InSITE for Universities

InSITE for Universities

About InSITE

The InSITE Fellowship is a two-year leadership development and entrepreneurship program that admits 300 graduate students per year who attend the nation’s top universities.

Fellows study business, law, medicine, engineering, computer science, design and are enrolled in postdoctoral programs in the natural sciences. Each Fellow has a genuine and committed interest in entrepreneurship, technology, and venture capital.

InSITE Fellows are selected from the following top institutions:

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University (Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute)
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Rockefeller University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Weill-Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

We Employ a Rigorous Selection Process. Fellows are chosen through a highly competitive selection process. Less than 20% of all applicants are accepted nationwide. The Fellowship is not for class credit, and Fellows are expected to commit to program activities in addition to their normal coursework.

Our Program Gives Students Real-World Experience. InSITE is the only student leadership development and venture capital training program that offers university students a unified learning experience in entrepreneurship and venture capital. Our core programming combines educational modules led by industry leaders, immersive learning projects with startup companies and venture capital firms, and the pursuit of original startup ideas. The program also includes a high level of interaction with a large consortium of mentors and a powerful national network of 700+ alumni.

Our Mission Benefits Students and Entrepreneurs. InSITE’s mission is to create a community of passionate leaders who share common values and have the desire, ability, and network to support innovative companies and projects around the nation. InSITE assembles talented students from a diverse range of backgrounds and educational tracks, connecting them with handpicked, high-potential emerging companies in a variety of industries. This practice ensures that top quality graduate students obtain hands-on learning while companies benefit from a highly motivated and talented team that can assist them with real business challenges, thereby strengthening the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Why Universities Work with InSITE

Universities partner with us by supporting the creation of an InSITE chapter on their campuses and by committing to foster the chapter’s success.

Extend the Reach of Your Career Placement Office. InSITE’s programming helps students access hard-to-reach roles in technology startups and venture capital firms through focused consulting projects, thereby extending the reach of your efforts to place graduates into the best industry roles. 

Promote Commercialization of Sponsored Research. InSITE Fellows exhibit high degrees of entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to innovation. In their second year, Fellows often start companies that commercialize innovations that are protected by university intellectual property. Since inception, Fellows have founded dozens of companies that have raised over $500 million in venture capital funding.

Connect to a National Talent Network. When InSITE launches on your campus, your school joins a national network of 700+ alumni who are leaders in the worlds of technology and venture capital. This augments your efforts to attract the most talented students interested in entrepreneurship.

How We Work with Universities

InSITE operates as a student-run organization with the support of on-campus sponsors and the active participation of the organization’s board of directors and alumni to ensure a high-quality experience as well as a sustained orientation to its mission. As a student-led organization, key roles and responsibilities are assigned to the most promising and capable students who have a demonstrated track record of responsibility and success who can best represent the organization in the broader community.

In return for the benefits of hosting a chapter, we ask universities to make a financial contribution that helps InSITE offset the organization’s operating costs and that is used to fund programming that we organize for Fellows on campus and nationally. For more information on how we implement our programming, please visit our FAQ for universities.

To discuss the next step in opening a chapter on your campus, or to learn more, please contact

InSITE Fellows is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.