The first of the two camps on our MENA + Europe startup mentoring programme took place last week, and what a jam-packed few days it was! We took 30 enthusiastic entrepreneurs, 12 mentors & experts, and 5 from the enpact team, to the historic town of Bad Belzig, where we were fortunate enough to have beautiful weather and equally beautiful sights. It was wonderful seeing people of all ages from different countries in Europe and the MENA region, people who would probably never have met under any other circumstances, getting to know each other and growing together.
Each fellow got to spend quality time with just their mentors in both the one-on-one and group sessions that took place and we had the fortune of several highly qualified experts – pitch trainer Bianca Praetorius, consultant Tal Uscher and Christine Müller, Manager of eBay’s Customer Insights team – coming in to give workshops on their areas of expertise. We were also joined by Benjamin Wüstenhagen and Dimitri Wolski, who shared their insights on sales analytics and finance. Another highlight was Katzi & Hermann, aka the “dream team”, inspiring the fellows to chase their dreams with their innovative dream development workshop (a particular highlight being watching Katzi speak to them all dressed as Super Santa Claus).