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 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.

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

The Rebel 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

The fund has, to date, funded these companies:

  • Curtsy– A fashion app that allows users to buy/sell clothing from their closet based on their GPS location
  • CollegiateTutoring.com – A company providing tutoring services by student tutors on college campuses
  • Move Fitness – A fitness company that designs fitness devices and provides exercise plans
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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