THE MESA MISSION
Minnesota Emerging Software Advisory (MESA) is a non-profit mentoring organization inspired to make Minnesota’s software economy rank among the most vibrant and respected in the nation. Pro bono mentoring of start-up and emerging software company CEOs by software industry veterans is at the core of what we do. This “giving back,” high-quality mentoring results in 100% of our “mentees” testifying to the substantial impact MESA mentors make in their growth and success.
Pro bono mentoring leads to mentee comments such as “independent input,” “invaluable advice at each and every meeting,” and “a great job of challenging your thinking through questioning not telling.” At the same time, mentors comment it is a rare mentoring session where they don’t come away with new perspective or a thought applicable to their business lives.
With close to 30 emerging growth software companies mentored to-date, MESA is creating significant growth (and jobs!) in the Minnesota software economy. And, that is our sole goal.