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Mentoring Startups

Our hybrid masterclass Mentoring Startups aims to further develop your mentoring and coaching skills. During 2 half-day sessions, 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, 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.

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:

    2022 Spring edition: 
    Wednesday 30 March & Wednesday 8 June (sessions at location in Amsterdam)
    Rockstart dates: Wednesday 20 April & Wednesday 18 May 
    2022 Autumn edition: dates to be announced

    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.

  • Practical information
    Location: Amsterdam 
    Mode of study: Hybrid 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. 

  • 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:

Jannice Daha LLM
Manager Executive Education
E: executive-education@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 6134

Facts & Figures
Mode Short-term
Credits 0 ECTS, 2 half days
Language of instruction English
Starts in March