Receive exposure to top-level VCs from across the country
Become a scholar in Residence and gain hands-on experience and actionable skills in all aspects of a venture capital fund.
Stanford MBA, Cohort 5
Zane Access Innovation Day with Georgia State’s Entrepreneurial and Innovation Institute was an overwhelming success! The two - day Summit included panel discussion, including a welcome by University Regent, Cade Joiner, a student-led hack-a-thon, and we graduated our first Capital Readiness Program Cohort participants IRL, featuring keynote speaker, Jay Bailey, CEO of the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs. In case you missed it, please see our recap video below.
SIRs will gain hands-on experience and actionable skills in all aspects of a venture capital fund and entrepreneur support organization
Zane AccessU is an entrepreneurial support program designed to supplement existing university entrepreneurial programming to help provide access to critical entrepreneurial support and capital to diverse student founders. We focus on educating and supporting student entrepreneurs to help bridge the gap in student-led ventures across college and university systems.
Our Scholars in Residence (SIR) Program is a three (3) month internship that supports Zane Venture Fund and Zane Access. SIR's receive unparalleled exposure to top-level VCs from across the country, not only through the position itself but also through monthly Ask Me Anything sessions with VCs and industry experts.SIRs gain hands-on experience and actionable skills in all aspects of a venture capital fund.
What SIRS Say
I absolutely adore the commitment to diversity. I really admire the setup of the 3 branches in order to maximize the impact and access to resources for diverse founders. I am interested in impact ventures and hope to delve into that in my experience with this startup.
"Prior to my Zane VC fellowship, I had applied to a few VC-related internships which ultimately resulted in rejections due to lack of experience. The fellowship provided me with vital exposure to the world of Private Equity (and SMB acquisition) and these skillsets provided me with a competitive edge during my financial services consulting internship at Oliver Wyman and fall internship with Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and University Growth Fund.A big thank you to Shila and the Zane VC team for not only supporting underrepresented founders but also cultivating the next generation of underrepresented student investors!"
Empovering Diverse Student Talent
Scholars in Residence Program
Receive exposure to top-level VCs from across the country! Become a scholar in Residence and gain hands-on experience and actionable skills in all aspects of a venture capital fund