HBCU Fellowship Opportunity in Impact Investing - Food Security & Agriculture- Apply Today!
Posted By: Will Moss on April 04, 2021 |
Kirchner Food Fellowship (KFF), HBCU Cohort
What: A year-long training program where fellows will be “impact venture capitalists”, deciding on an investment in an early-stage company with a mission to address food security. Fellows will have full discretion over $50,000 of investment capital.
Why: The field of capital allocation is in dire need of diversification. Just 6% of investment professionals in venture capital are people of color. A 2018 study found that 40% of venture capitalists surveyed attended either Harvard or Stanford University. The KFF alumni represent over 40 institutions, 9 countries, and gender parity compared to a VC industry standard of approximately 82% male. KFF aims to bring diversity to capital allocation via workforce development.
Who: Graduate and undergraduate students studying at institutions designated as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
When: August 2021 - July 2022 (see companion Timeline document).
Where: Weekly virtual meetings and quarterly in-person events (when conditions allow, given the COVID-19
Apply Here: https://fundthefood.com/application/
Questions? Contact us.
Hattie Brown, Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Blair Kirchner, Director - email@example.com
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