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Mentoring Startups

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Further develop your mentoring and coaching skills. This masterclass updates you on the scientific basis and best practices of startup coaching and mentoring. It focuses on startup mentoring in the context of entrepreneurship programmes such as incubators and accelerators. Between the 2 sessions of this masterclass, you will mentor a startup of your own choice. This way, you can immediately apply the skills that you have learned.

Important facts and dates

•    Tuition: €1,495  
•    Duration: 1,5 days •    Language: English 
•    Next start date: 28 March 2024 •    Type: masterclass 
•    Lectures: 09:00 - 17:00 and 16:00 - 21:00 •    Location: Roeterseiland campus

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

For whom?

This masterclass is designed for startup coaches and startup mentors. In particular those working in the context of an entrepreneurship programme, such as a startup incubator or accelerator. You need to have demonstrable aspirations or prior experience in mentoring startups.  

Need help?

Reach out to us for questions about this course or our transportation and accommotion options. We respond within 3 business days. 

Jannice Daha LLM 
Manager Executive Education 
T: +31 (0)6 4834 9056 

Why join this masterclass?
Develop effective mentoring and coaching skills
Mentor a startup of your own choice
Balanced mix of theory and practice
Copyright: FEB
'This training helped me find a framework for the mentor-mentee relationship' Reddy Bhimireddy, Chief Technology Officer and company owner Read Reddy's full review

What will you learn?

At the end of the masterclass, you will: 

  1. have a solid understanding of your role as startup mentor in entrepreneurship programmes; 
  2. know how to build an effective relationship with startups and be able to give effective feedback; 
  3. know about team-level conflict management strategies and understand startup challenges in different growth phases; 
  4. be familiar with startup growth methods used in incubator and accelerator programmes; 
  5. be aware of potential ethical dilemmas in mentoring startups. 

Teaching staff

Dr. K. (Kevin) Curran

Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Amsterdam Business School

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0 ECTS, 1,5 half days
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Roeterseiland campus