GENIUS IS EVENLY DISTRIBUTED ACROSS ZIP CODE, ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY ARE NOT.
- – Mitch Kapor
For over 10 years, the Kapor Center has run summer internship programs designed to provide career pathways to exponentially accelerate the number of underrepresented individuals entering tech companies, venture capital and tech-based entrepreneurship. This year, the Kapor Fellows: Venture Capital Program (formerly known as the Kapor Capital Summer Associate Program and founded by Kapor Capital Partner, Ulili Onovakpuri) is growing to include 5 partner funds who will host Fellows alongside Kapor Capital.
Partner funds represent both direct investors in technology startups and Limited Partners who invest in fund managers. Partner funds are led by diverse leadership teams and invest across a range of sectors.
Want to learn more? Companies interested in hosting a Fellow, connect with us here.
We provide the opportunity to explore tech and VC careers for those who have been historically excluded from these industries.
WHY WE CARE
We believe in the power of community.
Our cohort-based model connects individuals at various stages of their professional career from various industries. This provides Fellows the opportunity to learn from one another as well as our mentors.
We believe your financial past shouldn’t limit your future.
All Fellows are paid a living wage throughout the 10 weeks of the program. We also provide a computer and other tech equipment as needed.
We believe in the power of open networks.
Our weekly speaker series provides our Fellows with an opportunity to meet tech and venture capital industry leaders. Fellows also have the opportunity to attend and participate in a variety of industry events throughout the summer.
We believe support shouldn’t end when the internship does.
Our Fellows receive access to our talent network, connecting them to the 120+ startups within the Kapor Capital portfolio and our extensive VC network.
What our Fellows Say
Curious about the Kapor Fellows experience? Check out what previous Fellows had to say
I was overjoyed to have an opportunity that affirmed my lived experiences were relevant to bridging institutions with resources to communities without.
— Haywood L. Perry III, 2019 Summer Associate
Ready to apply?
Companies interested in hosting a Fellow, connect with us here.
March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022