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Allen Family Student Angel Program

The Allen Angel Capital Education (AACE) Program, also known as the AACE Venture Fund, is a student-managed early-stage fund investing in Midwest based ventures. This hands-on experiential learning class gives students the opportunity to function in a live venture capital setting, making real investment decisions in live deals, backing Midwest based founders looking to innovate and move forward today’s industries. Since its inception over a decade ago, AACE's $700K AUM fund has made 12 investments into a breadth of industry verticals, including Agtech, Biotech, Artificial Intelligence, and Consumer based technologies. Because of this impact in helping these companies succeed, it has served as a catalyst for our students to place in highly competitive industries, and a tradition we are very proud of. It is our hope to continue the longevity of this tradition, granting future students the same opportunities we have experienced that has meant so much to us. Thank you for giving and supporting our mission.

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