The value proposition Platform Venture provides its partner academic institutions include:
For the first time, students (engineering, business, etc) who want to leverage the resources of a partner school’s entrepreneurial infrastructure have a specific and transparent path through which they can fund, productize and bring their idea to market.
All projects that originate from an academic institution must pass a committee that includes members of the school’s faculty, and management.
School alumni who choose to be angel investors have preference relative to projects that originate with their alma mater.
Schools who partner with Platform Venture have a new and exciting program through which they can engage key alumni – creating mentoring relationships where applicable.
Academic institutions who partner with Platform Venture receive a defined portion of equity in those startups that are chosen to access the resources available to portfolio projects.