Venture Associates

Pillar VC Venture Associates help build our founder community while learning about the VC industry.

Pillar VC Venture Associates are MBA and PhD students are essential members of our team. Become a Venture Associate to connect with student founders, help diligence new opportunities and grow our community.

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The application for the Fall 2021 Venture Associate program is now closed. Sign up to be notified when the application for our Spring ’22 program opens.

Program Dates

Fall: 9/1 – 12/15
Spring: 2/1 – 5/15

Weekly Commitment

The program kicks off with 3 x 2-hour training sessions. Venture Associates typically work 10 hours per week during the program.


This is a paid part-time role. Venture Associates are offered a competitive stipend for participation.

Application Process

We begin accepting applications 3 months prior to the kickoff. Second-round applicants will be asked to join a phone interview and complete a test project.

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Spring '22 Venture Associate Program

Applications generally open 3 months before the start of the program. Sign up below to receive a notification when the next application opens.