Mentor Hours

Meet the minds behind the unicorns and get advice from people who’ve done it all before. Mentor Hours connects rising startups with established experts for 45-minute meetings.

Please note: Mentor Hours are only open to startups exhibiting at Web Summit Qatar. Apply for our 2024 ALPHA startup program and join us next February in Doha.

Attendees at Mentor Hours
Web Summit Lisbon 2022

What is Mentor Hours?

Mentor Hours is a series of pre-scheduled, 45-minute meetings between our high-level attendees and startups.

Mentor Hours has four distinct tracks: lead, engage, build and grow. Each track has a specific focus and mentors with relevant expertise to ensure you discuss the issues most important to your startup.

Mentors spend 45 minutes coaching startups in a group session. This mix of backgrounds means the session will be shaped by individual and collective experiences in the startup community.

Elliott Denham of Dtec Ventures at Mentor Hours during day one of Web Summit 2022
Master the art of leadership, strategy, entrepreneurship and hiring. Our attending CEOs and managing directors will share their experience on enhancing leadership capabilities while optimizing your team’s personal growth and company strategy.
Learn how to tell your story to the world. Our attending brand experts will share their personal experience of marketing, brand identity, social engagement and public relations. This is your chance to ask questions you can’t ask the media or your customers.
Learn more about product development, software, hardware, big data, UI, UX or front/back-end development. Our attending engineers, data scientists and product designers will share their extensive personal experience on all things tech.

Raising capital or just need financial guidance? Quiz our attending investors and top-level fund managers on the dos and don’ts of financial management, or ask your burning questions about negotiating investment or applying for a business loan.

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