RippleX Fellowship Program

Supporting the next generation of founders and investors.

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About the Program

The RippleX Fellowship is a 12-week extracurricular program powered by Ripple Ventures that runs every school semester.

Throughout each cohort, students are coached and taught the intricacies of startup building and venture capital.

It is a remote program that connects students all across North America with a common interest of becoming better equipped as founders, VC’s, and employees at startups. It builds the skillset, knowledge, and network that otherwise are rare to acquire as a student.

12-week remote program
Content every week, discussions every two weeks.
~25 students per cohort
Getting a diverse group of half founders and half aspiring investors each cohort.
Hands-on learning through biweekly discussions
Hour-long discussions with other students, diving deep into startup and fundraising topics.
Workshops with industry leaders
Bringing in seasoned founders and investors to share their learnings and experiences with our fellows.
Practical projects to build skillsets
Applying concepts taught into practical projects that students can choose to do to test their skills
Strategic and hands-on guidance
The program leads are here to support students through their entire startup and investor journeys, and even with personal support like career advice to music recommendations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the program? We have answers for you here.
What do you look for in applicants?

We look for students that not only have an interest in technology and startups, but have also taken steps to do so. This can be anything from joining your schools entrepreneurship club, to doing your own research on a technology industry, to starting your own company.

Something we value is intellectual curiosity, and the relentless pursuit of knowledge and experience through networking and research.

Do you only take undergraduate and graduate students from North America?

Yes, we typically only take undergraduate and graduate students attending a school in North America. We rarely make exceptions to this rule, but have done it a few times in the past where the student has a unique circumstance (i.e. dropped out of school to focus full-time on their company).

So, feel free to apply and we will review applications on a case-by-case basis.

If I don't get into the program, am I allowed to re-apply in future cohorts?

Yes, you are encouraged to re-apply! We've accepted students who have re-applied to the program before. Just make sure you take the feedback we provide in your initial application, showcase how you've applied it, and we'd love to have you a part of the program.

Alternatively, all of our content is open sourced on this website and the program has a community Slack that you can ask questions in. We're happy to support you in your journey in any way possible.

What makes you different from other student fellowship programs?

We're different because we put students first, and are not deal flow focused. We don't ask students to source companies (unless they want to), and our program is purely educational. Think of us as an online course that's fun, where you meet a ton of interesting and like-minded people, and get to learn about all the intracacies of startups and venture capital.

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Our Diverse Community
of Fellows and Alumni

Curating the most unique and inclusive ecosystems of founders and investors.


Students and Alumni



> 50%

Gender Diversity in Each Cohort

> 60%

BIPOC Representation in Each Cohort

Meet the RippleX Fellowship Students

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VCs, and startup employees.
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