VFA Connect: Mentorship

VFA Connect

VFA Mentorship 2020 kicked off in January 2020. Fellows can login to VFA Connect by following this link.

If you are a Fellow that needs to set up a VFA Connect profile, please follow the below steps:

  • Click this link to go to VFA Connect

  • Join on the web OR via the mobile app (if you don’t download the app now, please do so later)

  • Enter your invite code: 572859

  • Review your profile (this was built from your survey responses) and make any desired edits. This will be the first information your mentor sees to learn about you!

  • Your Mentor will appear in the “Matches” section, if they joined already. Please make sure to use Chat and say “Hello!” to let them know you’re there as well (if your Mentor hasn’t joined yet, they won’t show up in the matches section. You’ll hear from them once they do!).

Core Mentorship

Fellows are matched 1:1 with a mentor for a 3-month mentorship cycle. Your Core Mentor will serve as a champion in your corner, providing you subject matter expertise, advice on navigating challenges, and professional growth strategies. After the three months, you will have the option to continue working with your mentor or let the relationship come to a close.

Who:

Current Fellows (though we will invite Alumni if we have enough mentors)

When:

  • November-December: On-boarding and Matching

  • January-April: Mentorship!

Expertise Mentorship

Expertise Mentors are in VFA Connect and make themselves available to address any industry- or role-specific questions you have. There is no commitment for ongoing mentorship and you can reach out to as many mentors as you’d like to ask for their expertise on a subject.

Who:

Current Fellows

When:

Launched in November of 2020!

If you're a current Fellow that wants to get signed up or an Alum interested in becoming a mentor, please send an email to the programs team at programs@ventureforamerica.org