The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program pairs emerging businesses (protégés) with established, knowledgeable and committed companies (mentors) to help provide exposure, resources and guidance in order to reach the next level of business growth.
The program, administered by the Packers and AFF Research, LLC, aims to create relationships between mentors and protégés that are mutually beneficial.
Mentor and protégé companies are expected to participate in program events and presentations, as well as meet monthly with their paired business during their time in the program. Through these activities, protégé companies can become empowered to pursue their business goals, and mentor companies can take an active role in enhancing the northeastern Wisconsin business community.
The program focuses on businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, service-disabled veterans or disabled persons. However, other regional small businesses are encouraged to apply. The program is currently seeking more mentors and protégés for the 2015 session. For testimonials from past participants and to apply for the program, please visit www.affresearch.com/mentor-protege/.
After applying, mentor and protégé applicants will be contacted by the program regarding next steps about pairing with another area business
Questions and requests for paper applications should be directed to AFF Research by telephone at 920-884-5006 or by e-mail.
For more information about mentor requirements, click here.
The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program began in 2011 and has created meaningful partnerships between local businesses and has helped foster a supportive, growing business community in northeastern Wisconsin.
Board of Directors and Consultants
Program Co-Creator and Administrators
The program is administered by AFF Research LLC (AFFR) and its President/CEO Anna Steinfest. AFFR assists their clients in designing and implementing comprehensive supplier diversity. They also provide guidance to entrepreneurs. AFFR has consulted in the field of supplier diversity for 10 years, and has worked on both the Lambeau Field redevelopment project and post-redevelopment projects.
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The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program was established in 2011 to pair emerging minority- and woman-owned companies (protégés) with established, knowledgeable, and committed companies (mentors) that can provide exposure, appropriate training, resources and experience not readily available to the protégé companies.