Lori Hermelin Bush Seed Fund – Eligibility & Guidelines

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 2nd at 11:59pm

Finalist Pitches + Feedback: Monday, May 23rd

The Lori Hermelin Bush Seed Fund is open to companies founded or led by a member of the Temple University Community. The designated team leader must be a Temple University degree candidate (undergraduate or graduate), alumni, faculty, or staff. Teams may include additional members without ties to Temple (students from other universities, etc), but the Temple University community member, must serve as the team leader, be part of the founding team, and/or be a significant equity holder if equity has been distributed.

Companies submitting to the Lori Hermelin Bush Seed Fund must be less than two years old as of April 1, 2022, and cannot have raised more than $10,000 from institutional funding (includes pitch competitions, angel investors, VCs, and/or accelerator/incubator programs), and must have gross sales less than $25,000 by April 1, 2022.