Meet AV’s 10KE Winners for 2022

10KE is empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs

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Alumni Ventures’ 10,000 Entrepreneurs Program (10KE) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022 scholarship award!

10KE is a scholarship initiative, founded by Alumni Ventures, to foster entrepreneurial exploration within the undergraduate community. This year, 10KE received over 100 scholarship applications and awarded $2,000 scholarships to 25 undergraduate students pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors this summer.

Since 2019, 10KE has awarded 85 scholarships to undergraduates who are founders or are pursuing summer internships with startups or other high-growth companies.  The scholarship can be used to fuel students’ own ventures or to supplement their cost of living while pursuing a summer internship.

10KE is one of Alumni Ventures’ VC Career On-Ramps initiatives, the mission of which is to engage, educate, and develop students and early-to-mid-career professionals seeking to grow their careers in VC and entrepreneurship.  These programs drive AV’s Just Cause of building a diverse and inclusive community within the VC/entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Please find more information about the 2022 10KE Award recipients below.

64%

64%

of 10KE Award recipients identify as women

88%

88%

of applicants identify as traditionally underrepresented races and ethnicities

20

20

institutions represented by award recipients

Meet our 10KE Award recipients below!

Amy Lin
Amy Lin
John Hopkins University

Founder of WAGL

Benjamin Gordon
Benjamin Gordon
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Intern at Allergy Amulet

Christian Revels-Robinson
Christian Revels-Robinson
Columbia University

Founder of forCreaitors

Crystal Chan
Crystal Chan
Yale University

Intern at Agora

Elizabeth Li
Elizabeth Li
Harvard University

Intern at SoWork

Evan Wilson
Evan Wilson
University of Pennsylvania

Founder of Scaffold Ed

Grace Yang and Jasmine Yu
Grace Yang and Jasmine Yu
UCLA

Co-Founders of LoFo

Gracey Owen
Gracey Owen
Georgetown University

Founder of Compost'd LLC

Joel Omolade
Joel Omolade
Tufts University

Founder of ShapeUp

Joyance Liao Mendoza
Joyance Liao Mendoza
University of Texas at Austin

Founder of KELPED

Katie Go
Katie Go
Cornell University

Founder of IBlieve

Louis Chung and Wenxuan Chen
Louis Chung and Wenxuan Chen
University of Pennsylvania

Co-Founders of KFans

Mercy Oladipo
Mercy Oladipo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Intern at Willow

Nya Patton
Nya Patton
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Intern at NC IDEA

Olivia Lee
Olivia Lee
University of Michigan

Intern at May Mobility

Ritika Shamdasani
Ritika Shamdasani
North Carolina State University

Co-Founder of Sani

Rumbidzai Mangwende
Rumbidzai Mangwende
Cornell University

Founder of EthosSphere

Samprikta Basu
Samprikta Basu
UCLA

Founder of Legis

Selena Shirkin
Selena Shirkin
Johns Hopkins University

Founder of StetPulse

Somil Aggarwal
Somil Aggarwal
Cornell University

Founder of Agcess

Stephany Lopez
Stephany Lopez
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Intern at Wellspring Care

Suryanuj Gupta
Suryanuj Gupta
University of Delaware

Founder of Backyard Gig

Swarna Shiv
Swarna Shiv
Babson College

Founder of Unsmudgeable

Thomas Dandino
Thomas Dandino
Haverford College

Intern at ZEVV

Timothy Wijaya
Timothy Wijaya
Brown University

Founder of SkillDeck.io