Our Mentors

If you want to be a member of an inspiring community of professionals, act as a business game changer, help the most promissing Danish entrepreneurs to thrive, meet like-minded people and improve your leadership skills, apply to our Mentor Club Now!
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Henrik Thorn

Partner and investor at IT Kartellet ApS, Printex.net and New Platforms ApS

Henrik Tryon

Co-Founder and CEO at IGX Solutions

Dennis Kayser

CEO at Forecast

Henrik Kielland

Business Development at ATP

Christine Gouchault

Entrepreneur, business consultant, author and speaker at Mors Business

Nicolai Hofsø

Chief Commercial Officer at Billy

Lars Sander

Head of Strategy at TDC Operations

Jesper Christiansen

Co-Founder and CEO at Printix.net

Hans-Kristian Bjerregaard

Founder and CEO at Clerk.io

Mikkel Lundø

COO at IIH Nordic

Sharon Akler

Senior Sales Executive at Force Technology

Anne B Bendix

Business development executive and sales at IBM

Martin B Justesen

Founder at SUND Hub

Patrick Halford

Nordic Robotics & Drone Ecosystem Director at IBM

Henrik Thorn

Partner and investor at IT Kartellet ApS, Printex.net and New Platforms ApS

Henrik Tryon

Co-Founder and CEO at IGX Solutions

Dennis Kayser

CEO at Forecast

Henrik Kielland

Business Development at ATP

Christine Gouchault

Entrepreneur, business consultant, author and speaker at Mors Business

Nicolai Hofsø

Chief Commercial Officer at Billy

Lars Sander

Head of Strategy at TDC Operations

Jesper Christiansen

Co-Founder and CEO at Printix.net

Hans-Kristian Bjerregaard

Founder and CEO at Clerk.io

Mikkel Lundø

COO at IIH Nordic

Sharon Akler

Senior Sales Executive at Force Technology

Henrik Thorn

Partner and investor at IT Kartellet ApS, Printex.net and New Platforms ApS

Henrik Tryon

Co-Founder and CEO at IGX Solutions

Dennis Kayser

CEO at Forecast

Christine Gouchault

Entrepreneur, business consultant, author and speaker at Mors Business

Nicolai Hofsø

Chief Commercial Officer at Billy

Jesper Christiansen

Co-Founder and CEO at Printix.net

Henrik Thorn

Partner and investor at IT Kartellet ApS, Printex.net and New Platforms ApS

Dennis Kayser

CEO at Forecast

Nicolai Hofsø

Chief Commercial Officer at Billy

Jesper Christiansen

Co-Founder and CEO at Printix.net

Hans-Kristian Bjerregaard

Founder and CEO at Clerk.io

Henrik Thorn

Partner and investor at IT Kartellet ApS, Printex.net and New Platforms ApS

Christine Gouchault

Entrepreneur, business consultant, author and speaker at Mors Business

Jesper Christiansen

Co-Founder and CEO at Printix.net

Mikkel Lundø

COO at IIH Nordic

Henrik Tryon

Co-Founder and CEO at IGX Solutions

Henrik Kielland

Business Development at ATP

Christine Gouchault

Entrepreneur, business consultant, author and speaker at Mors Business

Nicolai Hofsø

Chief Commercial Officer at Billy

Lars Sander

Head of Strategy at TDC Operations

Jesper Christiansen

Co-Founder and CEO at Printix.net

Mikkel Lundø

COO at IIH Nordic

Sharon Akler

Senior Sales Executive at Force Technology

Henrik Tryon

Co-Founder and CEO at IGX Solutions

Nicolai Hofsø

Chief Commercial Officer at Billy

Lars Sander

Head of Strategy at TDC Operations

Jesper Christiansen

Co-Founder and CEO at Printix.net

Henrik Tryon

Co-Founder and CEO at IGX Solutions

Martin B Justesen

Founder at SUND Hub

Henrik Kielland

Business Development at ATP

Christine Gouchault

Entrepreneur, business consultant, author and speaker at Mors Business

Nicolai Hofsø

Chief Commercial Officer at Billy

Jesper Christiansen

Co-Founder and CEO at Printix.net

Hans-Kristian Bjerregaard

Founder and CEO at Clerk.io

Sharon Akler

Senior Sales Executive at Force Technology

Christine Gouchault

Entrepreneur, business consultant, author and speaker at Mors Business

Christine Gouchault

Entrepreneur, business consultant, author and speaker at Mors Business

Christine Gouchault

Entrepreneur, business consultant, author and speaker at Mors Business

Christine Gouchault

Entrepreneur, business consultant, author and speaker at Mors Business

Nicolai Hofsø

Chief Commercial Officer at Billy

Sharon Akler

Senior Sales Executive at Force Technology

Nicolai Hofsø

Chief Commercial Officer at Billy

Nicolai Hofsø

Chief Commercial Officer at Billy

Lars Sander

Head of Strategy at TDC Operations

Jesper Christiansen

Co-Founder and CEO at Printix.net

Hans-Kristian Bjerregaard

Founder and CEO at Clerk.io

Anne B Bendix

Business development executive and sales at IBM

Martin B Justesen

Founder at SUND Hub

Patrick Halford

Nordic Robotics & Drone Ecosystem Director at IBM

Martin B Justesen

Founder at SUND Hub

Martin B Justesen

Founder at SUND Hub

Martin B Justesen

Founder at SUND Hub

What do we do?

For startups, the first years are unarguably the most critical time in the life of the company. Timely access to key resources, advice and knowledge is essential for entrepreneurs to succeed. As an organisation that supports entrepreneurship among university students, creating a strong community of mentors is a natural goal of ours. We match the startups in our incubator or accelerator programs with highly skilled volunteer professionals who can provide strategic guidance and thereby help them reach their goals and milestones.
The vision of CSE mentors is to develop and implement the best-in-class mentoring initiatives that will help guide university startups through their growth phase.
Join a growing community that has already created 100+ mentor-mentee matches and continues to make an impact through the power of mentoring to help small businesses thrive.

Why should I join?

Network with business professionals and entrepreneurs
Develop skills and get updated on the newest trends and innovations
Uncover innovative ideas and new business opportunities

BUSINESS MENTORING FUELS SUCCESS

We had begun to see ourselves with more than just an idea, we had a business now! We felt it was a serious programme. We felt we needed more hardcore business counsellin

Christian S. J. Jensen & Sarah-Josephine Hjort

Co-founders of CanopyLAB
I feel that as an entrepreneur you really gain a lot from interacting with the other entrepreneurs, that you would not have achieved being surrounded by mentors and advisors alone

Anne Sophie Vinther Hansen

Founder of Cumulus Bio

ACTIVITIES

Strategic mentoring

CSE mentor relationships last 6-9 months, during which the mentee and mentor meet face-to-face for one to three hours each month to work towards setting and realizing personalised, measurable and attainable goals. CSE will facilitate the application and matching process based on the startup’s needs and specific situation as well as the mentor’s interests and areas of expertise, however, the decision to form a relationship remains with the prospective mentor and mentee. From there, mentees drive the relationship with a CSE Business Developer checking in periodically to ensure healthy progress.

Mentor 360

Join forces with other mentors to help the startups at CSE during 2-hour springboard sessions. Mentor 360 is a thematic and focused group mentoring based on most known business diagnostic tools and frameworks. It basically covers all aspects of business but the main focus is on business model, strategy and the best road to market. It helps startups get hands-on advice and insights on how to tune their business directions in order to increase the success probability and mitigate the associated risks.

Advisory boards

You and one or more other mentors will follow a startup over the duration of their stay at CSE. You will meet at monthly 2-hour sessions where the startup will present their progress since the last session and discuss their next challenges.

MiNDS Club

As a way of giving back to you, we have launched a series of workshop and networking sessions designed to help mentors learn and grow as business leaders. The peer interactions and educational opportunities at these sessions will help you become a well-rounded business professional by expanding your network and improving upon your business knowledge within the field of entrepreneurship and innovation. These sessions are typically organized around specific themes and offer a rich environment for networking.

EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

At CSE we welcome a wide range of experiences. However, to become a CSE mentor, you must have
3+ years of experience as an entrepreneur or 5+ years of relevant business or technical experience.

All mentors are hand-picked among the best and selected based on their expertise, their skills as advisors as well as their desire and ability to give back.

We understand that professionals like you are busy and can have changing schedules and workloads over periods. We therefore do our best to ensure a
flexible mentor program with a variety of mentor activities that each require different degrees of commitment, time, and involvement. At CSE, you
can choose everything from devoting single afternoons to Mentor 360 sessions to becoming involved in one or more startups over a longer period as part of an Advisory Board or a Strategic Mentorship.

APPLICATION PROCESS

1

Apply to become a mentor

Fill in the mentor application formula. Describe yourself, what you do, and what type of startup and mentoring activities you are interested in. In addition to helping us find the perfect match, your picture, job title, self-description will be on our webpage with your permission.

2

Welcome on board!

Within one week, CSE will review your application. Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive information on our upcoming activities such as workshops and Mentor 360 sessions. If you have indicated that you are interested in a strategic mentorship, we will begin to look for a match among the startups who have applied for a mentor.

3

It’s a match!

We put a lot of time and effort into finding the perfect match for you and the startup, for which reason it may take some time to find just the right match. You will be updated on the process as soon as we find a potential match. If we reach out with a potential match and you are ready to move forward with it, CSE will e-introduce you to your mentee.

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