Startups seeking mentoring through Milwaukee Venture Mentoring Service (MKE VMS)
The goal of the Milwaukee Venture Mentoring Service (MKE VMS) is to build a supportive startup community by accelerating the number of Milwaukee founders who are successfully scaling their startup.
Please fill out this form. We will review your form and if additional information is required, we will contact you. Once accepted, you will receive an enrollment packet by e-mail. The materials in this enrollment packet describe the rules and procedures of MKE VMS.
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The Power of Team Mentoring:
What makes MKE VMS unique is the team mentoring approach. Each entrepreneur is assigned 3-4 highly experienced mentors with diverse backgrounds who meet as a team to provide practical, day-to-day professional advice and coaching.
This allows mentors, as a team, to learn from and provide excellent sounding boards for each other, as well as share the weight of supporting the entrepreneur’s growth.
Relationships between mentors and entrepreneurs are formed based on the needs of the entrepreneur and the interests of available mentors, while ensuring a diverse pool of experiences, perspectives, and contacts. The mentor team is intended to be a sustained relationship, although adjustments to the team can be made as the entrepreneur’s needs evolve.
- We provide face-to-face, team mentoring. All interactions with MKE VMS are confidential and under nondisclosure. Mentors follow a strict code of ethics. This is a free service, and we do not take equity.
- We help with all aspects of building a startup. Our goal is your success and development as an entrepreneur. All business decisions remain under the full control of the participating entrepreneur. In other words, we are here to help; we cannot do it for you. We provide practical mentoring that is focused on what your next steps should be.
- The frequency of meetings and length of participation are up to the mentee. There is no time limit on our mentoring.