VMS of RI - Entrepreneurs
VMS of RI is open to all members of the Rhode Island business community or any entrepreneurs who have ideas and want to start new businesses. The venture must be based in Rhode Island.
The road to becoming an entrepreneur is often challenging. Through hands-on mentoring, utilizing the proven MIT Model, VMS of RI’s entrepreneurs learn how to perfect their products and services, identify markets, build business organizations, and seek funding. Whatever their stage of development, all ideas/businesses are welcome.
Relationships between mentors and potential entrepreneurs are established on the basis of each entrepreneur's needs and preferences, and the interests of the available mentors. Entrepreneurs are assured impartial and unbiased advice by a code of ethics to which all mentors must adhere.
Team mentoring offers a unique opportunity to “coach” the leader of the venture, and to selectively lend their wealth of contacts and experiences. It also allows an entrepreneur to take advantage of multiple points of view. Success is not only defined by starting a profitable company, but in the learning experience that mentees can receive from their mentor team.