s from the main South African banks. You will need to supply your banking details to receive an EFT. Once you reach the minimum threshold of earning R1 000, payments will be made on a weekly basis.
After you reached the minimum threshold required, you can request payment by click on REQUEST WITHDRAWAL from your wallet

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