The Student Managed Venture Fund (SMVF) is an experiential learning course that covers the nuances of venture investing through interaction with firms and investors engaged in venture capital with the opportunity to co-invest with the partner.
In the course, you will meet with early-stage investors (Angels and VCs), perform due diligence on potential, real investment opportunities, present your findings to a panel of experts, and select a company for the SMVF to invest in.
The course runs each spring semester. It is a requirement for Master of Finance (MSF) students in the corporate finance and investment management tracks, and a recommended elective for MSF students in the general or financial analytics track.
Non-finance graduate students and senior undergraduate students from across campus who are interested in venture investing, entrepreneurship, or developing and launching new products are encouraged to apply to participate. Select junior undergraduate students will also be considered.
Join the SMVF Course
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