The 7th Cohort of The Mentor Network is Going Strong!

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 local corporations, the formalized mentoring program lasts 6 months. However, with each new cohort, the network grows and we strengthen the corporate/startup connections in KC!  Additionally, founders are supported with DiSC Work of Leaders training, feature blog posts, CEO Circles and more.


On August 14th, we kicked off the 7th cohort with a focused group of startups and mentors — some of our mentors are joining again after enjoyable engagements in previous cohorts. We’re excited to have such a talented and diverse group of founders and mentors!  In fact, this cohort is 56%, female founders.

Congratulations to the 8 startups who are a part of Cohort 7 of The Mentor Network!

For this round, we have 9 mentors from 9 area companies:

  • American Wholesale Grocers
  • Commerce Bank
  • Critical Point LLC
  • DST Systems
  • Fenaroli & Associates
  • First Business Bank
  • Stone Mantel
  • St. Luke’s Cancer Institute
  • VMLY&R

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


About the author: Ari DeGrote