Workshop for effective mentoring for Startups by Patrick Bosteels
“Whenever I am asked what is the missing link between a promising businessperson and a successful one, mentoring comes to mind.” Richard Branson, Virgin. Mentors are one of the most important elements of the startup eco system, but also the most undermined ones. Stage-Co Masters Startup Akademi is happy to re-launch Mentorship Training to create more and better startups, as well as intra-startups within big corporates.
In Turkey, growing number of investors and startups are demanding more and better mentors.
We are mostly mistaken by thinking that investors are mentoring anyway, but being an investor and mentor are two separate things.
We also see experienced business people are offering mentorship as part of the investment or just to be connected with this new cool rapidly expanding ecosystem.
Actually, today we see that good mentorship is more than the sum of experience and network.
Let's come together and discuss what makes a good mentor, as well as taking a sneak peek to Startup Ecosystem in Turkey. This workshop aims at better understanding what mentorship means, for the mentor and the mentee, in order to get a more professional approach with measurable results.
About Patrick Bosteels:
Being a passionate creator and serial entrepreneur, Patrick Bosteels never tasted corporate life.
Patrick Bosteels got great feedback on his talks on conferences exploring the full mobile eco-system that gave him the exposure and appreciation to get more and more into mentoring for great VCs and start-ups. After a rich business story in Belgium and abroad he relocated to Istanbul where he started back from square one, but armed with a huge toolcase of experience.
The result is the start of STAGE-Co, a startup community where the focus is to increase the quantity and quality of startups in Turkiye. For this essence, Patrick Bosteels is busy with organising startups weekends, hackathons, trainings and workshops for startups and institutions which would like to embrace entrepreneurship.Patrick is also the proud Co-Founder of CoderDojo Türkiye, a volunteer network teaching kids (6-17 years old), how to code.