What is DRIVE CATALYST Fellows ?
The DRIVE CATALYST Fellowship is a tailored VC apprenticeship for the first-year MBA students at a leading corporate venture capital firm in Taiwan with a vision to support innovation and future leaders in disruptive technologies.
DRIVE CATALYST Fellows collaborate directly with our investment team to learn how to discover founders, make investment decisions, and support portfolio companies. Fellows’ activities range across networking, industry/financial analysis, and portfolio support. This is also an opportunity to leverage your VC experience gained from DRIVE CATALYST to extend your network and build your personal brand.
Our long-term mission is to create a community of passionate leaders who share common values and have the desire, ability and network to support innovative and disruptive companies.
DRIVE CATALYST Fellows have the opportunity to
- Build relationships with student founders.
- Get sponsored to attend industry/startup events.
- Learn to evaluate investment opportunities (remotely with our investment team members).
- Attend DRIVE CATALYST’s investment meetings.
- Build your brand alongside DRIVE CATALYST team through hosting/attending talks and seminars.
All activities are optional for Fellows and designed to accommodate your academic commitments.
Who should apply?
We are seeking first-year MBA students who are genuinely interested in helping founders, and who are hungry to develop their venture capital knowledge and reputation. The fellowship is a 12-month program, from Jan 2021 to Dec 2021 for our first batch of successful candidates. Selected fellows are expected to commit 2-3 hours per week to partner with our investment team on evaluating investment opportunities and to be an ambassador of DRIVE CATALYST at your schools.
We hope the program would enrich your understanding of how VC deals are structured and originated in the real world, complementing your learnings in the classroom. We have limited this program to four campuses to ensure that our Fellows receive the focused attention of the DRIVE CATALYST investment team. We are currently accepting applications from students at UC Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, and Stanford.