May 3, 2023

Meet 3 femmepreneurs of the Mentoring program

You’ve probably heard about our mentoring programs, what you might not know is that we specialize in mentoring for entrepreneurs. And what you might not have even realized is that this program is right just for you! Whether you want to take your company to the next level or turn your business idea into a reality, our mentors will help you develop your entrepreneurial mindset and share the tools and techniques you need to succeed. And if you are still unsure, we asked three participants to tell us more about their projects and why they joined the program. Maybe their story will inspire you to do the same.

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Karolina Brinkova is the founder of Slow Femme. Karo and Veronika are building a community around the brand and have just launched an e-shop. Together with their mentor Alexandra, they are looking for new ways to make a fashion-related business sustainable and successful. 

1. What are you currently working on? 

Together with my co-founder, Veronika, we are working on launching an e-shop with our Slow Femme merch and organizing everything related to that. It’s been a great lesson since we are trying something new every day. Adapting to the current crisis is quite difficult. This autumn, we had big plans, which were already postponed from spring, and it seems we will have to delay them once again. This is slightly demotivating because we wanted to organize offline events and workshops about sustainable fashion to be able to meet our readers face-to-face. 

2. What brought you to the mentoring program for entrepreneurs? 

We joined the mentoring program after we felt like we were drowning in daily operations and not focusing on the development of the project. We were looking for someone who would see Slow Femme ‘from above’ and help us decide on the right direction. And that worked out pretty well! 

Mentor: Alexandra Strelcova, Co-founder of Haenke, a Prague-based initiative championing the role of plants and nature in society through events and installations.

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Magdalena Komarek is building her startup Alltivos together with her husband, whilst raising two kids. They want to create an online platform that is simple and easy to use. Her mentor Dalibor is helping her understand how to focus, narrow down the scope of activities, and start small.

1. What are you currently working on? 

Together with my husband, we created a search tool for wedding vendors and event suppliers in the Czech Republic. Now we are redefining our focal point with the CEO of QuickJobs which is also an online platform and a search tool. 

2. What brought you to the mentoring program for entrepreneurs? 

I never thought of becoming an entrepreneur. We were inspired by our personal experience when we were planning our wedding and the idea was born out of the frustrations when searching for suppliers. Therefore, I am quite new in the world of business, and that’s why I wanted to find someone who has been in my shoes, gained experience, and is keen to share them with me. 

Mentor: Dalibor Herbrich, CEO QuickJOBS (helping students and graduates enter the job market) & Product Owner at FlashNews.

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Marketa Horakova’s project ‘Terapie v Lese’ is bringing self-development and self-care to individuals and companies. Together with a team of therapists and coaches, they offer walks and programs in nature, which has been scientifically proven to have a positive impact on the body and mind. Marketa’s co-founder recently left to launch his own project and compete with her. Together with her mentor Radana, she is searching for ways to differentiate herself and pivot the business in a way that would make sense and protect her from similar challenges. 

1. What are you currently working on? 

I am preparing a series of corporate workshops focusing on mental health. This topic is still stigmatized and that is why we still need to talk about it and get it to as many people as possible. We recently closed a deal with a beautiful space in Prague where we can facilitate our therapeutic walks. The therapists and I are super excited to make the walks more accessible to the public. And last but not least, we are building a new web where you will find all of the information above visually and beautifully organized. 

2. What brought you to the mentoring program for entrepreneurs? 

My friend. She joined the mentoring program before me and I liked the way she talked about it and the benefits of it. Besides, the way of mentoring feels very comfortable and natural. 

Mentor: Radana Simakova, Co-founder of Wellspace, an online platform for wellness and fitness professionals. 

Walks in the forest, a wedding search tool, or a slow fashion magazine. The range of projects that we have in the mentoring program is really broad. So don’t think that your business or idea is not good enough. Every enterprise is unique and every entrepreneur can achieve great things! The first step is always the hardest, but that is how the mentor will help. Join Marketa, Magdalena, Karo, and many others and start your business journey today!

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