Summer Venture Participants. . .
Get: Ten weeks of intense training and support.
Tap: Subject matter experts, investors, and highly engaged and collaborative peers.
Funding: Need-Based Scholarships available.
Smile: Our teams get marketing exposure and public relations promotion.
Real Support: Our alumni consistently tell us that Western Massachusetts was the most welcoming environment they had ever worked in as entrepreneurs.
Authentic Relationship Building: You don't build a relationship overnight. The Summer Venture Program carefully creates deep connections with your peers and opportunities for you to meet potential advisers, partners, and investors multiple times so relationships can grow.
Inclusion: VVM & UMass support diversity and inclusion in our community and in all of our programs. We are proud that startups of all industries, and founders of all stripes, thrive in all of our programs.