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.