Student Venture Associates Program

SVA The Student Venture Associates (SVA) program was established by the UW Center for Commercialization (C4C) and is funded by both the C4C and the Washington Research Foundation, working in collaboration with the Foster School's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, to provide to UW students, at scale, experiential learning opportunities and valuable transferable skills that will be advantageous when seeking jobs in private equity and other financial institutions.

Through its Investment Committee, the W Fund will work with UW C4C and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to engage the Student Venture Associates in the W Fund’s diligence process for investment opportunities. In this role, students are actively involved in the operations and investment analysis of a venture fund, and interact with some of the region’s leading business executives and investment professionals. Students will carry out comprehensive investment due diligence and prepare investment memoranda regarding their findings for investment opportunities represented by companies seeking Fund investment.