The Mentorship Program is one of the most valuable resources at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in which we connect  UT Dallas students, alumni, and faculty in one-on-one meetings with industry leaders.
Our mentors bring decades of experience in strategy, fundraising, technology, sales and marketing, laws, and other fields. Many have started companies themselves and all have worked with startups.


Monthly Mentor Office Hours

The first Wednesday of the month, we conduct Mentor Office Hours. Industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs are available by appointment to provide critical guidance and feedback on your business idea or startup. Watch out for our Weekly Digest to see the
mentors’ profiles and the link to book a 30-minute one-on-one mentoring session. Office
Hours in Spring 2020 will take place on February 5, March 4, and April 1 from 9:00am-
7:00pm at the Blackstone LaunchPad.

Mentor Meeting Request

Successful UT Dallas-based entrepreneurs and partners are available to meet throughout
the academic year, and have provided key insight and mentorship to dozens of companies.
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The Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program provides mentorship and coaching to UT Dallas
students. Successful Dallas-based entrepreneurs are available to meet throughout the
year, and have provided insight and mentorship to many of companies.

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Venture Mentoring Service of North Texas

The Venture Mentoring Service of North Texas (VMS NTX) – part of Texas Venture Connect – provides a twofold platform to entrepreneurs and mentors. Entrepreneurs can receive world-class mentoring services and guidance from a team of experienced professionals to grow their business. Mentors can guide aspiring entrepreneurs helping them to overcome challenges through a streamlined online platform.

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