The 804RVA Mentor Network
is all about community.
The mentor network is a collection of entreprenuers, specialists and creators that dedicate their time to helping the next generation of hackers, thinkers and doers. Currently, we have three programs: Startup Concierge, Lighthouse Labs, and Community Mentorship.
Startup Concierge is a select group of mentors willing to host open office hours, commit to training and focus on propelling startup dreams into viable businesses. We are working hard to create a path of learning with our mentors for those willing to risk entrepreneurship and change the world!
Lighthouse Labs Accelerator is a 15 week program for select companies. Lighthouse mentors have a range of skills, experience and connections that propel high growth businesses forward.
What is Startup Concierge?
Our mentors have made their time available through our office hours program. They are anxious to assist you through your journey.
When do we do it?
Office Hours are based on the availability of the individual mentors. Most office hours are hosted at 804RVA, but some mentors provide phone and skype meetings. Most office hour appointments are 30-60 minutes in length, so don't be late!
How do we do it?
If you are interested in seeking startup concierge assistance, fill out the form to the right and our concierge service will provide a personalized plan to help you get the most benefit from your mentorship.
Lighthouse Labs Accelerator
What is acceleration?
Acceleration is the new way to instantly connect with experienced business builders, investors and clients. It is a chance to build momentum and learn the skills required to run a high growth business.
How do we do it at Lighthouse Labs?
We thrive on pairing starters with a mentor network that helps you build your business. Innovators from across the region are dedicated to identifying client opportunities, technology resources, capital and the key business building advice you need.
When do we do it?
Over a four month period, you will be asked to focus on going from idea or early prototype to early customer adoption. The first month is all about your idea and how it can exploit its full market potential. The second month allows you to focus on build, beta and trial. The third month prepares you for the rigor of running and scaling your concept with an emphasis on winning customers and, if necessary, attracting capital
What is your commitment?
You get to join us at the 804RVA each day to build your dream. You are required to meet with your mentors, identify and interact with clients and produce tangible results as you build your business.
What do we like to accelerate?
Social entrepreneurs, Cyber-security, marketing and creative services, enterprise solutions, healthcare IT and the right consumer-focused applications
We are a non-profit entity. This makes us a great place to start since we focus on founders and not our portfolio return. We are partnered with a vibrant co-working community to help foster access to talent, a world-class marketing and branding community to focus your message and a broad community of innovative investors, doers and support organizations.
Lighthouse is also a Global Accelerator Network affiliate which means you have access to some of the top founders on the planet through yearly founders events and are moving through a proven program.
How can I support the great stuff happening with the Mentor Network?
We are always looking for community friends at the Mentor Network. You can get involved as an 804RVA sponsor at any time. We have several formal and informal ways for you to help. Contact us to learn more.