The cornerstone of Tech Runway is the Venture Mentoring Service 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 to date. Through 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 highly successful serial entrepreneurs, to innovative engineers, Tech Runway mentors are recruited not only for their expertise, but also their dedication to the success of the south Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem.