Why Ixion Volunteer Mentors?

After 2 years, helping 7000 start-ups & being awarded entrepreneurial university of the year, it's been a good couple of years.

Building on the success of helping entrepreneurs from Job Centre’s in London and around the South East over the last 2 years, Ixion has launched www.ixionvolunteers.co.uk. Ixion hopes the site becomes the go to place for business Mentors to find businesses that need early start-up help.Why-Volunteer-Mentoring

The last 2 years has seen event guests Iain Duncan Smith and Esther McVey, present awards to some of Ixion’s best entrepreneurs at our annual Ixion Enterprise Awards. Levi Roots has also been on hand to visit some of the businesses that were helped. Ixion has now been given the task by Government to continue the support to London’s Entrepreneurs by being awarded the New Enterprise Allowance for the next 2 years.

None of this success would have been possible if it wasn’t for the help and support of the volunteer Mentors. Ixion now has around 400 mentors supporting start-ups. The businesses they have helped will go on to help the UK’s economy for many years to come.

Since being part of Business Link, Ixion has continued to help Start-ups, small businesses and SME’s.

In the coming months Ixion will host business mentoring events in and around London to help the initial contact of the Mentor and the Mentee. Allowing the Mentor to continue the support if they wish. This will also create a vibrant atmosphere of Entrepreneurs and Mentors to network and support each other.

Did you know?

  • 93% of small and medium businesses acknowledge that mentoring can help them to succeed.
  • 42% of small business owners have never consulted a mentor.
  • 70% of small businesses that receive mentoring survive for five years or more, which is double the rate compared with non-mentored entrepreneurs, and are 20% more likely to experience growth.
  • Ixion has supported 7000 business start-ups in the last 2 years.

How you can help

If you're interested in supporting new business start-ups and would like to become a business mentor then you can register here