CED VMS

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 mentors for each venture is part art and part science. The CED VMS (Venture Mentoring Service) 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 the mentoring program developed by MIT and adapted it to leverage the vast CED network of serial entrepreneurs and C-level executives. CED VMS has helped more than 200 companies gain valuable insights from more than 80 active mentors.

CED VMS is a free resource for entrepreneurial companies.

Are you an entrepreneur seeking mentors?
For more information and the application form, click here

Are you interested in being a mentor?
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Hear directly from our VMS partcipants about their experiences:

For active VMS mentors: WUFOO Form - VMS Mentor Meetings


Listen to the Supportedly Podcast with Stephanie Kissel as she Interviews Jay Bigelow on Developing Connections to Capital and Mentors. 

“The research will tell you that mentors will probably make the biggest difference in the success or failure of most entrepreneurs, so finding the right mentors for you and your business is probably the most important thing you can do to be successful.” – Jay Bigelow 

“This organization would go out of their way to line up high-power, accomplished people to spend time with me. It was kind of unreal, but it was very nice in the beginning to have that.” – Anil Chawla