VVM is growing a community of committed mentors that delivers value to entrepreneurs.
Our sponsors partner with us not only as donors, but as engaged community members, helping our entrepreneurs with many facets of their businesses. VVM’s fast-growing community welcomes new sponsors for our programs in Springfield and Greenfield. We also love to partner with community-based organizations in other cities where the VVM model can bring empowerment and growth.
From its beginnings in 2011 as a small grassroots nonprofit, VVM has grown to a community with over a thousand mentors who’ve provided key assistance to more than a hundred startups. Those startups in turn have generated more than $10 million in revenue and investment. Harder to measure, but extremely valuable, is how much time and money entrepreneurs didn’t waste thanks to the VVM community’s collective knowledge.
VVM sponsors know their contributions have tremendous impact. By helping entrepreneurs, we’re also sustaining all their future employees and vendors, and all the customers who’ll benefit from their innovative products and services. We believe there’s no better way to create transformational economic growth than to train, support, and invest in the startups who are creating the future.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, email us at email@example.com.
“I believe VVM has the power to change people’s lives
and the life of this community.”
—Jay Leonard, Board of Directors
- University of Massachusetts Amherst: UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.
- Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts: A private, non-profit corporation that provides resources and information to businesses operating in or entering the region by aiding in expansion, relocation and networking.
To become a sponsor, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d also like to extend a big thank you to UMass Center at Springfield for donating their beautiful space for our photo shoots.