Lightspeed Venture Partners is offering summer fellowships to support entrepreneurship and innovation among highly motivated engineering and CS students.
Each selected team will receive $5,000 per team and $15,000 per team member, mentoring by one of Lightspeed’s investment professionals, as well as office space in Menlo Park, CA throughout the summer. Lightspeed also conducts a Venture Series “course” throughout the summer with the explicit goal of providing young founders practical knowledge on topics such as Hiring and Compensation, Venture Capital Economics, Pitching Investors, Initial Selling Strategies, and Career Advice. And finally, all Fellows are invited to join well known young founders and executives each Monday for lunch to learn about their startup experiences.
Fellows are under no obligation to Lightspeed, and Lightspeed receives no equity as part of the program. A rolling application process has been instituted, hoping to select over 50% of the summer teams from applications submitted before January 13th. We encourage you to apply early to maximize your potential of participating in our next class. 2017 will be our 11th year running the program, with an alumni class of over 250 fellows. Lightspeed invites all alumni back during the summer to provide mentorship to current fellows.