We are 3 weeks into our program and we adjusted to the needs of our Cohort Two to speed up their progress.
This week our resident mentor Kristen Davis(@krisdavis10) is back in the hub – in teams agenda is business model development and pitching.
Kristen Davis is the founder and CEO of CinqC. It provides expertise in strategy, adapting and integrating new technologies & techniques to start-ups and established organisations. Kristen created CinqC after 20-years of disruption and innovation in international media groups, notably the New York Times.
Our second mentor this week is Marek Mählberg(@marekmuhlberg) from Estonia. Marek has worked with more than 300 early-stage startups and managed a portfolio of 30 tech companies across three verticals (ICT, health-tech, clean-teach). He has been an avid mentor for many successful businesses both locally and internationally.
Last but not least we can’t wait for our teams to meet Mike Bradshaw(@ymb) – the head coach at Startup Sauna. His LinkedIn description says it all – “Mike is often found coaching early stage start-ups and entrepreneurs in the of pitching. The one true way to annoy Mike is to read “bullet point” slides (as bullet point slides are a crime against Humanity).”
Maarja from our Storytek team likes to add that Mike is a mentor who says it to you straight and whose honesty can make people cry. We expect cohort two to rise to the occasion and if there are tears, they are of accomplishments and growth.
Let’s get this week started!
Storytek_ Accelerator, launched in September 2017 brings together deep audiovisual sector knowledge, technology and funding with a selection of hand-picked tech entrepreneurs and content creators. The purpose of Storytek_ is to help creatives, producers, and early-stage companies to develop business, fast-track their content, products, and services to the global markets and access finances. The strategic partners of Storytek are Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), Elisa Eesti and Price Waterhouse Coopers Baltics.