About Lab Fund

The Lab Fund is a teaching venture capital fund. It provides benefit to, both, our Fellows and selected early stage entrepreneurs.

Fellows gain experience in equity-conscious startup investing and entrepreneur support. Early stage entrepreneurs from historically excluded racial and ethnic groups receive training, non dilutive funding support, and a network of connections and resources.

Lab Fund Benefits and Outcomes

  • Participating Fellows gain working knowledge of investor due diligence and portfolio support.

  • Selected Founders receive non-dilutive funding stipends

  • HBCUvc network introductions 

  • Foundational knowledge of types/stages/fit for VC funding

  • Expanded networks in the VC and Entrepreneurial community

  • Direct technical support by HBCUvc network and Fellows

  • Progress in custom business milestones

  • VC backable Founders by our Partners

  • Awareness and pursuit of opportunities shared through the HBCUvc network

Application Deadlines

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