venture mentoring services

Venture MentorING Service

2021 Pilot Program

The Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) program at the University of Arkansas is an initiative that provides innovators and entrepreneurs access to experienced mentors to accelerate and support commercialization and entrepreneurship in a scalable manner. This free, confidential, and virtual service is modeled after the 20-year-old MIT Venture Mentoring Service program and incorporates proven principles and methodologies to develop a mentoring program which delivers business guidance in a trusted environment.

How it works

U of A VMS is principled and trained by the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, a team-based approach to mentorship. The program will consist of volunteer mentors, who are overseen and supported in their mentoring role by the OEI team. Mentors referred to the program will be carefully selected based on their expertise. U of A VMS Mentors will be matched to a venture team based on the needs of the entrepreneur as well as the interest and skill set of the mentors.

 

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To find out more information about the Venture Mentorship Service, email Shaheen Lokhandwala at shaheenl@uark.edu