The existence of a network of mentors with demonstrated experience and skills is crucial for the development of NOVA’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Besides sharing their knowledge and experience, a mentor can help to define proper business strategies, build bridges between aspiring entrepreneurs and potential partners, customers or investors, facilitating access to critical resources, adding value and improving the conditions for the success of a project or business idea.
The main goal of this mentor network is to support and consolidate entrepreneurial initiatives, encouraging the sharing of experiences, skills and know how between entrepreneurs and mentors, while bridging mentors’ expertise with the needs of spin-offs/startups.
Facilitated access to a network of experts with diverse skills, willing to advice, sharing experiences, motivating, building bridges and contributing with their critical capacity to anticipate problems and discuss solutions, aiming to increase the likelihood of success of a project or business idea.
To reach out a mentor, you only need to choose one from this list and fill the “Contact” form. The Value Creation Office should validate the contact and forward the question to the respective mentor.
NOVA University of Lisbon does not certify nor is responsible for the content and information supplied by the mentors.
Every member of NOVA’s community can be a mentor as long as they have the proven skillset and experience to support entrepreneurship projects, either from a scientific, technological, organizational or business perspective, including:
If you want to be a mentor and believe you have the right skills to help NOVA entrepreneurs, please fill out this form.
Being a mentor is an act of altruism. Motivations for mentoring can vary widely and may include:
For other questions or doubts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org