VCI Fellowship for BIPOC First-Time Fund Managers
Welcome to the Application for the VCI Fellowship for BIPOC First-Time Fund Managers. This application is the first step in the application process. The application is open from December 14th, 2020 through January 15th, 2021. The application has questions about your fund, your fund's fit for the Fellowship, and a specific section for each GP of your fund to fill out. We also request that you upload a fund pitch deck for your current fund. To sign up for our application office hours to connect on a video call with VC Include team members visit this site: https://vci-bipoc-fellowship-office-hours.eventbrite.com
Selected Fellows will receive professional training, several curated LP showcases and mentorship by industry leaders during a 9-month program beginning in February 2021 as part of a collaborative, community cohort.
This application is designed for all GPs in a fund to apply together in one application. To do this you will first create an account for your fund and then be able to start your application. Also, once your account is created, you will be able to invite any additional GPs in your fund to the application account.
This fellowship is for US-based funds, and we look forward to working with funds in other geographies in the future. Funds outside of the US are eligible to apply for VCI's Platform. This fellowship is for funds where at least 50% of the fund managers in the fund self-identify as BIPOC.
All applicants that submit their application by the deadline will be notified of their selection status by the beginning of February 2021. Selected Semi-Finalists will move to the next phase of the application where they will submit additional information and participate in a live video interview. For those selected, the program will begin in February.
At VCI we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Please let us know if you need accommodations for different needs or abilities during the application process, so that we can ensure the process is inclusive for you.
If you have any questions about the application please email firstname.lastname@example.org.