The Venture Mentoring Team is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values.


We appreciate and leverage our backgrounds, experiences, and cultures, and we involve and reflect the communities, universities, startups, and small businesses we support.


We align our policies, practices, and resources so that people of all races, cultures, and socioeconomic statuses have opportunities to thrive.


We create a supportive environment in which everyone feels valued and respected.

Elevate Together

The Venture Mentoring Team is the National Mentoring Partner for Elevate Together, a nonprofit initiative designed to address systemic discrimination and historical racial disparities in business growth and profitability in Black and Hispanic communities.