VMS for Mentors


ISU VMS is recruiting mentors from all industries and sectors. Ideal mentors are individuals with a passion for supporting entrepreneurs and wish to give back to their community.

Mentors with startup experience are especially valuable.

Our expectation of mentors:

  • Approach all meetings with a founder-first mentality
  • Abide by the ISU VMS Principles and behaviors around conflicts of interest
  • Take a coaching mentality, as opposed to a consultant mentality
  • Listen and ask questions


Mentor Requirements:
Mentors must attend 9/12 monthly mentor meetings and commit to working with at least one venture every year (two is highly encouraged).

Read more about what it means to mentor with VMS here.

Interested in becoming a VMS mentor? Learn more by connecting with ISU VMS program staff; schedule your interview with Hannah here. (ATTENTION: Due to Google’s new anti-spam policies, Google Calendar will now only automatically add meetings to an invitee’s calendar if the sender has previously interacted with the invitee in Gmail. If you use Google Calendar and you haven’t interacted with Hannah by email, all you have to do is click ‘I know the sender’ and ‘Yes’ to the invite — and you’re set!)