AccelerateDC Venture Mentoring Service is an initiative of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership that offers free and confidential mentoring for technology-based businesses in the DC area.

AccelerateDC VMS uses a team-based approach to mentoring where entrepreneurs are paired with a team of 3-5 experienced volunteer mentors who offer a wealth of knowledge, entrepreneurial business experience, and extensive networks to young entrepreneurs.

Through their expert advice, guidance, and connections, mentors can boost the chances of a startup’s success by motivating and mentoring founders during hard times and steering them through challenges and risks. Mentor guidance may be given across a broad range of business activities, including: how to perfect products and services, position a company for fundraising opportunities, identify new markets, explore intellectual property options, resolve founder issues, and much more.

GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship works closely with AccelerateDC in an effort to enhance the entrepreurial ecosystem in the Nation's Capital and to create an effective pipeline for technology startup. 

Learn how you can become involved by visiting the AccelerateDC online.