The future of capital investment is different by design

For decades, the investment industry has not reflected our world’s immense diversity of people, experience, and perspectives. The time for change is now—and the solution is different by design. Join our ecosystem that takes a full-spectrum approach to helping investors find, build, and create new value.

Accelerate your transformation with us

Executive Program

Multifaceted early-stage investing Fellowship that combines a unique, dynamic curriculum with hands-on experiences


An ecosystem home to mentors, partner funds, instructors and Fellows committed to sharing applicable knowledge and unmatched real-world insights

Tools & Support

Ongoing support for every Fellow includes in-person events, mentorship, digital tools and alumni services

Amplify your influence in the investment industry

The Material Change Fellowship is a 12-month integrated, comprehensive executive program that prepares diverse business professionals for leadership roles in investment. As a Fellow, you’ll immerse yourself in a full spectrum of learning, skill-honing and mentorship in early-stage investing —all designed to increase your influence in asset management. To maximize your flexibility, our one-year Fellowship is 90% virtual.

The Material Change Fellowship supports multiple pathways to increased influence, whether your goal is to transition from an operator to investor role, launch your own fund or achieve another milestone in your investor journey. Our Fellows gain critical skills, increase their confidence and benefit from comprehensive support as they seize new opportunities in asset management.

Hone your leadership and strategic skills in Angel and VC investing (early pre-seed, seed and Series A)

Experience online learning modules, cohort-based learning, internships, mentorship, and comprehensive support

We give priority to business professionals with a minimum of five years of working experience 

Discover a full-spectrum program that reduces economic barriers to increasing your influence

Hone your leadership and strategic skills in Angel and VC investing (early pre-seed, seed and Series A)

Experience online learning modules, cohort-based learning, hands-on experience, mentorship, in-person events and comprehensive support

We give priority to business professionals with a minimum of five years of working experience

Discover a full-spectrum program that reduces barriers to increasing your influence

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Hone your skills with visionary teachers, changemakers, and investors

The Material Change Institute is home to industry visionaries who are passionate about helping you succeed. Our world-class instructors will challenge you to analyze opportunities, identify value, and apply your unique perspective as you manage investments and maximize returns.

Be a Material Change Fellow

We’re now accepting applications for the Spring 2024 Material Change Fellowship. If you’re ready to build an investment industry that’s different by design, apply now via the link below.

Step 1: Submit your application
Step 2: Interview with our team
Step 3: Receive your acceptance letter
Step 4: Start the program

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our inaugural Material Change Fellowship begins late September 2021 and continues for 12 months.

Our Fellowship is designed for professionals with at least five years of experience. To make the most of this unique, immersive experience, Fellows should expect to devote between 35-45 hours per month to virtual classes, completing assignments and other related activities. Fellows who participate in the Material Change Fellowship’s internship program will be required to devote 20 or 40 hours per week within a partner fund.

Connect With Us

The Material Change Institute is building a thriving ecosystem of investors, funds, instructors and partners who share our commitment to inclusion and systemic change. To connect with our team, please complete the form below.


We are excited to open the application period for the 2021 Material Change Fellowship, a yearlong peer-based experience for driven professionals who want to transform their role in investment and reshape its culture. Because space is limited for our inaugural program, we urge all interested Fellows to apply as soon as possible using the form below. We have already begun conducting Fellow interviews, which will continue only until all spaces for our 2021 cohort are filled.

The Fellowship is designed to immerse diverse investment professionals in an integrated, comprehensive experience spanning investment learning, mentorship, one-to-one business coaching and investment internships. Virtual for the first three months of learning, the Fellowship is designed to immerse participants in engaged, experiential learning while supporting their existing responsibilities.

A nonprofit with inclusion at its core, Material Change Institute welcomes professionals from all backgrounds and life experiences. We pride ourselves in eliminating economic barriers and have thoughtfully designed our Fellowship to maximize both value and affordability. Due to the nature of our program, we prioritize applicants with a minimum of five years of work experience.

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