Texas Venture Mentoring Service
ATI has assembled Austin’s most accomplished mentors to support startups in the many entrepreneurship programs at UT.
TEXVMS is the Austin Technology Incubator’s mentoring service. It is operated by ATI with the support of the University of Texas System.
TEXVMS is based on the methodology of the MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS), which has been used at MIT since 2000 and successfully replicated at over 50 organizations worldwide. The MIT VMS model is based on:
- Team mentoring
- Strict guiding principles / code of ethics
- A community of highly qualified and committed volunteer mentors
- Focus on developing the entrepreneur
- Practical, actionable advice
TEXVMS Mission Statement
TEXVMS is an organization formed to support entrepreneurial activity within the UT Austin community and the Central Texas region and, thereby, to further the educational mission of UT Austin. TEXVMS believes that the active support of entrepreneurial activities improves the education of those in both the UT Austin community, and the Central Texas regional community, strengthens UT Austin’s role as a world leader in innovation and broadens UT Austin’s academic, teaching, research, and public service missions.