AvaTech develops state-of-the-art, proactive avalanche safety systems that help backcountry adventurers and professionals avoid life-threatening avalanches. AvaTech integrates a high tech measurement device with data collection, networking, and analytics capabilities to enhance personal safety, area management and avalanche science. AvaTech team brings together expertise spanning engineering, product design, mobile & web application development, entrepreneurship and ski industry marketing and sales. AvaTech is supported by some of the top avalanche and backcountry professionals in the industry and is currently preparing for its first commercial product launch during the winter 2014-2015.

VMS has been an incredible support to our business during our time at MIT. Our mentors jumped right in to help us tackle our toughest challenges from day one. They have been highly successful entrepreneurs and executives – when they talk we listen. They have supported us on go-to-market strategy, fundraising, team-building, board management, financial accounting, product testing, customer development, and so much more. VMS is a shining example of the incredible entrepreneurial ecosystem at MIT and the invaluable role mentors can play in the early days of any company.