Stem Lending, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been selected as one of the eight startups to participate in Village Capital’s VC Pathways program in collaboration with UBS, world’s leading wealth management firm and Philadelphia-based Ben Franklin Technology Partners tech accelerator.
This is the second time Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Village Capital and UBS have teamed up to invest in entrepreneurs solving real world problems. VC Pathways is a national program for training founders to increase their competitiveness for seed-stage venture investments. Entrepreneurs in the VC Pathways program will receive training on the Venture Investment Readiness Awareness Level (VIRAL) curriculum, helping entrepreneurs set key milestones to make them competitive when raising capital.
We are very excited to participate in the program, which will run for three months, from January through mid-April 2018. The application pool was fiercely competitive, representing diverse start-ups from across Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Chicago.
Startups involved in this cohort will receive Amazon Web Services (AWS) credits for two years (up to $5,000), automatically qualify for a $10,000 interest-free Kiva Zip Loan, and receive deeply discounted access to HubSpot’s marketing and sales software to manage customer relationships and business leads. Cohort members also are eligible for up to $2,000 in grant funding, subject to hitting certain milestones.
In addition, Stem Lending will benefit from formal interactions with angel investors, UBS executives and mentors affiliated with the program who are interested in working with early-stage companies through one-on-one meetings, business development sessions and opportunities to highlight their milestone achievements.
- Stem Lending, Inc: https://www.stemlending.com/
- Technical.ly News Coverage: https://technical.ly/philly/2018/02/02/10-philly-village-capital-pathways
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