In simple terms, nobody owns the IP of an idea until it is protected and registered. If you are worried then consult and IP lawyer. Twelve Ronnies have a recommended solution provider who can help you with IP. Our recommendation is that you only share the business case of your idea in initial conversations. You do not need to share any IP on Mentor Match.
Go to the Apply Now page and choose the tab that aligns closest to your profile; Founder/Inventor or Mentor. If you invest in pre-seed startups or have a product/service that is utilised by people staring a business the please go to our Partners page.
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Currently membership is free. However, we have a credits system that involves paying Mentors for their time on a freemium model.
1. Your ideas might be rough, or you may have draft or ready-to-use concept.
2. The more the idea is developed, the higher chance it will be understood. That’s why we give you the opportunity to gather a team of mentors with diverse expertise.
3. Your idea is yours until you choose to share it. If you want to store it in a secure place for sharing later, please go to www.ideasvault.co.uk. If people want to talk to you about your idea, it’s better in the first place not give away any details of how your idea works. It’s better to talk about what it solves and its business case. If in doubt, speak to a registered IP professional. If you are happy to talk about your idea and what it solves, then this is the best way of getting feedback. You can showcase your ideas for free on www.ideasnests.com.
No, we simply provide a matchmaking service to introduce founders to mentors.