It's not just about having access to world class mentors. It's about the quality of the time you get to spend with them. Chairlift conversations or hikes forge strong relationships far beyond business. No other accelerator can give you that! 

Having over 100 mentors for some programs can feel like good marketing. The reality is that mentor commitments can vary, so every year we work with each mentor to sign up for one of three different commitment levels. The most committed "Lead Mentors" will basically feel like part of the cohort, "Mentors" commit to working regularly with at least one team throughout the program, and the least committed "Members" sign up to take virtual meetings, answer emails, make introductions and attend at least one of our big events. Out of the 100, TVA has about 10% Lead Mentors, 50% Mentors and 40% Members. If a specific mentor is really important to a startup, we do our best to ensure that they commit to at least the "Mentor" level. 

If you are interested in becoming a mentor check out our Mentor Policy here, and reach out to us afterwards.