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Small Businesses

Apply To Become A Venture Mentoring Team Powered Small Business

Small businesses must be nominated by one of our Community Partners. If your company is a small business which has been referred by a VMT Community Partner, and you would like the assistance of a dynamic team of mentors, this is where you begin. If your company is a Startup in search of mentoring, click here.

You’ll start by giving us some basic information and uploading your pitch deck or description of your business, and a one-minute video via the form below.

When you click “Submit Application,” you’ll be taken to a form where you’ll tell us more about your company, your goals, your needs, and what you’d like to see from a mentoring relationship. This information will be reviewed by members of our team. If we feel that we can positively impact your business, we’ll ask you to present a pitch session to a group of our mentors.

Should you and we wish to move forward, we will help you refine your business, investor/grant pitch, and help prioritize your activities, all on a volunteer basis and at no charge to you. We operate under a code of conduct which provides a safe and confidential environment for the founders we mentor. 

We also maintain great relationships with individual angel investors, angel groups, and venture capitalists, and will make appropriate introductions when we mutually agree you are ready. 

Once accepted into the VMT, we ask our small business mentees if they would like to sign our Pay It Forward Pledge. This states that when the company’s principals feel financially comfortable to do so, they will pay forward the altruism they have received by volunteering through a worthy organization which supports startups and small business. Many of the entrepreneurs we’ve mentored have themselves become mentors later, creating positive results that will extend far into the future.