Scott Murphy AVG Podcasts December 19, 2019

Helping Young Adults Explore Entrepreneurial Careers

Apply for a First Round 10KE Internship Grant by January 20, 2020

EP 57: Why Alumni Ventures Group Is Investing in the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Drew Wandzilak | Head of Outreach for the 10,000 Entrepreneurs (10KE) Initiative

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Episode Summary

Alumni Ventures Group’s non-profit, 10,000 Entrepreneurs (10KE), is aimed at helping young adults explore entrepreneurial careers. The program is coordinated by Head of Outreach Drew Wandzilak, who also serves as Junior Director of Campus Outreach at AVG and an Associate with the firm’s Basecamp Fund. As a self-described entrepreneurial junkie, Drew was attracted to AVG’s mission of expanding access to venture capital, a mission he’s helped build on with the company’s 10KE initiative. Listen as Drew talks about the history, mission, and progress of the program.

The 10KE program provides undergraduate college students with stipends for summer work at a fast-growing company or their own startup. In 2020, 10KE plans to award a minimum of 25 scholarships, $2,500 apiece for individuals and $5,000 apiece for teams.

  • Apply for the 10KE Internship Grant by March 23, 2020 to be considered in the second round of applicants.

Learn more about 10KE, apply for a grant, or donate.

About Founders & Funders

Venture capital and entrepreneurship is the most important part of the economy. The work of builders, makers, and creators fuels the engine that drives tomorrow. On Founders & Funders, we’ll share the engaging and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs, along with the investors that support their vision of a better future. Doing well AND doing good drives us every day. 

Our podcast is hosted by James Hilliard.


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