Scholarships for VC Unlocked
We're excited to offer two full-tuition scholarships for our August 2019 cohort. We are looking for early-stage investors who have been traditionally underrepresented in the venture capital space, especially women and/or ethnic minorities, and want to make a big impact in our industry.
Are you passionate about working with diverse founders? Have you organized meetups for the startup community in different ecosystems? Started a VC newsletter or podcast? Prior scholarship winners have come from all walks of life in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and geography.
SoGal Ventures Scholarship
We’ve teamed up with our friends at SoGal Ventures, the first female-led millennial venture capital fund investing in diverse entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Asia, to offer a spot for an exceptional woman investor. Fun fact: the founders of SoGal Ventures met at VC Unlocked!
Cross Culture Ventures Scholarship
Our second scholarship is reserved for an investor from a diverse or underrepresented background. Marlon Nichols, a previous guest lecturer at VC Unlocked, and his team at Cross Culture Ventures are an example of a firm that’s actively changing the face of VC. We’re thrilled to offer this scholarship in their name.
How to apply
There is no special application process for scholarships. Interested candidates should still be nominated by a peer or request an interview. Both scholarships will cover the full cost of tuition. Winners will be selected by the 500 Startups admissions team after the interview week and notified directly.
If you would like to learn more about the scholarships for VC Unlocked, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org