about us


building the next generation of VC leaders


VentureUP is an accelerator network for rising VCs investing in the Midwest. Our mission is to galvanize the next generation of VC leaders through peer collaboration, authentic relationship building, and professional development.


Our curated sessions help connect VentureUP members with veteran VCs, successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and other unique leaders from all over the country in order to help accelerate the development of our member VCs. 


Membership is free and is on an invite-only or application basis. We are supported by a roster of Fortune 500 corporations, global service providers, and world-class universities as sponsors. Our 2021 annual banking sponsor is Signature Bank.

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one becomes a master."

- Ernest Hemingway

our members