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Is entrepreneurship ‘in the blood’? Argument and counter-argument based on relevant research results in the UK in this interesting article.

“Get to know Mentee’s Training Area!”

Have you had the opportunity to explore Mentee’s Training Area? Check out our Platform, where you´ll find several courses! Here you will have the chance to get familiar with tools that will help you to be successful as an entrepreneur, such as:

  • Taking a Different Approach to Problem Solving in Your Business;
  • Seeing Yourself and Your Business Differently;
  • Learning to Spot Opportunities;
  • Resilience at work;
  • Setting Goals for Your Business;
  • What are Your Key Motivators?;
  • Are you Ready to Work for Yourself?

Mentoring is about personal and professional development. It is a relationship with multiple benefits for both mentor and mentee in business and in life. Read this article, a short story actually, about the insights of a successful woman in business, once a mentee and now a mentor, passing the torch to other women entrepreneurs.

In the aftermath of Brexit, Germany is calling UK start-ups to relocate in Berlin. Read here the full article.

Trwa rekrutacja do programu Biznes w Kobiecych Rękach 2016!

Polecamy spotkania informacyjne na temat tego programu akceleracyjnego, które odbędą się na początku września. Pierwsze już 2 września (09:00-11:00) w Centrum Przedsiębiorczości Smolna w Warszawie.
Do Programu zostanie zakwalifikowanych 50 uczestniczek, spośród Pań, które planują założyć nową firmę, mają pomysł na biznes, pasję i determinację. Organizatorzy szukają osób ambitnych, kreatywnych, nastawionych na sukces, otwartych na współpracę z innymi. Powodzenia! Więcej informacji

Networking dla Ambitnych

Projekt MENTEE aktywnie promuje Networking… i właśnie budowanie i wykorzystywanie sieci kontaktów było jednym z tematów przewodnich naszego kwietniowego wydarzenia w Google Campus… ale dla tych, którzy chcieliby nadal ‘popracować nad swoim networkingiem’, mamy sugestię na lato: Akademia Grzegorza Turniaka - XXV Edycja (25 lipca). Więcej informacji

Open Online Course on New Forms of Enterprise

EPFL and NTUA - two of the top universities in Europe - have come together to design a free, 4-week course entitled “New Forms of Enterprise: How to deliver digital business innovations and capture value” to help you learn how innovations can be integrated in useful business models, and generate new, competitive, digital ventures in Europe.

I 10 fondi di Venture Capitals più importanti per le startup Italiane.

Chi sono e su cosa investono gli operatori più attivi? Scoprilo qui, clicca sul link

Resources for startups in the creative and cultural sector: how to make a cultural organization a creative industry.

Check the project Break In The Desk and explore training opportunities

Startup al femminile, Eurointerim premia i migliori progetti.

Scoprilo qui, clicca sul link


Ensuring Entrepreneur Longevity – What Startup Ecosystems Need!

The importance of mentors and advisors as constant supporters is often neglected by the entrepreneurs themselves. Read more here

Reverse mentoring

Closing the knowledge gap between generations, only this time, the young are leading the way. Read on here

Startup Births and Deaths.

The demographics of start-ups in a real-time chart.

START Yourself UP - Strategies and good practices of supporting entrepreneurship addressed to start-ups!

START Yourself UP - Strategies and good practices of supporting entrepreneurship addressed to start-ups! was an event promoted by INOVA+ in partnership with the Municipality of Oliveira de Azeméis on 12th of July in Oliveira de Azeméis!

Kick-off – Masterclasses of the 30 years of ANJE: MENTEE project was there!

As a kick-off for the celebration of 30th anniversary of Associação Nacional de Jovens Empresários - ANJE (National Association of Young Entrepreneurs) different masterclasses managed by three international experts on entrepreneurship were held, on 30th of June.

My Start Up #1

Polecamy cykl bezpłatnych spotkań organizowanych w warszawskim Google Campus dla osób, które planują otworzyć lub właśnie otworzyły własną działalność gospodarczą i poszukują pomysłów na pozyskanie grona lojalnych klientów i świadome prowadzenie własnego biznesu. Najbliższe spotkanie już 20 lipca o 18.00!!

Get Connected!

Get Connected!, event promoted by Mentortec in Portugal to launch and disseminate the MENTEE Social Collaboration and Learning Platform to new and wannabe entrepreneurs!


Meeting: ‘How to free the entrepreneur’s potential?’ finished with great success!

On the 8th of April this year there was the second Multiplier Event held in Poland within the MENTEE project.


Mentoring Circle: a successful initiative!

The 2nd Mentoring Circle in Portugal took place at Mentortec between the 1st of March and the 16th of March 2016.


It started today! 2nd edition of the Portuguese Mentoring Circles!

It was held on 1st of March, the 1st session of the Portuguese Mentoring Circles! Promoted by Mentortec in Matosinhos – Portugal.


2nd edition of the Portuguese Mentoring Circles – Register now!

The registration for participating in the 2nd edition of the Portuguese Mentoring Circles to be held by Mentortec in Matosinhos under the European project MENTEE - Mentoring, Networking and Training of European Entrepreneurs is open.


SURVEY: Key competences for successful mentors in entrepreneurship // Key competences for successful entrepreneurs

If you are a mentor supporting aspiring entrepreneurs, or an experienced entrepreneur yourself, this is of interest to you!


Entrepreneurship Teaching, Research and Practice in Global Environment – Building Bridges
8 - 10 June 2016, Nessebar, Black Sea, Bulgaria

Seventh International Conference


The success of the Mentoring Circle for Entrepreneurs!

The successful Mentoring Circle for Entrepreneurs held by Mentortec in Matosinhos – Portugal ended on the first week of November of 2015. This mentoring circle was structured in three main sessions focused on self-reflexion, self-evaluation and sharing of challenges and experiences between entrepreneurs and it involved 5 experienced entrepreneurs with successful business running.


Mentoring Circle for Entrepreneurs: open session!

On 2nd of December 2015, Mentortec has hosted the first open session related to the presentation of the Mentoring Circle for Entrepreneurs and it counted with 12 participants among experienced and successful entrepreneurs, mentors, consultants and professionals of the vocational and educational training (VET) system.


"Learning (R)Evolution Forum – Discussing the Skills for the Future" in Matosinhos (PT version included)

On the 1st of October, Matosinhos received the "Learning (R)Evolution Forum – Discussing the Skills for the Future", which involved more than 100 participants, among which policy makers and regional/national players related to the development of skills as teachers, trainers, people managers and learners. The day was dedicated to the sharing and exploitation of the paths Education should follow in the future.


1st Mentoring Circle for Entrepreneurs: Register now! (PT version included)

In November and December Mentortec will promote the 1st Mentoring Circle for Entrepreneurs with new projects, startups or entrepreneurs that already have a consolidated business idea. 

This initiative, promoted in the scope of the European Project MENTEE - Mentoring, Networking and Training for European Entrepreneurs, addresses entrepreneurs that aim at developing resilience, leadership, negotiation and critical thinking skills, among others, as well as interacting with other entrepreneurs and mentors.


GEW 2015 approaching!

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international initiative introducing entrepreneurship to young people since 2008, and it has been attracting more and more partners and participants every year, being by now present in six continents!

In 2015 it is celebrated on November 16-22, so don’t hesitate – already now check which entrepreneurial-related activities are happening during that Week in your city/region!


Mentoring to alchemia (Polish)

Polecamy ciekawy artukuł, w którym Mentoring prezentowany jest jako „alchemia, dzięki której następuje multiplikacja możliwości i unikalna szansa na rozwój”. Jednak warto także pamiętać, iż jest to proces długofalowy, w którym spotkania z mentorem to zaledwie początek drogi... Dopiero po konfrontacji własnego doświadczenia i potencjału ze wskazówkami mentora, a następnie z otoczeniem, mentee jest w stanie dostrzec efekty swoich działań oraz możliwości rozwojowych.

Read more here


Mentee partner MentorTec reporting from Portugal:
Academy of Entrepreneurs - 18 years supporting and mentoring new entrepreneurs and start-ups! Mentee was there!

Mentee partner mentortec in Portugal, had the opportunity to actively participate in the celebration of 18 years of the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs in Portugal (Associação Nacional de Jovens Empresários – ANJE) in June 2015. Besides the sharing of knowledge, experiences and contacts, this initiative allowed to introduce the MENTEE project to some of the main stakeholders of entrepreneurship in Portugal and other countries as well.


Supporting young entrepreneurs: The Acelera+ Programme for the Acceleration of Entrepreneurial Projects designed by MentorTec

In June 2015, the 2nd edition of ACELERA+ Programme for the Acceleration of Entrepreneurial Projects - an initiative promoted by UATEC (Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia da Universidade de Aveiro) within the project GAPI 3, funded by the national fund QREN, has been finalised.


Entrepreneurs are portrayed as highly independent and self-reliant, but you shouldn’t go over the top with that!


"What Young Entrepreneurs Need From a Mentor"


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"Top 9 Benefits of Business Networking"


"Mentors: A Young Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon"


There is now evidence that UK struggles in dealing with the entrepreneurship. Although it is observed that the country hosts an increasing number of start-ups year on year, their failure in performance is no longer taboo!


In Northamptonshire, well-established firms operating in the £5.8 billion worth food and drink manufacturing sector join the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (“SEMLEP”) to develop a growth strategy for the industry. They plan to implement mentoring schemes, knowledge sharing and business support to transform the region into a centre of excellence!


“Young entrepreneurs from the Teesside University in Middlesbrough are given the opportunity of being coached from across Europe to help them start and run innovative businesses.


MENTEE project partners Militos S.A. and knowl Social Enterprise presented the MENTEE project at the event "Development for all: The woman in the entrepreneurial and professional course" in Athens, Greece, organised by the Institute for Democracy Konstantinos Karamanlis www.idkaramanlis.gr & Pan-Hellenic Organisation for Women Panathinaiki, on March 30, 2015.


INnCREASE, the MENTEE project coordinator, met with the leaders of Akademickie Inkubatory Przedsiębiorczości (AIP) in Poland, which is the managing organization of the Business Link. Business Link is the ultimate opportunity to receive top notch mentoring at your place of work. Networking and collaboration opportunities between MENTEE and Business Link have been discussed.


New legislation framework supporting entrepreneurs and favouring innovation in Poland is on its way.


MentorTec integrates, since 2013, the largest Portuguese Network of “Mentoring and Coaching of young entrepreneurs”!


MentorTec was present in the Conference “Entrepreneurship - 2020: without gender, number or degree”!

On 6th of March of 2015, Associação Nacional de Jovens Empresários – ANJE (National Association of Young Entrepreneurs) has hosted the Conference “Entrepreneurship 2020: without gender, number or degree”.


Connecting Enterprising Women’s International Women’s Day Celebration Event on 3rd March 2015. The Mentee project was there.


The Mentee project has been introduced during the local Enterprise Café at the Quaker Meeting House in Sheffield City Centre, UK, organised by Inova Consultancy on Thursday the 19th of February 2015.


"To build a Great Company, Find Great Mentors" Read here an interesting article


“How to do a business plan”: 10 steps in pictures. Click here to see the infographic


"…These days lots of business people understand the theory that mentoring can help, but far fewer are actually doing anything about it". Read here an interesting article in Business Review Europe, about the importance of mentoring for business growth in the EU.


Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs has been covered by euronews' Business Planet programme. Check out the video here.

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“The Mentee Project will go on!”

The Mentee project was completed in August 2016, but its products will still be available!