Social Impact Fund

Student makes pitch to crowd at Startup Weekend
 Women trying on VR headsets at Creativity City
 Students looking at computer screen during Startup Weekend
 Painting station at Creativity City in spring 2018
 Dr. Tim Holcomb talking to an entrepreneurship class

Established at Miami University in 2018 and led by the John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the Social Impact Fund is one of the only undergraduate-led funds of its kind in the nation. In partnership with Flywheel a social entrepreneurship accelerator in Cincinnati, the student team will have an opportunity to make investments in the social impact ventures that comprise Flywheel’s cohort of “Elevator”.

This unique relationship between Flywheel and Miami’s Social Impact Fund will create deal flow for the fund of vetted, investable social startups and will provide the early-stage funding needed for those startups as well as other social startups identified by the student team. By participating, students will be equipped with high-level skills and real-world learning in social impact investing and will create a portfolio of impact investments for Miami University.  

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