Apply to Join Rough Draft Ventures, Powered by General Catalyst!

September 5, 2023
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Applications to join Rough Draft Ventures as a Fellow are open now through September 24th! Are you a current student who is passionate about venture capital, startups, tech, or entrepreneurship? Apply now!

What is RDV?

Rough Draft Ventures (RDV) is a student-run venture program, powered and backed by General Catalyst. Over the past decade, RDV has supported startups, some that have since gone on to raise over $2B+ in funding from leading investors and partners, including General Catalyst, Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, NEA, Sequoia, Accel, and others. 

RDV Fellowship:

This year, RDV is excited to support student founders through curated community events, development grants and strategic guidance for future rounds as they build up their relationships with our investors at General Catalyst and the broader startup and Venture Capital community. 

None of this would be possible without the student Fellows who run RDV. Our Fellows are hard-working, energetic, curious, humble, and bold. Many of our Fellow alumni have gone on to start their own companies and VC funds, and have gone on to work at top VC and technology companies around the world. They’re problem solvers and learners at heart.

At RDV, our Fellows will have the opportunity to work closely with the General Catalyst team as they engage with the student startup community and support student founders through their guidance and mentorship. 

Join RDV Today:

At General Catalyst, we’ve always been focused on investing in powerful, positive change that endures. With innovation comes responsibility – we can no longer build businesses solely for profit or growth. We need to build companies the right way, and engineer them both for growth and good. This ethos aligns with GC’s Responsible Innovation core, and we believe it can be fostered as early as in the college dorm room.

Campuses have quickly grown into leading hubs for innovation, and student founders everywhere are taking it into their own hands to build the world they want to see. As student entrepreneurs redefine, engineer, and scale technology, we believe it is our responsibility to support them and leave the world better than we found it. And no one is better equipped to identify and support these student founders than their own peers. 

That’s why we’re excited to announce that applications to join Rough Draft Ventures as a Fellow are open now through September 24th. As always, all current students are encouraged to apply — no matter where you study, what you study, how old you are, or how you identify. 

Visit for more information, or see here for a full list of our online webinars and in-person events leading up to the application deadline. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to!

Apply now!