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Great ideas happen everywhere. But seventy-eight percent of venture capital in the United States goes to three U.S. states – California, Massachusetts and New York. Village Capital is committed to supporting talented entrepreneurs who are tackling problems in cities beyond traditional startup hubs – and helping cities embrace their unique startup DNA.

U.S. TESTIMONIALS

Amy Stursberg
Executive Director
Blackstone Charitable Foundation

We are proud to have partnered with Village Capital for their Energy: US 2016 accelerator program. The nine early stage entrepreneurs that were part of this program demonstrated great potential to address energy inefficiencies around the world.

Franz Paasche
VP, Corporate Affairs
PayPal

At PayPal, we believe that affordable, convenient and secure financial services should be a right for everyone, and not a privilege for the affluent. Through our expanded relationship with Village Capital, we’re pleased to help build a more supportive ecosystem for FinTech social impact entrepreneurs, which we see as critical to our vision of improving the financial health of underserved individuals and businesses around the world.

Emmanuel Smadja
CEO and Co-Founder
MPower Financing

Without Village Capital, we would not have clearly seen the path to scaling the debt side of our business and reaching $500M+ in originations by 2018. Village Capital pushed our thinking, expanded our network of investors, partners, and talent, and provided us with catalyst capital in our seed round. If today we've passed $100M in application volume and are surrounded by a team of strong partners, it's in great part due to their support during and after the program.

Jeff Lynch
Founder and President
Idle Smart

The Village Capital model is unique in that it asks its participants to make peer-selected investments in other companies in the cohort. As a result, we spent a lot of time getting to know each other’s business and giving near-constant feedback on every aspect of their business model, assumptions and investment readiness. These are smart people who run their own businesses in our industry and so, however painful it was to hear, we benefitted from their feedback, particularly since we may not get specific and actionable feedback from potential investors. While we never thought we ‘had time’ for an accelerator, it turns out to have been one of the best things we’ve done for Idle Smart.

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PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS

Village Capital is working with the top early-stage U.S. companies in the following programs:

Health: US 2018
Health: US 2018
 
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Energy: US 2018
Energy: US 2018
 
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Village Capital Pathways
Village Capital Pathways
 
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ACAP Medicaid Innovation Challenge
ACAP Medicaid Innovation Challenge
 
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Education: US 2017
Education: US 2017
 
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Agriculture: US 2016
Agriculture: US 2016
 
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Health: US 2016
Health: US 2016
 
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People Ops Tech Competition 2016
People Ops Tech Competition 2016
 
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Future of Work
Future of Work
 
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Energy: US 2016
Energy: US 2016
 
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Rural Entrepreneurship Summit
Rural Entrepreneurship Summit
 
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U.S. PARTNERS

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U.S. MENTORS

James Macon Closed Loop Capital
Mark Kahn Omnivore Partners
John Elstrott Whole Foods Market
Mary Shelman Harvard Business School
Gabriel Wilmoth Syngenta Ventures
Mary Berry The Berry Center

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