Horsebarn Hill at the University of Connecticut, a white fence surrounding a large, grassy hill

UConn's
Student-Run
Venture Fund

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What is Hillside Ventures?

Hillside Ventures is an early-stage venture fund supporting companies either founded by UConn alumni or that are in the sustainability, insurtech, or edtech industries. Hillside provides students real world venture capital experience as they invest into startups while receiving mentorship and guidance from a panel of expert alumni. The fund's mission is to support the rapid growth of entrepreneurship at the University, engage diverse personal and professional backgrounds, pave the way for students heading towards private capital and present many other opportunities that would otherwise not be available from the undergraduate level.

EST. 2020

17

Student Analysts

8

Majors

$1,000,000

to make an impact