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.
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.
“Thank you for creating this opportunity for us. This experience has truly been a turning point in my career and I’ll be forever grateful for it!” Dr. Reza Alipour, IU Venture Fellow 2022.
Venture capital education
Financial aid through bursar
Exposure to business governance
Summer internship opportunities
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.
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.
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.
The Fellows Program runs from January to December each year. The application process takes place in the fall semester preceding the program year.
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.
During the pilot phase, the IUV Fellows Program is only available for IU Bloomington graduate students.