This two-year program immerses a select group of MBA candidates in academic and experiential learning unique to growth-stage companies. This MBA honors experience will provide knowledge, skills and relationships that will enable you to join any startup or growing company and help them scale. The highly competitive program offers financial support in addition to master classes, exclusive networking opportunities, and career support.
What is a High Growth Venture?
A company ambitiously going after double-digit growth and creating a scalable business model in order to significantly impact the market.
Why High Growth Ventures?
High growth ventures are key drivers in economic development across the world, and the competencies and skills necessary to guide ventures from startup through scale-up are highly valuable. Facing a future shaped by the ongoing disruption of technology and innovation, the Leeds School of Business and the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship are leading high growth venture education.
What the program provides MBA candidates
Knowledge & Skills
How do you launch, build and innovate within a high growth company? Leveraging academic coursework and sessions with founders, builders and industry leaders throughout the Boulder/Denver region, HGV Fellows will learn the competencies, traits and experiences high growth companies need and expect from their employees.
“Our speaker was engaging, authentic, and obviously experienced in business and entrepreneurship. I really enjoyed the content and learned a lot about my peers via the exercise where we had to be introspective and actively participate - it was fantastic!” - Feedback from HGV Huddle
Network & Relationships
Fellows will build valuable relationships within the program and its mentor and alumni networks, while connecting with leaders in the local startup and scale-up communities.
“The best part is spending time with like-minded students who are excited about working with growing companies.” — Sandy MacDonnell, 2019 Cohort
This program will blend your professional and academic experiences with the skills local startups need to make an impact, making our fellows desirable new hires. We'll support your search for both internship and full-time employment.
“We were impressed by the professionalism and drive that the intern from the High Growth Venture Fellowship program brought to our firm this summer! We definitely hope to recruit interns from the program in the future.” - Larry Middle, CFO @ JumpCloud
How To Apply
We are now accepting applications for the Class of 2025:
Early application deadline: February 1, 2023
Second round application deadline: May 1, 2023
Note: These dates are subject to change.
Applicants are required to submit a single PDF that includes:
- Current CV / resume
- Cover letter outlining your entrepreneurship interests and goals, career objectives, and what you expect to both contribute and gain from the fellowship
- Additional information highlighting your qualifications for this program (letters of support, certifications, etc.)
Applicants are also encouraged to submit a short video sharing a fun entrepreneurial experience from your life.
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