Valley Venture Mentors – Where Startups and Mentors Innovate
Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) provides key support to the entrepreneurial ecosystem by uniting carefully selected startups together with high quality business mentors at a structured monthly pitch and planning sessions. These events are oozing with innovation and excitement as entrepreneurs tell their story and then ask for help in addressing specific hurdles – all in crisp five – minute presentations. During the second part of the session, volunteer mentors gather with the entrepreneurs of their choice and begin to plan, create, and problem solve.
Start-up flow comes from area colleges and universities , angel and venture groups, local communities, and entrepreneurial clusters in New York City, Boston, and Cambridge. These ventures emerge with solid go to market strategies, key connections, and the help they need to secure seed and secondary funding.
With close to 50 startups applying for acceptance in its inaugural year, and with the support of over 100 mentor-coaches, Valley Venture Mentors has established itself as the regional hub of entrepreneurialism and innovation.