The AccelerateDC Venture Mentoring Service (AccelerateDC VMS) is an initiative of the Washington, DC Economic Partnership that offers free and confidential mentoring for technology-based businesses in the DC area. AccelerateDC VMS uses a team-based approach to mentoring where entrepreneurs are paired with a team of 3-5 experienced volunteer mentors who offer a wealth of knowledge, entrepreneurial business experience, and extensive networks to young entrepreneurs. Through their expert advice, guidance, and connections, mentors can boost the chances of a startup’s success by motivating and mentoring founders during hard times and steering them through challenges and risks. Mentor guidance may be given across a broad range of business activities, including: how to perfect products and services, identify new markets, explore intellectual property options, resolve founder issues, and much more.


George Washington University Office of Entrepreneurship

The Office of Entrepreneurship provides programming around innovation, education, venture creation, and making connections to support GW entrepreneurs and the Mid-Atlantic startup community. Founded in 2010, the office has worked with thousands of students, faculty, and alumni, and serves as a focal point for entrepreneurship at the George Washington University. It leverages the unique strengths of our university’s schools in the nation’s capital to serve society at large through the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship.


University of Maryland Entrepreneurship