UNT Mentorship Program developed to spur entrepreneurial success

University of North Texas (UNT) Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is driving entrepreneurial creativity in new ways.

Entrepreneurs now have the opportunity to connect with business leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs through the Murphy Center’s newly formed Mentoring Program.

The Mentoring Program, featuring twelve mentors, is designed to assist entrepreneurs growing their early stage businesses. Each mentor brings decades of experience in starting, growing and exiting companies across a range of industries. Each mentee is paired with a mentor by the Murphy Center team. Critical areas of importance that mentors provide insight into include functional skills, customers/connections, pitches and the funding process.

Center Senior Director Jon McCarry is spearheading the initiative which provides entrepreneurs additional guidance and support beyond the ideation phase, i.e. the valley of death for start-ups.

The Mentorship Program is open to UNT students, alumni, faculty or staff in good standing with the university, and companies working with the university on new technologies. Participation in the Program requires at least one meeting with the Murphy Center team and an application. All applications are evaluated the first week of every month. Acceptance into the Program is based on the stage of the start-up, experience, goals and fit.

Visit https://cob.unt.edu/murphycenter to learn more and apply to become a mentee today.