mentoring network

Always wanted to influence the next generation?

We are launching an exciting new initiative to help scale up the most promising market & advertising startups and we inviting a select group of senior people from ad industry be part it.

We believe the UK has a huge opportunity to build the next generation of companies in marketing and advertising that can make a global impact. And that’s where you come in – you have what it takes to help our startups.

You have built great businesses, many of you have exited, and you have the skills that will make real difference to our startups as they scale.

 

Up for the challenge?

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Collider is organizing twice a year mentoring sessions with MadTech Startups so you can make a difference – CEO to CEO. Spend an hour with curated companies and have a lasting impact.

 

Why You Should Join

You will be in good company – we are only inviting the top tier to a twice yearly event where you will meet promising companies and help them on the way to achieving the success that you have.

You will firstly interact with peers in your industry. This will give you more exposure in the market as a more innovative, connected and in front of what’s latest within your market.

Secondly you will discuss with Startup Co-founders that will most likely not think like you. This will challenge your brain in a healthy exercise which may give you insights for you to succeed even more in your business.

In third place you will mentor a company and be part of its development making a difference and changing its destiny keeping the UK as Global leaders in this market.

If you never mentored before just remember this Chinese Proverb – “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Are you up for the challenge?

20+ Mentors

35+ Startups Invested In

Infinite Interactions

The Rules of Engagement

1

If you commit to show up – SHOW

We’ve heard every excuse in the book

2

Follow Up with the Startup

! Put yourself in their shoes and think about you a few (or many few) years ago when you needed someone’s help.

3

Be Punctual in your Introductions

Startups work in dog years – everything moves 7x faster than you do. Opportunities can be lost or the company can go bust if you don’t keep up.

4

Keep an Open Mind

The founders are there to learn with you as well as from you. Be ready to think differently.

5

Rise to the Challenge

Being a mentor is not easy the first time round.Luckily there’s a large network ready to support you too.

6

Network network network

For the startups and for yourself. We’re bringing together the best of the best – use it wisely.

 

About Us

Collider is the first startup accelerator to focus on building startups in the Madtech sector.

 

Our last three cohorts of startups have been helped along the way by our network of investors (many of whom are entrepreneurs in the sector), brands (such as Unilever, The Nationa Lottery and Puma) and agencies (such as Ogilvy & Mather Group UK, Engine Group and DigitasLBi).

This network has helped them to build their brands, shape product, define pricing and get their first trials.

And now we want to turn up the volume and expose the brightest and the best of these startups to additional expertise, so they can compete on a global stage and cement our reputation as the global leaders in marketing and advertising.

What are clients say about us

  • "Collider accelerates very high quality startups with a strong relevance to our brands." - Marc Mathieu, SVP Global Marketing, Unilever
  •  "It has been without question, the best decision and most rewarding experience of my career, and I would wholehearted recommend Collider to any start-up." - LivingLens
  • "Collider has been instrumental in supporting Sumo Insight in the critical months after launch to create scalable momentum and give us a board presence which has already returned monetary value into the business.  It’s definitely an opportunity to grab!"
  • "Collider combines great value seed money with a huge commercial kickstart through its brands. In my mind it is the best possible way to kick off a B2Brand startup." - Stashmetrics
  • "The support network and the potential of the contact base that Collider brings to the table cannot be overvalued. The whole experience has been a vital factor in the success that we have achieved so far with CampaignAmp."
  • "We received direct access to senior leaders throughout Unilever. The opportunity to validate and challenge our assumptions was transformational for our business. We're now working directly on a global project with the CTO and Beem is the cornerstone of the communication strategy."