Become a Startup Scout
Emory University

Join the unique VC Startup Scout role and gain invaluable exposure in impacting the startup ecosystem. Enhance your entrepreneurial capabilities while expanding your professional network. A priceless opportunity from Emory University.


Emory University is a world-renowned research university known for its significant contributions to wide-ranging fields. Its startup and venture capital ecosystem is dynamic and burgeoning, with numerous successful startups and VC initiatives to its name. For instance, Biotechnology firm Biogen, one of the most preeminent biotech companies globally, was co-founded by an Emory University alumnus, Phillip Sharp.

Another notable Emory success story is Ciphergen Biosystems, a life-sciences company co-founded by William Rich, also an Emory graduate. Ciphergen is recognized for its contributions to protein research and diagnostics. In the realm of tech startups, Emory alumnus Jeffrey Hammerbacher is a key figure as a co-founder of Cloudera, a software firm specializing in big data.

Emory also acknowledges the importance of nurturing future entrepreneurs and investors. In this regard, initiatives like the Emory Entrepreneurship Summit (EES), an annual event aimed at fostering interactiveness between students, alumni entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders, is notable. In addition, the Goizueta Business School at Emory University has established the Goizueta Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (GEE) – a program aimed at providing resources and support to student and alumni entrepreneurs.

The university has also established the Emory University's Startup Launch accelerator program to assist startups in their early stages by providing funding, workspace, and mentoring. It has successfully launched several businesses and has established itself as a key component in the startup ecosystem.

With initiatives like these and a history of successful startup formation, Emory University continues to be a significant player in the startup and venture capital landscape.

As a Scout, You Can...

Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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