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Startup Mentors

Mentors will push you in the right direction and help you to grow your business. Don’t reinvent the wheel, ask your mentor! Get in touch with experts from all different industries to help you get the ball rolling.

Petr Mandík

Startup Expert

Founder of marketing agency and now mainly mentor in startup programs like ESA BIC, CzechStarter, Laboratory of Vodafone Foundation, VŠEM Accelerator and others. I have worked with dozens of startups in different phases (idea, building an MVP, preparing for market entry, preparing for investment).

I can help with moving your company forward, prioritising and going in the right direction. From creating a business plan, preparation for investment and investment, go-to market strategy to product launch. I can also give you great tips around your marketing strategy and its implementation.

I can help with:

Design thinking, Business Plan, Marketing, Go-to market strategy, Fundraising

Mentoring in:

Czech

Jiří Nečas

Employer Branding & Community Building

I am enthusiastic about building communities and organising events that connect people and benefit the society. I am currently working at Kiwi.com, one of the fastest growing technology companies that improves world travel.

My job is to build the Kiwi.com brand as an interesting technology employer to improve recruitment. I do this by strategically building the Kiwi.com community, managing marketing channels, and through planning and organising IT conferences, hackathons, training programs, meetups and competitions. Last year we organized more than 160 events in 23 countries in a five-member team.

I've been working with communities since I worked on a project from Google - Digital Garage, which successfully trained over 20,000 students and companies, as well as a student project Lidé z Praxe that puts theory and practice together through student discussions, meeting with inspiring personalities, and whose channel has over 2 million views on YouTube.

I can help your company with employer branding strategy, marketing strategy, building relevant communities, organisation of events, project management, speaking and giving lectures in public

I can help with:

Employer Branding Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Communities, Event Management

Mentoring in:

English, Czech

Jan Kříž

Marketing set-upper

I've tried freelancing, small projects, a bank, gastro, agency, my own startup and startup of someone else. I've been working in marketing for the last 7 years. I was in charge of business development in digital agency and in recent years I have been CMO of UP21 incubator.Primarily, I will help you to set the company's marketing strategy.

I can help you break down your customers' business cycle and define conversion channels based on the results. I can give you also a feedback on the product / service as such and help define the value for each customer segment.

I can help with:

Marketing, Strategy, Business Development

Mentoring in:

Czech

Pavel Bartoš

Startup Expert

Most of my experience comes from Czech and multinational marketing agencies, now I help startups. I'm a mentor in CzechStarter, ESA BIC, Founders Institute, DEX IC, Vodafone Foundation Laboratory, VŠEM and others. I collaborate with many startups on building their product, business plans, preparation for market entry, raising capital and marketing. I can help you turn your idea to profitable business.

I can help you create your business plan, go-to market or marketing strategy and implement it the best way possible.

I can help with:

Human Centered Design; Business plan; Pitching; Go-to market strategy; Marketing;

Mentoring in:

English, Czech

Andrea Bohačíková

Social Entrepreneur & Community Maker

I'm CEO & Founder M.arter - educational and networking platform for women on parental leave. I also work as Business Manager ASB Contrast - commodity company - specialising in the agro-sector, where I am in charge of business development & business strategy together with the company's business portfolio.

I can help you look at your idea or startup through the eyes of your customers. Find the right unique value proposition and figure out how to best way to deliver it to your customers as well as being adequately paid for it. Together, we can also look at your company's strategy and leadership along with the way you pitch and sell yourself and your startup every day.

I can help with:

Sales, Strategy, Unique Value Proposition, Community

Mentoring in:

Czech

Martin Dobrý

Growth, Online Marketing, Web dev

I've worked with companies such as COO ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab, HoppyGo, eBay, Feedo, Wunderman.

I can help you test your value proposition (from PoC to MVP), tune your pitch, online marketing, web/app, UX, preparation for scaling, and prepare you for approaching corporate investors.

I can help with:

Online Marketing, Development, MVP, Scalling

Mentoring in:

Czech, English

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