of startup mentorship expertise
accelerator in Ukraine was launched by Kate
Kate is a Venture Associate at 500 Startups where she works closely with Venture Partners to find investment opportunities and offer mentorship expertise to startups as part of the accelerator’s program. Kate also works with more than 2,000 portfolio companies, offering post-investment support in legal and finance-related matters, as well as follow-up investments. She is the link between portfolio companies and legal, financial and investment teams.
Before joining the investment team, Kate managed the core acceleration program at 500 Startups in San Francisco, where she created content, worked with a community of mentors and investors, participated in startup selection and oversaw operations.
Kate was born in Ukraine where she was part of a team that launched one of the first accelerators in the country. She worked with startups for the most part, organizing numerous internal and international events that included a month-long exchange program in Silicon Valley. Before joining 500 Startups, Kate worked in an online education startup in the Bay Area as a co-founder.
expert analysis of your needs
company analysis and detection of pressure points
a customised plan to introduce changes
support and consulting throughout the transition period
Chief international Officer at Buurtzorg, Gertje van Roessel, held a diagnostic coaching session for local managers and department heads of the head office of the VkusVill healthy food chain and a training session for coaches and sales assistants.
In November 2019, Paul Asoyan held a two-day training session for VkusVill where he explained why good managers are needed and what makes them different from front-line employees. Paul taught his students to select, hire, and dismiss employees, to manage their performance, and to take care of oneself, the team, the company, and clients.
Jos de Blok is the founder of Buurtzorg, the care system that has revolutionised Dutch healthcare. Not only did he share his unique experience but he also supported the Zabota po Sosedstvu project, which was based on the principles and management system of Buurtzorg.