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The best Y Combinator 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. Y Combinator

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

Price
$140/mo (avg.)
$0
Duration
Flexible, unlimited
3 months
Location
โœ… Available anywhere
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ only
Mentors
โœ… Over 1,000 available
โœ… Available
Curriculum
โœ… Flexible
โœ… Flexible
Schedule
โœ… Tailored to you
โŒ Same for everyone
Acceptance Rate
โœ… Open for everybody
โŒ 1%
Success Rate
97%
7%

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 Y Combinator 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 Y Combinator 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 Y Combinator is $0. The average cost of a bootcamp is $13,500 โ€“ 14x higher than MentorCruise!
Mentee

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
45%
Satisfied with their mentor
97%
Report increased confidence
87%

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Expert mentors from the best companies in the world.

The MentorCruise network allows mentees to get mentored by seasoned veterans from companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Netflix without breaking the bank!

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