You want to meet some of our current tandems? Here you find the faces and ideas of our energetic business ladies. Get inspired!
MENTORS – THE BUSINESS OWNERS
You will participate in the project as a mentor to a woman’s start-up, and you will share your experiences to strengthen the start-ups growth potential.
Development and support of women entrepreneurs
Share experience and values
Extension of networks
Reflection of your own career, work and leadership style
Training of social and communicative skills
New theoretical impulses for your own work
MENTEES – START-UPS/STUDENTS
You will be matched with a mentor who owns a well-established business and has serious experience as head of a company.
Your mentor will provide you with guidance and advice based on practical experience in starting up and developing their own business.
(Re-) direction of start-up project
Acquisition of formal and informal knowledge
Extension of networks
Exchange of experience
Improvement of individual skills
Reflection of working style and competencies
You bring your state-of-the-art theoretical knowledge from your studies
Participation in the program is FREE. Travel expenses and accommodation costs in the three camps are carried by SPICE Women*s Entrepreneurship.
INGA WIELEgezeitenraum gbr
„I love people and to work with them towards new directions. Life long learning, a sharing attitude and the continuous development of creative confidence are at the core of our business. Mentors are vital at all stages of life and business. Therefore, it is an honor to be part of the SPICE Women*s Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program. For me mentoring means to help the mentees in their business development and to get great inspiration from their entrepreneurial spirit.“
„The female start-up spirit inspires me and I love to give „something back“.
I adore young women with plenty of entrepreneurial spirits, plenty of courage, positivity and visionary incentive. I would love to contribute to this spirit and support when needed.
20 years ago I founded a business consultancy. Driven by my own spirit and my vision I developed my company into an agency for cultural change. Today we support organizations which face the challenges of future. Mostly that requires a tough cultural change in traditional systems.“
„Das Mentoring Program bietet erfahrenen Unternehmerinnen und jungen Gründerinnen eine sehr gute Gelegenheit sich gegenseitig auszutauschen, zu motivieren und das jeweilige Geschäftsmodell voranzubringen. Ich freue mich jedenfalls über jeden Kontakt mit meinem Mentee. Dabei erzählt sie mir über ihre neuesten Projekte und Entwicklungen. Ich berichte immer gerne von meinen Erfahrungen in der Arbeitswelt und versuche mit Tipps weiterzuhelfen. Wir diskutieren dann häufig über ihre kreativen Ideen und die Möglichkeiten, wie diese sich in der realen Wirtschaftswelt umsetzen lassen. Dabei geht es auch um Finanzierungsfragen, Vertriebsstrukturen oder Personalangelegenheiten. Mit etwas mehr Erfahrung im Hintergrund kann man viel besser mögliche Hindernisse erkennen und helfen, diese aus dem Weg zu räumen. Gleichzeitig profitiere ich als Mentorin von dem „Spirit“, der Kreativität und den wissenschaftlichen aber auch sehr innovativen Vorgehensweisen der jungen Mentees in dem Programm. Wir sind ein gutes Team und helfen uns gegenseitig, erfolgreich zu sein.“
„It’s a great privilege to be able to share my own experience as a female Entrepreneur with other Entrepreneurs – If any of my experience and knowledge can contribute to inspiration, growth, and success for others, well then my mission by participating in SPICE Women`s Entrepreneurship is accomplished.
Besides its great inspiration for me personally to meet other passionate business women from other countries with a mission to make a change in this world somehow – That’s truly inspiring.“
MARIE DELAPERRIÈREunverpackt - lose, nachhaltig, gut
„As I opened Unverpackt, the first grocery shop of Germany without one-way packaging, I was driven by an ideal. This gave me, near my happy family life with 3 kids, the necessary strength to build a company, realize myself and spread the model to other cities.
With spice women*s entrepreneurship, I see in first line the possibility to provide other women the courage of realizing their ideas while staying realistic with their goals, telling them the message that sometimes small seeds that you plant can be the origin of big forests.“
“Fräulein-Spitz.de is an exclusive and lifestyle orientated online erotic store & the address for relationship development to satisfy the need of nearness, appreciation, and lust. The Mentoring Program is a great challenge for us. We set our focus in the right direction, had a closer look at our target group and developed a mixed revenue stream. Our Mentor Inga Wiehle (gezeitenraum) is a Design Thinking Lady, who helped us with her creativity and her professional knowledge on our way to push our Start Up forward. She is an open minded, focused and very lovely person – a great pleasure to have such a competent professional on our site! Furthermore, the Mentoring Program is a perfect platform for networking and having a closer connection to the Danish market”.
„The Spice Program where I took part was helpful because I got a female mentor with lots of experiences in the social field. Sometimes is hard to find new members and she could really help with ideas how to recruit more interested people. Also as a personal mentor-we shared experiences, and I had someone with a deeper understanding of the work, listening to the problems and me and the joy the business is providing. Without Spice, I guess I would still be stuck in some problems because the point of view of someone else is often opening doors! In addition, that is what we need. Share sorrows, joyful moments and ideas with someone you can trust, that is what I found in my mentor.“
„SPICE Women*s Entrepreneurship Mentoring to me means receiving continuous inspiration from amazing individuals. This program is designed to boost one‘s entrepreneurial spirit and to encourage its participants to take the next step on their entrepreneurial journey. I truly believe in the power of connecting like-minded people and love exploring mutual interests. Hence, I am looking forward to our upcoming meetings!“
„We are a group of master’s students from various disciplines who are currently studying Sustainability at CAU. We are motivated to reduce resource and energy waste by helping small businesses implement environmental management systems and improving their energy efficiency, which is a key tool for reducing CO2 emissions globally and increasing profits by saving costs.
We decided to get involved in the SPICE program to have a woman mentorship opportunity and to learn from another woman’s experience running a start-up. We are interested in social entrepreneurship, as a way to make the positive change that we want to see in this world. We are also excited about the networking opportunities that come with SPICE and to be inspired by other young Entrepreneurial woman.“
This blog/shop is hosted by Lena Schüttke & Else Bang (left to right). We are a team working on building a consumer network and helping people live better lives. Lena Schüttke is a german girl, studying at Aarhus University and building her business in her spare time.
Else Bang is a former accountant and is nowadays working full-time in her own business, helping people build their Amway business.
Ahoy! We’re Capt’n Capture, a young, creative film fleet from the very north of Germany.
After my apprenticeship on media design for picture and sound we decided to take the plunge to start our own business. Now we offer the entire range — from the idea to the clip — in the areas of corporate-, sport- and eventfilms.
Since I am part of the program with an experienced mentor at my side, I experience encouragement in many ways: networking, inspiration, exchange, learning and education, ideas, support and feedback, creativity, confidence and strengths!
KostKonsulentenHanne.dk is a one-woman business. I am helping my clients to a healthy and lasting weight loss. In my guidance there are no rigorous rules or diets. I am not working with strict diet plans.
My vision and my method are: “Small steps” towards healthy habits every day makes the difference.
I believe that a healthy everyday life makes a huge difference in not only how long we live but also on the quality of our life.