The fellowship programme offers a different route to the traditional MBA qualification into a job in venture capital. The programme, now in its second cycle, removes accessibility barriers for people pursuing opportunities from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. As the only global fellowship dedicated to maximising diversity, the programme offers fully funded learning, professional coaching and networking opportunities.
In stark contrast, MBA programmes and paid fellowships can cost up to $80K.
With 22 out of a total of 45 fellows participating in the second programme, the fellowship continues to be in a strong position ahead of its third year set to launch in 2022. The programme is currently supported by industry giants, including HSBC Ventures, Kaya VC, Notion Capital and Microsoft’s venture capital fund, M12.
Founder of the programme and General Partner at Notion VC, Chris Tottman said the success of the fellowship would not have been possible without the support of industry partners.
“A truly diverse VC ecosystem can only be achieved through real commitments to bring in people from underrepresented communities, connect them into the incredible existing networks and provide the necessary career support they need to transform the industry.”