University Incubator is a non-profit organization designed
to provide no-cost financing to student entrepreneurs
So you ca...
The University Incubator Team
Jesse Krieger – Executive Director
William Buster – Director of Finance
Jesse Krieger - Exec...
University Incubator Program
Ideation
• Identify an opportunity, research the market and determine competition
• Establish...
University Incubator Approach
We bring your business to life with platforms that utilize
University Incubator Approach
Kernel Funds Operational Funds Venture Rounds
Government
Grants
Private
Grants
Ideation Phase
• Refining the product or service
• Develop your niche
• Analyze the current competitors in the market
• De...
Kernel Funding
• 0% interest loans ranging from $3,000 to $5,000
• Crowd funded in as little as 7 days
• Non-secured with ...
Kiva Overview
• Non-profit, based in San Francisco
• Enables individual lenders to crowd-fund person-to-
person loans to i...
Introducing Kiva Zip
Kiva Zip is a small pilot project, launched by Kiva.org, to drive innovations in
person-to-person len...
Example Borrower: Victor
Start-up
business
Created 5 part-
time jobs
Lenders can
follow links to
his Yelp profile
Repaid 1...
What’s in it for borrowers?
Ability to access capital
Easy, online application
Flexible loan terms
Building community
Zero...
What’s in it for trustees?
Empower
Enable your clients to engage with their crowd of
lenders, and access interest-free cap...
Loan Overview
 0% interest
 Business loans
 Small size – first loan can be up to
$5k; subsequent loans up to $50k
 Up ...
Process for Endorsement
Once University Incubator (UI) has identified a borrower to endorse,
there are four principal step...
Creation Phase
• Establishing the team
• Developing a series of goals and corresponding timeline
• Honing the product or s...
Operational Funds
Utilize crowdfunding websites to cover a year of operations
Round 1:
$25,000
Round 2:
$75,000
Round 3:
$...
Successful Campaigns
Factors for Success:
 Engaging Video
 Tiered offerings
 Transparent
 Succinct
Expansion Phase
Funded Entrepreneurs - MoringaConnect
Funded Entrepreneurs – MoringaConnect
Emily Cunningham
Founder of Moringa Connect
Funded Entrepreneurs – Class Blueprint
Funded Entrepreneurs – Class Blueprint
Adam Remba
Co-Founder Class Blueprint
Current Portfolio
Thank You!
To learn more please visit:
www.UniversityIncubator.com
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University Incubator Overview

  1. 1. University Incubator is a non-profit organization designed to provide no-cost financing to student entrepreneurs So you can: “Create Your Own Job by the Time You Graduate!” We also assist with: • Strategic planning • Network development • Raising a seed round or Series A
  2. 2. The University Incubator Team Jesse Krieger – Executive Director William Buster – Director of Finance Jesse Krieger - Executive Director • Born in San Francisco, Class of 2011 Cal Alum • Author of international best selling book Lifestyle Entrepreneur • Started over five companies and sold two of them. • Speaks German and Mandarin William Buster – Director of Finance • Born in San Diego, • Works for Residential Student Services at UC Berkeley. • Haas School of Business, Class of 2011 • Program Manager for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) for the last 4 years.
  3. 3. University Incubator Program Ideation • Identify an opportunity, research the market and determine competition • Establish niche and form brand identity Creation • Establish goals and a corresponding timeline • Assemble the team and players needed • Develop budget needs and secure funding Expansion • Refine product or service • Additional rounds of capital raising • Matriculate into larger Accelerator • Perform Angel Rounds of financing
  4. 4. University Incubator Approach We bring your business to life with platforms that utilize
  5. 5. University Incubator Approach Kernel Funds Operational Funds Venture Rounds Government Grants Private Grants
  6. 6. Ideation Phase • Refining the product or service • Develop your niche • Analyze the current competitors in the market • Develop your brand identity • Establish a baseline go to market strategy
  7. 7. Kernel Funding • 0% interest loans ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 • Crowd funded in as little as 7 days • Non-secured with terms ranging from 12-24 months • Distributed to your PayPal account • Enables groups to take ideas and begin acting upon them
  8. 8. Kiva Overview • Non-profit, based in San Francisco • Enables individual lenders to crowd-fund person-to- person loans to individual borrowers around the world • First loan in Uganda in 2005 • Raised over $350m of loans to borrowers in over 60 countries
  9. 9. Introducing Kiva Zip Kiva Zip is a small pilot project, launched by Kiva.org, to drive innovations in person-to-person lending. The principal difference of the Kiva Zip model, is that the loan goes directly from Kiva to the borrower, rather than via the partner. Kiva has three principal aims for the Kiva Zip pilot:  Expand borrowers’ access to capital  Lower the financial costs of borrowers  Enhance the personal connections between entrepreneurs and lenders The Kiva Zip project funded its first loans in December 2011.
  10. 10. Example Borrower: Victor Start-up business Created 5 part- time jobs Lenders can follow links to his Yelp profile Repaid 10 months on time Now applying for a second loan of $10,000
  11. 11. What’s in it for borrowers? Ability to access capital Easy, online application Flexible loan terms Building community Zero interest or fees “Kiva Zip is an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs”, Emiliana But don’t take our word for it. Hear what Kiva Zip borrowers have to say: “I didn’t think character based lending existed anymore. It’s an amazing use of technology to bring us back to the basics”, Cristian “Having 45 people invest in Pac Brew Labs is like hiring 45 brand ambassadors”, Bryan
  12. 12. What’s in it for trustees? Empower Enable your clients to engage with their crowd of lenders, and access interest-free capital they otherwise could not. Engage Engage with Kiva’s network of a million lenders. Showcase your impact and build awareness of your organization. Promote Benefit from the positive publicity and PR that collaboration with Kiva’s brand can bring. Fundraise Demonstrate tangible impact to potential funders in terms of loans endorsed, revenue generated, and jobs created.
  13. 13. Loan Overview  0% interest  Business loans  Small size – first loan can be up to $5k; subsequent loans up to $50k  Up to 24 months term  Grace periods available for some loans  Repayments made in regular weekly or monthly installments  Disbursals and repayments made electronically via Paypal
  14. 14. Process for Endorsement Once University Incubator (UI) has identified a borrower to endorse, there are four principal steps before the borrower can begin fundraising for an interest-free, crowd-funded loan on the Kiva Zip website: Trustee Endorsement Loan Application Trustee Review Kiva Zip Team Review 1 2 3 4 For every borrower UI endorse, a trustee writes a ‘trustee endorsement’. An endorsement is only a few questions long, and takes only 10 minutes. When UI has submitted the endorsement, the borrower completes a ‘loan application’ This is a longer application form, and can take a couple of hours to fill out. Again, it is all online to make life easier! Once the loan application is submitted, UI gets a chance to review the loan. The trustee can approve it if they are happy with it, or suggest changes if they prefer. Finally, the Kiva Zip team will review the loan, before posting it to the website to begin fundraising From there, most loans take about 3- 4 weeks to fully fund.
  15. 15. Creation Phase • Establishing the team • Developing a series of goals and corresponding timeline • Honing the product or service • Outlining the budget and financial needs • Leveraging supply and logistics providers
  16. 16. Operational Funds Utilize crowdfunding websites to cover a year of operations Round 1: $25,000 Round 2: $75,000 Round 3: $250,000+
  17. 17. Successful Campaigns Factors for Success:  Engaging Video  Tiered offerings  Transparent  Succinct
  18. 18. Expansion Phase
  19. 19. Funded Entrepreneurs - MoringaConnect
  20. 20. Funded Entrepreneurs – MoringaConnect Emily Cunningham Founder of Moringa Connect
  21. 21. Funded Entrepreneurs – Class Blueprint
  22. 22. Funded Entrepreneurs – Class Blueprint Adam Remba Co-Founder Class Blueprint
  23. 23. Current Portfolio
  24. 24. Thank You! To learn more please visit: www.UniversityIncubator.com

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