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Mentees and Mentors,

We appreciate your interest in mentorship. Please be advised that after March 31, 2024, the Business Mentor NY Program will cease to operate. However, you can continue to access mentoring services by contacting Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers in your area at esd.ny.gov/eac-directory to obtain one-on-one counseling with your current business idea or small business.

If you would like to continue offering pro bono mentoring services to entrepreneurs or small business owners, please email us at nylovessmbiz@esd.ny.gov with your core business skills, experience or education and your preferred service area.

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Eric Kiptoo Mentor

Location Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Mentor Industry Business Consulting/Coaching
Languages spoken
  • English
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How I can help

My professional background

I have a diverse professional background with extensive experience in data analysis, finance, trade finance, business development, and engineering. With a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications and Information Systems, complemented by certifications in data science, finance, and strategic management, I possess a solid foundation in both technical and business domains. My roles have ranged from being a Freelance Data Analyst, where I've leveraged data-driven approaches to provide insightful analysis and optimize processes, to serving as a Trade Finance Analyst at Euro Exim Bank, managing financial risks and assisting in trade deal financing. I've also contributed to business development efforts, market research, and proposal development at Sym and Pro Trading LTD. Additionally, I've undertaken leadership roles, such as serving as a Compliance Training Coordinator and volunteering as a Trade Analyst and Digital Marketing Strategy Mentor. My skill set includes proficiency in Python, data manipulation, visualization, financial modeling, business analysis, and market research. My interests lie in FinTech, business intelligence, and strategic business development.


How to work with me

What I can offer

I offer a unique blend of technical expertise, analytical skills, and business acumen honed through years of hands-on experience and continuous learning. With a solid foundation in telecommunications and information systems, coupled with certifications in data science, finance, and strategic management, I bring a comprehensive understanding of both technical and business aspects to the table. My proficiency in Python, data manipulation, visualization, and financial modeling allows me to effectively analyze complex datasets and derive actionable insights to drive strategic decision-making. Furthermore, my experience in trade finance, business development, and compliance training showcases my ability to adapt and excel in diverse roles and industries. I am a proactive problem-solver with a keen eye for detail, and I thrive in dynamic environments where I can leverage my skills to drive innovation and achieve tangible results.

My expectations for a successful mentoring relationship

In a successful mentoring relationship, I anticipate open communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative approach to learning and growth. I expect my mentor to provide guidance, support, and constructive feedback tailored to my specific goals and aspirations. I value transparency and honesty, so I hope for candid discussions about both my strengths and areas for improvement. Additionally, I look forward to engaging in meaningful discussions, exploring new ideas, and gaining valuable insights from my mentor's experiences and expertise. I expect my mentor to challenge me to step out of my comfort zone, set realistic goals, and hold me accountable for my actions. Ultimately, I hope that our mentoring relationship will foster personal and professional development, empower me to overcome obstacles, and help me navigate my career path with confidence and clarity.

How entrepreneurs can prepare before we start

Before beginning mentoring, an entrepreneur should clarify their goals, identify specific areas where they seek guidance, and reflect on their strengths and weaknesses. They should come prepared with a clear understanding of their business idea, market potential, and target audience. It's essential to be open-minded, receptive to feedback, and willing to implement changes. Additionally, entrepreneurs should research their prospective mentor's background and expertise to ensure alignment with their needs and objectives.