RippleX Fellowship Program

The RippleX Fellowship is a 12-week extracurricular program powered by Ripple Ventures that runs every school semester. Throughout each cohort, students are coached and taught the intricacies of startup building and venture capital.

It is a remote program that connects students all across North America with a common interest of becoming better equipped as founders, VC’s, and employees at startups. It builds the skillset, knowledge, and network that otherwise are rare to acquire as a student.

Now, we're democratizing the program so that anyone can get access to our program materials and an in-depth walkthrough by Dominic Lau. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Onboarding

    • Welcome to the RippleX Fellowship!

    • Video: Thinkific Onboarding

    • PDF: Onboarding Package

    • PDF: Workshops and Events

    • Onboarding Checklist

    • Program Schedule

    • Tips for success

    • Supplemental Resources

  • 2

    Q&A (Post-Call Resources)

    • Intro to VC

    • Startup Evaluation

    • Founder Fundraising

  • 3

    Types of Startups

    • Video: Types of Startups

    • PDF: Types of Startups

    • Assignment: Types of Startups

    • Assignment: Finding Examples

    • B. Questions: Types of Startups

  • 4

    Customer/User Interviews

    • PDF: Customer Interviews

    • Assignment: Conducting customer interviews

    • H. Questions: Customer/User Interviews

    • Resource: The Mom Test

  • 5

    Startup Evaluation Frameworks

    • Video: Startup Evaluation Frameworks

    • PDF: Startup Evaluation Frameworks

    • Assignment: Apply Startup Framework to Startup

    • F. Questions: Startup Evaluation Frameworks

  • 6

    Understanding Markets

    • Video: Understanding Markets (Part 1/2)

    • Video: Understanding Markets (Part 2/2)

    • PDF: Understanding Markets

    • Assignment 1: Market Dynamics

    • Assignment 2: Market Sizing

    • G. Questions: Understanding Markets

  • 7

    Intro to VC and Startup Pillars

    • Video: Intro to VC and Startup Pillars

    • PDF: Intro to VC and Startup Pillars

    • Assignment: Startup Pillars

    • C. Questions: Intro to VC + Startup Pillars

  • 8

    Product Market Fit

    • Video: Product Market Fit

    • PDF: Product Market Fit

    • Assignment: PMF Assessment

    • I. Questions: PMF

  • 9

    Venture Capital Deal Structures

    • Video: Venture Capital Deal Structures

    • PDF: Venture Capital Deal Structures

    • YC - SAFE Templates

    • Fenwick - Convertible Note Template

    • J. Questions: VC Deal Structures

  • 10

    Startup Budgeting

    • Video: Startup Budgeting

    • PDF: Startup Budgeting

    • K. Questions: Startup Budgeting

  • 11

    Term Sheets

    • Video: Term Sheets

    • PDF: Term Sheets

    • Sample Documents

    • L. Questions: Term Sheets

  • 12

    Cap Tables

    • Video: Cap Tables (Easy Model)

    • Video: Cap Tables (Hard Model)

    • Video: Cap Tables (Hard Model)

    • PDF: Cap Tables

    • Assignment: Cap Tables

    • M. Questions: Cap Tables

  • 13

    VC Career Tips

    • Video: VC Career Tips

    • PDF: VC Career Tips

    • D. Questions: VC Career Tips

  • 14

    Founder Fundraising Tips

    • Video: Founder Fundraising Tips

    • PDF: Founder Fundraising Tips

    • PDF: Example Monthly Update Templates

    • E. Questions: Founder Fundraising Tips

  • 15

    Employee Stock Option Pools

    • PDF: Employee Stock Option Pool (ESOP)

    • N. Questions: ESOP

  • 16

    Due Diligence + Investment Memos

    • Video: Due Diligence + Investment Memos

    • PDF: Due Diligence + Investment Memos

    • Assignment: Due Diligence / Memo

    • O. Questions: DD + Memos

  • 17

    Offboarding

    • Congrats on completing the program!!!

    • Feedback and quotes