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Allows students to apply the art and science of venture investing by letting them assume the role of venture capitalists and evaluate and “fund” investment opportunities for a day using strategic investment criteria, valuation, capitalization tables, term sheets, and other tools of the trade. Real entrepreneurs who are currently seeking funding present their startups to the VCIC teams, while the teams are judged by experienced venture capitalists.

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Fundly

Free online donation platform for any size fundraiser to raise funds from family, friends, and the community.

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Ashoka Changemakers

A global network of social entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, policy makers and activists working together to create systemic change. Join

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship