StellarUp & Gile Foundation: Empowering Youth via Mentoring & Learning

Community Platform, StellarUp, Partners with Gile Foundation to provide opportunities for the young changemakers and leaders of the future.

Amsterdam, 30th, October, 2023 – – stellarup and the global institute for lifelong empowerment (GiLE), announced they have entered a strategic partnership to jointly support young people’s pursuit for a successful and meaningful life. A technology partner to GiLE, StellarUp is an online knowledge-sharing and mentorship platform designed to facilitate connections between mentors and mentees, while also providing a framework for monitoring their relationships and progress.

Global learning impact

StellarUp’s cooperation with GiLE reaffirms the platform’s commitment to addressing the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” 

By harnessing its innovative platform and expertise, StellarUp works in tandem with several non-profit organisations to advance the cause of inclusive and equitable quality education.

Collaborating with GiLE represents an opportunity for committed action to the SDG4 objectives, enhancing the quality of mentoring programs and lifelong learning opportunities.

Game-changing relationships

The collaboration between StellarUp and GiLE deeply aligns with their missions to encourage collaboration through the power of connection. StellarUp supports GiLE Foundation with managing their community of young and diverse leaders, helping them to establish mentoring and learning relationships and achieving their goals. Both organisations have a focus on building and facilitating access to opportunities and expanding the community.

StellarUp empowers organisations to efficiently deliver compelling and meaningful programs, foster shared experiences, and facilitate leadership development.

Mr. Craig V. Johnson, Founder and CEP of the GiLE Foundation, explains: “I am really happy to have personally met Estelle Roux-Stevens, Co-Founder and CEO of StellarUp, and to have discovered this platform. It is exactly what our NGO needs, and it will surely have a transformative impact when it comes to enhancing our activities, cultivating a supportive Changemaker Community, and ultimately improving our ability to make a long lasting social impact among youth and young leaders.

At StellarUp, we strongly believe in a collaborative approach, and in connecting, learning and growing. Our partnership with GiLE Foundation underscores the significance of community building, managing relationships and measuring goals. Empowering these young talents who are paving our way to the future is a mission worth pursuing,” said Estelle Roux-Stevens, Co-founder and CEO of StellarUp.
StellarUp is poised to continue to drive positive change, working with business partners of all sizes and industries to make inclusive and equitable communities a reality.

Dutch startup, StellarUp, successfully closes €500k seed funding

Dutch startup StellarUp has successfully secured €500,000 in seed funding, further advancing their mentoring and community platform to the next level.

US Tech investor led a funding round for the StellarUp platform to accelerate its growth plans. This seed funding will enhance and expedite the development of the user interface and experience, enhance features and integration, as well as increase marketing efforts.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands: 5th July 2023:  stellarup, a global HR SaaS solution that enables better knowledge sharing through structured and unstructured learning tools, has announced today a seed funding of €500K. 

The funding round was led by a US tech investor with an interest in StellarUp since its beginning. The funding will allow the Dutch-based startup to improve and accelerate user interface and experience design (UI/ UX) features and integration, and boost marketing.

As an HR SaaS solution, StellarUp is increasingly recognised as one of the most effective and scalable solutions for mentoring, community building, fostering an equitable culture of connection, and promoting personal growth within organisations.

Research suggests that, regardless of the type of program, mentorship provides numerous advantages to both mentors and mentees. Small to large, private and public organisations benefit in numerous ways, including skill learning, increased job satisfaction and retention, career development, improved performance, and positive organisational culture.

Despite the critical importance of launching mentoring programmes within organisations and communities, key decision-makers often face a series of process and operational challenges leading to unsuccessful and unengaging programs. There is an urgent requirement for mentoring and community solutions to bridge the gap between project start and operational performance. 

StellarUp is focused on removing the bottleneck of onboarding, matching of mentor with mentee, managing the relationship, and measuring and scaling engagement and ultimately the return on investment.

Since its launch in 2020, StellarUp has successfully on-boarded a series of large-scale, non-profit and government projects including Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, Giving Back, BufferSprings, The United Nations Foundation, Aleto Foundation, ScaleNL, Konstanz University in Germany, Hogeschool Utrecht – University of Applied Sciences, InvestNL and more.

Estelle Roux-Stevens, co-founder at StellarUp, comments, “We are incredibly excited about the future of StellarUp. With this capital investment and level of trust, our mission-driven team is primed not only to expand our product’s reach but also to elevate it to new heights of improved performance, speed, and excellence.

US tech investor, comments, “Mentoring and knowledge sharing between people play a key role in tackling HR Challenges. StellarUp’s platform effectively connects growth and learning opportunities within an organisation efficiently. I am impressed by the speed of the founding team to capture opportunities in a fast growing market by providing unparalleled solutions.