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FAQ

PARTICIPANTS

STARTAB offers support to young people, aged 18-35, on finding and developing business ideas with the main goal of starting a new business in Greece. Specifically, the participants of the Programme receive intensive business training through various Workshops and Seminars. In addition, participants who complete the 4-day Entrepreneurship Seminar, have the opportunity to receive mentoring and business guidance from experienced mentors and entrepreneurs.

No, the Programme is offered completely free of charge.

Fill in the Expression of Interest Form and learn everything you need to know about the Programme and the criteria for participating in it.

Once we receive your completed form, we will send you the invitation for the next Information Session. By participating in the Informative Session, you will learn more about all the stages of the Programme and you will be able to ensure your participation in some of our next events.

The 4-day Entrepreneurship Seminar is held once a month, Monday – Thursday from 10:00 to 16:00, except August. You can return to the Home Page to find out the exact dates of the next Seminar.

Of course, STARTAB can support you as a team. All members of the team will need to be involved in the Programme so that you can receive mentoring as a team and present your idea together to the Business Launch Group. If this is not possible, a team member may attend the seminar and participate individually in the mentoring phase as a team representative.

In the 4-day Seminar as well as in all the Workshops we organize we use experiential examples making all of our Workshops interactive. Participants need to watch the delivery live, there is no possibility of asynchronous learning.

In order to be able to work with an experienced mentor who will guide you in your first business steps, you need to attend all 4 days of the Entrepreneurship Seminar. Then, you have the opportunity to receive mentoring guidance for a whole year and complete your business plan.

The Programme does not offer funding, however it provides access to financial tools that can be used by participants.

MENTORS

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Mentor in the Programme, all you have to do is fill out the Mentors’ Expression of Interest Form. If our team deems that you have the experience and the appropriate supplies to support the young people of the Programme, we will invite you to the next Mentors’ Training. These Trainings take place approximately every three months.

Thank you very much for submitting your application. If our team deems that you have the experience and the appropriate supplies to support the young people of the Programme, we will invite you to the next Mentor Training. These Trainings take place every three months.

STARTAB mentors hold one-on-one monthly meetings with Programme participants for one year. After each meeting, the mentor needs to send the meeting report to inform the Programme about the progress and development of the mentee.

The mentoring guidance phase begins for those participants who are interested, immediately after the completion of the 4-day Entrepreneurship Seminar in order to support them in creating their business plan. The participants who managed to open their business can go to the stage of business mentoring.

The purpose of the mentoring guidance is to create a complete Business Plan accompanied by its Financial Projections, which the mentee is invited to present to the Business Launch Group and will lead to the start of a new business.

The mentor in business mentoring must support the new entrepreneur in his first steps to ensure the viability of the business. Our goal is to help young people in any industry create new and sustainable businesses.