Thanks very much for the info, as this kind of first-person feedback is super valuable.
From a data perspective, overall contact rates between entrepreneurs and mentors in December is consistent with November (and prior months), so it doesn't seem to be systemic. That said, we're digging in deeper on the question now and seeing what else we may uncover.
To other mentors reading this who have been part of MicroMentor for at least a few months--have you been experiencing anything similar this month (December) vs prior months? Or has your experience been consistent? Please let us know in this thread.
Also Colin -- we'll be in touch via email with some additional questions.
Thanks again!!! And talk to you soon.
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