DarkHorse is a non-profit mentor fund that collaborates with and seeds college entrepreneurs. We provide capital and advisory services to support under-estimated college innovators, “DarkHorses”, who have the vision and drive to succeed but lack the resources necessary to successfully execute. With a finger on the pulse, these new business leaders are brimming with the ideas that will define the future and capture the world’s attention, as numerous college-conceived success stories have recently done.
Experiences in start-ups as an undergraduate revealed the lack of support for college entrepreneurs. Little has changed and talented students continue to pursue jobs out of school that are more initially-lucrative and secure, never getting the opportunity to truly test their skills and imagination on a new venture. DarkHorse exists to disrupt this pattern by actively pursuing talent and ventures on campuses and taking a hands-on approach to developing these seed-stage businesses.
The massive restructuring of the traditional job market currently taking place is creating a perfect storm. Preexisting career paths are in question, and an increasing number of college students are starting to look for new opportunities. The environment is primed for tremendous innovation and DarkHorse is excited to provide the services necessary to support new ideas and enhance educational experiences through mentorship and financial stimulus.
|- Sponsorship and Micro-seed Funding
- Legal Counsel
- Marketing and PR
- Board Formation
- General Advisory
DarkHorse Investors is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions and Donations to DarkHorse Investors are tax deductible donations supporting entrepreneurship at college and universities.