The High Plains Mentor Network is a collaborative effort between the Wyoming Business Council (WBC) and the University of Wyoming (UW) to support entrepreneurs across Wyoming. The Network’s goal is to increase the success of entrepreneurs in their startup endeavors by matching experienced startup founders with up and coming entrepreneurs in a long-term mentoring relationship.
The program matches a team of experienced mentors with each entrepreneur, creating a team with a diverse skill set, including whenever possible a mentor from the entrepreneurs industry as well as members with needed skills in marketing, finance, fundraising, etc. Mentorships will last for at least 3-6 months and help the entrepreneur chart a course through the difficult process of starting a company. The relationship will focus on both the development of the entrepreneur and on the success of the startup.
If you are looking for a mentor please use the Mentor Network Entrepreneur Application. Entrepreneur should have a business concept, preferably in one of the ENDOW targeted industries (agriculture, natural resource, tourism & recreation, advanced manufacturing and knowledge & creative), know they need help and be coachable, have invested a minimum amount of time or money in the project, have identified their target market, and have identified specific goals or milestoneswith which they want assistance.
Entrepreneurial mentors are individuals with industry and business experience who have a desire to provide their expertise to new ventures and entrepreneurship. If you're interested in becoming a mentor, please communicate your interest using our Mentor Application Form so we can connect you with appropriate opportunities and ventures that are looking for your specific talents.