Our ecosystem relies on a diverse group of generous stakeholders including venture founders, Carver Connections, and investors.
Board Members Renee Murphy (Chair), Nile Ramsbottom (Sec./Treasurer), Steven Johnson, and Gary Ruble provide strategic direction and oversight to The Emerge Foundation.
Todd Kielkopf serves as its Executive Director, who also coordinates on-campus programming with Jerry Kelley, the Director of the Gelrad R. Edwards Entreprenuerial Center.
Financial support of The Emerge Foundation's operations is being demonstrated through asset pledges to guarantee its line of credit. Other stakeholders are providing loans directly to the Foundation in lieu of asset pledges.
The Foundation intends to release commitments by having ownership stakes in businesses it incubates, management fees collected, Carver Connection dues, donations, and grants.
Another source and investment opportunity is the pending Seed Capital Fund. Those backing the line of credit described above receive investment preference rights into the fund. Fund investors will also receive first access to investing in the Foundation's ventures receiving Incubation Services and Carver Connections members.
Term sheet, line of credit guarantee, and direct loan documents are available by contacting Todd Kielkopf at firstname.lastname@example.org.