Dakota Venture Group
The Dakota Venture Group (DVG) is a University of North Dakota student-run venture capital investment fund.
DVG is the first completely student-run venture capital fund in the United States.
It is unique because DVG is the first fund where students complete all due diligence,
make the final investment decision, and negotiate the deal's term structure. By participating
in Dakota Venture Group UND students receive an unheard of opportunity for experiential
learning in the field of venture capital and angel investing.
The investment strategy of DVG includes making investments in high-growth ventures started by entrepreneurs in the United States, with preference given to regional and student initiated ventures. All investments are made with the goal of fostering economic growth.
DVG currently has a non-profit “Innovation Fund" fueled by benefactors and a for-profit "Harvest Fund" which intends to produce returns for "Harvest Fund" investors. With the addition of the "Harvest Fund," members of DVG have the opportunity to travel to additional venture capital events to further their growth as students and as venture capitalists.
The Dakota Venture Group was established in 2006 through a donation from the Dakota Foundation and is an entity of the Center for Innovation Foundation. The Center for Innovation Foundation is the catalyst for entrepreneurship and innovation in the region and nation.
For more information about Dakota Venture Group, please contact us.
Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center
4200 James Ray Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58203