Tamer Fund for Social Ventures

The Tamer Fund for Social Ventures provides seed grants to nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid early-stage Columbia University affiliated social and environmental ventures. Preference will be given to start-up ventures that have the potential to be financially self-sustaining in the longer term. Ventures must be led by Columbia University students, alumni, faculty or researchers, or be advised and have significant involvement by Columbia University faculty or researchers. There is no time limit after graduation for alumni to apply. The entire team need not be Columbia University affiliated; one founding member or significantly involved faculty or research advisor is sufficient. Appliction deadlines are August 15th and March 1st every year.

Sponsoring Entities: Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School

Website: http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/socialenterprise/socialventures/criteria

Contact: Katie Spradley, kspradley18@gsb.columbia.edu