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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%

Popular Startup Mentors

$450 / month
Technology Leader at Amazon
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A Goal-driven, customer centric and seasoned Technology Leader focused on software delivery, project management, strategic planning , people growth and building high performing team. A successful track record of 15 years in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to consumers.
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Principal at Arete Strategics
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Hello! A little about me - I founded what became the largest independently owned, municipal natural gas supplier & manager in the nation before selling to focus on my family and enjoy the blessings I'd been given. In the 14 years since, I've consulted and been actively involved with numerous โ€ฆ
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Chief Technology Officer at Moneyfarm
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If you want to kickstart your technology career, improve your growth trajectory, get the promotion you know you deserve, and understand what is key to unlock achieving your professional goals, I'd love to help! Every individual is different and may have different needs to achieve their goals - I will โ€ฆ
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Founder / Startup Mentor at Eversports/ Strydal/ Classcamp/ Working on new start-up right now
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Hi, Hope you're doing well? I'm Alex from Munich, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-Founder, Start-Up Mentor, and Commercial Specialist (Sales/Marketing/Business Development) with 10+ years in digital Start-Ups (SaaS and marketplaces). WHAT I OFFER: I would love to share some of the learnings I acquired along the way and help you avoid some โ€ฆ
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Principal Product Manager at Rocket Internet
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May has historically held ownership and strategic decision making over the go-to-market plans of multimillion-user consumer products, apps and platforms across SEA. Almost 100% of her career has been spent bringing these new products to fruition - making use of Agile frameworks, design thinking methodologies - and then optimising them โ€ฆ
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Director of Marketing at SkipTheDishes
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I'm a seasoned strategic marketing leader with a history of delivering meaningful growth in the tech and on-demand industry (specializing in food delivery and marketplace businesses). Oh yeah, and I love winning. I have over 10 years of experience and have been working in tech marketing for over 6 of โ€ฆ
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Founder & CEO at ROYBI
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Elnaz Sarraf is the CEO and founder of the award-winning ROYBIยฎ Robot โ€“ the worldโ€™s first AI-powered smart toy to teach children language and STEM skills. It also has been named one of TIME Magazineโ€™s Best Inventions in Education, on the 2019 CNBC Upstart 100 list as one of the โ€ฆ
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Head of Product at Zedsen
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Product specialist in very early stage tech startups; also very technical so have a good perspective from the business, user and technical sides. Have started and sold a company, grown others from scratch to ยฃ1m MRR and been involved in lots of different adventures (in a variety of capacities: operational, โ€ฆ

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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