VC Scholar Program 2022 LHoFT MGV

Venture Capital, Explained

The VC Scholar is back in its 2nd edition

For those interested in Venture Capital (VC), you’re in luck. Back by popular demand, we’re excited to announce the second instalment of the VC Scholar Program, delivered in partnership with Middlegame Ventures.

The application deadline is August 20th and participants will be selected by August 24th. So please do apply, quickly. Application details are at the bottom of this article.

To make the decision easier, you will be awarded a €350 scholarship for participating and you’ll learn from top CEOs, founders and VCs, seen below.


This 3 week full-time intensive program running from Monday, August 29th to Friday, September 16th is tailored to students – university, recent graduate and/or PhD. On top of that we’re keeping this cohort small, with 10 or less students selected to participate.

What makes it so unique? On top of the aforementioned scholarship, a 2-month paid internship with Middlegame Ventures and Fundcraft will be awarded to the top pair of students in the program at the end of the 3 weeks. It truly has never been more straightforward to gain both access to a diverse network and VC work experience.

All participants will attain an in-depth understanding of the concepts of research, analysis, selection criteria and methods that investors use to decide on whether or not to invest in financially innovative companies or startups.

Ultimately you will not only explore how a Venture Capital firm works but you’ll learn everything to do with investments from identifying targets to managing portfolios.


The VC Scholar program is 100% remote with weekly assignments and oral presentations to the group. As mentioned, you will work in pairs, making the workload more manageable and fun.

Your work will not only be peer-reviewed but also graded by the program team members aka you’ll learn not only from the program leaders but your peers.

We know a 3 week full-time commitment is not for everyone but then again, you won’t have many more opportunities to learn from the best while getting paid to do so.

If you have a growth mindset and are interested in the VC space, dive in, we promise you won’t regret it.

The Application

The application process requires you to submit a copy of your resume and provide answers to the following questions:

  • Tell us why you would be an excellent candidate for the VC scholar program.
  • Tell us about a project (personal or professional) that you are most proud of.
  • Describe 3 trends and/or technologies that you think will have a significant impact on the Financial Services industry over the coming 5 to 10 years.
  • Name a European Fintech startup (B2B or B2C) that you find interesting and would recommend as an investment. Provide your rationale supporting your recommendation.
  • Describe the last investment you made and why.

Submit your complete application to [email protected] by August 20th! We’re excited to hear from you.


The LHoFT Foundation

The LHoFT Foundation is a not-for-profit initiative supported by the public & private sector to drive innovation for, and digitialisation of Luxembourg’s financial services industry. The LHoFT is the national platform and central hub for Fintech, working to connect the domestic and international community to solve challenges and address opportunities that will ensure the Financial Industry’s continued competitiveness.

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