Initiatives

Mentoring

Founders Forum
The Start! Founders Forum is collaborative project between CETi, the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator and the SC Small Business Development Center.  Its a trusted and confidential place where founders and CEOs of high potential startups can exchange ideas, get answers, solve problems and share perspectives. Consider it a peer-to-peer support group for high-impact startups.

Venture Mentoring Network
The Venture Mentoring Network is a six month program that pairs early stage founders and CEOs with seasoned entrepreneurs experienced in launching and running successful technology ventures.

Interested in becoming a mentor?
Our mentors commit to sharing time, expertise and their network with a rising entrepreneur. Let us know you're interested!

Looking to be mentored? Mentees must have a strong entrepreneurial drive and the intention to start a company with an identified technology. Tell us you're interested!