Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Complete the mentor form, detailing your area of specialty.

Or simply email audrey@startupnv.org

Yes. As a mentor, we’ve included your LinkedIn page for Member companies to reach out to you for help. If you feel inundated with requests, please contact audrey@startupnv.org or maggie@startupnv.org and we’ll remove the link to your profile.
Yes, that does happen. If you’re ready to become more active, the easiest way is to attend our “Pitch Day” which occurs every Wednesday at 2pm at Innevation in Las Vegas and Reno. Unsure if a meeting is happening? Send a quick email to audrey@startupnv.org telling her about your specialty and she’ll work hard to find a good match for you.

We estimate that mentoring takes 2-4 hours per month for each company you mentor

The goal of StartUpNV is to help all scalable Nevada-based startups become successful. We provide mentoring, education, incubation, workspace, feedback, and access to capital. Up to 50 Member companies are incubating concurrently in our program.

We have an open-pitch policy – without any pre-screening. All companies / founders are welcome to pitch. Simply choose a time and day at https://startupnv.org/booking/.

Based upon our pitch day advisors’ evaluations, willingness to sponsor or mentor, and our ability to help the company, we offer invitations to join the program to about 1 in 15 who pitch.
Once accepted into the program, the Member is assigned a sponsor who acts as the coordinator, coach, and accountability partner – providing feedback, input, suggestions and recommendations. Sponsors also suggest mentors and next steps.
Member companies pay $100/month. Plus, they pledge 1% of their equity to fund our 501(c)3 non-profit incubation program over the long term. Since the equity has no real value until a liquidity event, all interests are aligned.

Since the inaugural companies were admitted into the program in the summer of 2017, we’ve heard more than 125 pitches, have had 25+ member companies through the program, and 6 member companies have raised more than $3.5 million! Take a look at  our current roster Member start-up companies.

Yes! Once you’ve volunteered to mentor a member company, you and the founder(s) work out the details of time and place together.

Yes. You decide which companies and how much time you want to devote to our Members. You can stop mentoring a specific company or leave our program anytime.

Sponsors act as an overall coordinator, coach, and accountability partner to their sponsored company(s). Sponsors also recommend mentors and coordinate next steps in raising capital. Mentor roles are focused on specialty advising in the Mentor’s area of expertise.

Schedule time at the Innevation Center through maggie@startupnv.org

As of mid-2018, StartUpNV manages the VMS program in Northern Nevada which was started by Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) in 2009. While StartUpNV focuses on scalable startups throughout Nevada – (for a fee and equity), the VMS program focuses on regional startups of any size (for free), provided there are mentors interested in helping.

 

The MIT Venture Mentoring Service (MIT VMS) was founded in 2000 after two successful MIT-affiliated serial entrepreneurs – the late Professor David Staelin and alumnus Alexander Dingee – independently approached Provost Robert Brown with similar proposals to remedy a gap in how the university supports emerging entrepreneurial ventures.

The StartUpNV program is physically located at Innevation in both Northern (Reno) and Southern (Las Vegas) Nevada.

Las Vegas | Rob Roy’s Innevation,  Powered by Switch

Reno | The University of Nevada, Reno, Innevation Center, Powered by Switch

StartUp NV is a 501(c)3 devoted to startups. As a non-profit, we depend upon donations to support our mission. https://startupnv.org/donate/

StartUpNV was founded because there was just one incubator in Nevada (in Carson City) – and no other incubation services in Reno, Las Vegas or serving the rural areas.

The founders wanted the types of programs and mentorship it offers to be available throughout Nevada to build and diversify the Nevada economy through a robust startup community. StartUpNV was founded and is run by people who have started, built, and successfully exited companies throughout the US. They’ve been in the trenches and have experienced the same struggles any startup will face.

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