Bold Ideas.
Transformative Social Change.

Emergent Ventures

Emergent Ventures, a new fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center, seeks to support entrepreneurs and brilliant minds with highly scalable “zero to one” ideas for meaningfully improving society.

Launched with a $1 million grant from the Thiel Foundation, the mission is to jumpstart high-risk, high-reward ideas that advance prosperity, opportunity, and well-being. The fellowship provides participants with the short-term resources and support to quickly develop and test their ideas.

In addition to financial support, participants will have access to mentors and networks in the George Mason community, such as the Mercatus Center’s faculty director, Tyler Cowen, and industry leaders across the country. Emergent Ventures is looking to make a bet on talented individuals with unique ideas for changing the world. Sign up above to keep in touch.

Click here to read the press release

Click here to listen to the podcast

Support Mercatus

Your support allows us to continue bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world policy solutions.Donate