For alumni and students

Take your business to the next level with support from Boston College alumni

Whether you’re fundraising, looking for feedback, or simply expanding your network, we are here to help.


Since 2014, SSC Venture Partners has run a summer accelerator for Boston College startups. Alumni companies have secured places in world-class programs like Techstars, raised multiple fundraising rounds, and reached acquisitions.

Founders who’ve completed the accelerator consistently refer to their gains in knowledge, mentorship, and connections (plus the motivating camaraderie produce by an incredibly energizing atmosphere surrounded by fellow founders!).

SSC Venture Partners is looking for founders who demonstrate initiative, adaptability, resilience, and self-awareness. Please note that applications are highly competitive with just 3-5 companies selected per summer.

Venture fund

SSC Venture Partners invests in startups that have at least one founder affiliated with Boston College. This includes companies founded by BC alumni as well as current students.

We are industry agnostic, investing in early-stage rounds (pre-seed through series A). We seek teams with diverse makeups and some kind of progress (e.g. a product live with a handful of customers).

If you’re not yet fundraising but plan to in the future, we’d still love to meet you!


Looking for feedback? Mentorship? Advice? We are here to help!

SSC Venture Partners maintains a mentor network of hundreds of people in the Boston community, including many BC alumni, that are able and willing to support Boston College-affiliated startups.

Our team is comprised of founders and investors who have built companies, seens successful exits, and worked through a lot of startup challenges.

If we can be of service, we’d love to meet you and see how we can help your company grow.

"The SSC team and mentors are a network of founders who have been through the ringer with their own companies and bring a wealth of experiential knowledge to the table."
Theo Chapman
CEO, Darkroom

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