The MIT Venture Mentoring Service (MIT VMS) was founded in 2000 after two successful MIT-affiliated serial entrepreneurs – the late Professor David Staelin and alumnus Alexander Dingee – independently approached Provost Robert Brown with similar proposals to remedy a gap in how the university supports emerging entrepreneurial ventures. Convinced of the need, the Provost charged the two with developing a program. Learn more
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VMS was instrumental in getting us off the ground; our team of mentors had varied backgrounds and brought different perspectives on starting a business, everything from building a pitch, raising money, defining the product and building a viable business model. The VMS network of mentors and other ventures, continues to provide valuable advice to us as we scale our company. We feel lucky to have gotten this sort of support as we spun out.
The wisdom of experienced mentors at the VMS has really helped us get started, and allowed us to move fast.
When we first started out we were a consulting organization. VMS was instrumental in helping us design the original business and helped us as we shifted to a product company. They also provided a lot of critical early advice. Now, VMS is a great community of fellow entrepreneurs!
Did you know that the MIT Venture Mentoring Service relies almost entirely on private donations? With your generous financial support, you will join those that have shown their commitment to helping VMS educate MIT's emerging entrepreneurs. Learn more
MIT VMS can help you establish a formal, sustainable and scalable mentoring program based on our model. Learn more