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We mentor startups and small businesses

A thought-partner that understands startups

Growing your own business can be a daunting and isolating experience, but you don't have to go it alone. With Katana as your mentor and thought-partner, you can fast-track your progress with confidence, backed by experience from seasoned startup mentors.

Filling your skills gaps

Startup teams, although full of talented people, can often lack one or more of the skills essential to grow a healthy business. As well as consulting on technology and design questions, we can help fill your skills gaps with expertise in marketing, product-design, growth-hacking, business planning, and presentation, and making sense of financial hurdles.

We have a well-earned reputation for challenging our clients with the important, tough questions, helping you develop a bullet-proof understanding of your own business.

With insight from dozens of successful startup launches, we can provide you with broader insights—making the unknownfar less daunting.

From your own office or home

Location is not a limiting factor—we've worked with clients from all over the world, from 4 continents. We're flexible to mentor both in person, or online via Google Hangouts or Skype.

Make more of your time

Mentoring starts from just two hours per month, but can save you weeks by helping you avoid wrong-turns. Typically, our clients prefer to have one session every two weeks, with the occasional ad hocsession if required.

We're flexible to work around your hectic work schedule.

Rachel McElhinney, CEO Clazzoo

Katana are an excellent partner for any tech start-up. Gavin and his team have proven invaluable to our business from both a technical and user perspective. If you’re looking for an experienced team who will both support and challenge you, look no further.

The holistic methodology used by Katana was very refreshing. It was very enjoyable to work with a company that took the time to understand our business. By taking the time to fully understand our business model, Katana was then able to suggest technology solutions that worked well for our site.

We continue to work with Katana to this day. Gavin and his team are always willing to answer our questions and requests. We’ve found a gem of a team and cannot recommend Katana enough!
Rachel McElhinney

Your first mentoring session is free

If you have an idea for a website or an app, we'd love to help bring your idea to life. Use the form below to send us an introduction, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Note — To save you time we've written the answers to the most common questions on our  commonly asked questions page.