The Copenhagen Fintech Mentor Program is an ambitious initiative targeted and tailored towards Copenhagen Fintech members. Each mentor is carefully chosen on the basis of their experience, knowledge and personality, to complement you perfectly in order to create the best results.
The program is built upon several years of experience from MIT & DTU Skylab within mentor programs and deviates by following a regular meeting format where you will receive mentoring from 3-4 mentors at a time.
Every mentor session is a small acceleration of your start-ups development. This ensures that you will get a 360 degree look upon your situation, enabling you to be fast and efficient in regard to taking the best decision in terms of the growth of your business.
What we offer:
“The mentor program was super valuable for us to address interpersonal founder relations. It is an easy way of getting vetted professionals on a mentor board that would otherwise be tough to find and attract.” Frederik, Founder & CEO
“I can’t imagine where else you get access to such a wide range of experienced people, willing to spend time understanding our business and who are really excited about our progress.” Sofie, Founder & CEO
”No matter what direction your startups goes in or what challenges you are facing, your mentors can guide you along the way.” Esben, Founder & CEO
"As a fast-paced startup, it can be difficult to take time out for reflection and debate on strategy and execution – but its healthy. The Mentor Program provides an opportunity for competent, confidential sparring. Due to the duration of the program, your mentors will get to know your business in-depth which fosters valuable conversations."
AI Alpha Lab
"The Mentor Program heightened our understanding of how our story is received by potential clients and what we need to improve to make the reception better. Plus, we gained valuable insights regarding one of our client segments. The insights would have taken us quite some time and effort to acquire by ourselves and most importantly it would have meant a number of missed selling opportunities as we would not have been relevant for the client segment until we gained that knowledge." Morten, COO & Co-founder
"The Mentor Program has been a great journey for me as a founder, and as a result has had some major impacts on the business as a whole. Being part of the Mentor Program means that you regularly face experienced people outside your business-context, who ask critical questions about your decisions. This forces you to think critically, reflect, and hone your decision making skills going forward." Martin, CEO & Founder
"Other startups joining the mentor program should expect very skilled mentors with experience, trying their best to just help you." Martin, CEO & Founder
"There was a really good fit between Pensure's operational stage and the competencies of the mentors. They were able to open a lot of doors and gave good and rational feedback on our company." Frederik, Co-CEO & Founder
"The mentor program covered different important parts of our business and gave us great tools and insights in areas such as pricing, funding, strategy and communication. Really a great program all in all." Nicolai, CFO
"The mentor program gave a much needed outside perspective on our long journey towards launch. Being stuck in an existing mindset of getting to market and business model, the mentors voiced their perspectives resulting in thoughtful discussions that moved the needle." Jacob, Co-founder & CEO
"It allows to dedicate time and resources to more strategic work and go in helicopter view, which is often lacking in start-ups - busy with the day-to-day. The mentorship program provides a base for sparring with experienced and international professionals with deep and broad experience." Morten, CEO & Founder
Terms of participation
It’s important that the founder is able to attend all 6 meetings, every 5th week for a 6 month period. Please note that all mentor meetings are either in the morning (8.30) or in the afternoon (15.30) and happens in the lab.
After submitting your application, you will be invited for a screening meeting. It is possible to apply quarterly
Price: only active members of Copenhagen Fintech can apply for participation in the program
Meet our mentors
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