FBS 1:1 Mentor Network

FBS 1:1 Mentor Network

The Food Business School is pleased to announce the arrival of its mentor network supported by an innovative digital platform that seamlessly matches, schedules and connects mentors and learners across the country and globe.

Shape the next generation of leaders

Build relationships with entrepreneurial leaders intent on transforming the business of food. From Founders of startups to Executives leading internal change at the world's largest food companies, our learners are dedicated to making an impact in the food industry. The one-to-one mentoring curriculum and community is available to all current learners and alumni who participate in FBS programs.

Mike and Jenny Griffo
"Strong mentorship has been critical to our early success, and we know it will be integral to scaling our business. My dad always said, the mark of strong business people is surrounding themselves with those who know more than they do."
Mike and Jenny Griffo, Founders, Griffo Distillery

Simply connect and share your expertise

As a mentor, you’ll play a key role in fostering insight, inspiring ideas, and expanding growth opportunities for aspiring food industry leaders. We ask that mentors commit to: 1) A minimum of four 30 minute mentoring sessions per month using the FBS 1:1 digital mentorship platform. 2) A brief orientation session this summer. 3) Treat mentoring as a relationship of care and support. The focus of the network is not transactional and consultative.

Robyn Rutledge
"Building relationships with entrepreneurs and seeing the impact our work on their businesses is extremely rewarding. I am inspired by the passion these entrepreneurs bring to our sessions! "
Robyn Rutledge, Founder and CEO, SBG Consulting

Get started in 3 easy steps

1. Create your profile

Share your accomplishments, areas of expertise, and the types of leaders you’d like to connect with, and we’ll pair you with the right learner.

2. Set your schedule

Seamlessly update your availability, integrate with your calendar, and get notified when a learner schedules a mentoring session.

3. Connect with learners

Collaborate with learners “face-to-face” using our online video platform. Select questions that you would like learners to come prepared to discuss and use private messaging for easy communication.

Become a founding member of the FBS 1:1 Mentor Network

Join us in our commitment to empower entrepreneurial leaders to transform the business of food.
Have questions or want to learn more first? Please contact us.

Become A Mentor