Who's it for?
Student entrepreneurs pursuing ventures with high potential social or economic impact in Western NC.
What problem does it solve?
Securing funding for your venture can be challenging.
How does it help?
The Student Venture Fund provides early stage student ventures with preliminary funds to assist with typical startup expenses including professional services, market research, web services, technology tools, and marketing.
Students pursuing ventures with high potential social or economic impact will collaborate with the Transportation Insight Center for Entrepreneurship to prepare a thorough business plan and organize the business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) registered in North Carolina. Each qualified student venture will present their vision and plans to the Fund Advisory Board (FAB) that will assess projects on a predetermined set of metrics including: · Viability · Impact · Sustainability · Scale