The Best Investment You Can Give Is Your Time.


SPARK is seeking experienced business owners and professionals to volunteer as mentors to graduates of the SPARK program.  It’s an important part of our program for students to learn from other entrepreneurs. And it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and become an active member of the business community.

Launch Mentors

We’ll match you with one of our SPARK students to guide them through the process of getting ready to launch their business.  

Timeframe: 1hr/week for 10 weeks


Special Mentors

Provide on-call support for entrepreneurs’ specific needs and questions that relate to your experience and talents.  Assist with a range of topics: accounting, marketing, fundraising, website design, legal help, human resources, computer or software skills and business formation.

Timeframe:  As needed, working with current students and alumni


Help with pre-class enrollment by reading applications to screen class participants, providing feedback and being a judge during pitch camps or similar opportunities.

Timeframe: Varies based on scheduled events

For more information please contact us at, give us a call or stop by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.