Creating Startup Universities

How is your university promoting innovation and entrepreneurship?

Student Venture Funds: Stanford Start-X, North Dakota Venture Group, University of Akron

The University of North Dakota Center for Innovation fosters hands on learning through Mueller Entrepreneur Internships (funding students to start a venture) and the Dakota Venture Group, the nation's first fully student run venture fund where the students need to source deals, screen, conduct due diligence, negotiate investment terms, syndicated with angel funds and other investors, close deals, manage portfolio, and arrange for exits. They work closely with nine area angel funds. They also invest in student ventures. More than 100 students have participated so far in this vibrant entrepreneur and angel investor ecosystem.

Student Venture Fund at The University of Akron

Student Venture Fund at The University of Akron provides graduate students the opportunity to participate in pre-seed funding decisions for high tech start-ups, including student-led deal flow screening, due diligence, and funding recommendations. The Student Venture Fund receives funding support from the Ohio Third Frontier and has expanded to include other universities and colleges in Northeast Ohio.

Stanford Start-X; Student start-up accelerator

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