Pejman Mar Founder's Program.Early Stage Fund Taking You From Ground Zero to Launch.
Looking to launch your venture? The Pejman Mar Founder's Program is focused on launching startups out of University. We work closely with only a select number companies on a very intimate basis over the course of 10 weeks, from from June 27th - September 2nd 2016. It is designed, hosted and supported by Pejman Mar Ventures, an early stage tech venture fund based in Silicon Valley. The program will fund and support a select group of young startups, giving them full access to both our resources, network, while working at our hacker space in Palo Alto.
Apply early as applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Round 1: Application Deadline is February 29th, 2016Round 2: Application Deadline is March 28th, 2016Apply early as applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
The Founders Program grew out of our effort to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their ideas - and was initially an extension of our Garage Program where we host students throughout the school year. Two years ago, we decided to create a structured program to help launch the most serious student founded startups. For our Founders Program, we double down on finding ambitious and talented founders who thrive on solving hard problems and who are serious about pursuing their venture. Our latest demo day was covered by TechCrunch, in Seven New Startups From Silicon Valley's Favorite New Demo Day. Affinity, Nitrio, Switchmate, JetInsight and Thyme, Founders Program Alumni, received seed funding from Pejman Mar Ventures, top tier VCs and angel investors upon completion of the program. Fancy That, a retail analytics startup founded by previous Pejman Mar Founders, sold their company to Palantir without ever raising money. This year we are going to select up to 5 teams and hope you are one of them! Pejman and Mar have also additionally sought out and seeded top companies out of university such as Doordash, Aurora Solar, Branch, Polarr, and Script, Captionly, and One Concern. If this program seems like the right fit for you, we would love for you to apply and become part of our "Entrepreneurial Clubhouse," as dubbed by Fortune Magazine!
The program begins on June 27th, 2016 and concludes on September 2nd, 2016. Application deadlines are: Round 1: Application Deadline is February 29th, 2016 Round 2: Application Deadline is March 28th, 2016 We are seeking only up to 5 teams that are very serious about pursuing their startup. We will work intimately with each team, catering the experience to the needs of each particular startup. In order to achieve the maximum benefit from the program, we highly recommend that the teams to work full-time throughout the entire 10 weeks out of our space in Downtown Palo Alto. The program will culminate in a final presentation day where teams will present to top tier venture capitalists and industry executives. Unlike a traditional demo day, teams are not expected to be raising money at this time if they are not ready - it is more of a chance to meet potential investors and experienced founders and to get feedback.
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Round 1: Application Deadline is February 29th, 2016Round 2: Application Deadline is March 28th, 2016