ALUMNI ENTREPRENEURS FUND
  • Supported by the generosity of entrepreneurial Princeton alumni, the Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund (AEF) provides recent alumni startups up to $100,000 in matching funds, mentorship, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities throughout the year.  Alumni who receive AEF support serve as mentors to students, helping to advance the University’s educational mission and cultivate its entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Since 2015, AEF has successfully invested in 24 alumni startups across a myriad of industries. 
  • The AEF Fall 2017 round is now open and closes on September 24, 2017.

Staff

Lauren Bender

AEF Program Manager

Feedback Panel

Brian D. Ascher ‘89

Partner at Venrock

Peter Briger, Jr. ‘86

Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment Group

Dennis J. Brownlee ‘74 S77

Partner in Connective Advisors

Mark Caputo ‘90 P20

Founder and CEO of Liberty Health Partners

Cynthia Hess ‘85

Co-Chair of Fenwick’s Startups and Venture Capital Group.

Gordon P. Ritter ‘86

Founder of Emergence Capital, Cloud Investor and Entrepreneur

Jeff Samberg ‘88

Managing Member of Acadia Woods Partners, LLC

Ellen Siminoff ‘89

CEO at Shmoop, Board of Directors at Zynga, Solarwinds

Geoff Yang ‘81

Founding Partner, Redpoint Ventures

Eligibility

    • For Fall 2017: The founder must have received (or will receive) a degree (A.B., B.S., BSE, M.A., MPA, Ph.D.) from Princeton University between December 2012 and December 2017.
    • The founder must be working on the venture full time.
    • The startup must have secured a minimum of $50,000 of non-familial funding by September 24, 2017.
      • Within 8 weeks of receiving AEF funds, the company must have a Board of Directors with at least one non-familial member who is acceptable to the Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund.
    • The company must be a for-profit company and legally formed c-corp pursuant to applicable state law.

Previous AEF Fund Recipients

AgePath
Aquabyte
BoxPower
Collegebacker
Deià
Ecliptic Industries
Friendsy
GlossGenius
Happy
Hillflint
Küdzoo, Inc.
LiftIgniter
LightUp
Nucleos
Piper Inc.
Pixm
PreeLine
Remedy
Savvy
Solstice
SpaceTouch
Suspect
Volumetric
WellSheet
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