Social Storm – Building a Mentoring Legacy 

DMAP-lite is designed to leave behind an enhanced mentoring capability once Social Storm 2016 has finished. This doesn’t just happen and like most good things, requires training and practice.

Social Storm has been creating great learning experiences for student social entrepreneurs since 2014



After the pizzas boxes and empty Red Bull cans have been cleared away and everyone heads back home in daylight to catch some sleep, we are entitled to ask “So what does Social Storm leave behind?” Yes, everyone had fun. Sure, people learned stuff. But is that it?

The answer is no. There is much more going on than meets the eye. Social Storm is designed to enhanced the motivation and readiness of the students to engage in all forms of entrepreneurship. A key part of this is the mentoring relationships that were formed before, during and after those frenzied 24 hours.

  • Student entrepreneurs will remember being helped and will be more likely to reach out for mentoring again in their next venture.
  • Educators and mentors will have practiced their mentoring and will have been exposed to a wide variety of challenging situations, increasing their capacity to help others in the future.
  • Mentors will have been trained in a sound methodology and been given access to useful tools and techniques, which they can use in the future (click here for more details on DMAP)

Helping create this legacy within Social Storm is a key objective of DMAP-lite.

Social Storm educators and mentors are invited to join the DMAP programme conducted by Pivomo and involving technology accelerators, Universities and investors from all over the world. They will have access to the first three modules of the DMAP programme as part of Social Storm. But afterwards, they will be invited back to complete their accreditation after Social Storm has been completed at a discounted fee (of just £125).

In this way, we can both prepare educators and mentors for Social Storm to ensure students get the best experience possible, but also help raise the bar on mentoring generally across their Universities.

The learning design incorporates regular check ins with the mentors to help the teams think and reflect about their progress and their next steps

The learning design incorporates regular “check ins” with the mentors to help the teams think and reflect about their progress and their next steps

Specifically, this is enable the mentors to support Social Storm in the following ways:

  • Able to support the participants to prepare for Social Storm as they form into teams
  • Trained to understand and interpret the Dynamiqe psychometric instrument, so they can help students critically reflect on their development needs as an entrepreneur
  • Provide on-the-spot mentoring during the 24 hours, using the 3 Phase Mentoring Model
  • Be able to conduct the “Check-in” reviews with the teams at key moments during the 24 hours (See Timeline)
  • Help the students think and reflect about the key learning points after Social Storm has finished
  • Be more aware of ethical and professional boundaries. For example, being self aware about their mentoring style, whether it is overly directive or too supportive and involved.

Pivomo is once again delighted to be partnering with Social Storm to bring an innovative and high value enterprise learning experience to both students and mentors.

If you are interested in joining Social Storm, please click here

If you would like more information about DMAP, click here.


Andrew Atter, CEO Pivomo