Why join Startup Exchange?
We offer the following value to members of our fellowship team:
Our Fellowship Program
The Fellowship Program is a community built for quality teams building at the highest level.
Have an innovative idea? Wondering where and how to start? Joining our fellowship program is your opportunity to work with a team of 2-5 co-founders to bring your idea to life. Each team will be given $500 to develop their idea, and you'll have exclusive access to industry mentors that will assist your team in turning an idea into a reality.
At our core, we believe that offering a community experience will give rise to larger networks, exchange of ideas, and most importantly building new brides. Members are strongly encouraged to connect with mentors, who are expected to meet in-person/online for ~30 minutes a week with our teams during this 10-week program.
As a team, we will provide you a tailored experience for your unique journey. Workshops will also be held on a weekly basis in order to provide assistance through each stage of your idea's development.
Gaining valuable insight and feedback on your idea
After the 10 week program, your team will have the opportunity to pitch your idea in front of VC companies, judges from growth startups in Atlanta, and representatives from incubators. The 1st place team will also earn a cash prize of $750, 2nd place $500, and 3rd place $300.
Who is this program for?
Students that find success in the fellowship program possess the following:
- A desire to learn about entrepreneurship and gain feedback from experienced industry mentors
- An aptitude for technology, systems, workability or feasibility, entrepreneurship, or leadership
- An interest in the creative arts or any sustained activity in an expressive art form
- An understanding of how to work successfully within a team
- Curiosity & initiative
- An ability to accept periodic failure as an essential component of innovation
Armed with a broad knowledge base and an abiding passion for entrepreneurship, our advisors are the backbone of our organization. We've learned the value behind mentorship, and these are a few of the minds who help us make it all happen.
Interested in becoming a mentor?
What does a mentor do?
We are actively growing our diverse list of mentors to jumpstart student entrepreneurship talent. Our mentors dedicate around 30 to 40 minutes per week to meet with Fellowship teams during the 10-week program, providing valuable feedback to the team's idea.
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