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With 589 Kauffman Fellows in 46 countries representing well over 500 venture firms and organizations, the Kauffman Fellows Network runs deep with strong bonds across the globe. We count as part of our network more than 1,000 mentors and speakers who have supported the Kauffman Fellows Program, transcending roles as founders, CEOs, government leaders, and more.

A Mélange of Perspectives.

The Kauffman Fellows Network has unparalleled access to the best minds in the venture and innovation business and a support system for Fellows to navigate every aspect of innovation investing from deal flow to navigating the public markets. The trust that Kauffman Fellows build during the 2-year program endures and grows deeper as they graduate into the Kauffman Fellows Network.

Class 23 Stats
  • 0% Founders or Co-Founders
    of VC Funds
  • 0% Managing Directors or Partners
  • 0% Directors or Managers
  • 0% Principals or Investors

A Family Like No Other.

Every Kauffman Fellow has access to the full network. Fellows also meet in smaller chapters, typically based on region, industry focus, or other similar interests. There are over a dozen regional chapters and special interest groups (SIGs) across the globe, so Fellows can meet on a regular basis around shared causes.

A Global Affair.

Once a year, Kauffman Fellows come together for our annual summit. We visit amazing startup ecosystems around the world, gather as a family, and learn about a new region in the world. In 2019, we will host our 10th anniversary summit, having previously visited Tokyo, Mexico City, Shanghai, New York, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Dublin, Singapore and Bali, Kansas City, and Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

The following firms have participated in the Kauffman Fellows Program

Fellows and Mentors Around the World