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Discover LEAP's

Mentorship Scheme

We're on the lookout for 20-30 creative start-ups to join LEAP's Mentorship Scheme.  

Here you can connect with expert and globally experienced mentors before, during and after #LEAP23. 

*Applications are now closed.

About the scheme

Successful applicants will be connected with a highly experienced, globally renowned mentor for a minimum of the following:

  1. A thirty-minute virtual meeting between 16 December 2022 and 20 January 2023
  2. A one-hour in-person meeting on-site at LEAP's Investor Lounge from February 6-9, 2023, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  3. Hybrid networking events following LEAP 2023 with mentors and mentees from this year’s cohort

Mentees can use this relationship however they choose, provided this is agreed in consultation with the mentor once you are both connected.

Meet our Mentorship

Scheme mentors

Our mentors are coming from all over the world to connect with and support our exhibiting start-ups. From investors at top firms to seasoned tech entrepreneurs, they have prior mentorship experience worldwide, and are ready to help you make a bigger impact!

Alfredo Coppola 
Co-CEO, US Market Access

Carine De Meijere 
President & Founder, Women of the World

James Caan CBE
Entrepreneur, Media Commentator and Former Investor on BBC's Dragons' Den

Ayumi Moore Aoki 
Founder & CEO, 
Women in Tech® and Social Brain 

Danielle Graham 
Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Phoenix Fire 

Laurie Fuller 
Venture Partner, Raiven Capital 

Baroness Karren Brady CBE
Vice Chairman of West Ham United Football Club

Dr. Sarah Saska 
CEO, Feminuity 


Mae Saleh Al Mozaini 
Founder & CEO, nusf  

Padmaja Ruparel 
Co-founder, Indian Angel Network Fund 

Danielle Graham 
Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Phoenix Fire 

Sonali Goila 
Head - Venture Capital & Private Equity, Panthera Capital  

Steven Bartlett 
Entrepreneur, Investor, Podcaster & current Dragon on BBC’s Dragons’ Den 

Supreet Manchanda 
Founding Partner, Raiven Capital

The mentorship timeline

for LEAP 2023

1st August

Entries open

15th December

Applications close at 11pm (KSA)

16th December

The successful startups are notified 

9 December - 20 January

Virtual meetings with mentors will take place

6th – 9th February

In-person meetings with mentors will take place on-site at LEAP in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia