We build the bridges…
…to mentors, who really bring you and your idea forward. They give you advice in sharing their experience with you.
We are a network of mentors from all over Europe aiming to support your idea to get the best chance of realization. Currently we are mentoring students from Austria, Croatia, Czech Rep., Danmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Slovakei, Sweden and UK.
Thanx to J Henry Fair, Artist, the Mentors and our Team for supporting the World Student Challenge 2021-25!
Why with us
House of Mentors is a nonprofit organization founded on a purely private initiative in Frankfurt, Germany more than 10 years ago. We support students and their ideas personally and sustainably. We are not a finance-driven incubator looking for new start-ups.
All our mentors are senior professionals who pass their personal and professional experiences pro bono to the younger generation. The House of Mentors is entirely financed by donations. We focus on developping and organizing europewide competitions and presentations for mentors, mentees and sponsors.
Dr. Christian Garbe
Mentor, Natural Sciences/Biotechnology
“Today innovations emerge at the interface of sciences. The key is to deliver a fertile ground for these innovations and to develop productive cooperation.”
Maria José Bernschein
Mentor, Business and Finance
“I am a mentor because…I want to share my personal and professional experience with the next generation.”
Regina van Dinther
Former President of the Parliament of North Rhine Westphalia
Mentor, Politics and Public Governance
“I am a mentor because…I want to open doors for young people leading to political decision takers.”
Dr. Garnet Kasperk
Mentor, Automotive Technology & Management
“I am a mentor….because I want to return all the support I received during my career.”
Mentor, Spacecraft Engineering
“I am a mentor because…supporting a young student is mostly rewarding and something valuable.”
Sustainability, climate, environment
Against the background of the scarcity of natural resources, climate change and the growth of the world population, sustainability also plays an important role in the projects we support.
It is important to reconcile economic, environmental and social needs in order to create a sustainable future. Across industries, this requires a high degree of commitment and readiness to change.
In this way, we would like to accompany young people and look for innovative solutions.
Founder Martin Weiss
to inspire/motivate young people to start thinking about their (professional) future early on.
to develop sustainable ideas, to encourage others to realize their ideas as a team .
to reward the best ideas with financial and professional support.“
As a former Managing Director Global Markets Investmentbanking at Deutsche Bank AG, Martin has broad experience in Banking and Finance with institutional clients in Germany and Eastern Europe. Over the years he has built up a broad network in business, politics, media and culture.Read More
1980-2001 Career at Deutsche Bank AG
1997-2001 Deutsche Bank AG, Managing Director Global Markets Institutional Sales
2002 Founding of strategy consultancy ConActivity KG, Frankfurt (D)
2005 Organisation XX. World Youth Day Catholic Church, Cologne (D)
2005 Introduction of the new ConActivity KG business units „Marketing“ and „Sales“
2005 Launch of the mentorig initiative „Führungskräfte schenken ZEIT“ and “Auf die Socken, fertig, los!”, Frankfurt (D)
2007 Introduction of the new ConActivity KG business unit “Innovationmanagement”
2008 Launch and organisation of „HyTechChallenge®“ and the congress „ImmoKlimaTag®, Frankfurt (D)
2010 Dr. Kristina Schröder, former German Federal Minister of Family, Seniors, Women and Youth, takes over patronage of the initiative “Auf die Socken, fertig, los!”
2013 Founding of Haus der Mentoren gGmbH
2016 Launch of the joint initiative „Studiunity“ with Julius Planteur 2017 Organisation of the event series „China KlimaTag“
2017 Launch and organisatoin of the „European Student Challenge“ in cooperation with „Studiunity“
Martin Weiss (born 1960) is a member of Frankfurter Gesellschaft für Handel, Industrie und Wissenschaft, Frankfurt (D)
Founder House of Mentors
Team and partnerships
A dedicated team with a large network of mentors across Europe and strong partners with online platforms, giving us direct access to over a million students.
“Creating a plattform to exchange inspiring visions, ideas, experiences and knowledge between generations is mostly rewarding.”
“Giving knowledge and experience to the next generation, should be a commitment and thanks to those who helped me in crucial situations.”
We are particularly proud of the “World Student Challenge”, our annual competition, to which many of young people register. Since 2018 in the whole of Europe, under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Economics.
How you can support us
Donations are always appreciated! The “Haus der Mentoren gGmbH” promotes the following charitable causes:
- public and professional education, including student support
- international attitude, tolerance in all areas of culture and the concept of international understanding
- civic participation
We are hoping for donations that help us in the implementation and long-term realization of our projects. You would like to financially participate in the projects of the “Haus der Mentoren gGmbH”?
Donate and state the project you would like to participate in on the transfer form:
Haus der Mentoren gGmbH
IBAN: DE82 5007 0024 0326 5717 00
Please note that in order for us to be able to send you a donation receipt, you need to state your address on the transfer form.
Five good reasons for mentoring
Be an ambassador
Your executives and professionals will be prepared to serve as ambassadors for your company in our one-on-one mentoring sessions and in small groups. You yourself can prevent young people from making bad decisions that affect each individual’s career.
Seek out exchange
In our Mentoring-Network, you benefit from personal exchange with other specialists and executives in business, administration and politics.
Be a motivator
Share your experience and knowledge with others.
Our communication channels enable you to reach young people invested in planning their career or looking for orientation and guidance.
Our Mentoring-Network regularly offers its members the opportunity to mentor young talents in and from universities.
Join the team
The House of Mentors is located in the historical „Villa Bonn“, in the heart of Frankfurt.
Here the annual award ceremonies of the „World Student Challenge“ take place to which we cordially invite all our mentors. Please contact us and become a mentor.