Venture Mentoring Service

Business Growth

Venture Mentoring Service

Connecting entrepreneurs with teams of carefully selected mentors to help their businesses prosper.

VMS: A Free Program With An Invaluable Impact

SCI Venture Mentoring Service

The SCI Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) is based on the successful model used by the renowned VMS program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The MIT VMS is tailored specifically to communities looking to bolster entrepreneurship, and we have brought their successful program to Pensacola. Our program offers confidential, team mentoring services to entrepreneurs across our community. By pairing entrepreneurs with 3-5 mentors, their ventures are exposed to a variety of very skilled expertise and advice. This program is offered to entrepreneurs free of charge.

Ventures from any industry are welcome to apply. The only eligibility requirement for potential new mentees is that their business is currently earning revenue. We open VMS to new applicants periodically. 

Watch these videos to see why VMS is so impactful!

Our Mentors

SCI’s VMS program is powered by our mentors. They include many of the strongest leaders, academics, entrepreneurs, investors and visionaries from across the Gulf Coast. Our mentor panel has a diverse set of backgrounds and experience. Among these over 40 highly-skilled mentors, there is over 420 years of business ownership and 455 years as C-suite executives.

These individuals are motivated by the opportunity to help the entrepreneurs and businesses in our community.

SCI Mentors
SCI Mentees

Our Mentees

These companies are paired with 3-5 highly experienced mentors to receive a variety of skilled expertise and advice to help grow their businesses, build revenue and create jobs in the greater Pensacola area.

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