Mentoring and coaching for student entrepreneurs: How to design and run an effective service

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 06/05/2020

South Kensington, London, Sw7 2AZ


This event was held on-line using “Zoom”

***Please see below for slides and the Zoom ‘chat’***

Mentoring and coaching for student entrepreneurs: How to design and run an effective service

Wednesday May 6th 2020 10am – 4pm

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how the coaching and mentoring programmes operate at Imperial
  • Be inspired by sharing best practice related to coaching and mentoring
  • Gain coaching and mentoring perspectives from staff, students, coaches and mentors
  • Understand the student journey between different programmes and how different programmes can be designed to complement one another
  • Start to design their own coaching or mentoring programme to introduce at their college or university.


This EEUK Enterprise Exchange event was held as an interactive Zoom webinar providing an overview of coaching and mentoring programmes at Imperial and other UK Universities.

During the first session of the day Imperial staff shared how coaching complements entrepreneurship teaching within the curriculum at the postgraduate level in the Business School. The findings of an Imperial College Learning and Teaching Strategy funded research project to transform pedagogy for coaching were presented.

The second session was a university panel exchange session where 4 universities shared specific programmes they are working on. Each presentation was 5 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A. The programmes were: King’s (the innovative coaching model which has been embedded into the King’s20 Accelerator Programme), LSE (the LSE Accelerators approach to coaching entrepreneurs), Imperial (Imperial’s student-led mentoring initiative MBA Connect) and UWE (Team Academy framework for enterprise and entrepreneurship education).

After lunch the Imperial Venture Mentoring Service (IVMS) was explored. Staff and external specialists explained how IVMS provides co-curricular support for students in the Enterprise Lab. They covered how to set up and structure a professionally regulated network. This session showcased a fireside chat with IVMS mentors and student mentee teams. This expanded on what was discussed at one of the best in track sessions at IEEC2019.

The final session of the day enabled delegates to ‘Design your own’. Building on ideas and inspiration from the day, participants had the opportunity to discuss in webinar breakout rooms how to design their own coaching or mentoring programmes.

Speakers and panel members

  • Dr Harveen Chugh, Imperial College Business School
  • Victoria Nicholl, Imperial Enterprise Lab
  • Ben Mumby-Croft, Director of Imperial Enterprise Lab
  • Adrian Rivers, University of the West of England
  • David Watkins, Imperial College Business School
  • Kajal Sanghrajka, London School of Economics
  • Elinor Vettraino, Aston University
  • Holly Knower, Kings College London

Slides and Zoom ‘chat’

EEUK Mentoring Coaching 6th May 2020_Saved chat

Imperial Coaching Mentoring for EEUK 060520_HC-compressed

King’s20 – XiR model EEUK-compressed

LSE Accelerator Coaching

MBA Connect 6th May 2020

UWE-Aston Slides -compressed

Attendee details

Bookings are closed for this event.