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Mentorship at FAU Tech Runway

The cornerstone of FAU Tech Runway is the mentorship program, modeled after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) proven Venture Mentoring Service. Established in 2000, MIT VMS has assisted more than 1,450 startup ventures who have raised more than $1.4 billion in funding. Through the team mentorship model, FAU Tech Runway aims to replicate similar success in South Florida. Tech Runway mentors represent the best of the best in South Florida. From world class serial entrepreneurs to innovative engineers, our mentors are recruited not only for their expertise, but also their dedication to the success of our community's entrepreneurial eco-system.

Why We're the Best


Each mentor undergoes a two-level interview and background screening process, ensuring a safe learning environment for our startups.
Mentors receive formal program training, structured guiding principles, and professional development.
Our mentors are arguably the best with extensive fundraising, exit, and industry expertise across the spectrum.

Mentors help provide perspective and industry specific awareness

Becoming a FAU Tech Runway mentor is a function of our startups' needs. Your application will be placed on file and reviewed with the inauguration of each new class of startups. If we feel you can help, we will ask that you meet with us and several mentors to better understand your interest and ability. If selected, you will be asked to undergo a background screening and attend a mentor orientation session.

 Last Modified 6/3/19