The McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network

The McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network (VMN) is a university-wide resource available to all Northeastern students, faculty, and alumni ventures. The goal of the VMN is to pair Northeastern entrepreneurs with high-quality, experienced mentors that can help address business challenges and make our ventures more successful.

The VMN Approach

Start with a conversation

Mentorship starts with an informational conversation between mentor and venture. Mentors learn more about the venture’s business achievements and opportunities. Ventures learn more about the Network and how mentors might be impactful.

Develop an action plan

Mentors and ventures collaborate to determine best next steps for the business and create a detailed list of mentor needs to present to the Network.

Build a mentor team

Mentors work with the Network’s management team to connect ventures with additional mentors to fulfill identified mentor needs.

Collaborate to scale and launch

Mentors and ventures connect, collaborate to scale and launch successful businesses based on identified mentoring needs.

History of VMN

Dan McCarthy and Jeff McCarthy generously created the McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network with the goal of making Northeastern ventures most successful. The McCarthy(s) vision is to build a university-wide network of experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts to provide high quality mentorship to student, faculty, and alumni ventures from all of Northeastern’s colleges and disciplines.

The Unsize VMN mentor team helps support my growth as an entrepreneur by facilitating connections, asking hard questions, and sharing their own experiences.
Katie W.

Co-Founder, Unsize

The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

VMN works with centers and organizations at Northeastern to serve 300+ ventures. Click on the logos below to learn more about our university-wide partners. 

Interested in learning more?

Learn more about getting involved with the VMN as either a mentor or a venture. We’re always looking for new mentors to join the Network and entrepreneurs to support.