UAZ Venture Mentoring Service



UAZ Venture Mentoring Service

Are you ready to embark on an entrepreneurial journey?

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The University of Arizona Venture Mentoring Service (UAZ VMS) is here to ignite your passion, fuel your innovation, and guide you toward success in the world of business. This program is designed to empower and educate prospective entrepreneurs like you, assisting you in creating and sustaining both for-profit and non-profit ventures in the real world. 

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Who is Eligible?

UAZ VMS is open to:

  • University of Arizona students through Arizona FORGE
  • Alumni
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • UACI clients

If you possess an entrepreneurial spirit, UAZ VMS is the ultimate catalyst to propel your ideas towards greatness.

Application Process

At UAZ VMS, we believe that every great journey begins with a single step. Applying is easy: simply complete and submit our Venture Information Form, found on our website.  All proprietary information shared with us will be treated with utmost confidentiality. Our dedicated team will review your form, and if we require any additional information, we will be in touch. Once your application is complete, you will receive an enrollment packet via email. This packet contains all the rules, procedures, and an acknowledgment and release form for you to sign. Once you've reviewed the materials and returned your signed waiver of liability, we'll waste no time in helping you schedule your first mentoring session.

Mentoring Process

UAZ VMS is your comprehensive support system for building a venture, whether it's in the non-profit sector or in the realm of for-profit enterprises. Your venture can be at any stage, in any industry or technology. Our mission is to see you thrive as an entrepreneur, providing you with practical mentoring that focuses on your next steps. We're here to help, but we can't do it for you. The power to shape your destiny lies in your hands.

At UAZ VMS, we offer face-to-face and virtual team mentoring experiences like no other.  Teams are supported by carefully selected and extensively trained mentors, all waiting to guide ventures toward greatness. Our interactions are strictly confidential and under nondisclosure agreements, ensuring that your ideas remain secure. We adhere to a strict code of ethics, prioritizing your success above all else. And here's the best part: UAZ VMS is absolutely free.

The frequency and duration of meetings are entirely up to you. There's no time limit on our mentoring relationships. In fact, you can come back to us in a decade if you need mentoring! In your initial meetings, you'll connect with a team of passionate mentors who will dive deep into understanding your unique needs and the stage of development your venture has reached. As your journey progresses, your mentor team will expand and adapt to cater to your evolving needs. One mentor will take the lead, working closely with you to create meeting agendas and adjust the composition of the mentor team over time.


At UAZ VMS, we expect our entrepreneurs to commit to a long-term relationship, embracing professionalism, openness, and responsiveness with our volunteer mentors. We encourage you to provide accurate information about your venture to the best of your ability, allowing us to support you in the most effective way possible. 

Your venture holds the key to your success, and at UAZ VMS, we believe in shared responsibility. You are responsible for scheduling meetings with our VMS office, crafting meeting agendas that reflect your aspirations, and taking detailed meeting minutes to share with our team. Additionally, we ask you to provide monthly updates to our office, ensuring we're all on the same journey towards entrepreneurial excellence.

Get Ready to Launch with

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It’s time to explore your potential for entrepreneurial success with UAZ VMS. Join a community of like-minded individuals and benefit from the guidance of dedicated mentors who are eager to witness your progress. Together, let's push boundaries, overcome obstacles, and make meaningful contributions to various industries. The future holds promising opportunities, and UAZ VMS is here to support you every step of the way.

Apply now and become part of the entrepreneurial movement with UAZ VMS!

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