At GrowVC we are working with universities around the world by providing the tools and processes that can systematically increase the visibility and the results of their startup programmes.
Universities around the world frequently have a stated aim and strategy to encourage entrepreneurship in their students, staff, and alumni.
Many universities have incubator programs, student-run entrepreneurship clubs, and engaged alumni networks but these initiatives are often carried out in silos, which reduces the opportunity to create clear paths and support networks for launching startups. This has a knock-on effect on a university’s ability to commercialize systematically its Intellectual Property.
GrowVC Networks for universities provides an online focus point that brings together teams to collaborate on startup ideas. It provides connected online communities for a university’s incubator, entrepreneurship and venture capital clubs, and alumni network.
The Team Builder module gives the different groups involved in entrepreneurship at the university the processes and tools to develop startups from idea through to investment and beyond. We also offer the Events Manager module as standard to universities so that events run by the entrepreneurship clubs or the university’s incubator can be managed in one place within the context of its startup community.
The Showcase module gives a central location where a university can publicize the startups that have come out of the university, either to potential students, current students, the alumni network, or the wider public as required.
Through being part of our network of networks a university can also enable its startup teams to access outside expertise, potential co-founders, mentors, lawyers, advisors, and investors.
As an additional option we can enable crowdfunding investment in startups from selected communities, such as the university’s alumni network, or from the general public.
For more information or get started with your own university Network, go straight to the sign up page or contact GrowVC’s Networks Manager, Paul Higgins at email@example.com.
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