Rebel Student Venture Fund

Supporting Student Start-up Businesses

The Rebel Student Venture Fund (RSVF) is an alumni established non-profit entity created to financially support student start-up business with seed money grants. It is chartered as a 501c (3) and is separate from the university. It receives its financial resources from donations from alumni and other parties interested in supporting Ole Miss student start-up businesses.

The Rebel Student Venture 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 RSVF board members becomes an informal advisor to the company and the company provides periodic reports to the Fund. The RSVF is not an equity-seeking entity.

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The Rebel Student Venture Fund was created to help students. It provides a valuable source of start-up funding to get a student business off the ground. Student companies receiving grants include:

Portfolio Companies

RSVF has funded 49 companies since fall 2014:

  • SellVNTG – A service created to make the process of buying and selling vintage clothing as simple as possible
  • Collegemate – an online platform that helps incoming freshmen connect with other students and get roommates
  • Brandon’s Shops – Brandon’s Shops Holding is a holding company for online retail stores.
  • Altar’d Socials – Invested marketing team members who check off all the boxes of a business’s digital marketing checklist
  • Shielded Security – Security solutions with competitive pricing and even BETTER service
  • Rumie App – The first ever college exclusive marketplace to buy, sell, and rent with other students
  • Curtsy– A fashion app that allows users to buy/sell clothing from their closet based on their GPS location
  • – A company providing tutoring services by student tutors on college campuses
  • Fabuluxe Boutique – A fabulous and luxurious boutique for women
  • Jetson Smart Homes – A technology company providing smart home solutions
  • Vault Entertainment  – A provider of entertainment and tailgating services
  • Scout’s Resale – An online thrift shop redesigning and selling clothing
  • Crystal Game Works – A company that produces games focusing on the narrative and experience
  • DaisNotes – A note-sharing and social networking app for college students
  • Fraze – A company that sells funky custom beaded sunglasses
  • Lala Letter – A custom daily planner and stationary company
  • Chasing Ten Figures  – A clothing line endorsing hard work and its rewards
  • LuLu Jax – Custom designer clothing for extra short and tall females
  • Manasula Athletics – Online fashion activewear clothing company
  • Kia’s Jewels – A custom jewelry e-commerce site
  • Rent-a-Reb – A company providing home services using student workers
  • Move Fitness – A fitness company that designs fitness devices and provides exercise plans
  • Subly – An app that makes sublease easier
  • ShortWork – A tutoring app that provides crowd-sourced, on-demand, problem-by-problem solutions designed for high school students.
  • Pure Mist Distillation – Micro-water purification using vacuum technology
  • Hangaround – Aviation social site for airports
  • Flok-Up – An app allowing users to simultaneous video conference and stream television shows
  • Royal Sky Investments – new cryptocurrency hedge fund

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