Join our passionate team of entrepreneurs, artists, and professionals committed to breaking down silos and building opportunities for collaborative social innovation.


Mentor an Artist

We welcome visiting experts to meet with emerging artists as part of the Artists Help Desk, on a range of topics that will help them launch and sustain their artistic practices. Previous experts at the Artists Help Desk have included curators, museum directors, directors of arts nonprofits, and artists with established practices.

If you would like to get involved, please email us at with your name, contact information, and your area of expertise.

Learn more about the Artists Help Desk program and its former experts/mentors.


Support Emerging Entrepreneurs

The Fairmount Innovation Lab seeks subject matter experts and experienced entrepreneurs for its accelerator and pre-accelerator programs, to share their knowledge in areas such as lean business principles, grant proposal writing, budgeting and business planning, marketing, legal issues, and industry-specific expertise for example, fashion, design, and recording.

  • Visiting experts can have an impact in a variety of ways, for example, by serving as a
  • Guest speaker or presenter
  • One-time provider of technical assistance
  • Mentor to an emerging entrepreneur
  • A startup buddy

Please email us at with your name, contact information, and the way in which you can share your expertise in support of emerging entrepreneurs.