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    When faced with the pressures of growing your startup, your ability to act quickly and correctly will depend on experience, skill and knowledge. Mentoring can make the difference between success and failure.

    Our new concept Startup Mentoring Corner will provide you hands-on and personalized guidance from carefully selected experienced entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.

    Get exposure and insights that help take your startup to the next level

    Founders selected for one-on-one mentoring will spend an hour privately with the mentor.

    Be prepared to pitch your startup and have list of questions you’re seeking guidance to, learn from mentors experience and incorporate their insights and feedback.

    Mentors can even become your connectors, advisers, angels, customers, friends, helping you to the next level.

    Meet Chris Vargas

    Chris is a successful angel investor from Silicon Valley and helps early stage startups win their first customers, sign partnerships and raise capital.

    Also as a real-estate, environmental and non-profit  guru, he is recognized for having several success stories. His impressive background includes: 1 IPO, 1 acquisition, 6 successful capital raised, 18 angel investments, founding of 2 companies, and a Cisco executive position in the 90’s.

    As you can see he’s been around the block. This is your Unique Opportunity to utilize his wisdom and connections.

    Chris Vargas

    How to apply for 1-on-1 mentoring?

    Register to the open session and submit your investor pitch deck by November 27th.

    Startup Tampere team and Chris will select and contact the four selected startups by November 29th.




    11:30 Doors open at Tribe Tampere, Pinninkatu 47

    12–12:30 Chris Vargas: Funding your Startup, how to get it done
    Open session for everyone registered – limited seats!

    12:30–13 Coffee and networking
    13–17  One-on-one mentoring with four pre-selected startups

    Contact us

    Mentoring is powered by 6Aika – Ecosystems of Growth: Enabling the Growth of Companies through Collaboration

    The project aims to generate new business activities in city regions and support growth-oriented companies to better access networks and innovation ecosystems that support their needs. Project is a joint effort by the six largest cities in Finland: Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Turku and Oulu, together with the Council of Tampere Region.

    The project is funded from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The 6Aika strategy’s EAKR projects government funding comes through Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional council. The Tampere sub-project is funded partly by the Tampere city region economic development company Tredea Oy (Business Tampere) and the city of Tampere.

    Logot: 6Aika, Leverage EU, EU flag, Uudenmaan liitto

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