About MicroMentor

MicroMentor is the world's largest community of entrepreneurs and experienced volunteer business mentors.

Our Impact

A global community of mentors and entrepreneurs.

A program of Mercy Corps, MicroMentor's easy-to-use social platform enables the world's largest community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and business mentors to create powerful connections, solve problems, and build successful businesses together. We strive to overcome geographical limitations and deliver business resources at scale to underserved communities around the globe through mentoring.

Strong mentoring connections lead to better business outcomes.

For entrepreneurs, turning a passion into a business is the ultimate dream. But that dream doesn’t come easily. It’s hard work, and there are challenges around every corner. For mentors, sharing their hard-won knowledge with entrepreneurs who are just starting out is its own reward. MicroMentor is where they meet. It’s an easy-to-use service provided at no-cost that connects entrepreneurs with volunteer mentors so they can solve problems and build businesses together.

Since 2008, MicroMentor has bridged geographical and cultural barriers between Entrepreneurs and Mentors, fostering more than 41,000 connections that span the globe.


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Research & Thought Leadership

MicroMentor engages with research institutions and funders to produce relevant and rigorus studies on the impact of business mentoring.

MicroMentor 2019 Impact Report: Business Mentoring Makes a Difference

MicroMentor 2019 Impact Report

In 2019, MicroMentor made huge strides in our quest to democratize access to mentoring and in doing so, provide much needed support to thousands of entrepreneurs around the world. Learn more about our work by downloading the 2019 Impact Report

MicroMentor Toolkit Series: Optimizing Online Business Mentoring

MicroMentor Toolkit Series

In 2018 MicroMentor's research team began an expansive, two-year research project. We've translated our findings into actionable recommendations for practitioners and policy makers in the MicroMentor Toolkit series.

MicroMentor Practitioners' Toolkit: Part 1 explores the factors that lead aspiring entrepreneurs and small and growing businesses to find an online mentoring match.

MicroMentor Practitioners' Toolkit: Part 2 (not yet released) aims to share the results of our follow-on study validating the effect of online business mentoring on small and growing businesses' survival, revenue, job creation, and other indicators of business growth.

Our Partners

MicroMentor's partners are committed to amplifying the power of mentoring for small business growth and professional development across the globe. We are grateful for the collaborations and investments our partners have made to scale MicroMentor's impact since launching in 2005.

Why Partner with MM?

Scaling Mentoring Virtually Drives Employee Engagement and Makes a Global Impact

MicroMentor drives employee engagement with its unique virtual volunteering packages, while enabling organizations to make a global economic impact through mentoring. We also deliver a scalable and low-effort alternative to in-person mentoring for organizations that support entrepreneurs. With just the right balance of professional development training, customer service, and white-labeled technology, MicroMentor delivers tailored mentoring programs to corporations, INGOs, and government agencies across the globe, and trains employees in the art of business mentoring.

Contact Our Partnerships & Services Team

Current Partners

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Capital One
Climate Business Innovation Network
Emory University
Empire State Development
Enactus Mexico
Google Ad Grants
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Kauffman Foundation
Old Dominion University
Promotora Social Mexico
S&P Global
The World Bank
University of Oregon


Anita Ramachandran

Executive Director

Anita Ramachandran is the Executive Director of MicroMentor, the largest online community for free business mentoring, operating in nearly 200 countries worldwide. She has an MBA and over 20 years of combined non-profit, corporate operations, and foundation management experience across a wide spectrum of industries and countries. She’s an entrepreneur, problem-solver, and changemaker, passionate about mentoring and personal growth.

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Tatiana Petrone

Global Programs Director

Tatiana leads the expansion of MicroMentor in Latin America, MENA and SE Asia. She is responsible for global marketing and working with local teams to support the adaptation and implementation of MicroMentor through project planning, methodology transfer, and adaptive management. She draws on her experience in economic development collaborating with organizations such as Ashoka, Americas Society, and Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge, among others. Tatiana has an MA in Social Community Psychology from the University of Buenos Aires.

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Emily Joy

Business Solutions Manager

Emily manages MicroMentor's business operations and oversees monitoring and evaluation activities. She focuses on business development, customer success, and enterprise product management . By prioritizing experimentation and research, Emily uses human-centered design and adaptive management practices to steer MicroMentor's global success. Emily has an MA in International Development from the University of Denver, has worked in community economic development programs in the US and Latin America, and has a small-business background.


Sara Fustolo

Finance & Compliance Manager

Sara is MicroMentor's finance manager, and oversees compliance worldwide. She has a background in federal grants accounting and audit preparation, and has a Bachelor of Science in Finance & Marketing from University of Oregon.


Kelly DuBois

Technical Project Manager

Kelly has over a decade of experience as a project manager and digital producer in the IT, entertainment, and non-profit industries. She has managed digital media projects worldwide for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and WarnerMedia, as well as a range of software development projects for Mercy Corps.