The Slavin Family Foundation provides support to dedicated students that have a desire to contribute to humanity and the ability and discipline to bring entrepreneurial ideas to life.

The Foundation’s main activity is the Slavin Fellowship, which offers support, mentorship, and a grant to a limited number of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing entrepreneurial projects.

The Fellowship program is primarily run remotely, with the Foundation’s team and its contacts, and the Fellows themselves, located across the US and the world. This enables us to leverage resources to help each Fellow at the greatest convenience to the Fellow.

The Foundation also organizes an annual Slavin Fellowship Summit to bring together current and past Fellows. The 2017, 2018, and 2019 Summits were held in late May at Rice University, Georgetown University, and McGill University, respectively. In 2020 through 2022, events have been held virtually. An in-person Summit in Banff, Canada will be held in June 2023.

The Foundation’s team includes chairman Nick Slavin, executive director Bethany Cates, and collaborators John Adler (Stanford), Jeff Andrews (IP expert), Daniel Kammen (UC Berkeley), Sean Kellman (EES Ventures), Lynn Loo (Princeton), Erica Lutes (Fulbright Commission), Olav Sorenson (UCLA), Nova Spivack (Magical), and Victor Strecher (U Michigan).

Our hope is that the long-term impact of the Slavin Family Foundation will be as a meaningful supporter of independent thinking and the exploring spirit that pushes the boundaries of what is possible.

Descriptions of our Slavin Fellows can be found here.

A fuller description of the Fellowship program, including application instructions, can be found here.

Application deadlines for 2022 are February 15, June 15, and October 15.