The North Atlanta Venture Mentoring Service (NAV) is principled and trained by MIT Venture Mentoring Service and is the first of its kind in Georgia. NAV, a pilot program led by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, is accepting applications for ventures with a working concept and beyond who want to take their business to the next level through team-based mentorship. 

Entrepreneurs

NAV welcomes all North Atlanta-based entrepreneurs with a working concept and beyond who are looking for guidance through team-based mentorship.

Mentors

NAV mentors are volunteer experts in any field or industry who wish to give back to the next generation of North Atlanta entrepreneurs. 

MIT Model

The MIT VMS Model is tried and true with 20 years of operation in 23 different countries. NAV is proud to be the 90th chapter principled and trained by MIT VMS.

News

The Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) announced the launch of the North Atlanta Venture Mentoring Service (NAV) today at The Circuit Woodstock to an engaged audience of Cherokee locals and community leaders. Headquartered in Cherokee, NAV represents Georgia’s first entrepreneur mentorship program principled and trained by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Venture Mentoring Service (VMS). 

Reach Us

One Innovation Way
Woodstock, GA 30188

770.345.0600

 

Led by our Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), NAV is the first of its kind in the state of Georgia. The program was made possible through the Cherokee By Choice initiative – a five-year results-driven public/private partnership aimed at reinforcing Cherokee’s role as a leader in economic development.

 

Fresh Start Cherokee is the entrepreneurship initiative of COED. 

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” – John C. Maxwell