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Mentoring Startups

Our 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. The next edition will take place on 22 March and 7 June 2023.

STAP Budget

You can request STAP Budget for this programme for the Spring 2024 edition.

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:

    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.

    STAP Budget

    You can request a STAP Budget for this programme. To be eligible for the subsidy of €1,000 you need a STAP registration certificate. To get this, tick the STAP Budget box in the application form above. Take into account that there are deadlines for registration and receiving the necessary STAP registration certificate.

    More about the STAP Budget
  • Practical information
    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.

  • Collaboration

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

  • Teaching staff

    This masterclass is lectured by Dr. Kevin Curran, (Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Amsterdam Business School) and Robert Meijer (startup mentor ACE Incubator).

  • 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.'

    '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

'This training helped me find a framework for the mentor-mentee relationship'

Reddy Bhimireddy spoke to us about what he learned in the masterclass, and his experiences in mentoring start-ups. Hailing from India, he now works as a Chief Technology Officer while managing his own company in India and mentoring start-ups in an incubator.

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
Location Roeterseiland campus