What is the Energy Mentor Network?
The Energy Mentor Network’s goal is to foster the growth of Tennessee advanced energy technologies and startups by connecting entrepreneurs with mentors and industry specific expertise. This gives Tennessee yet another advantage in grabbing its more than fair share of the $1.4 trillion global advanced energy market.
The Energy Mentor Network is run by the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council in partnership with Launch Tennessee.
In broad strokes, the Energy Mentor Network pairs mentors with promising new companies and entrepreneurs through a structured program involving panel presentations and mentoring sessions.
The purpose of the program is to develop quality startups. After completing the program, startups will have an investable pitch deck, a rock solid business model and a plan to establish more traction. These tools will position Tennessee’s entrepreneurs to raise capital, request other funds like SBIR grants, and scale their company.
The Energy Mentor Network also provides unique access to industry specific research assets, networking opportunities with the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council’s members and partners, and opportunities to participate in Launch Tennessee programming.
The mentor network uses a video conference service to engage and connect mentors and entrepreneurs across the State of Tennessee when in-person meetings are not possible.