Transformational Impact at Scale

Berkeley Impact Venture Partners (BIVP) is an experiential teaching platform that provides UC Berkeley faculty, students, alums and affiliates interested in impact investing, accelerator management, and impact entrepreneurship an infrastructure for developing knowledge and receiving instruction.

Announcing the 2020 Berkeley Impact Venture Showcase Awardees

Congratulations to all the teams!

Accelerator Management as a Learning Tool

BIVP is organized as an Impact Accelerator Manager that is collectively operated by faculty and students through two graduate level courses; BIVP Portfolio and BIVP Accelerate.  Students enrolled in BIVP courses take on temporary Venture Partner roles and help lead sourcing, diligence and accelerator stewardship activities.

Investment and Stewardship Approach

The AMP Impact Accelerator provides non-dilutive capital to pre-formation Berkeley campus impact startup teams to support proof of concept activities during the Fall semester.  In the Spring, the AMP funded startup teams are invited back to partake in our 8-week structured accelerator program that concludes with another opportunity to receive additional funding.