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Policy guidelines


Code of conduct

To avoid any conflict of interest, no compensation or equity will be provided to DreamStart Mentors from their mentees during the first year. This program is not intended for mentors to find clients, employment or deal flow. DreamStart Mentors' primary interest must be in serving pro bono the startups and helping develop the next generation of French entrepreneurs in the New York area.

After a year, there may be cases where mentors and mentees find common interests and would like a mentor to join the team. In these cases, DreamStart Mentors do have a policy and procedure that serves all parties and whose primary objective is to maintain a clear, open communication and full transparency.

If a mentor is considering joining the startup team, he/she will have the obligation to notify the DreamStart committee.

A mentor will have the right to invest in a mentee at any time if both parties desire such a partnership, but only if the investment follows the policy guidelines of open communication and full transparency vis-à-vis the CCEs and the DreamStart committee.