Google and Facebook back UK E-commerce mentorship scheme

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Senior executives from Facebook and Google have pledged support for Forward Partners’ new mentorship programme for UK e-commerce SMEs.

Launched last week, the FP50 network will aid start-up founders wanting to collaborate with successful e-commerce executives. Forward Partner was founded in 2013, and typically invests in seed-stage start-ups.

“As an entrepreneur, being able to talk with someone that has experienced what you’re going through can be incredibly powerful”, says Nic Brisbourne, Managing Partner at Forward Partners. “The FP50 Mentor Network is a select network of mentors who want to build meaningful relationships with the UK’s next generation of start-up leaders.”

The FP50 network is also being bolstered by senior executives from UK success stories Farfetch, Funding Circle, Onefinestay, YPlan, Citymapper, and Coinfloor.

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