Why join the masterclass Mentoring Startups?
What will you learn?
During the masterclass you will study theory and best practices. There is also plenty of time for reflection on your own experiences as well as those of your fellow participants. In the 2nd session, an experienced startup mentor will attend as a guest lecturer to further inspire you.
You will study the following subjects:
- Functions and roles of the mentor or coach.
- Effective mentoring and coaching skills.
- Mentoring startups in incubators or accelerators.
This masterclass is designed for startup coaches and start-up mentors. In particular those working in the context of an entrepreneurship programme, such as a startup incubator or accelerator. Whether you are a seasoned mentor or a relative newcomer, we look forward to welcoming you.
Dates and fees
Spring edition 2023: 22 March & 7 June
Rockstart sessions 2023: dates TBA
Spring edition 2024: dates TBA
Rockstart sessions 2024: dates TBA
Times Sessions in Amsterdam: 16:00 - 21:00
Sessions at Rockstart: 19:00 - 20:30
Fee: €995* (incl. catering and course materials)
*UvA alumni get a 10% discount. Fees are VAT-exempt.
Location: Amsterdam Mode of study: Onsite programme Language: English Certification: You will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the University of Amsterdam
Mentor discussion sessions
In between the 2 meetings at a location in Amsterdam, 2 informal discussion sessions will be organised in collaboration with startup accelerator Rockstart based in Amsterdam about startup mentoring. These sessions will also be open to Rockstart’s mentors to facilitate the informal exchange of experiences between startup mentors. These sessions are not mandatory to attend.
This masterclass is a collaboration between Amsterdam Business School, the Municipality of Amsterdam and Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA).
'Lovely course where you learn the practical and scientific side of mentoring startups.'
'I have learned how to accelerate startups to become a scale up.'
'In this course you will get a more functional knowledge for providing mentoring in a professional and clear-cut way.'
'Great course from an academic point of view and also supported by great examples from an experienced mentor.' Gabriel Poltorak - Founder LegalCrowd and Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam
'A hands-on training to become a better coach. I mostly appreciated the combination between theory and real-life examples.' Edgard Creemers, Head of Investments ROM Utrecht Region
'I didn’t have a mentor of my own, so I had to learn through making mistakes'
Read the interview with alumnus Reddy Bhimireddy.
Do you have questions about this or our other open programmes? Please contact:
Jannice Daha LLM
Manager Executive Education
T: +31 (0)20 525 6134