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How startup CEOs can benefit from mentors’ experience?

June 14, 2018 @ 18 h 00 min - 20 h 30 min

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The main goal of the BusinessMentoring programme is to help small and medium-sized enterprises – including startups – based in Luxembourg perpetuate their business success. Less experienced entrepreneurs are supported in their development by established business leaders in a mutually beneficial and fostering relationship, over 12 to 18 months. So far, about 134 entrepreneurs have received support from a mentor!

Any mentorship is based on values such as trust and honesty, transparency, mutual commitment and confidentiality. Are you attracted to this concept but wondering how to forge an effective mentoring relationship? Would you like to gather additional information about mentors and/or mentees attitudes, roles and expectations?

Whether you are a future mentor or a mentee, this event will help you understand the inner workings of a mentoring relationship.

Conference Program:

6:30 – 6:00: Welcome and Registration
6:30 – 6:35: Opening Remarks
6:35 – 6:50: In Conversation with Rachel Gaessler (BusinessMentoring)
6:50 – 7:35: Founder Story with David Naramski, Mentee, and Stephan Peters, Mentor
7:35 – 7:45: Q&A
7:45 – 8:30: Networking

About the speakers: 

Rachel Gaessler – Rachel is working in the entrepreneurial area since 17 years and has supported many projects and business leaders. She managed the interregional business plan contest 1,2,3 GO at the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg and set up 6 offices representing 1,2,3GO in the Greater Region (Germany, Belgium, Lorraine). In 2010 she implemented and developed a mentoring programme (BusinessMentoring) which has been launched by the Chamber of commerce and hosted by nyuko since November 2015. She is also a trainer in mentoring and coaching. Rachel graduated from the university of Leizpig and Nancy in German studies and is a certified professional coach.

David Naramski  –  As a serial explorer/innovator, David deploys his creativity and energy to help his clients improve the efficiency of their business processes. David, a recognized expert of the European legal electronic signature and of digitalization, founded in 2014 Nowina Solutions, a company that supports private companies or government institutions in the digitalization of their end-to-end processes. The company builds on its unique expertise in interoperable eSignature and paperless solutions, and on a robust business knowledge in Financial Services and Public Sector. Nowina’s focus is to provide pragmatic and effective solutions to the challenges of companies, making it simple, effective and efficient … so that they can concentrate on what they do best: their core business. David was accompanied by Stephan during 12 months in 2017.

Stephan Peters – Stephan is an active member of Business Mentoring Luxembourg and has so far supported two entrepreneurs as a mentor. Through his investment and advisory firm, SANZARU Group, Stephan helps corporations and SMEs handle transformational change and implement high-growth strategies, and actively invests in early-stage companies focusing on social and environmental impact. Stephan has extensive blue-chip experience in the financial services, technology, telecommunications and consumer goods sectors across Europe and the Emerging Markets with a background in private equity, corporate finance and management consulting. Stephan holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University, and is a CFA Charterholder.

(Photo by Franck V. on Unsplash)


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