Start-up incubator Level39 opens tech mentoring programme to entrepreneurs at Structure Europe event
‘Office Hours’ programme aims to connect elite technology entrepreneurs and investors with start-ups
Start-ups and entrepreneurs are to be given the chance to meet some of Europe’s leading tech entrepreneurs at cloud technology conference Structure Europe this week, as part of an initiative run by tech start-up incubator Level39.
The ‘Office Hours’ programme will see 13 European tech industry leaders host mentoring sessions with four entrepreneurs at a time, for a total of 52 sessions over the two-day London conference.
Mentors in the scheme are set to include gaming entrepreneur and former LinkedIn European Business Leader of the Year David Murray-Hundley, Tom Samodol, the former head of technology at Dresdner/Commerzbank, and David Randall, co-founder of holiday accommodation booker Airbnb UK.
Other attendees include senior figures at venture capital firms including Amadeus, Citibank and x.Million Capital Ventures.
The sessions are open to all founders of technology companies in attendance at the Structure Europe event, which is taking place this week at Tower Bridge, London.
Launched by the Canary Wharf Group and opened by Mayor of London Boris Johnson in March 2013, Level39 claims to be Europe’s leading accelerator for finance, retail and future cities companies in the technology sphere.
Entrepreneur and mentor David Murray-Hundley said: “It is all too easy, with the speed of change out there, for tech companies to miss perfectly good business opportunities.
“The Level39 ‘Office Hours’ programme at GigaOM addresses two issues: Mentoring opportunities will be offered to a wide variety of entrepreneurs, therefore they will receive quality advice, not a quantity of it. Also, all of Level39’s mentors have been there, done it, and are wearing the t-shirt.
“The best reward for me is to have an entrepreneur repeat advice I gave them years ago.”