General Questions:

What is the difference between a Community member and a Student VC?

We have created a handy break down on our front page. But in short, the community is for anyone with a passing interest of venture capital or early stage growth startups. Our Student VC programme is for any student that wants to gain real “hands on” VC experience.

Do I need to join the community to become a Student VC?

Yes. We only choose Student VC’s from our active community base. We do this for a number of reasons, but mainly it’s because we put a lot of time, energy and money into our Student VC programme and we think this title should only go to the most engaged and curious students!

Do I need to be from a finance or business background to join?

Absolutely not! For both the community and our Student VC programme we welcome members from all educational backgrounds.

Do you accept international students?

Yes. As long as you’re enrolled onto a UK university degree you are able to join our Community and take part in our Student VC programme.

Will there be some tasks that I’ll have to do in the Community?

All activities within the Community are optional. So you’ll be able to engage live with our interactive webinar series or watch at your convenience. Same with all other activities such as online training or challenges. So it’s up to you how, when and to what extent you are going to engage with the content.

Student VC Questions:

How do I become a Student VC?

Firstly you need to be an active member of the community. Once you are, you will be invited via our Hoops system to apply to become part of an on-campus student VC team at your university

Please Note: This is a highly competitive process and only the most driven, curious students are chosen to become a Student VC

Is a Student VC the same as an Intern?

No. It’s 10x better! As a Student VC you are engaged on a fully funded part time experiential learning programme. No intern gets to do what our students do!

All Student VCs gain a real experience of being a VC and are empowered, along with their on-campus team members to act autonomously to meet with founders and make important early stage investment decisions.

What is the time commitment?

We haven’t set a minimum time commitment required to take part within the Student VC programme. However the level of commitment required in order to get the most out of the programme will be higher than an average student society.

Are Student VCs Paid?

No. As a Student VC you are enrolled onto a fully funded part time experiential training programme, which means it is free for you to take part in.

It’s important to note that you are a student at all times and not an employee or agent of Campus Capital SVC Ltd or any of its group companies.

How will the final Student VC team look?

We truly believe in diverse teams of student VCs. Thus, our student VC groups will comprise of roughly 10 dedicated students from a range of backgrounds, levels of study, and degree disciplines. We’ve had successful applications from Finance and Economics, Engineering, Business, Psychology, Politics, Science, and more!

Will I be able to become a Student VC if I don’t know anything about venture capital?

In short, Yes. At the end of the day this is a training programme.

Your journey as a Student VC starts with a full day intensive bootcamp where we provide you with all the important theoretical underpinnings regarding venture capital, analysis of pitchdecks and our investment process. That said, your learning process doesn’t end there as we’ll support teams in their everyday activities and provide additional training throughout the year.

How long can I be a Student VC?

As long as you are enrolled onto undergraduate or postgraduate programme and have time to commit to the programme and your other team members.

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If I'm a fresher can I become a Student VC?

Yes. You just need to be dedicated and curious. It is not important whether you are a fresher, third year, master or PhD student.

Can we invest our own money?

No. Student VCs are not permitted to invest into any of the opportunities that pitch the fund. This not only removes conflicts of interest, but also complies with the FCA regulations.