Investing in Bold Entrepreneurs

ZANE ACCESS is the not-for-profit arm of the Zane Venture Fund that provides DIVERSE, EARLY STAGE FOUNDERS and STUDENTS with ACCESS to Resources, Training, Support, and Funding critical to success.


ZANE ACCESS' programming, events, and content provides underrepresented entrepreneurs with education and mentorship on capital readiness to successfully fundraise and scale their companies and connect them with a powerful entrepreneurial and investment community.

Programming & Content

  • Capital & Financial Readiness Cohort
  • AccessU Pre-Capital Program
  • Scholars In Residence
  • Thought Pieces
  • Newsletters
  • Reports

Events & Networking

  • Roadmap Forums
  • Quarterly Workshops and Webinars
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Events

Investments & Grants

  • Investments in early-stage companies
  • Grants to student entrepreneurs and Scholars
  • Corporate Allies
  • Professional Allies


Capital Readiness Cohort

Spring and Fall 2022

Designed to meet the unique needs of underrepresented founders, this eight-week course provides founders with networks and mentors to help them champion their story and use their own powerful, unique voice and brand to raise venture capital.

Zane Access has graduated two cohorts with a combined 37 companies, these companies have raised over$8M+, created numerous jobs, and reached revenue over $7M.

And, we're just getting started!

Register by March 15, 2022


Zane Access™ Innovation Weekend is to provide diverse students with exposure to tech and venture career paths through workshops with our University partners and student entrepreneurs and our Founders and Funders event for early-stage founders and investors.

Save the Date: October 14, 2022



The Founders Forum is an event focused on inviting founders to learn about the capital readiness program, meet the Zane Venture Fund team, and hear from cohort graduates and key influencers and founders in the community.


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