Become a business mentor

We’re always eager to hear from experienced business owners willing to help and advise the next generation. Join us and become a business mentor today.

Do you:

Have experience in business?
Have free time to meet once a month?
Have lots of enthusiasm?

Then you should become a business mentor.

Nothing beats receiving first-hand tips and advice from a professional. We provide every LYST entrepreneur with a free mentor so that they never feel like they have to face a challenge alone.

How it works:

The LYST mentor programme has been developed to provide an environment for young people to turn their business idea into a reality.

Clients come to LYST unemployed but with a business idea. They are provided an office unit for a period of 3 years. During that time, the mentors will assist the entrepreneurs with their business plans, accounting systems, and help them monitor their performance against set targets on a monthly basis.

Assistance is also provided with marketing and promotion, and sometimes third party funding.

The objective is to enable clients to build sustainable businesses and prepare them for the commercial world when they leave LYST.

How to become a business mentor

If you’re interested in becoming a LYST volunteer mentor, please email