Venture Mentoring Service

Accelerate Success with CED Mentors

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. The CED Venture Mentoring Service (CED VMS) pairs entrepreneurial companies with a team of 3-4 mentors to help with major business challenges: making key hires, finding new customers, developing channel partners, seeking licensing deals, perfecting pricing models, deciding when and how to fundraise, and more.

In 2010, CED licensed a mentoring program “framework” developed by MIT and adapted it to leverage the vast CED network. CED VMS has helped more than 130 companies gain valuable insights from more than 70 active mentors.

CED VMS is a free resource for entrepreneurial companies.

Seeking Mentors? To get started, Apply Now

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Hear directly from our VMS partcipants about their experiences:

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

For active VMS mentors: WUFOO Form - VMS Mentor Meetings

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.