Behind every successful company is a team of mentors, advisers, supporters and champions. A good support system can help guide an entrepreneur through some of the most difficult times and overcome some big obstacles. At TechFW, we champion the power of mentorship and started M-Crew, a program designed around a team of mentors with diverse experiences working with one company over a six-month period and focusing on their central barriers to growth and success.
Since the 2017 inception of M-Crew, our mentors voluntarily have given 480 hours of time, which doesn't include private sessions our mentors might have offered. Giving before you get is a core value of our organization and all of the mentors in this program exemplify that value. You would think that it would be hard to find professionals who share that belief, but it really hasn’t been. Ours is a community of people who have found success in their lives and are willing and able to give their time to help others succeed.
Now to meet the companies and mentors of the fourth cohort of the M-Crew program.
Up first, Nanoscope Technologies. Pictured here with the Nanoscope team members are mentors Sunny Lowe, Hope Kahan, Al Guillem and Ab DeWeese. This M-Crew has a diverse background of experience from biotech to talent development to IT. Nanoscope has developed a range of bio-medical technologies that include diagnostics and therapeutic devices and molecules so this M-Crew is perfectly poised to help them make progress.
Our second M-Crew team is working with Clarity Chair, a non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment for brain function problems. The M-Crew team pictured here from left to right is Clint Reese, John Burt, Nikole Dickman, Logan Speights and Andrew Chalk. This M-Crew is filled with entrepreneurs, technology leaders, consultants and even a stand-up comedian! Imagine the progress this team is going to make, and not to mention the laughs that’ll be had.
Our third M-Crew team is working with Smart Counseling, an online platform that connects patients to therapists. The M-Crew team consists of Tim Pileggi, Randy Roberson, Caroline Harrisonand Chuck Bouligny. This diverse group of mentors has expertise in marketing, sales, finance and law. It’s safe to say that Smart Counseling is in good hands.
There is power in a network and we believe in making advantageous connections. M-Crew is the ultimate connector. Everybody wins. The entrepreneurs receive the help they need to further their businesses and the mentors get a chance to give back and at the same time learn from the entrepreneurs and each other. TechFW strives to create an environment and program for “a-ha” moments, but know that people are where it starts when it comes to helping.
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Do you know a high-level thinker who's a mentor to you or someone you feel would be a great addition to our M-Crew? Maybe that's you! We want to meet our next mentors.
Click here to learn more about our M-Crew program and team and apply to get involved. We look forward to growing our network of those that are passionate about growing our startup ecosystem.