A mentor plays an important role in entrepreneurial development of an individual. She/he guides entrepreneurs from conception of business to product development and business growth. An entrepreneur may need different mentoring support and skills depending on the business requirement, its stage in development, type of entrepreneurs, personality traits, or decision-making styles–it is thus crucial to match mentors and mentees appropriately.

The Royal Government of Bhutan revised the Cottage and Small Industry (CSI) Policy 2019 with the intent to create an enabling and conducive policy environment for the promotion of CSI development in Bhutan. This RGoB CSI policy, aims at building capacities and providing technical support to strengthen enterprise and entrepreneurial development in Bhutan. To achieve this goal, it is imperative to develop a good mentorship program and inculcate mentorship culture to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem.