1. Beyond Basic Training

    Beyond Basic Training
    “Learn, earn, and return.” That is the broad principle guiding seasoned entrepreneurs volunteering their time and talents for something called Valley Venture Mentors, or VVM. The nonprofit initiative was launched last fall to fill a huge need in the region: a service to mentor fledgling entrepreneurs, help them navigate the whitewater that confronts new ventures, and keep businesses — and jobs — in Western Massachusetts.
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    1. By forming working relationships between fledgling entrepreneurs and seasoned mentors, VMS helps increase the likelihood that new ventures can succeed sooner in delivering the fruits of MIT research to the world.
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