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July 2022

Bronco Founders at BVA Launch 2022

Bronco Founders at BVA Launch 2022

Fourth Cohort of Bronco Venture Accelerator Launched

Startup leaders affiliated with Santa Clara will receive assistance in move their businesses to the next level.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 12, 2022—This summer, leaders from 21 startups in fields including transportation, agricultural technology, cybersecurity, search engines, and virtual meetings will convene at Santa Clara University to receive assistance in moving their businesses to the next level.

The startup leaders are part of the fourth annual cohort of Santa Clara University’s Bronco Venture Accelerator (BVA), a four-month program that provides entrepreneurs from the Bronco community with tools, community, classes and workshops to develop and grow their businesses. BVA kicked off on July 7 and will have the program’s signature Demo Day on Oct. 7.

The most-promising companies entering the BVA will be offered early investment of up to $50,000 by the Bronco Venture Fund. BVA founders work over the summer to get ready for presentations at Demo Day in front of hundreds of VC and angel investors. BVA participants and alumni are also eligible for ongoing mentoring and services.

The BVA is part of a suite of “Bronco Ventures” programs from SCU’s Ciocca Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship created for startups affiliated with Santa Clara University—meaning they are companies founded or co-founded by faculty, staff, students or alumni. Broncos with new-business ideas can attend Idea Lab; those with more-advanced businesses can attend Accelerator Prep School; and others can take part in the Business Pitch Competition.

“This year’s Bronco Venture Accelerator cohort is among our strongest yet ,” said Morgan Slain, director of Bronco Ventures at SCU. “We are excited about the caliber of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial ecosystem being created at Santa Clara University.”

About Santa Clara University
Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. The University’s stunningly landscaped 106-acre campus is home to the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís. Ranked among the top 15 percent of national universities by U.S. News & World Report, SCU has among the best four-year graduation rates in the nation and is rated by PayScale in the top 1 percent of universities with the highest-paid graduates. SCU has produced elite levels of Fulbright Scholars as well as four Rhodes Scholars. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and graduate programs in six disciplines, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education. For more information see www.scu.edu.

Media Contact
Deborah Lohse | SCU Media Communications | dlohse@scu.edu | 408-554-5121

 

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Sahil Sagar ’20 (right) with co-founders of the startup Metavent at the launch of Bronco Venture Accelerator 2022. Photo by Jim Cochran.