Thanks to a generous donor, CEI is offering financial support to help Fuqua students validate their venture ideas. The funding can be used to building prototypes, run pilots, and/or test core assumptions. Funding requests ranging from $100-$1,000 will be considered. Please be explicit on what you are testing and how the funds will be catalytic for your venture.
The application form can be downloaded then emailed to the addresses listed at the bottom of the application for consideration.
Applications for funding are accepted on a rolling basis.
Please note: For U.S. recipients, you should be aware that the award payment is considered taxable income. The award will be reported to you via a 1099 or W-2 (if you are on payroll), the actual amount of tax you owe will vary based on your personal tax status. For international recipients, you should be aware that the award payment is considered taxable income and subject to Federal and North Carolina tax withholding of 35.35%. You are advised to consult with your tax advisor as the actual amount of tax you owe will vary based on your personal tax status.