WHAT IS UVF?
The University Venture Fund is the premier student investing experience. At UVF, students engage in a bona fide investment fund where they scrutinize new ventures, debate investment decisions, and make real impact.
"If this were around when I was in school, I'd probably still be in school."
Students and UVF stakeholders source and intake new deals
Students take the first look at new investment opportunities and present findings to their peers
After initial screening, a select group of student associates begin more advanced phases of due diligence
Student teams are mentored by management as recommendations and investment materials are developed
UVF's investment committee, consisting of seasoned investors, examines students' recommendations and decide whether to invest
WHO WE ARE
We are a mission-driven network of students, mentors, alumni, investors, and innovators.
"Leave it to young, idealistic college students to blaze the trail."
"The University Venture Fund is the world's largest independently managed fund run entirely by students."
"It's hard to put into words just how
massive the [UVF] opportunity is."
Eric Townsend, CEO Bluesource
our double bottom line
WHAT WE HAVE DONE
Since launching our impact fund, we have:
collected 4 million pounds recyclable waste from rural communities
provided over 200,000 incarcerated persons with education
supplied 500 universities with skills-based professions
IS YOUR COMPANY MAKING A DIFFERENCE?
We're searching for like-minded entrepreneurs who believe societies' toughest problems can be solved using innovative, scalable, and profitable solutions. If you fit the bill, we'd love to hear about the problem you're tackling and the solution you've developed.
INTERESTED IN HELPING
UVF is itself a social venture. In addition to providing best-in-class learning experiences for our students, we deliver substantial social and financial returns for investors.