Matching Experts and Entrepreneurs

MTC’s Venture Mentoring Services program (VMS) is designed to aid in the growth of Maryland business ventures through prudent advice and assistance geared towards overcoming organizational and founder’s challenges.

With the training provided by MIT’s tried and tested VMS program, our veteran executive mentors leverage their own experience to give unbiased business advice designed to help ventures achieve successful outcomes. The internationally recognized MIT VMS framework incorporates proven systems, data, processes, protocols, trends and ongoing measurement and continuous improvement to ensure its success.

Our VMS program means Maryland executives helping Maryland ventures succeed in the life science and technology industries. This assistance comes with no strings attached and free of cost. The VMS program exists solely to contribute to the continued rise of Maryland’s business and innovation environments.

To date, VMS has achieved significant results:

»  122 enrolled ventures

»  Over $158M in capital raised and grants received by VMS participants

»  42,850+ hours of mentorship provided by 218 VMS-trained advisors

Our mentors are with you for the long haul – even as challenges shift or new issues arise. VMS adapts to help participating ventures as needed and our mentors are matched to ensure the best possible fit. Active business leaders in the life sciences or technology spaces (with IP or a demonstrated proof of concept) are strongly encouraged to apply to the VMS program to receive the advice they need ensure their venture reaches its full potential.


Our current intake period is closed. However, your application will be reviewed once our admissions cycle recommences.