Venture Mentoring Service

Mentoring that Could Make the Difference

Time and time again, research has shown mentoring to be the single most important success factor for new ventures. Finding the right mentor for each venture is part art and part science. For 15 years, MIT has developed and honed a mentoring program, putting more than 1,500 companies through this process. In 2010, CED licensed the “framework” developed by MIT and adapted it to leverage the vast CED Network.  

To date, the CED Venture Mentoring Service has helped more than 130 companies gain valuable insights from more than 70 active mentors. Making key hires, finding new customers, developing channel partners, seeking licensing deals, perfecting pricing models and deciding when and how to seek outside funding are just a few of the issues into which CED-VMS companies have gained insight from a team of proven leaders.

This is a free program enabled by on-going support from CED’s Strategic Partners and the Annual Fund. Help support emerging entrepreneurs. Make a donation today.

If you are a company seeking mentors, click the application form here.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, click the application link here.

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If you have questions about the program, check out our application forms and FAQs.