Activating Entrepreneurs. SIVI invests in and shares deals from its deep network of colleges campuses and business plan competitions. SIVIs founders have competed in and won such competitions and had 9 figure exits.
SIVI Academy (www.siviacademy.com) offers free online education for aspiring entrepreneurs. Our gamified platform is democratizing entrepreneurship by educating and training entrepreneurs anywhere on topics such as digital marketing, product development and fundraising. The SIVI team is also creator of the Top 100 iTunes Business podcast, Crowdfunding Comebacks, interviewing Kickstarter and Indiegogo creators who failed before succeeding.… · More
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Before the Accelerator there was the school of hard-knocks, possibly followed by business school. Before the Lean Canvas there was the Business Plan.… · More Before the Launch festival and Shark Tank, there was the Business Plan Competition. Usually accessible only to MBA students, what was once an academic exercise, today's startups take advantage of as much non-dilutive capital, company-showcasing practice, and no-strings feedback to validate their - usually research-backed - businesses. For instance, Rice University Business Plan Competition teams have raised over $1.8 billion in capital and exit dollars ($233+ million last year). See: http://www.ricebusinessplancompetition.com/pdf/2016-success-stories.pdf
SIVI will syndicate all of its deals which will be hand-picked from the best of the best of current and past Business Plan Competitions, with a focus on team, traction and technology. We have special access to deal-flow as lead investor Nicholas Seet won the Rice University Business Plan Competition in 2005, winning over $1MM in prizes and investments, and grew his company Auditude to become one of the world's largest video-ad servers before exiting to Adobe Corporation in 2005.