Born out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the VMS provides prospective entrepreneurs team-based mentoring. The program assists with all aspects of building a non-profit or for profit venture. Your venture can be at any stage for any industry or technology and it is ABSOLUTELY FREE service.
VMS mentoring services are educational only. All business decisions remain under the full control of the participating entrepreneur. In other words, we are here to help; we cannot do it for you. We provide practical mentoring that is focused on what your next steps should be. Our goal is your success and development as an entrepreneur.
You will meet face-to-face (or virtually) with a team drawing from a pool of carefully selected and trained mentors. All interactions with VMS are confidential and under nondisclosure. Our mentors follow a strict code of ethics. The frequency of meetings and length of participation are up to the mentee. There is no time limit on our mentoring - we have worked with some ventures for over a decade. One of your mentors will become your lead mentor, and they will work with you on meeting agendas and on adjusting the makeup of the mentor team over time.
VMS entrepreneurs are expected to commit to a sustained relationship with VMS and to be professional, open and responsive to the volunteer mentors who work with them. They are also expected to provide VMS, to the best of their ability, with accurate information about their venture.Rock hill vms