By Kaliena Joy Bowen
Zane Venture Fund offers support and capital access to early-stage startups creating tech-enabled solutions. The organization targets diverse founders to invest in their remarkable companies. Through a structured, yet artful process, Zane Venture Fund’s team of operators, engineers, and advisories work alongside founders to develop a holistic vision and execute these plans.
According to Managing Director of Zane Access, Marguerite Pressley “It’s never been about capabilities; it’s always been about access. Access to the right resources, mentors, coaches, and experts.”
That is why the Zane Venture Fund Inaugural Pre-Capital Program uses a 360 degree approach to support entrepreneurs. They facilitate this by offering founders a community, resources to raise capital, and advisement to design world-class businesses from beta-stage startups. The 12-week virtual program brings businesses from across the southeast region and New York to offer expert advising, fundraising education, and critical thinking skills.
This year, three Mainstreet Entrepreneurs Seed Fund (MSESF) alumni companies have been accepted into this prestigious program:
- Ashley Daramola (B.I.S. ’10), Founder of ArtzyBella Studio + Shop
- Sasha-Gay Trusty (B.A. ’19), Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Quaint Revolt
- Ashley Richardson (B.S. ’17), Founder and CEO of MyTotem
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute (ENI) wishes to congratulate these three companies as they continue to soar.
To learn more about Zane Venture Fund, visit their website.