Ventures Seeking Mentors

The VMN is a university-wide group of mentors with entrepreneurship and innovation experience, skills and expertise across a variety of industries and application areas. Interested in learning more about the mentoring process? Check out next steps below!.

1. Tell us more about your business.

Use the Venture Application below providing the VMN details about your venture and your mentoring needs.

2. Connect with the VMN.

The VMN will be in touch within 7-10 business days about your application and will follow up with additional steps.

3. Get started with a mentor!

We’ll introduce you to a mentor and you’ll kick things off with a conversation.

Be a Venture

 Get involved as a Venture

Interested in mentorship for your venture? Please use the VMN Venture Application below to get started. Our team will reach out within 7-10 business days to process your application and follow up with next steps. Note eligible ventures will need to be affiliated with Northeastern. If you have any questions, you can reach the McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network Team by emailing

Ventures we’ve worked with

Our experience with our VMN Mentors has been fantastic! Our mentors continue to exceed our expectations, and we look forward to continuing to learn from them.

Emily M.

Co-Founder and CEO, Venova Technologies

Frequently asked questions

What is the time committment?
You define the timing of your mentoring experience with your VMN mentors.
You will meet a variety of different mentors who will work with you as long as takes to fulfill well-defined mentor needs. Your first few meetings with your first mentor will focus on defining very specific mentor needs so that we build the best mentor team possible to help you and your business succeed. 


How quickly will I be matched with a Mentor?

You will be matched with a mentor within 2-3 weeks after your introductory call with VMN staff.

What kinds of mentor industries, skills, and expertise exist in the Network?

The VMN manages a database rich with mentor experience and skills interacting with Northeastern’s portfolio of ventures, combining for a powerful tool to match mentors to ventures and create high functioning teams.

VMN mentors are alumni and friends of Northeastern who volunteer their time and expertise to help Northeastern ventures grow and succeed.

Mentor quality is critical. VMN mentors’ careers represent a wide range of experiences as founders, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, CTOs, general counsel, and directors or advisors of successful companies to leading program or product innovation at successful companies.