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School of Business and Management

QM Social Venture Fund

The School of Business and Management is home to the first student-led social impact venture capital fund investing in student-led social ventures in the UK. 

It takes start-ups of all shapes and sizes to tackle the challenges in our society today.

We are launching a student led social impact venture fund focusing on 'start-ups for good'. This new initiative aims to provide support to student and recent graduate entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.

Built by students to invest in student-led social enterprises, this fund is the first such fund in the UK. The initiative aims to enhance entrepreneurial learning as well as foster long-term social impact. It offers students the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial knowledge and skills with support from industry mentors and faculty members. Our student VCs advise and invest in real-life early-stage start-ups with a social mission.

This initiative is part of Queen Mary's social-impact driven student consultancy programme - SKETCH (Student Knowledge Exchange Through Community Hubs). Find out more about the programme.

Applications for our third round of funding in March 2022 are now closed. If you are interested in finding out more, do get in touch with our student investors.


Find out why you should apply for the Social Venture Fund

“We aim to empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs and investors from a diverse background. The fund is an exciting opportunity for our students to develop their entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, build their networks and make a real difference in our society.”
— Dr Joanne Zhang, Director of the Entrepreneurship Hub and the Queen Mary Social Venture Fund
I received job offers and had many examples from QMSVF to share with recruiters regarding my knowledge and skills. I applied for one graduate job and one internship and got both! One of the offers I received was from a QMSVF external partner, who I worked with during my time on the programme.
— Katherine Toledo Macedo, BSc Business Management
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