UMD Seed Stage Fund

We take dorm room ideas to the boardroom.

We’re a student run Seed Fund that invests in entrepreneurs affiliated with the University of Maryland, providing them with capital, design and engineering talent, as well as the professional mentors they need to build successful businesses.

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Our Story

Who We Are

301 Ventures is a venture capital fund based in College Park, MD that is run by students with both Venture Capital & entrepreneurial experience.
We invest $10K-$50K into companies and passionate entrepreneurs whom we work with for the next 3-5 years. Our investment strategy is simple: we want to back and work with the best. This means we are working towards the success of your company just as hard as you are.

Our Process

How it works

Step 1

Apply to the fund

Give us a brief summary about your idea & what you’ve accomplished and built so far.

Step 2

Initial Screening

If we like your idea, we'll reach out to you to setup a follow-up conversation to learn more.

Step 3

Pitch your idea

We bring you in to pitch to the team and our entrepreneurs in residence.

Our Network

we bring the brightest mentors to the table.

Our Mission

We're looking for UMD's Next Big Idea.
Is it yours?

We’re constantly on the lookout for innovative solutions to big problems. We’ve got the team, mentors, & network to build great companies. We’d love to partner with you! Feel free to apply or reach out to our team directly if you have any questions.

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387 Technology Drive,
College Park, MD, 20740


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