MentorRanks Bootcamp


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MentorRanks Bootcamp, workshop of mentoring for startups based on Silicon Valley’s best practices, seeks to accelerate the understanding of executives, business people and entrepreneurs on how to apply their expertise and experience within a context of acceleration, using agile development tools, focusing on market search and/or investments.


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MentorRanks Bootcamp aims to help the training of mentors that are capable of entrepreneurial counseling with a focus on maturity results within the acceleration context. The workshop can also help to answer critical questions of key players from the digital entrepreneurship ecosystem and prepare mentors, entrepreneurs and investors for a winning journey by applying unique content that is based on Silicon Valley best practices for startup mentoring.



  • Do you know the best mentor for your startup?
  • What kind of mentor do you want the startup you invested to have?
  • What do you do to prepare to be a mentor that makes a difference?


Mentoring has become an integral part of the structures that make up modern accelerators. It would be almost impossible to find an accelerator where some kind of guidance does not occur. Top accelerators around the world strategically announce networks made up of hundreds of mentors. is one of the accelerators who strongly believe in mentoring, and for this reason, it has invested in mentoring skills based on Silicon Valley best practices and adopted, starting in 2018, a platform to monitor mentoring effectiveness and results. It is worth checking.

MentorRanks Bootcamp helps answer these questions and prepare mentors, entrepreneurs, and investors for a winning journey by applying unique content that is based on Silicon Valley and international best practices.



MentorRanks Bootcamp is the result of a curating work of Silicon Valley best practices, led by, with the participation of collaborators from the Universities of Berkeley and Northeastern, with some of the members of the angel investor groups in the Valley, such as Sand Hill Angels, TiE Angels, and Keiretsu Forum. With an objective orientation towards results, the workshop is divided into 3 modules, in an 8-hour journey, with a specific focus on principles, conduct, postures and expectations, knowledge in the application of agile business development methodologies that are part of the business acceleration process, and on how to prepare for investment opportunities and conversation with investors:


MODULE 1 – Principles, Conducts, Postures, and Expectations. Understand how to be effective in mentoring entrepreneurs and impacting their projects and startups from an alignment of values, attitudes, expectations, and goals.

MODULE 2 – Acceleration Program. Learn how an acceleration program works and the importance of business agility mindset, which has as its main premise reverse engineering from the user experience.

MODULE 3 – Agile Application and Methodologies. Discover how agile, fast-developing methodologies such as Corporate Scrum and Lean Canvas are applied to improve and accelerate performance. Get to know one of the leading acceleration program management platforms, GrowthWheel®.

MODULE 4 – Investors Talks. Validate the indicators and metrics used for the different stages of traction and market penetration, and understand in detail the investment process in its different stages and modalities. Know what is the expectation level of preparation by investors. How to prepare the entrepreneur for investor dialogue and ensure access to funds for growth.


BONUS: Each participant will have access to a mentoring platform with training content.


Each participant will receive:


  • Content that is based on Silicon Valley best practices
  • Content on how to apply the canvas and translate the result into an action plan
  • Access to a platform for traction and targets validation
  • Simulations that Silicon Valley investors apply to evaluate opportunities
  • Access to a global mentoring platform
  • Access to an international platform of management and performance
  • Certificate of Participation


  • Mentors who wish to internalize global practices and increase their visibility and recruitment potential
  • Investors who wish to apply their experience in the form of startup mentoring in which they are invested
  • Entrepreneurs looking for the best mentors available for their acceleration and potential to access markets and investments
  • Executives of companies with a great knowledge of markets, who seek to apply their available time to help entrepreneurs initiating their journeys
  • Innovation agents who need to recruit good mentors for their support and incentive programs towards the entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Government representatives that want to learn the parameters and metrics that can improve the performance of ecosystems from their respective regions


Robert Janssen, an American citizen partially raised in Brazil, serves as a mentor, professional coach, and investor for technology companies and startups. He works in a consultative manner assisting companies in their business development challenges, refining their value propositions, presenting opportunities for their relationship network, and recruiting strategic partners and investors.


He leads, an international business accelerator that operates globally with an emphasis on English-speaking markets, and operations in Silicon Valley and San Antonio, TX in the United States, and Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba in Brazil developing the international competitiveness for startups and technology-based companies that offer global solutions, helping them acquire the maturity needed to capture new markets and raise investments for their successful business development.


Due to his long experience in strategic planning and experience in international business, he is one of the main advisors of the Brazilian government for an export incentive program, Brasil IT+, the cradle of creation for business, traction, competitiveness and readiness indicators, which are part of the book he wrote to help companies understand the basic requirements to attract investment, and export to more than 50 countries. From 2015 to 2017, he was named one of the 50 most influential technology executives in the United States in the midsize business segment by The Channel Company.


Robert is also a member of Silicon Valley’s traditional angel investor group Sand Hill Angels and Anjos do Brasil. He is internationally certified by the INBIA (International Business Innovation Association) for entrepreneurship ecosystem management, as Growthwheel Advisor & Instructor, and as a Professional Business Coach by Coaching Academy International.

Registration is open for MentorRanks Bootcamp!


Be part of a select mentoring group

Be one of the mentors recognized for content differentiation and training based on international best practices with Silicon Valley as a benchmark.

Adopt a Startup

Help the entrepreneur understand the challenges of getting the right moment to seek investment, and exercise your give-back mindset.

Connect with digital transformation

Use some quality time understanding how disruptive technologies generate new value propositions, new approaches, and new technologies.

Aggregate value

Understand the value-adding points of a mentor to a startup – market experience, specific competency, a network of contacts, product marketing, strategic advice and investor connection.

Learn how an Acceleration Program works

Learn how to apply Business Model Canvas and Scrum agile methodologies to validate and accelerate a company’s “product fit” (Market fit) and business model.

Validate metrics

Internalize the main indicators adopted (CAC, LTV) to measure evolution and traction of the startup value proposition.

Share your validation view of Potential Market

Show the entrepreneur how imperative it is to have reliable data to determine the size of the addressable market by applying a “reverse engineering” approach.

Discover the path of differentiation

Share your knowledge and experience with the entrepreneur to understand the value of benchmarking the competition by comparing competitive product differentiators and go-to-market strategy.

Building an Investment Portfolio

Assemble a portfolio of startups. Learn how to manage a portfolio by diminishing losses, valuing growth opportunities and exit strategies.

Stay Ahead

Take advantage to surf the wave of innovation and keep up to date with the new trends and disruptions that are changing the rules of the market and shifting wealth.

Access to management and monitoring platforms:


  • Adopt a methodology to align the action plan with the strategic objectives – GrowthWheel Platform
  • Integrate a knowledge-base based on business acceleration best practices – GrowthWheel Platform
  • Apply a decision-making framework to prioritize action plan activities – Growthwheel Platform
  • Monitor achievement of priority activities and evaluate the performance of action plans – GrowthWheel Platform
  • Monitor Your Effectiveness in the Mentoring Process – MentorRanks Platform
  • Connect with other mentors who share the pursuit of excellence – MentorRanks Platform
  • Connect with investors and international investor angel groups – MentorRanks Platform
  • Access relevant content relevant to the upgrade process – GrowthWheel & MentorRanks Platform
  • Be recognized as a highly-regarded mentor, trained on the basis of international best practices – MentorRanks Platform
  • Become a Required Mentor – MentorRanks Platform