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[May 16] How startup CEOs can benefit from mentors’ experience?

Abstract:

The main goal of the BusinessMentoring programme is to help small,middle enterprises – and startups – based in Luxembourg perpetuate their business success: it involves time commitment and specific efforts by a more experienced business leader to the development of a mutually beneficial, supportive and nurturing relationship with a less experienced entrepreneur, on a 12 or 18-month basis. So far, about 80 business leaders have received support from a mentor!

Any mentorship is based on values such as trust and honesty, transparency, mutual commitment and confidentiality. You are attracted to this concept but are wondering how to forge an effective mentoring relationship? You would 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 may 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 Christophe Baehr (Flexcom) and David Barth (INSEAD IDP-C, ILA)
7:35 – 7:45: Q&A
7:45 – 8:30: Networking

About the speakers:

Rachel Gaessler – Rachel is working in the entrepreneurial area since 16 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.

Christophe Baehr – Christophe Baehr is the founder and CEO of Flexcom. In this role, he leads the company strategy and is focused on building relationships with strategic partners, resellers and customers. After studying electronics at the university of Nancy, Christophe joined Siemens Luxembourg in 1996 as a Telecom engineer. In 2000, he became IT and Solution Manager by CTTL Ericsson. Christophe founded Flexcom in 2003, a company developing software solutions for unified communications to simplify process, reduce telephony spend and optimise efficiency. As a strong Cisco Solution Partner, Flexcom works today with 20 partners across Europe and its products already attracted over 500 customers and managing 400000 phones.

David Barth – David Barth is an experienced Senior Executive of major European industrial manufacturing players such as KUKA, VALEO, CERATIZIT and CEBI, where he acted 20 years long as CFO and CEO. He presently acts as Certified Independent Director (INSEAD IDP-C, ILA), as C-level Interim Manager, and supports organisations in transition situations. Since 2011, he is Business Mentor within the BusinessMentoring initiative.

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