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VERIZON Business Mentorship Program

Growing your business during COVID-19 and other times of crisis

Now is the time to re-think your marketing plan, upgrade your technology skills, and capture market share.

Join Lehman College faculty in a workshop series focused on digital marketing and leveraging technologies to reconnect with your clients and find new sources of revenue.

This workshop series culminates in being matched with an individual VERIZON technology mentor, who will coach you through identifying and evaluating different digital marketing solutions to help grow your business.

Mentorship Program Outcomes

  • Learn how to use technology to shift your business model to meet the needs of clients while finding new sources of revenue.

  • Assess your marketing needs and what technology solution can help you meet your goals.

  • Be matched with a VERIZON Mentor who will coach you through the selection and implementation of these valuable technologies over a period of 3-6 months.

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Who should attend?

  • NYC small business owners seeking innovative ideas and technology solutions to grow their business during the current crisis.

  • Business owners who do not have access to technology expertise and would benefit from a technology mentor and coach.

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Program Commitment

There is no cost to participate, however, you must commit to:

  • Attending all weekly webinars/ mentorship meetings for 3-6 months [see full calendar].

  • Being willing to evaluate and implement new technologies in their current business.

  • Being willing to share impact of new technologies on business outcomes (to assist with program evaluation).

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CUNY Program Partners

This program was developed in partnership with a consortium of CUNY small business programs in each borough. In addition to technology mentorship, owners have access to services from:

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Program Calendar

10 Cohorts will be sponsored by each of the five CUNY schools (2 cohorts per school) with a goal of reaching 250 business owners.

Cohort 5: April 2021 – November 2021, sponsored by the College of Staten Island (CSI).


  • Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, 4/21/2021, 3pm-5pm

  • Session 1: Wednesday, 4/28/2021, 3pm-5pm

  • Session 2: Wednesday, 5/5/2021, 3pm-5pm

  • Session 3: Wednesday, 5/12/2021, 3pm-5pm

  • Session 4: Wednesday, 5/19/2021, 3pm-5pm (Mandatory instruction & mentorship session)

  • Structured mentorship 1: Wednesday, 5/26/2021, 4pm-5pm

  • Structured mentorship 2: Wednesday, 6/2/2021, 4pm-5pm

  • Structured mentorship 3: Wednesday, 6/9/2021, 4pm-5pm

  • Unstructured mentorship as needed: 6/9/2021 to 11/17/2021

Cohort 6: May 2021 – December 2021, sponsored by the College of Staten Island (CSI).


  • Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, 5/25/2021, 3pm-5pm

  • Session 1: Tuesday, 6/1/2021, 3pm-5pm

  • Session 2: Tuesday, 6/8/2021, 3pm-5pm

  • Session 3: Monday, 6/14/2021, 3pm-5pm

  • Session 4: Tuesday, 6/22/2021, 3pm-5pm (Mandatory instruction & mentorship session)

  • Structured mentorship 1: Tuesday, 6/29/2021, 4pm-5pm

  • Structured mentorship 2: Tuesday, 7/6/2021, 4pm-5pm

  • Structured mentorship 3: Tuesday, 7/13/2021, 4pm-5pm

  • Unstructured mentorship as needed: 7/20/2021 to 12/21/2021

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To Apply

Applications for the current CSI cohorts are now closed. We encourage you to apply to the next mentorship cohorts. Please use the link below and a representative will reach out to you. 

If you have any questions please reach Ismael at

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