The VentureCapital.Org mission is to improve the human condition through technological entrepreneurship by helping new entrepreneurs create the next generation of industry-leading companies.
Our vision is to empower emerging and diverse entrepreneurs to create technologically and commercially sustainable companies that increase high-quality jobs and new economic opportunities in under-served regions of the US.
Formed in 1983 as an educational 501(c)3 non-profit, VentureCapital.Org (or VCO®) was the first venture accelerator and has become the most efficient, cost-effective economic development organization in the United States.
70% of the companies that go through our programs raise capital within 12 months of completed mentorship. On average our VCO alumni startups collectively go on to raise $45 million of early stage capital each year.
Our featured programs include: 1) Mentorship & Education Program; 2) College Intern Program; 3) Women Entrepreneurship Program, and 4) Veteran Entrepreneurship Program.
The Investors Choice® Conference is the longest running venture capital conference in the country. At this unique “Pitch” event, up to 30 startups will present their business opportunities to local, regional, and national investors.
The WeROC® event targets those who have an interest in investing in women-led companies and women entrepreneurs looking to overcome the hurdles of raising equity for their startups.
VentureCapital.Org launched WeROC® in 2017 to assist women in gaining access to capital. Providing them with startup business education, networking opportunities with active investors, mentoring opportunities, and the tools to succeed in their startups. To date, the program has empowered more than 50 women-owned and operated businesses utilizing a nationwide network of approximately 500 mentors.
Check out this video from WeROC 2020!
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