It’s easier than ever to start a company. We’re here to help you take it from first draft (or second, or third) to final draft with world-class education, meaningful resources and mentorship, and a community powered and backed by leading venture capital firm, General Catalyst.
Wherever you are in your startup journey, RDV is excited to support student founders through curated community events, development grants and strategic guidance for future rounds as they build up their relationships with our investors at General Catalyst and the broader startup and Venture Capital community
We understand how hard it is to build a company as a full-time student. That’s why we’ve partnered with leading venture capital firm, General Catalystto empower students everywhere to build bold, generational companies.
Through our network of student investors who receive hands-on training and mentorship from GC, we partner with the brightest student founders across the US. When you join RDV, you join a community of student founders, investors, and leaders as committed to your success as you are. We mentor, support, and believe in you from the very beginning.
We back the boldest, most promising student founders that are changing the world and give them the resources they need to thrive.
With mentors from companies like Drift, Figma, Warby Parker, Spotify, and Hubspot, we help students become better operators and leaders. We are building the largest network of the best student founders, and they have the track record to prove it.
If you are interested in breaking into VC, you must apply to RDV! It’s a low-stakes way of honing your VC skillset alongside a supportive and brilliant group of fellows.
RDV gave me unique insight into how startups work and grow, and the chance to form amazing friendships with incredible people.
RDV was one of the best decisions I made as an undergrad. I loved to talk to founders during the school year and drive investment opportunities.
The RDV experience is unparalleled, with the right mix of learning, experiences, and community.
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Powered by General Catalyst.
General Catalyst (GC) is a venture capital firm that invests in powerful, positive change that endures. GC’s longstanding support of RDV underscores its commitment to find and back founders from all walks of life — to help build the next generation of market-leading and life-enhancing companies.
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