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with those who have been in their shoes before.

Applications for the 2020-21 VLS Mentorship Program are Now Open

Fill out the form below to apply to participate in the VLS Mentorship Program as a Mentor or Mentee

What is a VelocityLS Mentorship Program?

Each year VelocityLS pairs entrepreneurs in the Kansas City area with local Mentors that come from a variety of backgrounds but have one thing in common – they’ve navigated successful businesses. 

Velocity Mentors volunteer to be part of this program for 12-month increments. Their duties are to provide advice, guidance, support and a seasoned perspective to their mentees as they grow their company.

As mentees progress, they can apply to pitch at multiple VelocityLS events for capital.

Many Velocity Mentees have gone on to achieve incredible accomplishments and have come back as mentors themselves. 

In addition to a mentor, mentees have many resources available to them including professional financial guidance, marketing materials and more.

VelocityLS provides a Mentorship Guide to make mentoring milestones easy to track. Mentees can be in all different stages along the journey to having a successful business. The Mentorship Guide provides discussion prompts, a list of VelocityLS resources and a journal. 

VelocityLS Mentees are local entrepreneurs striving to accomplish great things. They are vetted to ensure their business idea has a solid foundation and this process is taken seriously. 

VelocityLS is proud to provide resources that stimulate growth in Kansas City at no cost to mentees.

VelocityLS Mentors

Will Coates, Billy Goat Properties

Jon Cundiff, Weed Man

Donna Duffey, JCCC

Clint Haynes, NextGen Wealth

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