Wanted: Mentors

Corrine Casanova   by Corrine Casanova

StartUpNV, Nevada’s non-profit state-wide business incubator, is seeking mentors, founders and volunteers for newcomers in Nevada’s vibrant start-up community. They recently took over the reins of VMS, a Summit Venture Mentoring Service, from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN). They are currently seeking the following:

Member Companies / Founders

  • Seeking scalable Nevada based start-ups in any industry. Scalable means the company has potential to grow to 100 or more employees, likely well over $10M in revenue with an exit strategy built around an 8 (or more) figure acquisition or IPO within 10 years. Seeking high growth potential.


  • Seeking experienced founders / executives from various disciplines (sales, marketing, finance, engineering, design, operations, manufacturing, etc.) from companies that scaled from startup, raised capital, and were acquired or went through an IPO.Former senior-level executives from successful, high growth companies with expertise in a discipline helpful to startups.  Angel / venture fund managers or participants.


  • Seeking Speakers / presenters—industry or discipline authority in a subject matter critical to startup founders such as raising capital, marketing, selling, product development.
    • Regional Director—leads membership related activities and programs for founders and member company leadership. Coordinates program for founders within StartUpNV programs.
    • Volunteer Director—coordinates all volunteer activities.  Identifies places where additional volunteers are needed.
    • Other volunteer activities— web development with word press; general administration with web based technologies (hub spot, google forms, word press, etc.); event support (help with tasks at events)

Start-Up NV is excited about helping the startup community in even more ways — and helping startup founders to grow successfully. If interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Jeff Saling at jeff@startupnv.org.

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