People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.

Albert Einstein

The Science Park Graz Mentoring Programme



According to the founders’ specific requirements, all start-up projects are supported by a team of mentors composed of at least one academic mentor and one business mentor from the economic field.

The mentors’ main tasks are to share their expert knowledge and to provide the young SPG entrepreneurs with regular coaching. At quarterly meetings, the mentors get together with SPG representatives to discuss the most important project contents and to develop strategy proposals.  

“Our mentors help us stay on the right track. With their support, their networks and their professional expertise, they help us tackle whatever problem might occur. They are a vital and valuable part of our team, particularly during the start-up-period. “

DI Karin Pichler, Carrot & Company