Funding Opportunities

Are you interested in obtaining funding for your entrepreneurial project? Or interested in supporting entrepreneurs through funding? PEC can connect you to several funding opportunities throughout the Princeton ecosystem. 

Startup Funding Opportunities

IMAGE: Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund (AEF) Logo

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.

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IMAGE: Princeton Alumni Angels logo

Princeton Alumni Angels (PAA) is led by a group of dedicated Tiger alumni. We believe there should be an angel network for Tigers to come together to help foster the Princeton entrepreneurship ecosystem. 

Princeton Alumni Angels are a group of passionate alumni who are committed to finding great investment opportunities and supporting exciting startups.

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LOGO: Princeton Entrepreneurs' Network

The Princeton Entrepreneurs’ Network (“PEN”) is a global network of over 10,000 Princeton alumni, students, and faculty who share a passion for Princeton. The PEN Annual Startup Competition & Conference at Reunions includes cash and prizes.

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GRAPHIC: E-Club Logo

Founded in 1999, the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club) is an entirely student-run organization which aims to foster student entrepreneurship at Princeton. Several E-Club programs include funding prizes. 

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In conjunction with Princeton’s Office of Technology Licensing, the Keller Center hosts the annual Innovation Forum. The purpose of the Innovation Forum is to showcase Princeton research that offers the potential to be commercialized. 

The Innovation Forum consists of a competition piece, with prize money totaling $30,000 awarded to the top three entries, and a networking reception. 

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An initial step in obtaining research and special project funding is to identify appropriate sponsors and opportunities. CEFR can assist faculty in the identification of funding opportunities and provide advice on fundraising from multiple sources.

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