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College ventures network

The Student Venture Hub

We are a global network of 50+ (and growing!) student-run organizations empowering student founders and funders from around the world.

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The Initial Launch

In June, we held our first virtual Demo Day, showcasing 18 of the amazing companies our initial 18 accelerator members work with to a geographically diverse audience of almost 200 investors. Since then, we have nearly 3xed in size, developed a new logo, and are constantly finding new ways to grow and add value to the network

Covered by the Stanford Daily, the Demo Day was a resounding success, giving students the chance to pitch to investors and get inspired the incredible work others were doing around the globe.

Peter Doe, San Diego

The fantastic dishes, the restaurant itself, the friendly and attentive staff and of course the marvelous Chef de Cusine made our stay in Nice unforgettable.

Jonathan Doe, Michigan

The scenery, atmosphere, food and staff were absolutely wonderful. We all had the mushroom Risotto as an appetizer and it was among the best I've ever had.

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Mission

Why We Do

Being a founder or funder has traditionally been an opaque and exclusionary experience. It is still almost completely reliant on relationships. The problem? This approach has produced incredible returns, providing little necessity for change. Rather than campaigning current firms, we are solving the problem at its root. By giving ambitious students from diverse backgrounds experience and networks in venture, we can seed the industry with people who will understand and back the next generation of diverse founders. In the meantime, we will be creating more opportunity for and supporting incredible student founders.

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What We Do

Our main focus as we launch is to create the most value for our network members. As we grow, we are excited to introduce more initiatives that anyone interested in startups, accelerators, and venture capital can benefit from.
This is just the start!

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Accelerator Network

The Accelerator Network is the first global network of student-run startup accelerators in the world.

With over 30 (and growing!) student-run accelerators from three countries, we are connecting hundreds of students and organizational leaders to share resources, support student founders, and provide broad-based access to top-tier capital for the next generation of incredible companies.

After laying the groundwork for the past two years, we are scaling quickly. Each member of our network can expect top level access to resources, connections with top tier VCs, a collection of best practices, and the opportunity to connect with and learn from amazing student leaders from around the world.

Part of a student-run accelerator? Click below to get in contact with our team about joining the network!

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VC Fund Network

Becoming a reality mere weeks ago, the VC Fund Network is the only global network of student-run firms, already calling dozens of firms members.

The goal of this group is to build a strong community of VC firms at universities across the world by sharing resources, advice, and deals with each other.

We are starting with bi-weekly 'Best Practices' meetings covering topics voted on by the community. There is much more being actively created and implemented.

If you are involved with a fund on your campus we'd love to explain our vision and talk about how you and your fund could get involved. Click below to get in touch!

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VC Org Network

The VC Org Network is the latest initiative from the CVN team.

As a collection of organizations interested in and involved with venture capital, the VC Org Network will exist to connect like-minded students and provide a medium for organizations to collaborate.

Beyond the collaboration with peer organizations, VC Org members will have access to the broader CVN community, opening up channels to learn about other organizational models out there.

Having just recently launched, we would love to have your organization be part of the inaugural group. Use the button below to get in contact!

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Get Involved

We have a lot of ideas brewing for new initiatives, but as full-time students and generally ambitious people, our small team only has so much capacity.

If you want to see something from us, or better yet would want to join us in our efforts to democratize access to the venture industry, we would absolutely love to hear from you. We are a democratic organization with many opportunities for individuals to take leadership positions for each initiative.

If what we are doing sounds intriguing to you or you have any feedback for us, please reach out by clicking the button below!

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Members

The Network

A network is only as strong as its members. Suffice to say, we feel honored to work with every one of these amazing organizations to create a better and more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem for all. With how quickly we are onboarding new members, this list likely isn't currently exhaustive!

Accelerator
Project W
Babson, Wellesly, Olin
Accelerator
Innovation Dojo
Brown University
Accelerator
Life Changing Labs
Cornell University
Accelerator
Liga de Empreendedorismo FGV
Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Accelerator
Harvard Ventures
Harvard College
Accelerator
Kickstart Global
LSE & UCL
Accelerator
Tiger Ventures
LSU
Accelerator
IDEA
Northeastern
Accelerator
The Anvil
Purdue University
Accelerator
Rice Ventures
Rice University
Accelerator
RSVP Venture Fund
Rutgers University
Accelerator
Cardinal Ventures
Stanford University
Accelerator
Jumbo Ventures
Tufts University
Accelerator
Cal Hacks
UC Berkeley
Accelerator
Health Engine
UC Berkeley
Accelerator
Free Ventures
UC Berkeley
Accelerator
Spark SC
USC
Accelerator
OX1
University of Oxford
Accelerator
Angel Incubator
University of Oxford
Accelerator
Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute
University of Utah
Accelerator
Warwick Incubator
University of Warwick
Accelerator
DubHacks Next
University of Washington
Accelerator
Kodiak Ventures
Washington University in St. Louis
VC Fund
University Impact
BYU
VC Fund
248 Builders
Babson, Wellesley, Olin
VC Fund
Van Wickle Ventures
Brown University
VC Fund
A-Level Capital
Johns Hopkins University
VC Fund
Redhawk Ventures
Miami University
VC Fund
Wave Ventures
Nordics
VC Fund
Prospect Student Ventures
Princeton University
VC Fund
California Crescent Fund
Universities across California
VC Fund
LTF Ventures
University of Chicago
VC Fund
Hillside Ventures
University of Connecticut
VC Fund
UGA Kickstart Fund
University of Georgia
VC Fund
UVF - Crossroads
University of Kansas
VC Fund
Atland Ventures
University of Minnesota
VC Fund
Husker Venture Fund
University of Nebraska
VC Fund
Lux Libertas Ventures
University of North Carolina
VC Fund
Dakota Venture Group
University of North Dakota
VC Fund
Oxford Seed Fund
University of Oxford
VC Fund
University Venture Fund
University of Utah
VC Fund
Sorenson Impact
University of Utah, BYU, Utah State
VC Fund
University Growth Fund
University of Utah, BYU, Utah State, UVU
VC Fund
Campus Founders Fund
University of Utah, BYU, Utah State, UVU
VC Fund
Virginia Venture Fund
University of Virginia
VC Fund
Wolverine Fund
Utah Valley University
VC Org
Boston College VCPE
Boston College
VC Org
Fordham PEVCC
Fordham University
VC Org
Ivey Venture Capital
Ivey Business School
VC Org
Entrepreneurial Exchange Group
New York University
VC Org
Huntington Angels Network
Northeastern University
VC Org
Happy Valley VC
Penn State University
VC Org
Rutgers Venture Capital Club
Rutgers University
VC Org
Rocket Fuel Ventures
Stevens Institute of Technology
VC Org
Berkeley Venture Capital
University of California, Berkeley
VC Org
Private Markets Club
University of Delaware
VC Org
Founders - Illinois Entrepreneurs
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
VC Org
PE/VC Club
University of Utah
Members

The Team

Meet the management team for CVN. This is the core team of leaders pushing CVN onwards and upwards.

Maxine Anderson
Babson College
Ashritha Karuturi
Babson College
Ishani Patel
Chapman University
Paul Cassisa
LSU
Leonardo Girlando
Penn State University
Grant Gordon
Stanford University
Brian Li
Stevens Institute of Technology
Achal Patel
University of Kansas
JJ Foster
University of Minnesota
Hunter Babcock
University of Minnesota
Ananya Mallik
University of North Carolina
Seth Berlin
University of Utah
What we've been up to

Events

Check out the flagship events we've put on below, including our upcoming conference!

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CVN Inaugural Conference

The Inaugural CVN Annual Conference is a one-day virtual and in-person conference created by the largest consortium of student accelerators, student venture funds, and student venture organizations. The CVN Annual Conference is designed for young founders, VCs, and operators to learn from the brightest and most successful minds in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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The Initial Launch

Last June, we held our first virtual Demo Day, showcasing 18 of the amazing companies our initial 18 accelerator members work with to a geographically diverse audience of almost 200 investors. Since then, we have 3xed in size, developed a new logo (peep the old one below!), and are constantly improving and iterating.

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Josh Wolfe

Last fall, we were lucky enough to host Josh Wolfe, co-founder of the Deep Tech venture firm Lux Capital ($4B AUM). Josh spoke about building beautiful and practical products, and handled a Q&A from founders and investors in our network. This was an incredible opportunity to learn from and talk to one of the pioneers of deep tech investing to our network members. More like this to come!