Outreach Training Program

Recognized for its leadership and excellence in entrepreneurship mentoring, MIT VMS has made the dissemination of the MIT VMS Model to other institutions an important part of its mission.

Since 2006, our Outreach Training Program has been helping organizations worldwide establish their own mentoring programs by transferring the methodology, materials and practices underlying our mentoring Model through formal training programs.

130 Organizations
  • Universities
  • Economic Development Organizations
  • Accelerators & Incubators
  • Science & Technology Parks
  • I-Corps™  Sites & Nodes
  • Other ESOs
28 Countries
29 States

The key to the MIT VMS Model lies with a unique Team Mentoring methodology; a strict code of ethics to assure objective, conflict-free and confidential advice; best practices for selecting, training and retaining a community of highly qualified and committed volunteer mentors; and formal operational processes.

Our experience has shown that the MIT VMS Model can be successfully replicated by a broad range of organizations, in different geographies and cultures, and in communities with different scales and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Whether your goal is to accelerate venture growth, educate the entrepreneur, increase tech transfer and research commercialization, or create jobs in your community, we can help you establish a formal, sustainable and impactful mentoring program to support it.

… I consider [MIT VMS] the gold standard in mentoring programs. The mentoring program they were instrumental in setting up and implementing in Manizales-Mas, Colombia, is the best I have seen in practice yet.
DAN ISENBERG - Founding Executive Director, Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project