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

    • Onboarding Checklist

    • Any questions?

  • 2

    Types of Startups

    • Video: Types of Startups

    • PDF: Types of Startups

    • Assignment: Types of Startups

    • Assignment: Finding Examples

    • Questions for the lesson

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 3

    Intro to VC and Startup Pillars

    • Video: Intro to VC and Startup Pillars

    • PDF: Intro to VC and Startup Pillars

    • Assignment: Startup Pillars

    • Questions for the lesson

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 4

    VC Career Tips

    • Video: VC Career Tips

    • PDF: VC Career Tips

    • Questions for the lesson

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 5

    Founder Fundraising Tips

    • Video: Founder Fundraising Tips

    • PDF: Founder Fundraising Tips

    • PDF: Example Monthly Update Templates

    • Questions for the lesson?

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 6

    Startup Evaluation Frameworks

    • Video: Startup Evaluation Frameworks

    • PDF: Startup Evaluation Frameworks

    • Assignment: Apply Startup Framework to Startup

    • Questions for the lesson

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 7

    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

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 8

    Customer/User Interviews

    • PDF: Customer Interviews

    • Assignment: Conducting customer interviews

    • Questions for the lesson?

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 9

    Product Market Fit

    • Video: Product Market Fit

    • PDF: Product Market Fit

    • Assignment: PMF Assessment

    • Questions for the lesson

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 10

    Venture Capital Deal Structures

    • Video: Venture Capital Deal Structures

    • PDF: Venture Capital Deal Structures

    • YC - SAFE Templates

    • Fenwick - Convertible Note Template

    • Questions for the lesson

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 11

    Startup Budgeting

    • Video: Startup Budgeting

    • PDF: Startup Budgeting

    • Questions for the lesson

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 12

    Term Sheets

    • Video: Term Sheets

    • PDF: Term Sheets

    • Sample Documents

    • Questions for the lesson

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 13

    Cap Tables

    • Video: Cap Tables (Easy Model)

    • Video: Cap Tables (Hard Model)

    • Video: Cap Tables (Hard Model)

    • PDF: Cap Tables

    • Assignment: Cap Tables

    • Questions for the lesson

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 14

    Employee Stock Option Pools

    • PDF: Employee Stock Option Pool (ESOP)

    • Questions for the lesson

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 15

    Due Diligence + Investment Memos

    • Video: Due Diligence + Investment Memos

    • PDF: Due Diligence + Investment Memos

    • Assignment: Due Diligence / Memo

    • Questions for the lesson

    • Share what you've learned online!

  • 16

    Offboarding

    • Congrats on completing the program!!!

    • Feedback and quotes