Support Helps

People make everything possible. We are blessed to have an outstanding group of members and supporters.

Advisory Council

IDEA Works FW is offering a unique opportunity for established businesses in selected industries to mentor and market to our emerging business clients. This is a limited opportunity.
Advisory Council businesses will have the opportunity to:

  1. Provide advice and counsel to IDEA Works FW clients,
  2. Network with other Advisory Council executives, and
  3. Provide insight and leadership to IDEA Works FW on how to improve programming, member 3. successes and innovative solutions for emerging businesses.

As a member of the Advisory Council, your business will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend a quarterly IDEA Works FW update/networking meeting with other Advisory Council executives, followed by individual meetings with IDEA Works FW clients based on mutual need and consent.
  • Meet one-on-one with clients when agreeable to both parties.
  • Attend a bimonthly speaker series.
  • Attend a bimonthly, after-hours reception series.
  • Attend occasional monthly client roundtable lunches, depending on subject matter that is aligned with your industry. The roundtable lunch program allows IDEA Works FW, the Advisory Council and the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) to meet with tenants in an informal, collaborative educational exercise.
  • Have your company name and/or logo listed on digital and collateral marketing materials as an Advisory Council member.
  • Have access to IDEA Works’ shared coworking space and conference rooms for your client meetings or wireless needs.


IDEA Works FW provides sponsorship opportunities to those looking to support the entrepreneurs in our community, aid in member success, and support our program. As a program of a 501(c)(3) organization we continually build collaboration opportunities into our operations. Sponsorship can be everything from being a member of our Advisory Council, sponsoring an event series, in-kind donations of resources and tools for entrepreneurs, to naming rights in our shared spaces.


If you are interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities at IDEA Works FW, contact us at to get the conversation started and to learn about specific engagement opportunities.



Mentor: an experienced and trusted adviser.


All IDEA Works FW clients gain the opportunity while in the program to meet and connect with potential mentors from our community. The mentor and mentee relationship is built by the two parties and we look for the best fit based on industry, personality, and experience. We aid in clarifying expectations, goals and objectives to ensure that you find the right mentor/mentee relationship, along with learning how to identify milestones that indicate when mutually established goals have been reached.


For those interested in becoming a mentor to an early stage entrepreneur and are of the mindset of giving without expectations, becoming a mentor for IDEA Works FW clients is a great fit. Our program provides clients with the opportunity to meet and explore the mentor/mentee relationship. Becoming a mentor can be a rewarding experience for those that have been there before and have knowledge to share with those taking on the entrepreneur lifestyle. If you are interested in exploring mentorship at IDEA Works FW, contact us at to get the conversation started.

Donate to the Cause

If you are interested in exploring donation opportunities at IDEA Works FW, contact us at to get the conversation started. We welcome any and all support to reach our mission and aid in client success.

The Fort Worth startup community has on-going and unique volunteer opportunities for anyone looking to support entrepreneurship in our community. This takes many forms at IDEA Works FW and helps drive member success. Opportunities include but not limited to:

  • Event organizers
  • Speaker at an event/workshop
  • Research assistance with aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Hosting Open Office Hours
  • Becoming a mentor
  • Serving on a committee

If you are interested in exploring volunteering at IDEA Works FW, contact us at to get the conversation started.