HBCUvc is an experience-based learning opportunity in venture capital and technology entrepreneurship. Our Fellowship is available to students attending select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to teach investment fundamentals and entrepreneurship. We empower our students to act as local venture catalysts to build startup communities in and around their campuses. During the program, students learn from investors and entrepreneurs as they work to identify investment opportunities, perform market research, and support local entrepreneurs. It gives students the real world experience needed to jumpstart careers in their chosen paths.
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HBCUvc is a leadership development and training program in venture capital that takes place during the academic year on your campus. Fellows participate in monthly online training sessions and meet in-person once per semester for training and to connect with other fellows, investors, and entrepreneurs.
Fellows can expect to learn:
Rising sophomores, juniors, and incoming grad students attending eligible HBCUs or HSIs on a full-time basis. Students must plan to be at enrolled in their university program for a minimum of two years. In addition, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2.
Students apply as individuals to become Fellows. However, the fellowship is designed to be a collaborative program. Campus teams have a minimum of 3 fellows. Therefore, we cannot advance a student's application unless there is a minimum of 3 - 5 applications from his or her university. We suggest encouraging friends and classmates to apply to increase the chances of your application being selected.
No. All majors are encouraged to apply.
No. The program, including training and associated travel costs, are covered for selected students.
The fellowship occurs during the academic year. Fellows can expect to spend 5 - 10 hours per week during the academic year.