The Spring VMS will keep applications on file and potentially reach out to additional ventures as the program expands later in 2020
The Spring Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) is based on the successful model used by the renowned VMS program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The MIT VMS is tailored specifically to communities looking to bolster entrepreneurship, and we have brought their successful program back to Pensacola. Our program offers confidential, team mentoring services to entrepreneurs across our community. By pairing entrepreneurs with 3-4 highly experienced mentors, their ventures are exposed to a variety of very skilled expertise and advice. This program is offered to entrepreneurs free of charge.
Ventures from any industry or stage in the entrepreneurial life cycle are qualified to apply for The Spring Venture Mentoring Service.
We are currently running a pilot program with 10 companies, and we plan to expand later this year to include more local businesses. If you are interested in receiving mentoring in The Spring VMS, please fill out your application today:
Potential ventures will be assessed based on:
- Stage of pre-revenue startup or years in business
- Evaluation of company leadership
- Quality and depth of strategic plan
As we wrap up the pilot and open up the program to additional companies, we will follow up with applicants on next steps.
Take the first step, apply now for mentoring.
Application Review/ Selection
Attend an information session
Meet with VMS Staff to further discuss venture and specific needs
Acceptance into program
Begin mentoring sessions with mentor team
The Spring’s co-work space will open in Summer 2020, with the Generator gBeta program launching in Fall 2020