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 are not accepting fund accplications currently. We suggest you join the SFI mailing list to stay updated.

Application Process

  • Apply

    We will start accepting applications in Spring semester. Once the application is open, just fill an online application form.

  • 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!

  • TBA Applications Deadline
  • TBA Participants Shortlisted
  • TBA Interviews
  • TBA Decision Announcement

Tier 1: Grants funding
Tier 1 funding focuses on providing small grants, which are usually $8,000 or less. We will start recieving applications for Tier 1, starting Spring semester.

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!