CII Startup Mentor Club network is established as a pan-India initiative to support entrepreneurs and their company's growth through targeted interventions by assessing their needs and matching them with Industry members who are seasoned entrepreneurs, executives, and functional experts across different Sectors. There is growing evidence that leadership and mentorship are playing a crucial role in the growth of Startups. In fact, CII's surveys show that more than nine out of ten small business owners credit mentors for shaping their journey while more than half of the polled venture capitalists blame inexperienced leadership for startup failures. To plug this gap and to ensure that innovative ideas are optimized, CII launched the corporate mentor club where startup needs would be assessed and matched with a pool of CII members comprising seasoned entrepreneurs, executives, and functional experts across sectors. The mentorship would be symbiotic, with learnings for startups as well as industry members. Corporate leaders who are willing to mentor startups are invited to register as mentors.