Quake’s monthly University Investor Series (UIS) is a virtual pitchfest where student entrepreneurs from around the world present to a panel of top pre-seed and early seed stage investors. After each startup has presented, they are connected with interested investors to discuss their ventures and potential investments. UIS was created to contribute to the success of innovative and driven student-led startups.
5-10 experienced investors attend each UIS. These investors work with funds specializing in everything from space technology and virtual reality to low-tech consumer products, making investments ranging from $25k-$500k.
Each pitchfest brings in 10 promising college startups from around the world. One student spokesperson from each team has six minutes to pitch his or her idea and four minutes for Q&A and feedback from experienced professionals.
In addition to top investors and advisers, Quake has networks with over 100 factories that can assist with all aspects of design, tooling, production, assembly, testing, certification, and logistics.