The Rebel Venture Capital Fund 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 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.