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Mentoring Startups

Our masterclass Mentoring Startups aims to further develop your mentoring and coaching skills. During 2 half-day sessions on 4 November 2020 and 20 January 2021, you get updated on the scientific basis and best practices of start-up coaching and mentoring. There are 2 months between sessions, so you have the opportunity to put into practice and reflect on what you have learned. In between these 2 meetings at the University of Amsterdam Business School, 2 informal discussion sessions will be organised in collaboration with startup accelerator Rockstart based in Amsterdam about startup mentoring on 18 November and 9 December 2020. These sessions will also be open to Rockstart’s mentors to facilitate the informal exchange of experiences between startup mentors. The sessions with Rockstart will be online due to Covid-19 regulations.

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.
  • For whom?

    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
    Dates:

    Autumn edition:
    Wednesday 4 November 2020 and 20 January 2021 (sessions at De Burcht, Henri Polaklaan 9, Amsterdam) and
    Wednesday 18 November and 9 December 2020 (Rockstart mentoring discussions will take place online)

    Spring edition:
    Wednesday 14 April and 23 June 2021 (sessions at Amsterdam Business School) and Rockstart dates TBA

    Autumn edition:
    Tuesday 2 November 2021 and 18 January 2022 (sessions at Amsterdam Business School) and Rockstart dates TBA

    Times:   Sessions at Amsterdam Business School: 16:00 - 21:00
    Online sessions at Rockstart: 19:00 - 20:30
    Fee: €995* (incl. catering and course materials)

    You will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the University of Amsterdam.

    *UvA alumni get a 10% discount. Fees are VAT-exempt.

  • Mentor discussion sessions

    In between the 2 meetings at the University of Amsterdam Business School, 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. Due to Covid-19 regulations these sessions will take place online.

  • Collaboration

    This masterclass is a collaboration between Amsterdam Business School, the Municipality of Amsterdam and Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA).

  • Reviews

    '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.'

Contact

Do you have questions about this or our other open programmes? Please contact:

drs. Vanessa Rijkeboer
Manager Executive Education
E: executive-education@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 7146

Mentoring Startups
Degree programme
Mode Short-term
Credits 0 ECTS, 2 half days
Language of instruction English
Starts in April , November