One of the main goals of the Broad College of Business is providing hands-on learning opportunities for students to push the boundaries and transform the future of business.
The MSU Student Venture Capital Fund, a collaboration between the MSU Foundation and its venture investment entity Red Cedar Ventures, as well as the Broad College Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance, allows students taking FI 444: Entrepreneurial Finance to conduct investment selection, due diligence, competitor and monetization analysis and valuation analysis for emerging start-ups.
To top it off, the student evaluations translate into real investments. The start-ups — run by MSU faculty, students and mid-Michigan entrepreneurs — have a chance to receive vital pre-seed funding from the MSU Foundation and Red Cedar Ventures to help them thrive.
This year, 35 students presented their evaluations at SVCF’s third investment celebration, awarding a total of $50,000 to five start-ups from the local community, spanning industries from health and wellness to education and agricultural technology.