Bridge to Success Program

Up to $1mm Potential Investment

Program Summary

NUVP is launching its annual Bridge to Success Program which is a development program for post-seed stage startups in the digital learning and future of work sectors that improve the lives of individuals through better quality and access to learning. It aims to:


Develop skills founders will need to raise a successful Series A round


Partner each startup with a mentor that has VC experience

Bridge Capital

Invest up to $1mm in startups that successfully complete the program and satisfy NUVP’s investment criteria

High-Level Timeline

Sep 9

Application Launch

Oct 18

Application Deadline

Oct 23

Acceptances Communicated

Oct 28

Program Kickoff

Oct 28 - Nov 4

Mentor Pairing

Nov 5 - Jan 21

Weekly Lessons

Feb 4 - 5

Presentation Days

Startup Selection Criteria

Startup is focused in the digital learning and/or future of work sectors

Startup fits within one of the five investment themes:

Access and affordability

Post secondary readiness

Learning and experience

Workforce transition/upskilling

Global distribution and delivery

Startup has over $1mm in recurring revenue, or has a clear path to $1mm+ in recurring revenue within the next 12 months

Startup is able to dedicate 1 hour a week for lessons, at least 1 hour of week to meet with mentors, and has 4+ hours of weekly capacity for work that will come out of the weekly lessons

Startup has raised a seed stage round

For Questions Contact:

Gráinne Keogh

Operations Director