School for mentors

School for start-up and scale-up mentors

In the school for mentors of start-up and scale-up enterprises, participants acquire all the knowledge and learn to use the tools for a proper mentoring of start-up enterprises. At the end of the school, the participants also receive a certificate. Being an entrepreneurial mentor is both beautiful and challenging, but above all, it is very complex and dynamic.

Every start-up or scale-up mentor is faced with difficult questions, such as:

  • How do I set up a fair remuneration system in the enterprise?
  • My co-founder behaves like any other employee in the enterprise. It seems that he has lost his entrepreneurial motivation. What should I do?
  • Should I develop this enterprise further or should I try to sell everything?
  • What price list and conditions should I set up to sell my product on the Australian market?
  • We have a great product, but the sale is not yet going as planned. Can you help us?
  • Is this the right time to look for an investor? Where should I look for him?
  • Is my product suitable for Kickstarter?
  • What IT system should I set up to support our business?
  • How should I organize production within the enterprise? Which external partners should I choose?
  • How should we react to a pandemic?
  • How can I be a better manager? What do I have to do?


For start-up and scale-up mentors to be able to help entrepreneurs and provide answers to these and other difficult questions, they need to have a good knowledge of the different roles of an entrepreneurial mentor, the objectives of entrepreneurial mentoring and the tools available.

Participants in the entrepreneurial mentorship school programme »train the trainers« learn the following: 

  • understand what the tasks of an entrepreneurial mentor are (or aren´t),
  • learn the concrete techniques, tools and methods to support an effective mentoring relationship,
  • deal with specific mentoring cases and discuss in a group the appropriate responses to them,
  • to meet with other mentors and experts exchange of experience and opinions.

The aim of the school is to provide the mentors with a theoretical basis, which they can also try out in concrete simulations of mentoring situations. The school is very interactive and offers a lot of work on real cases and situations.

Programme provider in 2020:

  • AmCham

The mentoring school is led by Dr Rok Stritar, who has been mentoring entrepreneurs in very different stages of development for more than 10 years. His work is based on rich pedagogical, academic, consulting and entrepreneurial experience.