INCLT VentureMentoring Service

Studies have shown that entrepreneurs who get mentored are 3x more likely to succeed. We want to see those odds here in Charlotte.

Venture Mentoring for the Community


We are looking for companies interested in taking the next step in their entrepreneurial journey as part of our Venture Mentoring program based on renowned MIT VMS Program.  Our focus is innovation driven companies at the validation stage of their business model.

We are in the pilot program right now, however we are accepting applications from interested companies to join the waiting list.

the program details...

Program Duration: Ongoing! As long as you need it…

Application Process: Join the waiting list and hang tight!

Cost to participate: Free (maybe buy a drink for your mentors some time!)

Estimated Start Date: January 2019, once the current pilot is complete. (It might be sooner if a spot opens up during the current pilot.)

The Goal: To guide each participant through group mentorship to the next milestone on your entrepreneurial journey.

Team Mentoring

Based on the MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS), the team methodology we use has many advantages and gives you a diverse group of experienced entrepreneurs and business people who can guide, advise and model success.

Long Term

With the INCLT VMS program, there is no end date. As long as you are engaged with the program, and working on your entrepreneurial endeavors (even if you pivot), our mentors will be there to guide and encourage you.

Formal Structure

With an officer manager to schedule meetings between the mentors and entrepreneurs, and a team ready to get your feedback after meetings and keep your organized, you can focus on learning and growing as a startup.

WHY MENTORSHIP?

Key Benefits for Mentors

  • They are motivated to give back
  • Pride in developing the next gen entrepreneurs
  • Opportunity to meet, network and learn from other mentors
  • Pride in the connection with a prestigious program

Key Benefits For Entrepreneurs

  • Access to a diverse pool of expertise
  • Ability to size, shape, and change mentor teams
  • Meet evolving needs of your startup over time
  • Access to a wider pool of contacts
  • Mentoring available long-term

Get Involved Today


Become a VMS Mentor

Innovate Charlotte is seeking experienced individuals who want to  mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs. Our goal is to create high impact connections between successful business men and women and young or new entrepreneurs.

Become a Mentor

Get Mentored

We are looking for companies interested in taking the next step in their entrepreneurial journey as part of our Venture Mentoring pilot program based on renowned MIT VMS Program.  Our focus is innovation driven companies at the validation stage of their business model. It means that you have a few paying customers already and needs mentors to attract investment and scale your business.

Apply Today

WATCH

Mac Lackey shares his own experiences with mentorship over the years during our Fireside Chat.

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Featured Mentors


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Featured Startups


Ramy Serageldin

Ramy Serageldin

Honeyfi
Caleb Musser

Caleb Musser

Musser and Company
Anu Mantha

Anu Mantha

Hourz
Fabio Ayala

Fabio Ayala

Vizlatech
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