The first recruitment is absolutely crucial. You need to recruit someone who isn't afraid to bust down doors and over time you start to build a strong team.
Acceleration program for fast-growing B2B startups with global ambitions, focusing on helping with business development and expansion abroad.
Dnešní díl Growcastu je pro všechny, kteří se sem tam ocitnou ve slepé uličce nebo jen chtějí růst o něco rychleji. Co trápí české startupy, jak jim s tím mohou
Nejnovější díl Growcastu bude je hlavně pro foundery, kteří míří za hranice Česka. Podle čeho si vybrat trh, na který expandovat? Kde začít a podle čeho si vybírat další trhy?
I like the intention that Ment2Grow has. It's a platform for sharing experiences that brings valuable know-how thanks to the mentors and activities it organises.
My expectations from Ment2Grow were met more than one hundred percent. We are still in contact with the three investors I met at Ment2Grow. We also gained a new business partner at the networking event. The networking gave me the most, I found out what path to take when looking for international contacts.
Ment2Grow has brought us many interesting contacts, either through Pitch Night or from the contact pool. Thanks to the program, I had the opportunity to meet some very interesting people face to face. For example, from companies with tens of thousands of employees around the world and also investors, and it was really beneficial for us.
The biggest benefit for me has been the regular meetings with my mentor. In these meetings, after just a few weeks we were able to implement a new sales process and also set up a new affiliate sale. The business trip to the UK was great.
The individually arranged meetings during our two-day trip to London helped us open doors to UK customers and partners.
Our mentor helped us adjust our growth strategy and focus on the right segment of potential clients. We are now doubling our size every year.
Together with our mentor we managed to successfully set up our CRM and sales processes.
Thanks to Ment2Grow I discovered the power of networking.
Riva is fascinated by the dynamic world of startups, which she helps at Ment2Grow with foreign expansion and much more Program Manager, Head of Partnerships at Opero and nutrition expert. She has a degree in Nutrition and Food, has done research on the gut microbiome and has worked as an event manager at DoToho! or in the field of pharmaceutical companies, among others.
Co-founder of Opero, Managing Partner of Fazole Ventures and Managing Director of GROWTHGARAGE. Previously led large corporate projects, launched new ventures and startups, as well as, for example, a development program of a humanitarian organization in Afghanistan.
Partner at August Leadership - a global executive search firm that helps people overcome challenges. Eva passes on her experience as a mentor in the DoToho!, Equilibrium and Youth Mentor programs. She has over 25 years of global senior leader search experience in various industries including FinTech, software technology, private equity forms, especially in CEE, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Co-founder and Chief Product & Marketing Officer at LutherOne - a platform for effective collaboration and performance management. With a passion for creating exceptional experiences for customers, users and employees, Lukas specializes in designing and implementing digital and prospect strategies and products that drive success.
She manages the community and partnerships in prg.ai - an association whose vision is to use the full potential of the Czech Republic and turn Prague into a European centre of artificial intelligence. Lenka informs, connects, advises, organizes, challenges, encourages and generally strives to help individuals and organizations that have a positive impact on the world.
Co-founder and Managing Partner of Czech Founders VC, a fund "from founders for founders", connecting a large part of the startup elite in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Václav has stood at the intersection of technology and innovation throughout his career. He co-founded Kliché Killers in New York, brought Leo Burnett's Farmhouse concept from Chicago to Prague, and has been investing in bold entrepreneurs since 2016. Among other things, he is co-founder of Disraptors Summit, where he searches for the continent's best preseed startups and inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs.
José Perdomo Lorenzo