ThresholdImpact Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) is a program for University of Alberta students and Alumni. It pairs entrepreneurs with a team of 3-4 Mentors, with the goal of fostering deep, trusting, long-term relationships. The focus of the mentoring is on the entrepreneur’s development, rather than the venture’s, although the venture provides a vehicle for this. The Mentors have been carefully selected not only on their relevant experience and expertise, but on their reputations as excellent mentors. The VMS is a unique program open to entrepreneurs in the growth stage, and is complimentary to other entrepreneurial supports and resources available in the community. The VMS is free, but requires a certain level of commitment and dedication from the entrepreneur. In addition to Mentoring, there are opportunities for professional development, learning and networking within the small, exclusive VMS group.