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Allows students to apply the art and science of venture investing by letting them assume the role of venture capitalists and evaluate and “fund” investment opportunities for a day using strategic investment criteria, valuation, capitalization tables, term sheets, and other tools of the trade. Real entrepreneurs who are currently seeking funding present their startups to the VCIC teams, while the teams are judged by experienced venture capitalists.

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Funding Database

Grants.gov

A system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. Houses information

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Investment

VC Index Fund

VC Index Fund invests $100,000 per deal into early-stage startups backed by top VCs. Provides online investor network and accelerated

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship