Learning from someone who has been there, done that, is always huge bonus when starting something new.
Having professional insight to the ins and outs of starting up can help aspiring entrepreneurs avoid lethal mistakes, and maybe even get a leg up on the competition.
In this Q, top-rated mentor, Andrew Lee, offers some insight into the importance of mentoring new founders and the best piece of advice he ever received.
Why is it so important for experienced founders to mentor new founders?
I'll repurpose the famous Madeline Albright phrase: "There is a special place in hell for founders who don't help other founders."
In general, I don't think what experienced founders say is all that amazingly insightful and is rarely brand new, but I do think that it needs to be said repeatedly.