About Emerging Venture Leaders

The Emerging Venture Leaders (EVLs) program (previously 31 Under 31) recognizes, amplifies, and connects emerging talent in venture capital.

These honorees are principals, associates, analysts, and ecosystem builders that are leading the transition to a new innovation economy where the thoughts, ideas, leadership, and impact of capital allocation strategies are directed by diverse individuals. This effort offers avenues of personal and professional development by way of programming, dialogue, and meaningful connections within the community.

The emerging VC program continues to evolve to better fit the personal and professional development needs of our community. We are building a lifelong community that looks to leverage the institutional relationships and platform of HBCUvc to create unique opportunities for our participants to accelerate their careers, gain deeper insights into the innovation economy, and build deeper relationships amongst themselves. Program participation is invite-only.

Program Benefits and Outcomes

Recognition of emerging venture capital talent

Unique opportunities for participants to accelerate their careers by gaining deeper insights into the innovation economy

Opportunities to expand knowledge and skills via others

A lifelong community that leverages the institutional relationships and platform of HBCUvc

Application Deadlines

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