Apply for an opportunity for one-on-one personalized mentorship

in5/DDFC membership matches professionals with industry leaders for a personalized, one-on-one, 3-month mentorship programme.

From business specialists to industry leaders, in5/DDFC mentors offer invaluable guidance to professionals in developing and running a business, growing a brand, creating innovative work and excelling in their field


Mentorship is offered in the following areas:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Business Planning and Strategy
  • Finance
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Career Development
  • Leadership



  • in5 Startups
  • in5/DDFC Member: Mentorship is only offered for in5/DDFC members – emerging designer, established designer, entrepreneur and industry professional
  • Segment: Architecture, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Tech and Media
  • Professional experience: Members must have at least 3 years of relevant work experience

Selection Criteria


  • Professional experience
  • Academic background
  • Soft Skills: Members should have strong communication skills, results driven and have commitment to the programme.
  • Language skills: Members should inform in5/DDFC of language preferences. This can influence which mentors will be able to work with the potential candidate
  • Members cannot apply for two consecutive times for the same mentorship area/capacity
  • Selection: Selection of candidates is done by in5/DDFC mentors based on mentor’s understanding of his/her capacity and expertise to add value and address the challenges identified by the members. in5/DDFC team cannot guarantee members selection by mentors.

Mentorship Cycles


Mentorship is offered twice a year as follows:

  • October to December – Application deadline August 31st 2018
  • March to May – Application deadline January 31st 2019

Application Process


To apply, members must submit a complete application form to before the application deadline

Click below to download the application form.

Meet our Mentors and Industry Leaders