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The best Software Guild alternative might not be a bootcamp

Bootcamps provide a "one-size-fits-all" approach to learning. We believe there is a better way. 1-on-1 custom-tailored mentorships for an affordable monthly flat fee. No tricks, no fineprint.

MentorCruise vs. Software Guild

We build on personal 1-on-1 mentoring experiences to help you reach your goals faster and end-to-end.

$140/mo (avg.)
Flexible, unlimited
3 months
✅ Available anywhere
✅ Available anywhere
✅ Over 1,000 available
❌ Not offered
✅ Flexible
❌ Rigid
✅ Tailored to you
❌ Same for everyone
Acceptance Rate
✅ Open for everybody
❌ 5%

Direct comparison

MentorCruise vs. Bootcamps

Flexible, personal experiences

At MentorCruise, your learning and progress is tailored to you. Need to adhere to a certain schedule or work around your studies around work? No problem.

Fit in a box

Bootcamps like Software Guild need to adhere to some requirements like a curriculum or even full time-table to be able to deliver content to all students at once.

End-to-end experience

MentorCruise doesn't end. If your goal is to get hired, you can work with your mentor until you sign that offer. If you want to level up a skillset of yours, you can do so for however long it takes.

From A to B and not further

Bootcamps like Software Guild have strict entry and exit requirements. If you don't have the right skills already, you might never get in. If you went through the curriculum, you're out!

MentorCruise is affordable

On average, mentees will spend between $400 to $1,000 during their learnings on their mentors.

Bootcamps are not affordable

The traditional upfront tuition at Software Guild is $10,000. The average cost of a bootcamp is $13,500 – 14x higher than MentorCruise!

Mentoring works! What can it do for you?

There's a reason that every major tech company has an extensive mentoring program. Mentorship builds skill, interpersonal relations, leadership qualities and gets you to your goal quicker.

Reach goal quicker than expected
Satisfied with their mentor
Report increased confidence

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$350 / month
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Mentor available for new managers and those improving or implementing engineering processes
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I am a Head of Engineering and former startup CTO who has been responsible for leading software projects and engineers professionally for the last 15 years (and many years before that on a hobbyist basis). In that time, I have held roles covering software engineering, 'DevOps' / system administration, application …
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I have over 20 years of software development experience, scaling teams from 0 - 30 members. I have had leadership experience at Amazon, Disney, and at various startups. I can coach you on career development, resume reviews, tech interview prep (I have > 2k interviews over my career, and over …
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I am a self-taught developer with close to 10 years of experience. I know how we tend to self-doubt our solutions and feel insecure about our code at times especially when starting. I'm here to help you with that. I will give my best to unlock your potential and feel …
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8+ years of Front-End Experience
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Hi there I’m Aarti. With 8+ years of professional coding experience, I currently work as a Tech Lead (specializing in front-end development) at Critical Mass, an award-winning full-service digital experience design agency. I started in tech by self learning HTML/CSS/JS, got an internship and worked my way up to being …
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Hi everybody 👋! I am Raúl, a computer engineer and experienced web developer who loves mentoring new devs. 💗 For more than 🔟 years I have worked in different companies as a full-stack developer and also both in frontend and backend roles. Along this amazing ride, I've helped and taught …
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Senior Software Engineer at IBM
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I am a Senior Software Developer at IBM Research lab. I am currently working as a Full-Stack Developer. I will help you with Java | Algorithms | Data Structures | C++ | SQL | System Design | Computer Science Have been passionately solving coding on codesignal, HackerRank, Codechef, Codeforces problems, …

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