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Supporting University Startups with a Robust and Effective Venture Mentor Network

A best practice webinar
Format: Webinar, On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 ~ 1:00-2:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Additional Lines: Orders for all live programs will include up to five additional lines at no additional charge for staff within your organization who can attend remotely, and all live programs will include our digital package. Click here for more details.

Price: $197
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It’s been proven time and again that effective mentorship is one of the most critical factors in determining a start-up’s success. The best mentoring programs provide their founders with conflict-free, unbiased advice and guidance that drastically increases the probability of success.

But any old mentor won’t do. Curating a network of mentors with proven track-records for success, who are committed to long-term relationships with their mentees, and who aren’t afraid to address critical issues as they arise is a big job — but one that pays off in spades when the right people and processes are in place.

That’s why our Distance Learning Division is turning the spotlight on two best-in-class venture mentoring programs – the Venture Mentoring Service at MD Anderson Cancer Center (based on the widely heralded MIT VMS), and the Venture Mentoring Network at Northeastern University.

Join us for this strategy-filled, practical distance learning program:

Supporting University Startups

Attendees will get an inside look at two of the world’s most effective venture mentoring programs and their key success strategies – so they can learn from and adapt these proven concepts in their own programs.

The Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) at MD Anderson Cancer Center, a collaboration with the University of Texas System Office of Talent and Innovation, provides University of Texas entrepreneurs with access to experienced mentors in order to accelerate and support commercialization and entrepreneurship in a scalable manner.

The McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network (VMN) is a university-wide resource available to all Northeastern University student, faculty, and alumni ventures.

During this session, leaders from each of these programs will:

  • Provide an overview of each program’s operation
  • Provide data on projects supported and demographics served
  • Review criteria for participation — for ventures and for mentors
  • Give insight into their program methodologies
  • Outline lessons learned and best practices
  • Detail the mentoring support provided at different stages of start-up development
  • Reveal the challenges faced by each program and how they were overcome
  • Provide valuable insights via real-life case studies

Plus: Join in the Q&A to get your specific questions addressed.

After the live session, keep the on-demand video for future training and education

Meet your presenters:

Anshuj DevaAnshuj Deva
Program Manager
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Mr. Deva works with researchers and clinicians to support medical device and life science commercialization through programs including MD Anderson’s Venture Mentoring Services (VMS).

Wendy EatonWendy Eaton
Associate Director
McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network
Northeastern University

Wendy serves as the Associate Director for the McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network at Northeastern University and is primarily responsible for all operational and strategic oversight of the program. Before joining the VMN team, she worked as a volunteer and event manager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Additional Lines

Orders for all live programs will include up to five additional lines at no additional charge for staff within your organization who can attend remotely, and all live programs will include our digital package – the on-demand video and transcript.

These will be delivered soon after the live program with no extra fee. In the current climate resulting from pandemic control efforts, we hope these additional access options will help your organization continue to receive important professional education and training safely and regardless of travel and social distancing restrictions.

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Participation in the live webinar is just $197 per site and allows access to one computer for an unlimited number of people to watch. Gather your entire staff and watch for maximum benefit!

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CLP and CLE Credits Available

Please review your State Bar’s policy on distance learning credits prior to submitting the non-refundable application fee.

We submit CLE applications (excluding NY, NJ, IL, LA & PA) for an additional $50 (California is $75, Florida is $225, Texas is $150). Approval times vary per state and cover all attorneys in attendance. Application is not a guarantee of approval and attendance forms must be submitted following the program.

CLP Credits are also available.

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