Accelerating Exponential Entrepreneurs

Hello! We're SU Ventures

The first and only program dedicated to startups leveraging exponentially accelerating technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.

At Singularity University (SU), we look for startups that are tackling the world’s most difficult problems and dedicate our resources over the long term to help them build high-growth sustainable businesses. If you believe your venture has the potential to positively impact the world, you’ve found your tribe.

Everything we do is built on top of three key pillars that are engineered to ensure your business thrives. We provide access to:

  • Capital from angels, VCs, foundations, and other sources to help your company grow
  • Customers from pilots with our F1000 partners and field deployments with development organizations
  • Connections to our global network of experts, esteemed faculty, and industry leaders

Most importantly, we take a long-term view because we know you have big problems you’re trying to solve.

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“I come to SU to learn about the future, and discuss it with the people who know more than anyone else on the planet. Then I go back to my team in Colorado and build that future. This is the power of the SU network – knowing about the future before it happens.”

Dmitriy Starson, Ph.D

CEO

Built for Entrepreneurs Like You

SU Ventures works with startups at the intersection of exponential technologies and global impact. Our programs provide know-how that can accelerate breakthroughs with support in an “all-you-can-engage” format for as long as you’re in business.

We’ve learned that startups leveraging exponential technologies to solve global grand challenges need more than an accelerator. What they need is support to create long-term sustainability, because it takes time to solve big problems.

So we’ve reinvented the way we work with startups—and changed the game for traditional accelerator and incubator programs.

We’ve mapped our entire approach to focus on the three key outcomes to help your startup achieve long-term success: Capital, Customers, and Connections. We offer exclusive bootcamps, sprints, and other programs that go deep and aren’t available anywhere else.

Capital

We provide bootcamps that focus on teaching founders how to raise and leverage various types of capital to create growth and scale in impact-focused startups.

Grant-raising

We help startups understand how to find and apply for grants. We explain the best ways to work with grantmakers, how to factor in foundations’ grantmaking priorities, and how to position their proposals to win funding.

Fundraising

We also teach startups how to raise money from investors. We work through the basics like cap tables, term sheets, funding stages, fundraising tips, and pitfalls, but we don’t stop there. We also share high-stakes negotiation strategies, explore investor risk assessment methods, and reveal how to decode investor questions. In addition, we support startups with facilitated introductions to our investor network that can open new doors.

Customers

A well-architected pilot with clear metrics and feedback loops can launch a startup's success. It can also accelerate the product development lifecycle. Therefore, our programs are designed to foster and innovate early pilots and partnerships. We bring together corporates, startups, and development organizations (we call them Impact Partners) to explore early pilots, proof of concepts, trials, and betas.

Field Exchange Program (FIX)

We pair our startups with global non-profit organizations to put solutions into action in real-world situations, resulting in rapid iterations. The FIX program is designed to increase user testing and feedback loops that will accelerate product development. We work with local partners to facilitate a receptive innovation environment in a variety of countries, ensuring respect for the community and providing support for the startups. Learn more.

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"We believe Singularity University has one of the few well-positioned incubators with solid management to execute the operations and help start-up companies reach their goals."  

Paul Mahal

CEO, Stanford Ventures, LLC

Connections

Well-placed connections and timely introductions are game-changing for a startup. All SU Ventures programs are strengthened by tailored mentorship designed to help startups address their specific challenges, scale their impact, and get to market faster. SU offers a stellar network and dedicated community of mentors.

Board of Advisors

We have a large and diverse group of marquee mentors, renowned faculty, F500 corporate partners, staff, and alumni. All of our startups receive a carefully curated board of advisors that will work with them as long as there is mutual interest.

Mentor Community

Founders gain access to specialized expertise and wisdom from our network of experienced and well-connected mentors. Through selective matching with knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts in their field, founders can expedite their progress toward milestones. This support not only helps startups rapidly iterate and problem-solve, but it also promotes personal development and dramatically expands their professional networks. Many of our mentors are successful entrepreneurs and investors with deep domain experience and, equally important, are driven by a desire to make a difference to startups and make an impact on the world. We’re always on the lookout for great mentors. If you’re interested, join our mentor program and share your expertise.

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