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 21 alumni startups across a myriad of industries. 
  • The AEF Spring 2017 round is now open and closes on April 1, 2017.

Staff

Mayra Ceja ‘03

Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund Program Manager, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC)

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

VP/Managing Director, Urban Sales & Marketing at Premiere Radio Networks

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

Ellen Siminoff ‘89

CEO at Shmoop, Board of Directors at Zynga, Solarwinds

Geoff Yang ‘81

Founding Partner, Redpoint Ventures

Eligibility

  • For Spring 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 June 2012 and June 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 April 1, 2017.
  • The company must be a for-profit company and legally formed c-corp pursuant to applicable state law.

Previous AEF Fund Recipients

AgePath
Collegebacker
Deià
Ecliptic Industries
Friendsy
GlossGenius
Hillflint
Küdzoo, Inc.
LiftIgniter
LightUp
Piper Inc.
Pixm
PreeLine
Savvy
Solstice
SpaceTouch
Suspect
Volumetric
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