What is Campus Founders Fund?

Campus Founders Fund is a venture fund investing in student-run startups in the state of Utah. The fund is managed entirely by students and is sponsored by Kickstart Seed Fund. We typically invest $10-20k in startups that show strong potential to help them get off the ground and reach meaningful milestones. For more information about pitching to us, check out this page.

Who makes investment decisions?

CFF's investment board makes all decisions throughout the process, including investment decisions. Although the Kickstart team provides financial backing and ongoing training and coaching, Kickstart is not involved in the day-to-day operations or investment decisions of the fund. The students on the CFF team source, analyze, and execute all of the fund's deals.

What's the process?

To learn more about pitching to CFF, check out this page.

How can I join the investment board or student ambassadors program?

We generally recruit based on need near the ends of semesters (usually in November and March). If you're interested in joining our team and would like to be kept in the loop, reach out here!

Why is Kickstart Seed Fund doing this?

Since Kickstart's inception in 2008 as the first and most active seed fund in Utah, it have always taken the long-view and bet big on Utah’s ecosystem. As products of Utah’s educational system, Kickstart's team members have personally benefited from the institutions, networks and opportunities that allowed them to develop their passion and abilities for entrepreneurship, innovation and seed funding. They want young talent in Utah to have the resources and relationships to dream big and attack global opportunities, and believe Campus Founders Fund can be a vehicle that develops the next generation of game-changing entrepreneurs and smart venture capitalists.

How can I get in touch?

If you'd like to pitch, submit this short application to pitch. If you would like to connect with us about anything else or have other questions, send us a message here. Either way, a member of our team will reach out to you soon.