IU Ventures Fellows

Student Engagement and Experiential Learning with IU Ventures

The IU Ventures Fellows Program is an experiential program to immerse students in the venture capital industry through National Venture Capital Association curriculum, real time projects, deal exposure & internships.

Open to all curriculars

Experiential Learning

First step to a VC Career

Partners and Sponsors

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A 12-month fellowship for venture capital experiential learning

The IU Ventures Fellows Program brings together entrepreneurial students who share an interest in venture capital career paths. Our Fellows are inherently curious, qualitative thinkers with a passion for identifying and nurturing business value.

Benefits of the Fellows Program:

Venture capital education

Cohort model

Fund-sponsored projects

Financial aid through bursar

In-person events

Exposure to business governance

Non-credit experience

Summer internship opportunities

Schedule Format


Exposure to venture finance fundamentals, including sourcing deals, due diligence, and more.

Participate in online and in-person seminars, guest lectures, and class discussions.


Opportunity for paid internship in venture capital


Experience “live deals” via the IU Angel Network, IU Philanthropic Venture Fund, and other partner funds.

Work individually and in teams to implement learnings in real-time projects for venture capital partners.

Meet the 2022 Fellows

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Check out the 2022 IU Venture Fellows Roster

About the IUV Fellows Program

The Fellows Program provides students with the opportunity to gain experience sourcing, evaluating, structuring, and investing in new ventures through course work, internships, and on-campus experiences. Fellows engage with IU alumni and industry experts working in venture finance, creating lasting relationships and a flywheel effect for career placement.

Program Requirements:

  • Graduate level student at IU Bloomington
  • Commit to 12-month program (January – December)
  • Ability to devote up to 10 hours per week during the school year
  • Pursue a VC internship or project during the summer

Neil Powell
Executive Director, Student Experiential Learning

Neil Powell is the executive director of Student Experiential Learning [ at IU Ventures ] and the director of the Kelley School of Business MBA Strategic Finance Academy and Masters in Finance Programs. Before joining IU in 2019, Neil Powell spent nearly 30 years in corporate finance in the high-tech industry. His past roles include Vice President of Finance, Finance Director for a $7 billion corporate venture capital fund, and Finance Director for Intel Corporation in Japan and South Korea.

Program FAQs

When does the IUV Fellows Program application open?

The Fellows Program runs from January to December each year. The application process takes place in the fall semester preceding the program year.

  • Info Sessions: October, 2022
  • Application Window: September 1 – October 28, 2022 at 5:00pm.
  • Selection Interviews: Early November, 2022
  • Cohort Selection, Notification, Acceptance: November 18-23, 2022
  • Cohort Kick-Off: December 8, 2022
How long is the IUV Fellows Program?

IUV Fellows is a 12-month program. Cohorts are formed and new Fellows are notified of their acceptance in early December. Fellows are welcomed to the program with a kickoff in mid-December.

The program year begins at the start of the spring semester in January. It continues through the summer and following fall semester, ending in December.

Can undergraduate students apply to the IUV Fellows Program?

During the pilot phase, the IUV Fellows Program is only available for IU Bloomington graduate students.

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