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Bridging the gap between local business leaders and startup founders.

mcrew

1. A program that matches startup companies in need with skilled mentors with an array of skill sets.

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Why mcrew?

We believe it takes a village to nurture a successful business. It is common wisdom that every great business stands on the shoulders of a team of great mentors and advisors. In addition, 92% of small business owners agree that mentors have a direct impact on the growth and survival of their business, yet only 22% of small businesses say they had mentors when they started their business.

HOW IT WORKS

+ We take a team approach to mentoring technology founders.

+ Founders get a dedicated team of mentors with diverse experience for a six month period.

+ Mentors and companies both receive training to amplify the effectiveness of the program.

+ The program provides a flexible structure for everyone in each cohort to define the rules of engagement to best serve the mission.

+ There is to be no investments and no paid contract work from mentors into the companies for one year from the date the matchmaking is set.

+ All of the mentors sign a confidentiality agreement.

Mentee Criteria

1

Founder must own, have licensed, or be working on proprietary technology or some technology or process with a high barrier to entry.

2

Founder must agree to a monthly meeting for six-months (usually third Wednesday of the month from 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm).

3

Founder and TechFW must mutually agree that there is an alignment between the company’s needs and TechFW capabilities.

4

Founder must pay program fee of $2,000 for the 6-month duration of the program (waived if you're in one of our other programs.)

Overall, we greatly benefited from the program and we feel we received much more from the team than from the hired support we have worked with in the past.

CEO of Moov,

MCrew graduate

SARINYA OLIVER

Meet the Mentors

Maybe we're biased, but we are convinced we have the most accomplished mentors in DFW. Meet them below:

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Randy Roberson

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Nikole Dickman

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John

Burt

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Sunny

Lowe

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Andrew Chalk

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Faith

Geiger

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Julie

Wilson

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Pamela Nelson

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Rick

Matos

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Thomas

Zais

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Greg

Head

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Brandon

Lairsen

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Caroline Harrison

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Al

Guillem

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Tim

Pileggi

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Chuck Bouligny

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Ticki Favaroth

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Brad

Taylor

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Jim

Womack

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Ralph

Henry

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Randy

Moresi

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Robert Pollock

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Cortney

Gumbleton

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Lei

Testa

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Logan Speights

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Hope

Kahan

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Clint

Reese

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Cynthia

St. John

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DeWeese

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Claude Longoria

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Mike

Byrnes

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Phyllis Washington

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Todd

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Steve

Montgomery

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Diego

Alvarado

Mentor Criteria

CULTURE FIT

We start with a culture fit. Below are the common values that our mentors share:

1

Give you get. Expect nothing in return.

2

Have empathy; Remember that building new ventures is hard.

3

Guide, but never tell the entrepreneurs what to do; Understand that it’s their company, not yours.

4

Communicate well with other mentors that get involved; being on the same page is essential.

SKILLS + EXPERIENCE

We then consider skillsets and experience. Our mentors share these common attributes:

1

Either own or work in startups that commercialize innovative tech or have a high barrier to entry

2

Have raised capital through angel investors, venture capitals, crowdfunding, etc.

3

Have high competency in business expertise or network in targeted industries.

4

Have experience building high growth, scalable businesses

According to Endeavor, companies whose founders have been mentored by a top-performing entrepreneur are 3x more likely to become top performers themselves.

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a Mentee

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a Mentor

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