SU Ventures

Accelerating Exponential Entrepreneurs

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What is SU Ventures?

SU Ventures is the first and only startup program dedicated to entrepreneurs who are leveraging technology to solve humanity’s grand challenges.

SU Ventures is a global community of startups using exponential technologies to solve global grand challenges. We look for startups that are tackling the world’s most difficult problems and take a long-term approach to help them build high-growth sustainable businesses. If you believe your venture has the potential to positively impact the world, you’ve found your tribe.

“We believe Singularity University has one of the few well-positioned programs with solid management to execute the operations and help startup companies reach their goals.”

—Paul Mahal
CEO, Stanford Ventures, LLC

SU Traction

To the date, SU Ventures has invested in 56 companies, which raised $220M and created +500 jobs.


Global Grand Challenge: Environment, Food, Water, Prosperity
Technology: AI & Robotics, Energy & Environmental Systems
Headquarters: Austria

Human Longevity Inc.

Global Grand Challenge: Health
Technology: Biotechnology
Headquarters: San Diego, CA

Made In Space

Global Grand Challenge: Space
Technology: Nanotechnology & Digital Fabrication
Headquarters: Moffett Field, CA

The Prize

The selected winner(s) will be given the opportunity to join SU Ventures. As an SU Ventures company, you get access to free business-expanding programs like sprints, bootcamps, summits and demo faires; free services like co-working space and case studies; and Singularity University’s faculty, corporate and impact partners.

In exchange for this unparalleled entry into Silicon Valley, SU Ventures will take a small equity holding in your company.

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To know more about all SU Venture’s offering check their website here.

Dates and timeline

Applications open

July 11, 2018

Applications close

September 7, 2018

Winners announced

October 9, 2018

Rules & Criteria

Selection Criteria

SU Ventures is looking for startups that meet the following criteria:

  • Impact Driven: Using exponential technologies to solve Global Grand Challenges
  • Fully formed entity: Operational for 2+ years
  • Traction: Demonstrated market traction and interest in selling in the US market
  • Milestones: Clear milestones and eligible to be based in the US (Delaware C)
  • Availability: Available to receive award and pitch at the SU Portugal Summit Cascais on 9th October
  • Location: Based in Europe

Important Dates

Applications open: July 11, 2018
Applications close: September 7, 2018
Winners announced: October 9, 2018


Who pays for the travel expenses for the winner to come to SU Portugal Summit Cascais on 9th October?
Winner(s) are responsible for their own travel expenses to/from SU Portugal Summit Cascais.


What is the SU Venture review process?
The selection process has 3 phases. The first phase involves a review of all applications to determine 25 finalists, the second phase involves an online pitch session to determine the top 10 finalists and only then the winner(s) are selected by the SU Ventures team based in San Francisco.

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Still have questions?

Get in touch with the Portugal SU Ventures organizers by emailing us.