VCU Innovation Gateway has designed an ongoing mentor program for those entrepreneurial students who have new business or product ideas and are committed to moving them forward. The team provides ongoing, guidance that pushes students through a structured process, based on LEAN Startup methodologies. When appropriate, the team connects students with necessary and supportive resources around VCU and the community.
History of Success
Our team has met with over 30 students and put eighteen students through our mentorship program. Of these, twelve are still active, eight have formed their own companies, and six have generated revenue or attracted investments in access of $500,000.