DeepTech Mentoring makes the difference
Get faster to the market with DeepTech Mentoring
How does a shortcut to valuable knowledge, sparring and network sound?
In DeepTech Mentoring we match you with a customised team of mentors, who will work specifically with you and your company. When enrolled in DeepTech Mentoring, you get honest feedback on your challenges. In return, we expect that you are open to new ideas, willing to expose yourself and not afraid of being vulnerable.
In other words: Embrace the mentors’ willingness to help you. The goal for everybody is to get YOU faster to the market.
What makes our mentor program special is the concept of deploying a team of mentors customised for your needs. You are matched with three mentors with different profiles and competences. In this way, all aspects of your company’s growth opportunities will be nutured.
All three mentors are participating in all meetings, making the mentor meetings dynamic, innovative and extremely fruitful for you.
Companies enrolled in DeepTech Mentoring will receive valuable sparring on issues relevant specifically for them. The mentor meetings are usually about subjects such as strategic direction, business model, go-to-market strategies, sales, partnership agreements, team, patent applications and funding. And, of course, some good advice on prioritising time, finances and resources.
DeepTech Mentoring is established in 2014 and developed in partnership with MIT and the MIT Venture Mentoring Service.
More than 200 companies have been through the program, where quality remains a key component. All mentor meetings are organised by the mentoring administration and facilitated by a lead mentor. Mentees are responsible for sending out agendas and recaps of of all meetings. Apart from the mentors’ unique and voluntary contribution, the meeting structure and the preparation of all meetings by all parties are key success factors.
Mentees normally participate in the program for six months. Meetings take place monthly with a predefined structure. The first meeting has a duration of two hours, the following meetings 1 hour and 30 minutes.
DeepTech Mentoring is free of charge and exclusively for:
- Companies in DTU Science Park
- Startups in Futurebox
- Pre-startups (researchers) from DTU
- Startups in DTU Science Park’s acceleration programs
- STartups in DTU Link’s acceleration program and incubation
More than 100 industry relevant and experienced mentors are part of DeepTech Mentoring. We have an incredibly great mix of serial entrepreneurs, CEOs, board members, business angels, industry experts and much more. In addition to their invaluable experience, all mentors are participating in tailor-made mentor training and are certified as mentors in DTU Science Park.
All mentors are handpicked and works voluntary. They all sign our DeepTech Mentoring Code of Conduct, which covers confidentiality, conflicts of interest, best mentoring practice and ethical guidelines.
“A fledgling venture is more likely to thrive when an idea, good business planning, and an entrepreneur are matched with proven skills and experience”
– One of the Core Principles of MIT Venture Mentoring Service
Learning from mentors is key:
Source: Hello Tomorrow – How to build a successful deep tech acceleration program
Source: IRIS Group: Iværksætteri på DTU gennem to årtier – indsats, resultater og samfundsøkonomiske effekter
It definitely adds more value with more mentors, as more input provides greater discussions - and thereby better reflections and advice.Steen Frederiksen, CEO and Co-founderSpaceinvader
Qualified mentor sparring ensured growth for JJ X-Ray
JJ X-Ray is today part of DTU Science Park’s mentor programme. The process with the mentor team has helped lift JJ X-Ray.