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Events Application

Host an event with the Hive Network

Mentor Application

Become a mentor with the Hive network.

Mentor Form

  • Home Address

  • Contact Details

  • Professional Information

  • Top three expert business areas

  • Mentor information

  • References

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  • Profile

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  • Roles and responsibilities

    I agree to participate as a mentor for a WV Hive Network client. I understand that my advice or counsel is part of a coaching relationship and I pledge to use my best judgment independent of personal bias in my role as a WV Hive a mentor. I understand that the entrepreneur remains fully and solely responsible for any and all personal and business decisions during his or her participation in WV HIVE mentor program and shall not create any fiduciary or other obligation with respect to any outcomes of the advice or assistance provided by me or by other WV Hive associates.

    Confidentiality and privacy

    I agree I will not disclose the confidential or private information, which may include, but is not limited to the ideas, business information or personal affairs of or about the entrepreneur outside of the organization without his or her explicit consent. Further, I agree I will discuss the personal and business affairs of the entrepreneur only with those people within WV Hive who have a reasonable need to the information in order to assist in its deliberations. I understand that discussions with WV Hive will remain confidential, and that loan approvals and decisions regarding financial support of any entrepreneur's business will be documented and confidential records will be maintained. I further agree to take due care to safeguard all plans or other material entrusted to me by the entrepreneur or any WV Hive representative.

    Conflict of interest

    I will hold no financial investment in the business of the entrepreneur. I will immediately report any real, potential or perceived conflict of interest, personal interest, or competitive position of mentors or others involved with WV Hive to a WV Hive staff member.

    Time commitment

    I will be available for a minimum of four hours of dedicated time with the entrepreneur each month to provide support consistent with the agreement we develop.


    In consultation with the entrepreneur, I will provide a quarterly online update on the progress of the business to WV Hive utilizing the Incutrack system. I further agree to provide program feedback through a survey that may occasionally be requested by WV Hive.


    I will participate in the Interview and Mentor orientation session.

    Relationship management

    I agree to attempt to work through any relationship conflicts that may arise. If the entrepreneur and I are unable to design or maintain a constructive and beneficial working relationship within the context of the mentor program, I will advise WV Hive in order to find a resolution.

    Authorization for release of information

    I, the undersigned, hereby authorize the WV Hive, or any person or agency authorized by them, to provide personal information about myself including any information, opinion, report, record, note or copy of same, which is requested by WV Hive in connection with the conduct of background investigation relating to my application for a volunteer position to mentor a young entrepreneur, including, but not limited to the following: employment records, academic transcripts, character and other references. I authorize, without reservation, any party or agency contacted by WV Hive to furnish the above-mentioned information. I hereby release and agree to hold harmless and/or to indemnify WV Hive and any person or agency providing such information from any and all liability arising from my request, use of, or furnishing such information.
    I acknowledge that WV Hive reserves the right to ask me for a criminal record search and that if requested, I will obtain this search from the local police authorities.
    I certify that I have not been involved in any criminal activity.

    Collection and use of information

    WV Hive, and any of its third-party service providers, collects and uses the Information provided by the mentor or collected pursuant to the mentor's prior authorization, for the following purposes: (a) processing your mentorship application; (b) providing or facilitating mentorship activities and education; (c) advertising; (d) media relations; (e) marketing; (f) fundraising; (g) social media; and (h) promotions in respect of WV Hive's operations (collectively, the "Purposes").
    I understand that WV Hive regularly communicates with its network - through timely updates and newsletters - and I will be added to this mailing list. I also understand that I can opt out of receiving these updates at any time by clicking on an unsubscribe box featured on these updates.

    Disclosure of information

    WV Hive, and any of its third-party service providers, discloses Information in respect of the mentor to the following persons and for the following purposes: (a) to third-party service providers for the purpose of providing services in connection with the Purposes; (b) to third parties for the purpose of conducting reference checks; (c) to other clients of WV Hive, WV Hive mentors or WV Hive community partners for the purpose of providing or facilitating mentorship activities or for educational purposes; (d) to manage your performance (including making accommodations and allowances); (e) to garner opinions and comments in regard to WV Hive's operations and as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law; and (f) as may be required in order to fulfill the Purposes.

    By providing the information requested, you agree that WV Hive may collect and use this information only for the purposes of processing your mentoring application, and if selected, for providing or facilitating mentorship activities and education, managing your performance (including making accommodations and allowances), garnering opinions and comments in regard to WV Hive's operations and as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law. For more information on how WV Hive collects, uses and discloses your personal information please read our Privacy Statement.

Co.Starters Application

Validate that idea in 9 weeks with the assistance of the community, mentors, technical advisors, and the WV HIVE.

Co.Starters Application

CO.STARTERS is for both aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners looking to launch a new product or service. Our only perquisites? A business idea you’re ready to share and work on; Willingness to collaborate, shape, and fine-tune your business in a supportive environment If you’re creative and community-minded, and you’re serious about turning your passion into a sustainable small business, or participating in the change we want to see in Southern WV we’d love for you to apply now!
  • If you are a Facilitator, Mentor, or Guest Speaker, please choose a workshop that best suits your strengths, expertise and comfort level.
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  • We like to tell great success stories and the best stories are of those who take their time to give back to the community. We'd like to highlight you as one of our very first Co-Hort Facilitators, Mentors, or Guest Speakers, or even participants. Please upload a profile picture or even a logo.
  • Terms of Agreement*
    By checking "I agree," I understand that WV HIVE does not guarantee that I will be successful in my business. Furthermore, the benefits gained from participating in WV HIVE CO.STARTERS are a result of time, energy and dedication to the training program, and thus are not based solely on the completion of the coursework. I further understand and authorize WV HIVE to provide applicable information to the assigned management counselor(s). I understand that any information released to be held in strict confidence by him/her. No person will be excluded from participation in or otherwise subjected to discrimination in regard to services, programs and employment provided by WV Hive based on race, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.

    Use in Media and Publicity

    I hereby consent and authorize New River Gorge Regional Development Authority AKA (“WV HIVE Network”), and anyone else it may authorize, to use the photographs taken of me, including my name, likeness and voice (“Publicity Items”), and any reproduction of them in any form, for the purpose of publicizing, promoting, marketing, and advertising WV HIve’ activities in any media now known or later developed, in perpetuity and throughout the world. I also consent to the use of my name, and any testimonial statements made by myself, in connection herewith.

    I further agree to release and hold harmless WV Hive, its representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, officers, directors, employees, trustees, facilitators, mentors, technical advisors, successors and assigns, from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, expenses or damages, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees, which may arise out of or in connection with any claim by me or alleged to be on my behalf resulting from the use of the Publicity Items, the use of which I now knowingly and voluntarily grant to WV Hive, and the full ownership rights of which I now knowingly and voluntarily grant and assign to WV Hive. I acknowledge that I will receive no fee for the use of my name, statements and Publicity Items herein. I further acknowledge that WV Hive is the owner of all rights in and to the photograph(s) described above.

    Copyright & Confidentiality

    I understand that CO.LAB shall remain sole owner of the CO.STARTERS Curriculum and that CO.LAB reserves all right, title, and interest in and to all intellectual property rights, including but not limited to any copyrights, patent rights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights that may be contained in the CO.STARTERS Curriculum, or any related materials provided to myself to this agreement. I understand that without the written permission of CO.LAB I will not publish or permit to be published, any material, in book, pamphlet, or other printed or electronic form, based on the CO.STARTERS Curriculum which, in CO.LAB’s judgment, is likely to interfere with CO.LAB’s ownership interest in the CO.STARTERS Curriculum.

    I understand that as a student with WV Hive I may in the course of my class activities and discussions learn private information from fellow students, teachers, WV Hive staff, mentors and/or other presenters regarding such things as personal financial information, proprietary business information or business plans, sensitive information of a personal nature, and other information which would generally be expected and understood to be a confidential nature (the “Confidential Information”). It is the policy of WV Hive that such Confidential Information should never be discussed with or disclosed to anyone except other students in my WV Hive course, the WV Hive staff, or other persons authorized by the WV Hive staff or by the provider of this Confidential Information. I understand and agree with this WV Hive policy, and I agree that this Confidential Information, whether provided in class, through casual conversation, or in writing, will be kept confidential by me. Additionally, I agree not to disclose any such Confidential Information without the express written permission of the provider of such information, and I agree not to use any such Confidential Information for my personal benefit in any way. I also agree that WV Hive is not responsible for the protection of any Confidential Information which I may disclose, and that WV Hive will have no liability to me if any Confidential Information of mine is intentionally or inadvertently disclosed by any other member of my WV Hive class or anyone else to whom I disclose such Information.