Ten Thousand Coffees is a platform for people to mentor and be mentored. They have many high profile senior executives who volunteer to be mentors including the Presidents of McDonalds Canada and Samsung Electronics Canada. I am also a mentor on the site and wrote an article for their blog
I interviewed the Founder Dave Wilkin for my Journey To Success Radio show.
Social entrepreneur Dave Wilkin is developing innovative ways for global organizations, governments and industries to better connect with the next generation. He is the Founder of TenThousandCoffees.com - the world’s first movement democratizing opportunity by connecting industry leaders with the next generation over coffee.
Experts from over 800 organizations spanning 30 industries nationwide have already joined the movement and its network is growing everyday. Dave’s first-hand experience and original views on 21st century mentorship have earned him speaking opportunities for global audiences of top CEO’s including YPO events and a recent TedX talk titled “The Death of the Résumé”.
He is the recipient of Profit Guide’s 2012 FuEL Award, Strategy’s Gold Shopper Innovation Award, and has twice been recognized as a Marketing Magazine Top 30 Entrepreneur Under 30. A millennial himself, Dave and his Ten Thousand Coffees team are on a mission to bridge the gap between the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow, fostering mutually beneficial conversations that shape what’s next.
““The younger generation has different, new and amazing ideas. We need to listen.”
James Politeski - President at Samsung Electronics Canada
“Every conversation I’ve had has been terrific and I feel I have learned as much from them as they have learned from me.”
Gillian Graham - CEO at Institute of Communication Agencies
“Ten Thousand Coffees has been humbling for me, and I love being able to help, to give back.”
Eugene Bomba - Partner, Canadian Emerging Company Services Leader at PwC
People go for coffee all the time, but they’re restricted to their personal networks of friends and family. We’re democratizing the coffee experience by opening it up to youth everywhere, giving them the opportunity to connect with an expert in their field of interest.
This is the first youth movement of its kind in the world, created by young people for young people. It’s more than just a chat over coffee. It’s a new way for young people to unlock opportunities and share their ideas and for industry leaders to share their experience. We’re connecting students, recent grads, and young professionals with leaders and established professionals over a cup of coffee to share insights and spark ideas that will plant the seeds of future opportunities.