Helping founders is difficult.
Here's who we've worked with and who supported us.
All are external parties, whose support we are grateful for.
Fenwick & West LLP
Chicago Booth Business Solutions Group
Campus Scouting Partner
StartU's mission is to find, feature, and promote the next revolutionary student-led startups before anyone else discovers them.
Our team of Campus Scouts actively sources startups across universities nationwide, including Kellogg, Booth, Columbia, Wharton, Yale SOM, MIT Sloan, and UCLA Anderson. We cover campus pitch events, interview founders for exclusive in-depth articles, and help VCs quickly scan the student startup ecosystem to easily connect with emerging entrepreneurs.
Through StartU, we help entrepreneurs by giving them the early press and exposure they need to succeed. Our featured startups have raised capital from firms including Accel, Lightspeed, Norwest, NEA, and Cowboy Ventures, and have raised over $1B+ in venture funding to date.
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Hyde Park Venture Partners
Hyde Park Venture Partners invests in companies looking to raise a first or second round of capital, typically from pre-seed through early Series A. We invest solely in companies with roots in the Mid-continent, which we define as the Midwest plus Toronto and Atlanta. HPVP invests in software companies led by founding teams who have experience in their industry. We most often invest in SaaS, marketplace, and tech-enabled software companies.