What is SFI?

The Seed Fund for Innovation, aka. Hampshire SFI, is a $1 Million investment fund for budding entrepreneurs from Hampshire College. This fund is provided in form of grants/investments for startups and non-profits that arise from Hampshire College. We have started accepting funds now. For more, join the SFI mailing list to stay updated.

If you’re interesting in applying, we strongly suggest that you come to one of our fun, informative sessions with two of the Seed Fund members, Mac Dvorak and Emmett DuPont. We’ll help you fill out your application, answer any questions you may have, and ensure that you deliver your best possible grant application to increase your chances of being able to fund your dreams! Drop in for any amount of time during this open workshop. Snacks will be provided. We’re excited to see you there!

February 20th 3:30-5:30pm FPH 107 and February 28th 6:30-8:30pm FPH 107

Application Process

  • Apply

    We have started accepting applications now. Just fill the online application form by clicking the button above.

  • Interview

    If the SFI committee likes your application, we will invite you for an in person interview with the committee.

  • Recieve

    If you are awarded funding following the in person interview and if you satisfy other requirements (if any), your funding will be released.

Deadlines to note

The applications for Tier 1 funding are now online!
Here are some deadlines that you should keep in mind!

  • 1 March Applications Deadline
  • 20 March Participants Shortlisted
  • 26 - 30 March Interviews
  • Mid April Decision Announcement

Tier 1: Grants funding
Tier 1 funding focuses on providing small grants, which are usually $8,000 or less. We have started recieving applications for Tier 1 now.

Tier 2: Investments
These are high end investments for for-profit businesses, where we take a negotiable fraction of equity. We will roll out the dates for Tier 2 applications soon.

Subscribe to SFI

Stay updated about funding and investment opportunities
by joining the Hampshire SFI mailing list!