Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) will begin to host its monthly in-person community nights starting Wednesday, July 14 at the Springfield Innovation Center. Whether a potential mentor, an entrepreneur, or just ‘startup-curious,’ an ideal way to experience VVM is to dive into a night of conversation, networking, and community building. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with VVM’s first social gathering since March 2020, and light refreshments will be served. Attendees will then hear pitches from local entrepreneurs and startups immediately followed by breakout sessions in which the VVM community will have an opportunity to provide feedback. The event will conclude with a casual networking session until 8 p.m.