Venture Mentoring Service

(From left) VMS Mentor and board advisor Kristina Milke, ’94 BCom, with the co-founders of DealCloser Inc. Amir Reshef, ’10 BSc, ’13 MBA, and Ashvin Singh, ’11 BCom.

Empowering Alumni Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship isn’t easy. Whether you’ve been in business for a few months or many years, landing your first customers or expanding into foreign markets, growing a company means constantly dealing with challenges you’ve probably never dealt with before.

What many entrepreneurs don’t realize is that you don’t have to do it alone. The University of Alberta’s Venture Mentoring Service (UAlberta VMS) works to develop, inspire and empower our alumni entrepreneurs by engaging them with teams of experienced Mentors. Our mentors provide wise counsel to help VMS entrepreneurs better navigate through challenges.

UAlberta VMS focuses on the development of entrepreneurs through objective guidance and support. Our highly experienced mentors cultivate strong business leaders, so they can grow their ventures and have a bigger impact on the world.

Applying for Mentoring

We typically run two intakes per year, in the spring and in the fall. If you’re a UAlberta graduate, faculty or staff member running a growing venture, we invite you to apply for the VMS program using the online application form. The VMS program manager will then contact you to talk about next steps.