Are You an Entrepreneur in Search of a Mentor?
A start-up venture is far more likely to thrive when supported by multiple mentors with proven skills and experience.
As an emerging entrepreneur, it takes innovation, passion and purpose teamed with business savvy to form a viable business venture. Experienced entrepreneurs working in a mentoring capacity can give up-and-coming entrepreneurs the edge to overcome obstacles, challenges and issues they may face in their business start-up.
Grow and Learn with the MERLIN Mentors
The Madison Entrepreneur Resource, Learning and Innovation Network (MERLIN) is a Madison-based corp of volunteers who have masterfully started and managed new ventures. These mentors use their skills, experience and enthusiasm to guide emerging entrepreneurs in early stage ventures to boost the potential of business success.
MERLIN supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the Madison community by matching potential entrepreneurs with volunteer mentors — including UW faculty and alumni — from the corporate, entrepreneurial and academic communities.
MERLIN provides entrepreneurs information and guidance to launch, sustain and grow their venture, particularly in the areas of biotechnology, information technology, agriculture, medicine, food science and manufacturing.