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Rebel Venture Capital Fund Pitches

Oct 28, 2016

The Rebel Venture Capital Fund investment committee meets twice yearly and evaluates applications for grants from qualified student-led start-up businesses. Grants awarded currently range from $500-$5,000. Upon receiving a grant one of the RVCF board members becomes an informal advisor to the company and the company provides periodic reports to the Fund. The RVCF is not an equity-seeking entity.

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For individuals, companies, or institutions interested in contributing to the Rebel Venture Capital Fund please contact the CIE.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 28
    Rebel Venture Capital Fund Pitches
    Conner 110
  • Nov 02
    Ole Miss Fall Business Model Competition Finalist Workshop
  • Nov 02
    Land Shark Tank Pitch Competition
    CME 108
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    Gillespie Business Plan Competition

    Marque Event for the Academic Year

    The marque event for the academic year is the Gillespie Business Plan Competition, held at the end of the spring semester. There are rules and deadlines soon after the beginning of the spring term, so keep an eye on the upcoming events and following the Center’s Twitter Feed to stay up to date!

    Fall Business Model Competition

    Fall Business Model Competition

    Learn how to validate your business idea and compete for a shot at a series 2 iWatch. Its a quick and easy way to make sure you’re talking to customers correctly and getting to market as quick as you can.

    International Business Model Competition Regional Qualifier

    On January 28, 2017, Ole Miss will host a regional qualifier for the International Business Model Competition. During a one-day event, colleges and universities from around the mid-south are invited to have their best businesses present their business model to our judges.

    LandShark Tank Pitch Competition

    This is an opportunity for creative students to present their business concept in less than 2 minutes. Convince the judges that your idea is the best and you are capable of executing this idea. If you do that better than everyone else, you will win. Each pitch will be followed by some coaching from faculty and local business people.

    Student Business Consultant Program

    You'll be guided by a professional with outstanding business experience while you gain real-world consulting experience.

    We would love the opportunity to try and help your business grow. It is why we are here. We have a web based form to express an interest in the student business consulting program that just asks for the straight-forward information about your business.

    Entrepreneurship Club

    Student Organization

    The Ole Miss Entrepreneurship Club is a student organization focusing on promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship across campus.

    Rebel Venture Capital Fund

    Supporting Student Start-up Businesses

    The Rebel Venture Capital Fund is an alumni established non-profit entity created to financially support student start-up businesses with seed money grants. It is chartered as a 501c (3) and is separate from the university.

    Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

    Entrepreneurs sharing their Experiences

    Each semester leading entrepreneurs visit the campus to share their experiences and perspectives with Ole Miss students.

    Entrepreneurship Minor

    School of Business Administration

    Business students will choose three courses from the five courses below for the Entrepreneurship Minor. Students outside of the School of Business will need to take GB 370 to satisfy prerequisites for admission to enroll in the Entrepreneurship Minor courses.

    Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    Clark Love - 2015 Winner

    Every year the business school selects one business or entrepreneur to recognize as the Ole Miss Entrepreneur of the Year. The winners are nominated by the community and selected by the Dean of the School of Business Administration.

  • Gillespie Business Plan Competition
  • Fall Business Model Competition
  • International Business Model Competition Regional Qualifier
  • LandShark Tank Pitch Competition
  • Student Business Consultant Program
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Rebel Venture Capital Fund
  • Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
  • Entrepreneurship Minor
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Apply for the Student Business Consulting program.


    We would love the opportunity to try and help your business grow. It is why we are here.

    You supply the passion and the idea, and we'll help you with everything else.