Mentorship

Starting a business is never easy

It takes skill, money, timing, expertise, some luck… and a lot of help. Innovate 518 Support Services are offered by partner incubators and can provide a variety of tools to growing ventures to work towards specific, impactful milestones. Through relationships with mentors and organizations, partner organizations can provide services in the following industry-specific areas:

Legal:

  • Company formation
  • Bylaws
  • FEIN application
  • Stockholder agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • NDAs

Business Planning:

  • Business plan development
  • Market research
  • Financial projections
  • Assistance with hiring
  • Incorporation decisions

SBIR Assistance:

  • Finding solicitation and agency fit
  • SBIR process guidance
  • Drafting a budget
  • Writing assistance
  • Project management
  • Registrations and submissions

Financial and Administration:

  • Payroll administration and tax withholding
  • Quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Quickbooks deployment

Commercialization:

  • Pricing research and model development
  • Sales plans
  • Marketing research
  • Pitch coaching, marketing plans
*Please inquire with the Innovate 518 affiliated partner on the specific services and mentors they have available.

UNY50 Leadership Network 

UNY50 leaders are building a more connected startup ecosystem. Membership is by invitation only, with selective criteria that facilitates trust and collaboration. UNY50 members are:

  • Proven entrepreneurs building high-growth businesses with sales, equity investment or exits of over $10 million
  • Corporate “intrapreneurs” with success conceiving, developing and launching high-impact products within organizations
  • Ecosystem influencers with a record of mentoring, investing in, and supporting entrepreneurs