Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship Launches Seed Fund for Student Startups

Contact Information

Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship

Contact Details


Created in 2021, the Bluestone Seed Fund is a donor-supported fund that invests in early-stage JMU-affiliated (student, student/faculty, alumni) start-ups through a competitive pitch process. This gives JMU student founders real-world entrepreneurial experience, actionable feedback on their pitches, and mentoring and coaching opportunities from experts.

Not only does it provide experiential learning opportunities for the Student Founders, but also for a prestigious group of Student Venture Associates (SVA) who will recruit and screen initial applicants (deal flow), conduct due diligence, observe investor pitches and Q&A, and manage portfolio companies.

Web Presence


Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Students


JMU Campus Scope, Harrisonburg/Local/VA


Created in 2021

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning


Program, Department or Center

This document is currently not available here.