An intensive program designed to connect startup founders with experienced overseas mentors and investors through individual sessions during the course of a single weekend. The growth of businesses and innovative ideas is the primary focus of this programme, which emphasises internationalisation.
The foreign mentor weekend program includes:
3 Days of
Entrepreneurs in cultural and creative industries who are ready to start, or already developing their business and thinking of scaling it and entering an international market.
International consultants in the field of creative industries and beyond, with focus on business development, investments, marketing, and communications.
"These 3 days were absolutely amazing! Mentors gave me so much context, they were willing to share their knowledge, experience; explain and answer all my questions. I really appreciate this opportunity, and I am 100% happy that I had this experience!''
Baiba Glass (Latvia)
Benefits for startups
Foreign mentor weekend benefits the startups through:
''We've been matched with the mentors that speak the same business language we do. Now we have lots of ideas how to move forward!''
Benefits for partners
Foreign mentor weekend benefits the partners through:
''It is an opportunity for the startups to confront their ideas with a receptive, captive yet neutral, non-biased, external party, without stakes for either side. The entrepreneur learns to refine the story telling, ultimately focusing on the right pain points that the idea is trying to address.''
Foreign Mentor Weekend is on a mission to support thriving and diverse startup communities around the world. We facilitate one-on-one mentoring sessions between startup founders and foreign experts in order to better comprehend the startup's business and provide the founders with the tools necessary to expand their business internationally.
Presentations, keynotes, and discussions with the participation of all the mentors and special guests – successful entrepreneurs, or investors from your country – to attract media attention and find new partners.
Fast introduction sessions to assign the entrepreneurs to the mentors.
1-1 meetings with non-national mentors to provide entrepreneurs intensive business help in internationalization, promotion, marketing, investments and business-development.
Informal meetings to analyse the results and benefits of the program. and build new business connections
"I met these astonishing mentors from around the world, and I got the right contacts to continue my project. It's the place to be!"
These are our mentors.