Hello and welcome to the information page about the speed mentoring and coaching event. In this blog I will explain what the event is about, why we brought live to the event and how the speed mentoring event will work.
To start off, the speed mentoring event is an event in which we will invite two mentors. They are all professionals in different parts of the market. The event will have up to 30 attendants, they will all have the chance to ask at least one question that they think is really important for a start-up or other part of business. The mentors will than all answer the questions that are in their professional segment as specific as possible. This will help the entrepreneurs to get the most reliable information as possible, so they can implement this information in their new idea’s.
So why did we want to organize this event? That is a simple question answered by our Co-founder Prashant Shukla. He said: “a lot of start-ups fail these days due to one reason. They do not get the right mentoring”. He also said “you do not only need one mentor, you need a mentor in different specializations of the market. For example, when I started Savana Solutions I needed a legal person for contracts, but I also needed a finance person to help me with my taxes. So, for a startup it is important to have the help different people with different specializations. With the speed mentoring events we are trying to make a group of mentors whom are always willing to help start-ups”. And with this event we want to help the start-ups and the mentors to connect and learn from each other.
How do the mentors answer all the questions in such a short time? We came up with the idea that everyone needs to write their question on a post-it or paper and then place it on a wall. Then the mentors have time to look at the questions and pick out the once that are in their segments of their expertise. Then the mentors will repeat the question in front of everybody and answer it as specific as possible. This way everyone will also get the answer to question they might not have come up with, but they still wanted answers on.
The idea of ExpatsTimes is to help as many new startups as possible together with the municipality of The Hague. If you have a comment or an idea to improve the event send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to participate, don’t forget to get your free tickets at: http://bit.ly/2KFRjYa
For this event we are happy to announce our mentors: