The Start, Scale, Succeed Mentorship Program facilitates one-to-one mentoring relationships that connect mentees with mentors across West Virginia to learn how to become better business owners. Mentoring helps you expand your network, gain new knowledge and insights, and build new skills.
Our advisors are here to guide you, whether you’re just starting your business, ready to scale up, or looking for advice on maintaining success.
Nora Myers brings to Partner Community Capital an established track record of developing and successfully implementing strategies for new products and services in multiple environments – private enterprise, academia and Fortune 500 companies. She previously worked with start-ups as the LaunchLab Director at WVU’s Beckley campus and delivered business development support to companies seeking venture capital as the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Charleston, the operational assistance partner for Adena Ventures. She also served as a commercial lender to small and medium enterprises in the Washington, DC area. Nora earned an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington and a BS in Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is a graduate of the Venture Capital Institute.
Kristen serves as a Business Advisor for the WV Women’s Business Center focusing her efforts toward 1:1 coaching for female owned and socially disadvantaged entrepreneurs. Kristen began her career on the Monongahela National Forest as a Resource Assistant where she focused her efforts on building the groundwork around recreation tourism economy development and community engagement; one of her main projects being the regional marketing campaign Mon Forest Towns. Shortly thereafter Kristen joined Snowshoe Mountain Resort as the Community Liaison and Executive Director for the Snowshoe Foundation.
Kristen has a Finance degree from the West Virginia University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Applied Community Development from Future Generations University with plans to graduate in Spring 2022.
Schedule a meeting with one of our advisors or attend a training to figure out how to acquire the capital you need to take the next step. Advisors work with clients to help them develop business plans, financial projections, and other materials to obtain financing. We can also provide referrals to lenders at Partner Community Capital, banks, angel investors, venture capitalists, and more.
Register for one of our free, virtual trainings to expand your business toolbox.