Flashstarts is a Cleveland-based startup accelerator and venture fund focused on unique and innovative uses of software and technology. The program is based off the successful TechStars accelerator approach and offers an intensive, full-time, 12-week summer program that turns 12 teams into successful startups. Flashstarts accepts teams and solo entrepreneurs, operates via startup-specific cycles of rapid iteration and feedback, and aims to provide world-class resources and support.

Flashstarts offers interns, mentors and hands-on coaching to assist its startup teams.  Flashstarts’ network of volunteer mentors is critical to teams’ success, as mentors provide teams with entrepreneurial advice, strategic direction, tactical assistance, access to a network of contacts, and occasionally wisdom. The organization seeks to continue to build its mentor network.

Flashstarts’ startup teams have a variety of needs. Participation as a volunteer mentor is flexible and can accommodate your schedule.  For more information, visit the Flashstarts website at http://www.flashstarts.com/become-flashstarts-mentor/ or contact Taylor Zorman at taylor.zorman@flashstarts.com or 216-509-8603.