We Kicked off the 5th Cohort of The Mentor Network!

The Mentor Network, is an invitation-only network of early-stage startup founders and corporate executive mentors.  Powered by the Sprint Accelerator and supported by several other corporations, the formalized mentoring program lasts 6 months. However, with each new cohort, the network grows and all prior participants come together for group mentoring and networking events, including a group “unconference” with mentors and an end-of the-year celebration.

On July 11th, we kicked off the 5th Cohort with a robust group of startups and heavy-hitting mentors.  We’re excited to have such a talented and diverse group of founders and mentors!  In fact, this cohort is 42% female founders and the number of female mentors doubled from last year.

Congratulations to the 18 startups who are a part of Cohort 5 of The Mentor Network!

For this round, we boast 22 mentors from 13 area corporations:

  • American Century
  • Balance Innovations
  • Black & Veatch
  • DFA
  • Garmin
  • Genzada Pharmaceuticals
  • Husch Blackwell
  • Layer
  • Lockton/Mylo
  • Pinsight Media
  • Sprint
  • VML
  • Water.org

The Mentor Network has continued to grow and the involvement of multiple corporations has greatly enriched the experience for the whole ecosystem.  We greatly appreciate your time and expertise!


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