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Name: Katrin Ann Orbeta
Date of birth: Oct 3 1986
City and country: Pozzallo, Italy
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 2 1/2
Company name: Mash&Co
Field of business/description of activity:
Transmedia and Animation
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I like giving life to any ideas whether it is a visual identity or a story. I work mainly as the art director in my company and I am detail-oriented and demanding.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
When I was younger I wish I had someone that could introduce entrepreneurship to me. I am still learning based on my experience and I would like to share the learning acquired so far to the future entrepreneurs in the creative field.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
Each of us can give the contribution for better world. There is the need to be active. Entrepreneurship can change the rules improve something that we want to change in our surrounding.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
What the future entrepreneurs expect from me.

Contact information

EMAIL: Katrin@mashandco.it
WEBSITE: mashandco.tv
LINKEDIN: bit.ly/2fAQzJb
Other social media: facebook.com/kat.orbeta


Name: Monika Homa
Date of birth: 1986
City and country: Rzeszow/Markowa, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 4
Company name: VEGA ZDROWIE MONIKA HOMA
Field of business/description of activity:
At the root of my business lies a holistic concept of health, as seen in the dimension of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I offer the following services: health coaching, dietetics, diagnostics, food intolerance, lectures on health and healthy food, organizing and conducting culinary workshops. Vega Health means aware lifestyle, aimed at eliminating the source of every illness and the incapacity of the body through comprehensive diagnostics of food intolerance, diagnostics of body burden (parasites, fungi, viruses, and bacteria), medical treatments, natural supplements, changes in eating habits and supportive coaching sessions.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I describe myself as a person seeking for answers. This is how my business started. I was looking for solutions for health problems I experienced. At that time I learned effective methods that I also wanted to share with others. I believe that mixing a hobby with the possibility of helping other people, is the best idea for any business. The sector I have chosen is particularly close to me, as I had already been interested in food and healthy lifestyle. What I do professionally is based on my hobby and passion, since I hate wasting time on useless activities. I am a very active person and like to have all my activities planned in order to avoid disappointments. I value personal development very high and therefore I invest in my education whenever I find the time to do so.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I think that my example proves that a person will be successful if he/she believes in oneself and is focused on achieving the estimated goal. Not only my entrepreneurship experience, but professional qualifications account for possessing adequate knowledge. I have completed many trainings in this field, but gained real knowledge in practice, while running the business. This has given me a valuable insight in some aspects of any business like business activities in the Internet, social media, establishing and maintaining contacts with customers, marketing and sales. The skills I have gained while developing my business are courage, confidence, presenting myself and my company.
With these skills, I feel confident in educating young entrepreneurs. I feel that I have a mission to share my experience and knowledge with young entrepreneurs. My motto is “Be brave in action and wait patiently for success, still developing!”
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I can help entrepreneurs by providing feedback on business launching, making first steps, promoting, reaching potential customers, developing, introducing new tools and on training. Key is support – financial, technical and expertise and I can assist in the last.
My business achieved stability and gained regular clients within only two years’ time. This can be an inspiration for many young entrepreneurs proving that not time, but effort will lead to success and the results will stimulate to develop.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would be interested in learning any useful techniques that could help me in mentoring. While running my business I have designed a set of rules and methods around which I work. I would be happy to share these, however I am open to learning new methods myself, provided that my business or I shall benefit from them. As mentoring is strictly connected with encouraging others, I feel comfortable in taking this responsibility on me.

Contact information

EMAIL: homa.monika@wp.pl
WEBSITE: vegazdrowie.pl
LINKEDIN: pl.linkedin.com/in/monika-homa-4460b6a8
Other social media: facebook.com/VegaZdrowie


Name: Sebastian Gulina
Date of birth: 24.09.1984
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 8
Company name: DronSfera
Field of business/description of activity:
The business concerns drones and their different applications. It covers making films and taking photos, both for individual and business clients. The essential part of this business is also editing photos and videos according to our clients’ needs and expectations.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
If I were to describe myself in one word, I’d say that I’m stubborn. When I see an opportunity I do everything to take it and to achieve my goals. People I cooperate with say that I’m also hard working and active. The motive behind this and the other business I run is passion, I cannot do anything that I’m not interested in. DronSfera enables me to realise my passion for both flying and photography.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I think that most of us have some need to share their knowledge and experience with others, it is natural thing. In my opinion, when you gain considerable experience and understand that your knowledge can help someone, you are obliged to do so. Apart from that, I believe, that you should learn all your life, and I consider teaching someone else the best way to learn. To look at what you do and can, from other persons’ perspective, is in most cases highly educating experience.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
Most importantly, I think, I could show them that it’s all possible, you just need to follow your passions and put enough effort into achieving your aims. I could inspire young entrepreneurs by showing them how they can create a business based on technology, by presenting them how it all works, from scratch, by visualizing the whole process and showing them how far they can get if only they make the first step.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I’m especially interested in gaining more insight into the subject of psychology of learning, and different techniques for increasing motivation, as well as raising my communication skills. What interests me much is also how to organise the whole process of mentoring and what to do in order to be effective.

Contact information

EMAIL: kontakt@dronsfera.pl
WEBSITE: dronsfera.pl/
Other social media: facebook.com/Dronsfera


Name: Vincenzo (Valerio) Merenda
Date of birth: 10/04/1987
City and country: Taormina, Italy
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 3/4
Company name: Mash&Co
Field of business/description of activity:
Trans-media Brand, and Animation
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
Direct and Passionate
Why do you want to become a mentor?
Just to learn from the young entrepreneurs. Yes ! Learn!
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I can not inspire but we can be able to discover together how to find inspiration inside each other.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
Know what these guys and the program expects from me.

Name: Savvas Mouratidis
Date of birth: 18/01/1992
City and country: Drama, Greece
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 3
Company name: Route Plan
Field of business/description of activity:
Economics / Business Economics and Entrepreneurship
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
Resourceful – Fast Learner – Adaptive – Problem-solver. Experienced in coordinating, planning and organizing heavy workload under a pressing time limit.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to share the knowledge and experience that I have acquired after all these years and help young entrepreneurs to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have been in their position before and I know the difficulties they have when trying to create something from scratch. I thing that factor will help them come close to me and communicate in a more open and direct way.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I need to learn new improved way to mentor other people, based on psychology and behavioral observation.

Contact information

EMAIL: savvasmouratidis@outlook.com
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/savvasmouratidis
Other social media: facebook.com/savvasmou


Name: Arkomanis Vasilis
Date of birth: 21/04/1993
City and country: Volos, Greece
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 3
Company name: Rigourmet, Hopwave,
also 1 year as marketeer in Frenzy Projects
Field of business/description of activity:
Digital Marketing, Data analysis
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
An analytical person with knowledge in the needs of a startup. Experienced in market analysis, strategydevelopment and financial planning.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I would like to been given the chance to share the knowledge that I have gather throughout my experience and interact with future entrepreneurs in order to improve myself.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to strengthen my knowledge in people behaviors and project management in large scale

Contact information

EMAIL: vasarkomanis@gmail.com
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/arkomanis


Name: Alvaro Martínez Aliaga
Date of birth: 25 years
City and country: Valencia, Spain
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 6 years
Company name: Zennit CRM
Field of business/description of activity:
We have created a virtual assistant for sellers; the assistant learns about the clients and the sale movements you have, in order to help you focus in the most important points and as a measure of optimization.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am really passionate about new technologies and the business world; I believe in the beauty of the passion that comes with entrepreneurship, the effort and illusion included on it.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I give a lot of importance to the efforts and passion that new entrepreneurs make to create their idea, so I want to help in any way I can to achieve those dreams.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
Although I am young I have a huge experience as entrepreneur since I have created many projects; I created a web portal when I was 14. I believe I can pass some tips and help with my experience.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I believe the most difficult thing is not having the knowledge but learning how to pass it over in a way that sticks in the mentee, so I would like to learn how to do that.

Contact information

WEBSITE: zenitcrm.com
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/alvaromartinezpineapple


Name: Christos Genitseftsis
Date of birth: 19/05/1969
City and country: Larissa, Greece
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 8
Company name: SPIRITO Group Marketing
& Communication
Field of business/description of activity:
Economics / Business Economics and Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Communiation
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I enjoy meeting and working with a lot of different people and so working in the field of Communication and Entrepreneurship is a privilege.
I am realistic as a businessman trying to work towards setting goals and also explore every aspect of my working life, building on professional knowledge, skills and effective working practices.
I like to explore the multiple and different aspects of my field of business and also be introduced to other fields.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to share the knowledge and experience that I have acquired after all these years and help young entrepreneurs to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have been in their position before and I know the difficulties they have when trying to create something from scratch. I thing that factor will help them come close to me and communicate in a more open and direct way.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I need to learn new improved ways, methods and techniques to mentor other people, based on psychology and behavioral observation.

Contact information

LINKEDIN: Xristos Genitseftsis


Name: Areti Chatzi
Date of birth: 28/10/1974
City and country: Larissa, Greece
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 6
Company name: 4obs Consulting
Field of business/description of activity:
Economics / Business Economics and Entrepreneurship
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to share the knowledge and experience that I have acquired after all these years and help young entrepreneurs to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have been in their position before and I know the difficulties they have when trying to create something from scratch. I thing that factor will help them come close to me and communicate in a more open and direct way.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I need to learn new improved way to mentor other people, based on psychology and behavioral observation.

Contact information

EMAIL: xatzi@4obs.gr
WEBSITE: 4obs.gr
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/4obs.Consulting


Name: Vassilis Avramoudis
Date of birth: 01/05/1972
City and country: Larissa, Greece
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 15
Company name: Open Mellon S.A
Field of business/description of activity:
Economics / Business Economics and Entrepreneurship
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to share the knowledge and experience that I have acquired after all these years and help young entrepreneurs to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have been in their position before and I know the difficulties they have when trying to create something from scratch. I thing that factor will help them come close to me and communicate in a more open and direct way.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I need to learn new improved way to mentor other people, based on psychology and behavioral observation.

Contact information

EMAIL: vavramoudis@openmellon.gr
WEBSITE: openmellon.gr
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/avramoudis


Name: Kleopatra Alamantariotou
Date of birth: 1980
City and country: Larissa, Greece
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 8
Company name: BIOMIMICRY GREECE RESEARCH
AND INNOVATION BIVILI
Field of business/description of activity:
Economics / Business Economics and Entrepreneurship
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
Kleopatra Alamantariotou used to live in Finland , England and UAE . She loves mind trips and real voyagers. Innovation , creativity and every kind of art is her true love the last years.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to share the knowledge and experience that I have acquired after all these years and help young entrepreneurs overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have been in their position before and I know the difficulties. I do believe it is important to transfer innovative knowledge and exchange experiences.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I need to learn new improved way to mentor other people, based on psychology and behavioural observation.

Contact information

EMAIL: kleopatra229@yahoo.co.uk, bivli@yahoo.gr
WEBSITE: biomimicrygreece.com


Name: Olga Raptopoulou
Date of birth: 24/04/1989
City and country: Alexandroupolis, Greece
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 4
Company name: ZEOLITE
Field of business/description of activity:
Economics / Business Economics and Entrepreneurship
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to share the knowledge and experience that I have acquired after all these years and help young entrepreneurs to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have been in their position before and I know the difficulties they have when trying to create something from scratch. I thing that factor will help them come close to me and communicate in a more open and direct way.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I need to learn new improved way to mentor other people, based on psychology and behavioral observation.

Contact information

EMAIL: olga.raptopoulou@gmail.com


Name: Stergios Zarkanelas
Date of birth: 05/06/1979
City and country: Larissa, Greece
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 6
Company name: 4obs Consulting
Field of business/description of activity:
Economics / Business Economics and Entrepreneurship
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to share the knowledge and experience that I have acquired after all these years and help young entrepreneurs to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have been in their position before and I know the difficulties they have when trying to create something from scratch. I thing that factor will help them come close to me and communicate in a more open and direct way.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I need to learn new improved way to mentor other people, based on psychology and behavioral observation.

Contact information

EMAIL: zarkanelas@4obs.gr
WEBSITE: 4obs.gr
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/stergiosz
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/4obs.Consulting


Name: Ιoannis Katsis
Date of birth: 15/01/1978
City and country: Larisa, Greece
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 8
Company name: Be your Idea
Field of business/description of activity:
Digital strategy and marketing.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
My professional experience is related to Business Strategy in areas such as Innovation, Digital and Content Strategy. I have passion for Designing Experiences and storytelling.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to share the knowledge and experience that I have acquired after all these years and help young entrepreneurs to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have been in their position before and I know the difficulties they have when trying to create something from scratch. I thing that factor will help them come close to me and communicate in a more open and direct way.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I need to learn new improved way to mentor other people, based on psychology and behavioral observation.

Contact information

LINKEDIN: Yiannis Katsis
FACEBOOK: Be your idea


Name: Andreas Stefanidis
Date of birth: 20-02-1972
City and country: Athens, Greece
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 10
Company name: Academy of Entrepreneurship
Field of business/description of activity:
Business Economics and Entrepreneurship/Open Innovation/Managerial Accounting/Non formal learning
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
Optimistic, Positive thinker, problem solver, network builder, open sharing of knowledge, ideas and networks for achieving multiplier effect and maximizing social impact.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to share the knowledge and experience that I have acquired after all these years and help young entrepreneurs to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have been in their position before and I know the difficulties they have when trying to create something from scratch. I thing that factor will help them come close to me and communicate in a more open and direct way.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I need to learn new improved way to mentor other people, based on psychology and behavioral observation.

Contact information

EMAIL: president@akep.eu
WEBSITE: akep.eu
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/andreasstefanidis
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/stefanidis.andreas


Name: Christina Ntoufa
Date of birth: 12/11/1980
City and country: Larisa, Greece
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 5
Company name: Euro Cookies Private Company
Field of business/description of activity:
Quality Bakery Products
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
Looking for fresh ideas, diversity, innovation.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to share the knowledge and experience that I have acquired after all these years and help young entrepreneurs to overcome their difficulties and achieve their goals.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have been in their position before and I know the difficulties they have when trying to create something from scratch. I thing that factor will help them come close to me and communicate in a more open and direct way.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I need to learn new improved way to mentor other people, based on psychology and behavioral observation.

Contact information

EMAIL: eurocookies.greece@gmail.com
FACEBOOK: My favourite Bakery&Cakes


Name: Cyril Thiriet
Date of birth: 27/09/1982
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 3
Company name: P.O.S.C.A
Field of business/description of activity:
Art
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a sociable person who enjoys meeting people, talking, exchanging ideas and concepts. The artistic world has always fascinated me and after studying to become a lighting engineer in cinema, I turned to drawing and street art. Now I have several activities that allow me to have a various professional activity! I am never bored!
Why do you want to become a mentor?
To meet people and help them see more clearly in their ambitions!
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I could help them to increase their creativity. It is really important in the entrepreneurial world!
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
A lot of things! I never mentored anyone before so I need to learn many skills!

Contact information

LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/cyril-thiriet-8498042a


Name: Adrien Ory
Date of birth: 14/08/1983
City and country: Remiremont, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 5
Company name: ORY STATS
Field of business/description of activity:
Statistics
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I have always been passionate about numbers. I finished my studies in demography at a time when the crisis was hitting France hard and starting my own business enabled me to find a job. It’s been five years now.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I think I have a fairly rational approach to the world of work and I know the problems we can face. I would like to share my experiences so that everyone can find a place in the job market.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I started my activity 5 years ago so I could face some problems already! I think I can motivate people who want to become entrepreneurs with my experience.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
Human management are not my strongest point!

Contact information

EMAIL: adrien.ory@gmail.com
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/adrien-ory-82838282


Name: Hadrien Fiere
Date of birth: 31/10/1988
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 2
Company name: Hadrien Fiere – Conseil en communication
Field of business/description of activity:
Communication strategy
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a curious person who need to be stimulated and face challenges in my everyday life; this is why I quit my job 2 years and a half ago in order to try self-employment. And so far, it is the best decision I have ever taken in my professional life!
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I feel that I could help people who are willing to start their own business not to be lost in the bureaucracy jungle of the French administration especially when it comes to choose the best form of self-employment according to a specific product or service.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I am really motivated and I love what I do. I am sure that I can transmit a bit of this feeling to help future entrepreneurs not to be afraid to choose this path and to go for it.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would probably need to work on my soft skills!

Contact information

EMAIL: h.fiere@gmail.com
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/hadrienfiere


Name: Julien Malbot
Date of birth: 07/04/1981
City and country: Luxeuil-les-bains, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 2
Company name: Julien Malbot – Consulting
Field of business/description of activity:
Engineering
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I love discovery! I love travelling and meeting different people, different cultures, in short, broadening my horizons! That’s why, two years ago, I decided to set up my own consulting agency. I am the only one working in it and I have kept my salaried activity but it allows me to find new professional opportunities.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I like the idea of knowledge transfer. My parents were teachers and raised me to believe that knowledge was something we share.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I can show them that starting a business doesn’t necessarily mean leaving everything. At least at first! You can therefore start your own business and gradually withdraw from your salaried activity.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
The different techniques to interact with a mentee!

Contact information

LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/julien-malbot-046489b4


Name: Lucie Calzada
Date of birth: 12/09/1989
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 1
Company name: Lucie Calzada – Architecte
Field of business/description of activity:
Architecture
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a rigorous and a little anxious person. When I finished my architectural studies, the profession was changing and I set up my business to make sure I could find work. I was lucky and everything went well. Fortunately, I love my job and I am a hard worker because I have lots of orders!
Why do you want to become a mentor?
To make the difference and I am confident that it will also help me a lot in my future activities.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I want to prove that women can achieve a lot in the professional area.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
Financial aspects are not what I like the most so few tips would be very much appreciated!

Contact information

LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/lucie-calzada-755242b8


Name: Cristina Blanco Estevez
Date of birth: 17/02/1985
City and country: Paris and Madrid, France and Spain
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 5
Company name: El Complot
Field of business/description of activity:
Community management and events
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I think that can consider myself as a very sociable person. This is why I totally fell in love with social media as soon as I discovered them, much before becoming an entrepreneur. Meeting people and organizing events is all I am passionate about!
Why do you want to become a mentor?
At the beginning of my entrepreneurial career I was feeling lost. Then I met my mentor and everything changed. Without my her support I wouldn’t never have made it, this is why I want to become a mentor myself.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I could support young entrepreneurs by providing them practical advices about how to start their business and what mistakes to avoid.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn what are the most important skills to become a mentor.

Name: Giovanna Melis
Date of birth: 28/01/1988
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 2
Company name: Speed Vacanze
Field of business/description of activity:
Journalism
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
Once I was told I am a resourceful person. I really liked this definition. I think it fits me, because I am quite good at improvising and making the best out of each situation. I have to admit that I can also be stubborn sometimes, but well, nobody is perfect!
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I believe that the best way to learn is observing the others and exchanging ideas with the people that have succeeded in doing something we are now going through. Moreover, I think that mentoring is a win-win practice, because it would allow me to test my competences by receiving the mentees’ feedback on the activities they undertook following my advices.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I could help new entrepreneurs by sharing my knowledge with them and introducing them to the right people, I think it’s useful to share contacts.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
Everything! I have never done a mentoring experience before.

Name: Léo Nguyen
Date of birth: 06/03/1988
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 1
Company name: Kantar Media
Field of business/description of activity:
News and Media
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a creative person, every challenge is an opportunity for me to think about innovative solutions. I also love working in team and exchanging new ideas with other entrepreneurs.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I think that, overall, I have a pedagogical attitude, I really enjoy explaining things to everyone who asks me for my help. It would be very rewarding for me to support other people in becoming entrepreneur and it will also allow me expanding my contacts.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
By sharing my experiences and stories about my entrepreneur path. There is always a lot to learn from others who have already been through the same kind of experiences that we are about to do, so the best way to inspire others is to share practical examples of one’s own life.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
The best techniques and exercises to teach to mentees.

Contact information

EMAIL: leo.nguyen@hotmail.fr
WEBSITE: kantarmedia.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/leo.nguyen.5095


Name: Magali Le Naour
Date of birth: 02/09/1984
City and country: Périgueux, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 4
Company name: ISAL Fashion School
Field of business/description of activity:
Education and Fashion
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a very curious person, I like meeting entrepreneurs like me, even those working in other entrepreneurial fields. Also, I think that I am an open-minded person, which is definitely an advantage, since I am often work with people from all over the world and in different cultural environments.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I have a consistent experience in the field of education and since I have become entrepreneur I have dreamt of offering my teaching skills to people wishing to become entrepreneur like me.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I think that the best way we can provide to inspire new entrepreneurs is to get in touch with them, to discuss what their ambitions are and to provide ideas and solutions to help them to achieve their dreams.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to get acquainted with the most effective mentoring models.

Name: Miriam Campolongo
Date of birth: 21/04/1982
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 6
Company name: Cuadra
Field of business/description of activity:
Graphic design and architecture
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
My friends say that I am a very patient person, I can’t tell whether this is true or not, but I think that my tenacious attitude has helped be a lot in achieving my objectives, in general, and, in particular, in conduction successful entrepreneurial activities.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I have a consistent experience in the field of education and since I have become entrepreneur I have dreamt of offering my teaching skills to people wishing to become entrepreneur like me.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
There are many ways to become source of inspiration. Young entrepreneurs can be inspired by my activities by getting to know my story, what brought me to become an entrepreneur and what was the path to achieve this goal.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would need practical example of mentoring relations in order to learn how to help new entrepreneurs in the best possible way.

Contact information

EMAIL: mira.artifacts@gmail.com
WEBSITE: cuadra.fr
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/miriam-campolongo-35130792


Name: Vincent Brunol
Date of birth: 12/06/1982
City and country: Bordeaux, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 6
Company name: Compagnie Asma
Field of business/description of activity:
Theater
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am an actor/director. This is not a choice, this is what I had to do. I followed several theater courses in Paris during my early twenties. The artistic field is complicated and especially in Paris where there are a lot of actors! I decided to be a teacher in an acting school in order to provide for myself. And, to continue directing some plays and also acting, I created a company that aims to promote our plays.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
To show that entrepreneurship is not only about money, we can create companies in the artistic area! And I love to exchange with people…
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I don’t know but I trust that we have much to learn from each others.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I think that my teaching experience will help me a lot in the mentoring process but I must admit that I am lacking some hard skills such as mastering the business plan process….!

Contact information

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/vincent.brunol


Name: Sébastien Malcotti
Date of birth: 03/01/1984
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 4
Company name: Studio Singuliers
Field of business/description of activity:
Co-working
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a free-lance designer so I always have known that I will be my own boss. Most of the people working in my field are self-employed. I am very creative. For my work, I need several facilities that are not that easy to find; this is why, with 2 friends who are also designers, we have created a co-working space where free-lances can find all the material they need to accomplish their assignments.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
Because I feel that I can help people who wants to start their own business. I had to learn everything by doing and now I can help people not to reproduce the same mistakes I made.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I started my co-working place when it wasn’t that trendy in Paris, we were one the first place in Paris. Immediately, the idea seduced banks and public stakeholders. I am not afraid to try new things!
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I probably need some insights to be able to talk with seniors!

Name: Mona Marill
Date of birth: 13/11/1986
City and country: Vernon, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 2
Company name: Marill Consulting
Field of business/description of activity:
European projects
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a Finnish girl who is living in France for 9 years now. I used to live 7 years in Paris where I worked as a project manager. Two years ago, I got married and I left on honeymoon to Japan. Before leaving to Asia, I quit my job. When I came back to France, I left Paris to go and settle in the countryside. Therefore I founded my company in order to keep a professional activity because it wasn’t easy to find a job where I live, in the middle of nowhere!
Why do you want to become a mentor?
To help people and, if they can learn from my experience to help them not to make the same mistakes than me.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
If you work hard, it will work!
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I probably need to go back to the basis. Since I started my company without any help, I never was involved in any kind of mentoring process.

Contact information

LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/mona-marill-6767433a


Name: Mathieu Bernard
Date of birth: 01/05/1990
City and country: Marseille, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 0.5
Company name: Mathieu Conseils
Field of business/description of activity:
Marketing
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I have two passions in life: travels and DIY! For few years now, I am living in Marseille even though my home town is in Brittany! But I must admit that I am easily bored and I feel now that I need to explore a new place. This is why I am thinking about going to live to La Réunion. I know that, to be able to achieve this goal, I will have to quit my job. This is why I started my company in order to have an activity when I will arrive over there!
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to transmit the fact that starting a company is about creating new opportunities!
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have been living in many places and I am able to create my own shampoo
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
Everything I guess, I never mentored nor been mentored….

Contact information

LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/mathieu-bernard-a8838771


Name: Antoine Girault
Date of birth: 02/10/1993
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 1
Company name: La Réclame
Field of business/description of activity:
Restaurant
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a super curious person who need to be active all the time. I studied many subjects but I could not focus on any particular topic. I also love arts: I paint, I am fond of cinema (in particular American movies), I read a lot. I also love to meet new people all the time, I feel happy when I am able to exchange ideas with different people.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
To meet new people and to learn from them!
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I have no clue but I feel confident that when we will meet, we will inspire each other.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
How to deal with the intergenerational gap.

Contact information

LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/antoinegirault


Name: Anaïs Fernandez
Date of birth: 22/06/1987
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 3
Company name: M3Cube
Field of business/description of activity:
Promotion of entrepreneurship
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
My friends say that I am a sincere and helpful. The truth is that I really enjoy supporting the others, by giving advices and providing tips to solve problems. I am also a good listener; I think that this is a very important skill when it comes to mentoring.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I have already been involved in a mentoring experience and I really enjoyed it. I felt useful and that my experience can really make the difference for a future entrepreneur.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I could support new entrepreneurs by sharing my experience with them, providing practivle examples and discussing with my mentees the best way to do things and to overcome problems.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn about the different exercises and activities for mentoring.

Name: Daria Kyslitska
Date of birth: 26/09/1990
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 1
Company name: Le Gourmet Solidaire
Field of business/description of activity:
Food and social inclusion
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a very active person, I love meeting new people and getting involved in new exciting experiences. I am quite fearless in my professional life as in my private life, I dare to do everything that is new and unknown to me.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
Because it’s a new challenge for me to coach future entrepreneurs who are in the same situation as I was one year ago before starting my business. I wish I had my own mentor back then!
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
By talking with them, exchanging ideas and discussing the best ways to succeed in creating their own business.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to know how I could get in touch with my future mentees.

Contact information

EMAIL: daria.kyslitska@gmail.com


Name: Lorenzo Latini
Date of birth: 25/04/1987
City and country: Rome and Paris, Italy and France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 1
Company name: Il Romanista
Field of business/description of activity:
Press
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a very tenacious person. I would never give up until I get things done in the way I think they will be perfect. I am also quite stubborn, but I guess that this goes together with the fact of being determined and it can be an advantage in many situations.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
Because I like teaching, explaining things and providing my opinion and point of view in order to support other people.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
By talking about my experience, how I got the idea to become an entrepreneur and what is the path to walk to achieve this goal.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn about the best techniques of mentoring.

Name: Jules Chevigny
Date of birth: 23/08/1989
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 1
Company name: Genpack
Field of business/description of activity:
Trade
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a very curious person; I am very much into discovering new things, meeting people and get to know about their activities and culture. I am also creative, I love experimenting new practices in the field of trade and business.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I would like to be a mentor because I think that it could be useful for young entrepreneurs to learn about the best trading and business practices from a person who is really in the field. This would also allow me to meet new people and also to exchange ideas and contacts.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
By encouraging them, by telling them how I started my entrepreneurial career, what obstacles I faced and how I managed to overcome them.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn how to set a good relation mentor-mentoring.

Contact information

EMAIL: juleschevigny@hotmail.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/jules.chevigny.7


Name: Robin
Date of birth: 01/04/1989
City and country: Paris, France
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 2
Company name: BioCoop
Field of business/description of activity:
Food and trade
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I was often told that I am charismatic person. I think that it’s because I always get to motivate the people I work with as well as my friends.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
Because it is very important to share our knowledge with future entrepreneurs who might become possible allies in business, it is a win-win situation.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
By explaining all the advantages of being an entrepreneur, also underlying the difficulties and the ways to overcome them.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
Everything! I have never done a mentoring experience before, so I need to know the best practices to mentor a future entrepreneur.

Contact information

WEBSITE: biocoop.fr
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/robin.desoibs.5


Name: Łukasz Wiązanka
Date of birth: 31.10.1982
City and country: Przemyśl, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 6
Company name: Mebluk
Field of business/description of activity:
I set up this business after working for few years in furniture sector. I noticed big demand for tailor-made pieces of furniture, especially kitchens designed with customer needs in mind. After a few initial projects, realised for my friends and family members, I started to receive more and more orders from new customers. After few months I decided to invest in better equipment and to make my production more effective and increase the quality of end product. Now I have more orders than I can really manage, so my customers have to wait a bit, I rent a space that is my workshop and depot at the same time, and I employ two workers.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I don’t like to talk about myself but if I have to I can say that as long as I remember my family and friends described me as an light-hearted and easygoing. This is partly true, I was probably taking things easy till I discovered my real passion, that is designing and making furniture. Designing and responding to customers’ needs sometimes requires a lot of creative thinking and problem solving, I think I’m good at both.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I can be a mentor because I think that when we share our knowledge with other people we can come across new ideas. Potentially, each of my customers is a source of inspiration and new ideas, so this can be like win-win situation.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
One way for me to help other is to make them believe, that everyone, at almost every stage of his/her life can start something new. If you are interested in the subject and manage to discover a market need, you should really go for it.
Important thing, at the initial stages, is the knowledge of some basic rules concerning marketing, law, administration or logistics, and this is something I learned on my own mistakes, so I know what to abide by. I learned some basic psychology that can really help in day-to-day contacts with customers and in ensuring good deals.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
Having employed 5 persons so far, I somehow fell like I already have some mentoring experience, but of course I would like to know more on some effective methods of passing knowledge, and maybe something more on learning and teaching through social media.

Contact information

EMAIL: Mebluk45@wp.pl
WEBSITE: meblemebluk.pl


Name: Barbara Kuśnierz
Date of birth: 1982
City and country: Tyczyn, Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 5
Company name: Pracownia Artystyczna – Mahi
– Barbara Kuśnierz
Field of business/description of activity:
My activity deals with the creation of artistic ceramics, jewelry and interior decoration elements.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am quite ordinary. Nature is very close to me in my life, I love contact with it all year long. Apart from artistic creation, my second passion and love is yoga, which raises me up to the higher level of feeling.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to pass on my knowledge and good energy to other people who, like me, want to make a living from their passion.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
The entire professional experience and knowledge that I have, I would like to pass on to young people which, like myself, at the beginning of their professional career start from scratch.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn how to effectively transfer my skills and knowledge to people who are interested in running their own business.

Contact information

EMAIL: pracowniamahi@wp.pl
WEBSITE: pracowniamahi.blogspot.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/pracownia.mahi


Name: Bogusław Mazur
Date of birth: 1982
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 10
Company name: MAZUR Osteopatia i Fizjoterapia
Field of business/description of activity:
My experience, education and numerous courses and trainings which I took part in allowed me to open my private business dealing with osteopathy and physiotherapy. In order to provide our patients with the highest quality of services, our therapists ude the most modern and the most effective methods of therapy currently known in the world.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
Apart from running the office, I am also a lecturer at the Flanders International College of Osteopathy (Belgium, Poland). Privately, I am a very optimistic person, towards the world and people.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
To show young entrepreneurs the path that will lead them to the peak of their professional career.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I will tell them what path I have walked in my life, how I was educated and what courses and trainings I had completed to be able to share such professional experience.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
Because sometimes I happen to be a mentor for someone, I would be happy to learn new techniques which will help me in this.

Name: Dawid Mazur
Date of birth: 26/04/1986
City and country: Rzeszow / Jawornik, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 6
Company name: Dawid Mazur – Fotografia ślubna
Field of business/description of activity:
Photography is my passion and my life. For more than six years I have been recording the most beautiful moments of young couples during those most important moments in their lives. The scope of my activities is very wide as I document weddings, which even starts a few weeks before the ceremony itself, starting with the fiancée session. Of course, on the day of the wedding I am available from the very morning until late at night, most often I finish my work after midnight.
I have been taking pictures at weddings long enough to feel confident in this. Short enough, however, that all the time I feel like a pioneer, a discoverer, who during each task is placed in different places, with different people, but with similar wonderful emotions.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
My name is David. I am a husband, a father and a photographer. I am trying to stick to that order. Photography has taught me to be open. I love people, both to photograph and to talk to them. The fact that I am where I am now is a bit of a coincidence, a bit of luck, but also a lot of work, energy and determination. All this allowed me to start a great adventure. It lasts until today and sometimes I do not believe how it all worked. Thanks to photography, I have also met and I still meet a lot of wonderful people. More or less they change my life, my perception, my approach. If you want to join this adventure I invite you.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I would like to give young enthusiasts the knowledge they need to develop their skills and talents so that they can make their own appearance in the wedding photography industry in the future.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I can help others by passing on the knowledge and experience I have gained since the beginning of my career in this business.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn the secrets of good mentoring, ones that will enable me to effectively cooperate with young entrepreneurs.

Name: Ewelina Siatkiewicz
Date of birth: 1982
City and country: Kraków, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 9
Company name: Magnitica.pl – akcesoria do
przedłużania rzęs
Field of business/description of activity:
My company specializes in the distribution of high quality products for lengthening and thickening lashes and eyebrows. Moreover, we offer professional training in this field throughout Poland.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am energetic and confident. I love femininity and I admire it in others, which is why my activity is concerned with caring for and extracting this beauty in other women.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
Because I want to pass on my knowledge to someone younger, someone who needs help in starting their own business.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
When I was setting up my business, I also started from scratch. I think my experience will help me to understand the situation of young entrepreneurs and to get closer to them.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to know what qualities and skills you need in order to be a good mentor.

Contact information

EMAIL: biuro@magniticalashes.pl
WEBSITE: magniticalashes.pl
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Magnitica


Name: Iwona Komorowska
Date of birth: 10.01.1982
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 2
Company name: Iwet Nails
Field of business/description of activity:
For two years I have been running my own beauty salon where we mainly do manicure and pedicure, as well as SPA treatments for hands and feet. Despite the fact that the range of our services is quite modest in comparison to other beauty salons, we enjoy great recognition and interest among customers.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am an open and smiling person, I love talking to people who visit my salon. Privately, my passion is to travel and I always bring some interesting souvenirs. I love good books and cycling.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I would like to help young women who are just beginning their adventure with business or are returning to it after a longer break caused by e.g. maternity. I remember well what my beginnings were, I had to organize everything myself, if I had any doubts I was looking for information on the Internet, in chat rooms or on forums concerning the cosmetics industry.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I will show them what I have learned. That’s why I’m here now, not in another place. I will try to pass on to as much knowledge as I possess and the experience I have gained since the beginning of my career.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to raise my awareness on how to directly provide emotional and professional support and how to become a role model to follow.

Contact information

EMAIL: iwona@iwet-nails.pl
WEBSITE: iwet-nails.pl
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/IwetNails


Name: Karolina Golema
Date of birth: 11.04.1986
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 5
Company name: Klinika Zdrowego Włosa
/ Karolina Golema /
Field of business/description of activity:
I run a professional trichology company. The main goal of my business is to help with various problems with the skin of the head, which is also sometimes the cause of “unhealthy” hair.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am precise and reliable, I like when everything is in place. In my free time, my husband and I travel around our beloved Bieszczady Mountains.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
Because I want to inspire others how to take things forward.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I will share my knowledge and experience. I will tell about my beginnings in business, that I encountered obstacles and how I managed to deal with them. I will try to inspire young entrepreneurs.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn how to better communicate my knowledge and experience to other people.

Contact information

EMAIL: trychologrzeszow@gmail.com
WEBSITE: klinikawlosa.eu
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/trychologrzeszow


Name: Krzysztof Janowski
Date of birth: 23/07/1985
City and country: Warszawa, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 7
Company name: Krzysztof Janowski
Field of business/description of activity:
I am a trainer and a motivational speaker, I gather people in training rooms, those that are interested in taking their lives to a higher level, both personally and professionally. Together with them I discover passions, dreams, help in defining goals and teach them how to persevere on the way to their realization.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
Today I am a happy and fulfilled person. I have goals and dreams, which I realize successively, through training I help others become successful. This has not always been the case, but I have learned how to program myself for success and achieve my goals.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I know how I can help you achieve your goals, whether at work or in private. I have attributes which allow me to release in people better energies and to discover the potential about the existence of which they do not even know.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
Because I know what it means to work hard and how much time you need to sacrifice to achieve your dream goal. I believe that I will be the best example for young entrepreneurs.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn new mentoring methods which will be useful for my professional work.

Name: Krystian Miąsik
Date of birth: 1983
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 3
Company name: Miąsik Expert
Field of business/description of activity:
I’m the User Experience auditor (UX Auditor). My business deals with the analysis of the IT sector, IT users and web owners. I also conduct various kinds of research, especially concerning user’s and client’s satisfaction. I examine the usefulness of websites, make audit of User Experience and consult online presence. My company helps in building of solutions addressing the needs of users.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a peaceful and self-confident person. I spend a lot of time in the company, but I always find spare time to read a good book or go for a bicycle ride.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
The founding of the company gave me a sense of freedom and fulfilment. I’m really proud of myself because I didn’t have any knowledge on entrepreneurship and everything I learned – I learned myself. I would like to show other people, who are just starting, that despite the lack of experience and knowledge, a great deal can be achieved.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I will tell them my stories, what the beginning of establishing my own company looked like. This will inspire them to act and I will also try to convince them to hide their fears from the unknown. Because even if you are surprised by something in business, a person is a resourceful creature to such an extent that he or she will surely find a way out of the situation.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
Everything, because I know what I want to pass on to young entrepreneurs, but I do not know how to do it correctly so that they can use my guidance in 100%.

Contact information

EMAIL: krystian@miasik.expert
WEBSITE: miasik.expert
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/krystian.miasik
TWITTER: twitter.com/KrystianMiasik


Name: Marcin Golema
Date of birth: 25.06.1986
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 5
Company name: Rescars
Field of business/description of activity:
My company deals with everything that is associated with off-road, Rally, SUV, etc. Our activities include construction of Rally and Terrain cars from scratch, rally car service, production of OFF-ROAD accessories as well as sandblasting, chrome plating and many more.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am persistent and hard-working. In my life I always strive to achieve the goal that I set myself. I have a head full of ideas, which is often reflected in my work.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
When I decided to start my business I had some problems at the beginning. Despite the fact that I knew what I wanted to do, it was hard for me to start with the whole project. I read a lot and searched for information on the Internet until I found an article about mentoring, then I decided to look for a mentor who would support me with his experience and knowledge. That’s why now I want to help someone else too and become their mentor.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I will try to share all my knowledge and experience. Since my company has been operating for over 5 years, I have a large customer base, thanks to which I can help young entrepreneurs establish their first business contacts.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn the most effective methods of mentoring, so that people who will make use of my advice will achieve their professional goals.

Contact information

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/rescars


Name: Małgorzata Kogut
Date of birth: 30/08/1987
City and country: Głogow Małopolski, Rzeszow, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 5
Company name: Blue Ribbon – Małgorzata Kogut
Field of business/description of activity:
I was enthused by my mother with the passion to photography. I have a lot of pictures from my childhood, taken by my “private photographer”. Mom took pictures of me everywhere (from the potty to “at the bush of blooming Azalea”). I often asked, “Mom! Why do you take so many pictures of me? … I heard: “Because this is your happiest time… And when you grow up, you won’t let me take pictures of you anymore. And that’s how it happened… I grew up in “posing for photos”, which seemed stupid to me when I was a child, but over time it became something completely different. Creating family albums is a joy for every mother, and after years of watching the photos, it gives a lot of joy. So why not? Time passes too fast not to document the happiest moments in our lives. I am inspired by other photographers as well. I visit web pages of e.g. my foreign colleagues “by profession”. I look through their portfolios, I read about their experience. Thanks to them I try to create something similar. I wouldn’t call it plagiarism, because artists have always been inspired by others; they have their masters. It is the same for me. I am passionate about neonatal and childhood sessions. I am constantly developing in this area, which affects correctness and creativity and strengthens the trust of parents, who know that during the session their little one is safe. I am also very happy to work with families and take wedding pictures.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am creative and open to all kinds of challenges. Deciding to work with me, customers receive high quality services, my full commitment, and a nice atmosphere. The best confirmation of my words is the satisfaction of my customers.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I believe that thanks to my approach to work, or rather my passion for photography, I can pass on a lot of valuable information to other people who, like me, associate their future with the camera. Apart from the experience I have gained over the last few years and involvement in every project, I also have the skills that allow me to pass on my knowledge and valuable tips on how to find your place in the world of business and taking first steps.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
Since I am an open person and it is very easy for me to establish contact with others, I have no problem with passing on information that can contribute to broadening knowledge in the field of photography. My experience and the wide range of regular customers I have collected in recent years will also be a good example of how hard and diligent work can help to achieve a great deal of success.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
Although, my knowledge and experience is very big, I would like to learn how to pass it on in order to help young entrepreneurs at the beginning of their careers.

Contact information

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/malgorzatakogut87


Name: Mateusz Marek
Date of birth: 21.09.1990
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 8
Company name: Hair Expert Mateusz Marek
Field of business/description of activity:
IMy business is in the field of men’s and women’s hairdressing, and for over a year our range of services has been extended by barbering, i.e. haircutting and treatments performed on male beards.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am optimistic, there are no impossible things for me. I like what I do because the work I do and the contact with people brings me happiness. For several years now I have been constantly improving my qualifications on courses and trainings organized in Poland and abroad.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I would like to show young people that have a passion for hairdressing that hard work and persistence are the key to success.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
It seems to me that as a mentor I would share my experience and practice because theoretical knowledge can be acquired everywhere, e.g. on the Internet.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn how to better communicate my knowledge to others, because despite a lot of experience and training in hairdressing I still have problems with teaching others.

Name: Paulina Socha
Date of birth: 03.01.1991
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 3
Company name: Trener Personalny
Rzeszów Paulina Socha
Field of business/description of activity:
I work as a personal coach, fitness instructor and Nordic Walking instructor. My task is to help the customer to lose weight or to increase muscle mass while reducing fatty tissue by choosing the right exercise and diet. Additionally, I run fitness classes for organized groups.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am optimistic, I always think positively. As soon as I find some time for my work, I like to take part in various social activities.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
Despite the fact that I am still young, I have a lot of experience and knowledge that I want to share with others.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
It was very difficult for me to start my work, I had no one to rely on professionally, that is, I lacked a mentor. Therefore, now knowing how much effort and commitment you need to put into your own business, at the beginning I would like to help people who are just starting their business.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn how to share my knowledge, because despite the fact that my experience and knowledge are enormous, I have a problem with passing this on to other.

Contact information

EMAIL: hello@trenerpaulina.pl
WEBSITE: trenerpaulina.pl
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/trenerpaulina007


Name: Witold Furman
Date of birth: 23.10.1983
City and country: Woliczka, Rzeszów, Polska
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 7
Company name: Kancelaria Podatkowa
Witold Furman
Field of business/description of activity:
My company deals with accounting, HR and payroll services, as well as tax advisory.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am optimistic, I always think positively. In my free time I like running for relaxation. I also love cooking, especially Italian dishes.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
To motivate others to take action.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
As a person with several years of experience, I will try to provide as much relevant information as possible, which will help young entrepreneurs to start their own business.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to know what is expected from a mentor, what qualities I should have in order to be a valuable mentor, being able to direct a young entrepreneur properly.

Contact information

EMAIL: biuro@kancelaria-furman.pl
WEBSITE: kancelaria-furman.pl


Name: Mateusz Paśko
Date of birth: 1987
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 6
Company name: PAŚKO OSTEOPATIA I FIZJOTERAPIA
Field of business/description of activity:
I am a physiotherapist with many years of experience in working with adult patients and children. My qualifications are confirmed not only by completed studies, but also by numerous trainings in the field of manual therapy and osteopathy, in which I am regularly participating.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I practice a patient-friendly approach in my job. I perceive myself as a calm and organized person. I know that my job requires well-developed interpersonal skills, which I possess. Sometimes I work with patients that are shy and find it uncomfortable when I must touch them in order to make a diagnosis. However, I understand such situations and adjust my mode of work to make the patient feel comfortable.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I want to share my experience with other people and show them how many techniques are available to help patients in physical fitness. I have attended many courses and have acquired many skills, which I make use of in my professional skills, and which I can pass on to others.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I can share my experience and provide guidance in exploring the possibilities in developing as a physiotherapist. I can also offer to show how I work, explain my methods and instruct on techniques.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would appreciate feedback from experienced mentors.

Contact information

EMAIL: mateusz.pasko@poczta.fm
WEBSITE: osteopatia-pasko.pl
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/FizjoterapiaPasko


Name: Jakub Bać
Date of birth: 1988
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 3
Company name: Jakub Bać Rehabilitacja
Field of business/description of activity:
I am a qualified physiotherapist working for the public and private sector. My qualifications allow me to work with patients of all ages, those after operations, with physical disabilities or others seeking professional treatments, including massage therapy, kinesiotaping or individual rehabilitation plans.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am open to learning new things, as well as to meeting new people. Through time spent with my patients I am developing my interpersonal competences. I enjoy talking with patients to understand how I can help with their problem. This is especially important (and interesting) due to the fact that every day I work with many people, thus providing them with professional services in order to make them feel better. In my work I am patient, but also very confident.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
Due to my experience from working with various groups of people: at different ages, with different disabilities and at different stages of their lives, I have acquired a bowl of knowledge and skills that will account for supporting other enthusiasts in this field. I am regularly self-developing through attending courses, i.e. recently on acupuncture techniques in physiotherapy. When I was starting my job as a physiotherapist I was looking around for someone that could inspire me in finding the appropriate path for development. Therefore, I understand the need of mentorship in entrepreneurship.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I can explain my first steps in the business, where to search for opportunities, how to work with patients, as well as why our job is important.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to learn about any techniques that are key in mentoring. Interesting for me would be speaking with current mentors to find out about their approaches and experience in this field.

Contact information

EMAIL: jakub.bac@gmail.com


Name: Roksana Głowińska
Date of birth: 1986
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 4
Company name: Liryka Atelier – Subtelna Fotografia
Field of business/description of activity:
I’m a photographer and take pictures of people at different stages of their lives: pregnancy, neonatal, birthday and also commercial sessions. For women, we have additional options of boudoir sessions that are the quintessence of femininity.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
I am a modern woman who captures beauty in pictures. I love how my photographs show feelings. My personal life is also very interesting as I am a mother of two children that I love the most in the world.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
Because I want to help others achieve their professional goals.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
My experience and knowledge, which I have and which I am continuously expanding during various courses and trainings, allows me to effectively teach young entrepreneurs on how to cope at the beginning of their professional careers.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
Although I know how to pass on my knowledge and experience, I would like to learn more about mentoring.

Contact information

EMAIL: atelier@liryka.net
WEBSITE: liryka.net
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/lirykaatelier


Name: Kamil Zalewski
Date of birth: 31.12.1980
City and country: Rzeszów, Poland
Experience as Entrepreneur (years): 1
Company name: Juventus Academy Rzeszów
Field of business/description of activity:
I am the owner and trainer of the first Juventus Turin Football Academy in Rzeszów.
Ask me about / how do you describe yourself?
Football is my passion from an early age. First I played with my friends on the school pitch and then I tried as a football player in Stal Rzeszów club in Rzeszów. Later my career path slightly changed and I became a coach instead of a football player. That’s how my passion and love for football became my job and way of life.
Why do you want to become a mentor?
I would like to teach other young entrepreneurs how to effectively implement their plans and at the same time fulfill their dreams.
How can you help and inspire young entrepreneurs?
I started gathering experience from the young years. First I was a football player and then a coach. Each time I had to make many choices and devote my private life to achieve my goals. I was constantly developing by training, while at school and when working. I think the fact that I have succeeded is the best motivation for young entrepreneurs.
What do you need to learn about mentoring?
I would like to find out about the effective ways of mentoring so that the person trained by me absorbs as much knowledge and information as possible that he or she can also pass on.