Failure could be being young and inexperienced/ being lazy and trusting.
Some more contributing factors:
If your mentor is a regular at these events, proceed with caution.
Before you let someone into your world, do some research.
Ready to step back and reassess partnership if needed.
“Until I learned what a credible mentor looked like, I spent a long time chasing those “feeders.” “Scott Kitun, CEO of Technori, a partner of the upcoming Chicago Founder Institute program.
The plain truth is this: If an entrepreneur isn’t confident enough to lead him — or herself — then becoming a successful founder may always just be an unattainable pipe dream.