HOSTS & SUCCESS STORIES
There are over 100 hosts around the world - examples include government organizations trying to improve their technical and entrepreneurial ecosystems, schools and universities, community leaders, non-profits and NGOs, events like Startup Weekends and various conferences, accelerators and incubators, and local investors trying to improve their city.
“What makes a great mentor is the combination of skill, experience and teaching. Our visiting mentor got me out of my comfort zone, which wasn’t easy. In half an hour he guided me trough the process he made in fifteen years. Just 30 minutes of mentorship truly changed the way I think about entrepreneurship, and I will be forever grateful.” — Luc Smeets, co-founder of Startup Weekend Maastricht's winning team, Leap Station.
The caliber of speakers Nomadic Mentors sent me knocked my socks off. Absolute first rate talent from Silicon Valley just landed and was here to help...incredible experience!”— Chris Joannou, GM of Startup Grind Australia.
We really appreciate being part of the Nomadic Mentors project as the organizer of a conference for startups in the Alps-Adriatic region. They helped us a great deal with intros to outstanding speakers and startup mentors from many different countries.” — Blaz Kos, organizer of the PODIM conference.
I had an awesome time traveling to Greece and Serbia to help improve the local startup ecosystems. The people were hungry and smart - they just needed a little help. I can’t wait to travel and visit more cities.” — David Kadavy, Nomadic Mentor, author of Design For Hackers.
Nomadic Mentors was very important to us as first time Startup Weekend organizers in our young ecosystem in the tri-border region of Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Our visiting mentor advised us before the event on how to avoid common mistakes. For participants he set the stage and gave excellent feedback throughout the weekend by challenging their assumptions and teaching them how to pitch. Bringing in an experienced mentor was critical to a successful event and the development of our nascent ecosystem.” — Felix Plitzko, co-organizer of Startup Weekend Maastricht.
I was struggling with a critical product and strategy issue in my young startup for months while going through the Orange Grove accelerator program. The experienced entrepreneur that visited us from the US solved my problem in less than one minute!”
— Alexandros Melis-Chrysikos, Founder of SponsorBoat through Orange Grove accelerator in Athens, Greece.
I had the privilege of having John Ramey as a guest speaker at one of the meetups that we are organizing regularly for the local startup community in Belgrade, Serbia. John did an absolutely awesome job answering entrepreneurs’ questions and talking to them on a fireside chat session. We had to extend this event, which was supposed to last for an hour, to almost three hours – people simply refused to leave and wanted to talk to John more and more. Besides that, John had a series of one-on-one meetings with prominent local startup co-founders – and the thoughts and advices that he gave to them were pure gold. Weeks after the John’s visit I was still receiving thank-you emails from attendees and people that had chance to meet John.” — Nebosja Lazic, Partner at StartLabs accelerator in Belgrade, Serbia.
“Wonderful session. The most instructive meetup I ever attended in Paris. The visiting mentors from Silicon Valley were very insightful. We need more of these experts who give effective tools to grow or start your business. Their event was even covered in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg as an example of Paris’ growing startup scene!” — Kamel Lahmadi, The Family accelerator in Paris, France.