The Investor Readiness Phase is the final chapter in our Alumni Venture Seed program for our Genius Founders. Throughout this month, our young entrepreneurs focused on strengthening their pitch decks and business pitches, while learning everything there is to know about the venture capital (VC) industry. From developing their fundraising roadmaps to enhancing their captivating pitches, our Geniuses are applying best practices on how to target key investors that will fund their business ideas.

GENIUSES KEY TAKEAWAYS

Perry Irving, OAK3 Hidden Genius Alum

“I will continue to integrate and express my story and vision into my business.”

Honorebel Walker, OAK3 Hidden Genius Alum

“I look forward to raising money through crowd funding and social media campaigns.”

James Green, OAK4 Hidden Genius Alum

¬†I am prepared and knowledgable about what it takes to raise capital.”

Ronald Bolden III, RICH1 Hidden Genius Alum

“I’m more informed about the venture capital industry and how it works.”

Malik Poole, OAK3 Hidden Genius Alum

“I will continue to update my pitch and pitch deck so it has all of the necessary data points and materials.”

Click HERE to learn more about our Hidden Genius Alumni and their business ventures.

INVESTOR READINESS PHASE COACHES & GUEST SPEAKERS

Megan Holston-Alexander
Partner, a16z
Board Member,
The Hidden Genius Project

Jackson Georges Jr.
Vice President, Capital G

Janine O’Neil
Talent Director, G&A, Sequoia Capital

Allison Baum Gates
General Partner, SemperVirens Venture Capital 

Jackson Cummings
Investor, Salesforce Ventures

Kyle Holm
Private Market Practice Leader

Erik Moore
Managing Director, Base Ventures

Phil Dillard
Founder & CEO, Global Minds Work Local

Justin Harris
AMP Global Technologies

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Special thanks to our generous sponsors for helping to make our Alumni Venture Seed Fund possible. 

VENTURE SEED FUND SPONSORS

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The Hidden Genius Project is grateful to share its 2020 Annual Report.