Why does Mentoring or Sparring help me in the innovation process?
Innovation and management decisions are challenging. When developing your business it is helpful to work with an expert who has already gone down this path. For many topics of digitization, a sparring or mentoring with a startup founder is a good idea. This often results in a win-win situation: Founders often have excellent technical knowledge, but also need help in entrepreneurial areas. With Startup Mentoring you can learn how to teach and build a relationship with young entrepreneurs.
When is Innovation Mentoring or Sparring useful for my company?
As managing director, you want to learn more about a previously unknown field of business.
Your managers need support in innovation development.
They want to get to know other entrepreneurs and support each other.
You want to supervise the strategic development of a startup in order to strive for a later cooperation or purchase.
You’re looking for innovative ideas.
You have difficulties with noticing latest trends and are looking for a contact person.
Innovation Mentoring and Sparring schedule
What does Ambivation do for you in an Innovation Mentoring or Sparring?
Needs assessment of your learning and innovation interests
Scouting of 2-8 founders
Coordination with your potential mentors or sparring partners
In the case of Mentoring, we are looking for an expert to advise you on a topic at regular intervals. Typically experts get paid for their services.
With a Sparing, we are looking for an expert who is looking for an exchange of experience in order to learn and pass on his own knowledge. This creates a win-win situation in which both parties benefit.
We are looking for partners that fit your requirements perfectly. They partly come from our network, partly directly from Ambivation.
Mentoring should last at least two months and can last for several years. If you need project mentoring, you should talk to your mentor at least once a week. Strategic mentoring is offered only on a quarterly basis. Most sparing partners usually talk to each other at least every two weeks and take about an hour to do so.